If you own a car, you don’t want to ignore preventive maintenance. Rotating the tires, checking the oil and getting scheduled inspections are important to a safe ride and keeping you from expensive future repairs. Just like regular preventive maintenance for your car, your conference needs regular preventive maintenance. The first place to start with a conference check-up is collecting the right data. We’ve got to ignore those vanity metrics that make feel good. They will lead us to false … [Read more...]
Conference Organizer: Proceed With Caution!
Danger, conference organizer! Danger! Did you ever watch the late-’60s sci-fi TV series Lost In Space? Yeah, most of you reading this are too young to know or remember it. Still you may have watched it in reruns or at a slumber party. It was known for its iconic robot that served as an early-tornado-type-siren. Whenever it sensed a terrifying situation, it would flail its metal arms and shout danger. Your Conference Data Just Might Be Flailing Its Arms If you are paying close attention … [Read more...]
Measuring Actionable Or Vanity Conference Metrics
Your conference needs a checkup! Just like you need an annual doctor’s appointment for routine health checkup, your conference needs a routine checkup. Sure, you may feel like your conference doesn’t need it, just like you feel you don’t need a medical checkup. Regardless of how you feel, it is important. You need to assess a variety of areas to understand your conference’s level of health. You need some pre-established benchmarks to determine the health of your conference and plan for … [Read more...]