Tag: generations

Learner- And User-Design Key To Next-Gen Audiences

Wikipedia defines design as the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit diagrams, and sewing patterns). So, when you read the word design, what pops into your mind? Artists? Fashion Designers? City planning? Interior design? Graphic … [Read more…]

En Route For Next-Gen Conference Audiences

Will Millennials be joiners and conveners? Who are some of your next audiences to attract? Will your organization accumulate comparable lifetime customer value from next-generation members as it did from loyal Boomers? This is the first of two posts that are intended to be a helpful resource for conference organizers as they develop their attendee … [Read more…]

Four Ways To Attract NextGen Conference Participants

Attracting the next generation of participants is an urgent priority for most professional conference organizers. Too often we think that means injecting conference botox to give our event a more youthful, trendy hip vibe. Yet it is much more than giving our conference a face-lift. The Conference Demographic Bell Curve Recently, I was involved in … [Read more…]

Strategies To Create Conferences That Angry Millennials Love To Attend

Millennials are angry, vocal and hungry for social change says Nancy Lublin, CEO of dosomething.org and Umair Haque, director of Havas Media Labs in a September 2013 Fast Company article You need to adapt your conference or die! (Paraphrasing these two thought leaders). “You have to [change] if you want to stay in business. You’re … [Read more…]

Follow These Tips To Engage Millennials In Your Conference Experience

Millennials are eager to connect, participate and give says the 2013 Millennial Impact Report by Achieve. Since 2009, the report has focused on Millennial behaviors that would interest many nonprofits and conference organizers including trends in communication, service and giving. The report illustrates that the next generation is passionate about people not hierarchies, institutions, organizations … [Read more…]

Today’s Youth Are On A Quest For Authenticity And Community

Imagine the following conversation. Eeeeghads! Our organization will fade away in 10-15 years if we don’t start reaching a younger generation. Our membership is mostly Baby Boomers. Most will retire in 15 years. We’re not sure if they will retain membership with us or not. We’ve got to attract more GenX and Millennials. What do … [Read more…]