Tag: peer-to-peer

New Research Illustrates Need For More Conference Peer Conversations

23 employers, including the Smithsonian Institution, Microsoft and Marriott International, stated that engaging others in face-to-face interactions in order to find information and solve problems is a competency that they need most in their employees. Unfortunately, they rarely find this skill demonstrated by today’s college-educated employees. Employers Place High Need On Information Problem Solving Project … [Read more…]

Moving Towards More Peeragogy Learning Experiences For Conferences And Associations

What if at your next education experience, the speaker gave all the expert-power to the audience? What if the participants were empowered to take more control of their learning, collaboration and dialogue? It’s happening in secondary schools, colleges, universities and some education experiences across the globe. It’s peeragogy or paragogy, also known as peer-based learning. … [Read more…]

Creating Community, Identity And Reflection With Your Conference Space

Have you ever seen a movie that starts with a fast action scene? Immediately, you are pulled into the middle of things. Screenwriters call this media res or in the middle of a plot. They know that they can pull their viewers into the story by placing the action at the beginning. This same principle … [Read more…]

Foster These New Participant Attitudes For Your Next Conference Experience

I’m feelin’ good from my head to my shoes Know where I’m goin’ and I know what to do I tidied up my point of view I got a new attitude! Patti LaBelle, New Attitude As a conference organizer, when was the last time that you had a new attitude about your participants’ conference experience? … [Read more…]

You Need These Six Actions At Your Next Conference

Do you design your conference meeting space with participants’ behaviors and actions in mind? Or do you design meeting space based on what is the most efficient and not necessarily the most effective? Regardless, you have the unique ability to motivate and stimulate your participants’ specific behaviors during your event. Orienting The Room For Specific … [Read more…]

Creating Conference Meeting Space For Innovation And Collaboration

Walk into any space and consciously or not, that space tells us about how to respond. We internally feel what we are supposed to do there. We read the physical environment like we read another person’s emotions. The context of the space determines what we do there. Space Matters Space is the body language of … [Read more…]

The Extreme Makeover: Conference Edition

Keep the tissues box handy because the tears may flow. And prepare to cover your ears when Ty Pennington belts out that infamous phrase, “Move That Bus!” What often keeps many viewers riveted to the weekly show The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is the heart wrenching family story. One filled with anguish and great sorrow … [Read more…]