Think about it .... If I looked at your association’s convention program for 2013 and 2003, would I see any differences other than dates and names of speakers? If I looked at your website today and three years ago, would its look have changed? Would I find (under the news section) news releases from 2009? If I looked at your board agenda from last month and last year, would I see the same issues and topics? Confession: I get bored easily! So, I crave change.
What was the best educational experience you’ve had? Chances are it involved a lot of interaction with the presenter and fellow attendees or students. Maybe you got to share some of your own knowledge or experience.
What do conference organizers really do? They organize all the aspects of the conference... (Conference Organizers Should Be Great CEOs: Chief Experience Officers! - Velvet Chainsaw | Midcourse Corrections...
"The time was ripe for something different. People are bored to death with meetings as usual," says Joan Eisenstodt, chief strategist, Eisenstodt Associates LLC, Conference Consulting, Facilitation & Training, Washington, D.C.