Imaginative Conference Ideas

engagement

(Nick Lawson) #23

(Abena P) #24

I’m looking for conference inspiration so reviving this conversation. What’s the best conference that you have ever been to, and who organised it?


(Melissa Saunders) #25

Great question @muonabena - thanks for reviving! Perhaps some of our @Conferences members can share some inspiration with you.


(Nick Lawson) #26

WIRED 2016 (organised by WIRED) - the content (speaker lineup) was fantastic


(Belinda Booker) #27

Did you see this? Some good ideas for shaking up the format:


(Dewi) #28

An accountancy conference invited a farmer to speak at their event about lone working and being part of a family business.


(Belinda Booker) #29

At IMEX Frankfurt this month they are having the woman who heads up Germany’s space programme give an inspirational talk to women in events about ‘reaching for the stars’ :grin:


(Melissa Saunders) #30

Loving that! :star_struck:


(Joe Atkinson) #31

You might find this interesting. It’s a video of an interview I did with Davie Philip, a community activist, event organiser and facilitator based in Ireland. He uses some innovative formats and processes in his events, unconference being just one… https://blog.lineup.ninja/using-the-art-of-hosting-in-event-design-an-interview-with-davie-philip-of-cultivate-ie-a5309e22a1d1


(Melissa Saunders) #32

Thanks for sharing Joe.


(Belinda Booker) #33

@JoeA your post in the thread about networking ideas is also great for conferences in general:


(Melissa Saunders) #34

Yes, our @Conferences members should definitely check it out.