‘Annual conference’ – that has a nice ring to it. Each year you meet up with colleagues, learn new things, experience new places, and then return to work recharged and ready to tackle the year ahead. But… does that get repetitive year after year?
Not many things can make the anxiety levels of a meeting planner rise more than a protest. Here are a few tips from my experience to help make the best of a potentially bad situation.
Things change. New technologies emerge, people are constantly connected and bombarded and pretty soon they get overloaded with information.
Money. They say it can’t buy you happiness. Fair enough, but it’s still nice to have, isn’t it? And for international organizations that want to empower their members and advance the interests of the professions they represent, a certain amount of it is absolutely essential.
In the last post we talked about all the good things that can come out of hosting an international conference and a little bit about how to do it. Well, now that you’ve decided that it’s a brilliant idea and you’re ready to get on with it, here’s a bit more about what’s actually involved. […]