The Evolution Of Onsite Conferences: 26 Trends Coming To An Event Near You

The traditional conference meeting experience is out! People today are looking for unusual, new, innovative conference experiences. They don’t want to attend last year’s annual meeting that just changed the filler. They want something that feels as fresh as their first conference experience. They want an original experience.


1. Increased Attendee Expectations
Average is not enough. Status quo is out. It feels like luke-warm, wet, soft, Melba Toast.

Five Ways To Combine Conference Lectures With More Effective Education by MidCourse Corrections

Five Ways To Combine Conference Lectures With More Effective Education
 
In principle, there are many education methods that could replace conference lectures.
The research is loud and clear that the majority of these education methods are more effective than the conference lecture.

Overcoming These Six Barriers To Audience Resistance To Participation by MidCourse Corrections

Even when you’ve adequately communicated the transition from passive attendee to active participant, some audience members will still resist.
You’re challenging their comfort zone of passively sitting in a lecture. You are now asking them to engage on a different level which requires being fully present and doing something. And you’re challenging their past school years.

Six Common Attendee Complaints To Participation
Here are six common attendee complaints (obstacles*) and suggestions for overcoming them.

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