Setting Up a Call for Speakers

Setting Up a Call for Speakers

Your event agenda isn't complete without the right mix of speakers. Even the most compelling, awe-inspiring agenda will fail if the presenters aren't... to put it bluntly... any good. Your goal as the event organizer is to wow your attendees, offer them something new, something they didn't already know, something they can walk away with and reflect on or put into action later on. A compelling agenda with the right speakers also helps ensure your attendees register to attend to even get the chance to be inspired in the first place! Particularly for larger scale and multi-day events, having a process to identify and sort through speakers will make...

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6 Steps to Create an Engaging Panel Discussion

6 Steps to Create an Engaging Panel Discussion

This post was originally featured on LinkedIn. Rachel Perry is a Sr. Event Manager at Nth Degree in Boston. We're very grateful for her insight! 

Panels are a mainstay in any conference agenda. They give your audience the opportunity to hear a variety of perspectives in one session. They are also a great way to get influential speakers involved that might not have the bandwidth to prepare a solo presentation. A panel discussion can provide a wealth of information—but if not prepared well, it can become a major waste of time...

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