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Networking at conferences isn’t a myth, we’re just doing it wrong

Conferences are often touted as great places to network with others. In fact, since networking is such a focus of conferences, organizers often push the networking aspect as a reason to attend. But how many conferences actually do help you expand your network with meaningful new connections? It might seem like conference networking is broken,...


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6 tricks for learning and remembering names at your next conference

Your name is a huge part of your identity. For someone to forget it can be quite disappointing. We put huge significance on the idea of learning and remembering names and, consequently, the failure of not doing so. Thus, you’ll often hear people give themselves an ‘out’ before even asking your name, by prefacing t...


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10 ways to use technology at your next conference

With technology so heavily integrated into our daily lives, there’s no doubt you’ll see it popping up during your conference. Here are ten ways you can integrate technology into your next conference without letting it take over. Image credit: Annie Mole 1. Create a Twitter hashtag Set up an official Twitter hashtag for your conference that...


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A complete guide to using social media for conference organizers

Integrating social media into your conference in some way is almost expected these days. With the vast array of social networks and social media tools available, it can be difficult to know where to start. Having a reference list can be useful in these kind of situations, so we’ve put together a blueprint for your...


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How to Turn Your Conference Delegates into Environmental Super Heroes

Your conference delegates, if given some direction and inspiration, can be the most environmentally friendly attendees around. Here are some suggestions from leading environmentalist organizations on to how to be green and inspire your delegates to do the same. 1. Tell Them about Green Electronic Equipment If you use the right equipment for your event...


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3 clever ways to use Twitter at your next conference

Twitter can be a useful tool for building relationships with customers and promoting your conference, but you can also use it during your event. If you’re not sure how, here are 3 ways you can incorporate it. Image credit: Shawn Campbell 1. Display a tweet stream Using your event’s Twitter hashtag you can display any...


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Review: tell your conference story with Storify

Storify helps you collect media from across the web and paste it together into a story that you can share online. Using media from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and more, you can create a story of highlights by hand-picking the content you want to include. You can also add your own text in-between content. Our...


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6 ways to make conference attendees into regular customers

Chances are you’re attending and speaking at conferences to get to know others with the same interests as you. You also learn from them and share ideas, but did you know you could gain additional customers from conferences? Okay, so you did know that, but maybe you’re not sure how to accomplish this successfully. Imag...


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5 conference disasters and how to avoid them

It’s impossible to plan for everything, and sometimes things will go wrong no matter how prepared you are. However, planning ahead and having a back-up plan can’t hurt, especially when you have crowds of people relying on you to run a smooth and enjoyable event. Here are five potential conference fails you will want to...