During 2011 I’ve organized a couple of events, spoke at 5 or 6 and attended in total more than 20 in 8 different countries, big and small, including international conferences, seminars, meet-ups , gatherings and university lectures. Many are still playing it safe in an industry which is heavily influenced by outdated principles of the pre-internet era. The most fantastic ones, those that made it worth it to be there in flesh and bone, were those outliers that are challenging business as usual and creating new kinds of experiences that attract media , smart crowds and business dollars alike.
This report presents the eight most relevant trends from those events that are shaping the industry for better and how you can use them in your own conference. Consider it a Christmas present
Please share your feedback and the trends that you’ve spotted in the comments below!
The 8 Trends For Better Events in 2012 is sponsored by Eventbrite