How can event professionals more easily create engaging events that employ brain-friendly techniques? Neuroscience researcher Andrea Sullivan will join the #eventtable Twitter chat to discuss this hot topic Monday, April 9 at 3 pm est.
“Engagement in meetings and conferences is a function of a great many factors, as it involves overall meeting design and environmental context as well as individual presentations,” Andrea notes. A few of the tips she will be discussing include:
* Plan how the presentations fit together. Make sure there are not a lot of content-heavy presentations back to back.
* Include tracks for those who want something fun or rejuvenating.
* Take into consideration what the attendees will be experiencing at each moment, including factors such as time of day, meals, breaks, and community events.
* Look at the topics you wish to include and which presenters provide these. Choose presenters who are known for using interactive, novel, or otherwise engaging learning designs. Find this out by including questions in your RFP which ask specifically about the design of the session. What activities are planned and when do they occur in the session? If you want to include a presenter who does not already utilize engaging presentation strategies, then ask the presenter to incorporate these.
To participate in Monday’s #Eventtable Twitter chat, just follow the #Eventtable hashtag on Twitter beginning at 3 pm est. . For easier participation, go to Tweet Chat and type in #eventtable.