The concept of a Learning Coach goes by many names in the meetings industry: Conference Engineer, Content Weaver, or Meeting Maximizer to name a few. Whatever you call this person their role is the same: to engage the audience in a meaningful way and help them retain more information, network more effectively, and make the most out of your program.Read More
The number one reason people go to conferences (yes - even at conferences ABOUT conferences) is networking, and I have to say that the connections I made were warm, friendly, and, like myself, cared a lot about the future of our industry.Read More
he retention level of regular conferences and meetings has been studied. Does it surprise you to know that approx. 5-7% of what attendees learn in meetings/conferences is retained and acted upon after 2 days? (via Barbara Palmer for PCMA)
2 days! 5-7%!
Those numbers are ridiculous, and they reveal the very real problem that our industry needs to face: We have inherited a conference and meeting model that ensures non-retention.
How do we reverse that? By tackling it head-on.Read More
Our mantra at Engagement Unlimited is "put the participant first."
Well, what do we really mean by that? To us it doesn’t mean choosing smoothies instead of bagels, or rounds instead of theatre style. It means a philosophical shift towards prioritizing each individual over the organizers and speakers. With some extra effort and insight on behalf of the conference organizing committee, the overall value of the conference increases dramatically.
I am a new mother, and my best possible analogy is my personal experience with regards to planning for my labor and delivery.Read More