Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A conference Pet Peave?

Recently I feel like I have been to a lot of conferences, industry events or other events that have sessions or keynotes then breaks. At the last three of these events the sessions didn’t start on time! No they didn’t start 30 minutes late it was five to 10 minutes late. One break out I attended the little paper tents that advertised the session had one starting time then the agenda in the event packet had a different time. They started somewhere in the middle. This is frustrating because you are most likely to miss the next session because this one started late.

I wont harp on the fact that you must end on time. Everyone know that but it just feels like every presenter just has “one more thing before I let you go!” Look, I will show up on time you end on time. That is the contract we (Ok not really) agreed on.

My last area that is on the venue is the fact that you have just set through the keynote, breakout, whatever and of course finished off that large glass of tea during that presentation and nature calls (Strongly). What do you find? The bathroom is being cleaned! Either figure out how to get in sync with the agenda or find men to clean the men’s room and women to clean the women's room. Feels like a simple answer!

I don’t want to be a complainer but these are simple things that can make a big difference in running a successful event.