For almost three decades, Adrian Segar has been designing and facilitating participant-driven and participation-rich meetings. His book, Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love, is the how-to manual for stepping outside the realm of the traditional conference model to create peer conferences, which are highly interactive, attendee-driven events that uniquely leverage attendees' expertise and experience.
And his new book, Event Crowdsourcing: Creating Events People Actually Want and Need - available in November 2019 - addresses how to create conference programs that reliably become what your attendees want and need—each and every time.
In this episode of the Leading Learning Podcast, Celisa talks with Adrian about the key elements of peer conferences, how they benefit attendees, and ways they address shortcomings of traditional conferences. They also discuss common obstacles to implementing the peer conference model and suggestions for how to effectively blend peer conferences with traditional conferences.
Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode207.
We are grateful to our sponsor for this quarter, Community Brands:
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