Organising A Conference
How to Plan and Run A Successful and Effective EventBook - 2005 | 3rd ed
Manual for organising conferences or events for a large or small company. This book explains just how you go about it. It has all that is needed to know about: venue selection; speaker sourcing; brochure design; registration; budgeting; sponsorship; audio-visuals; press coverage; and evaluation. It shows how to plan and run an effective event
New, third edition: more improvements to this classic manual Whether you are organising a conference or an event for a large or small company - for fundraising, promotion or for sharing information - this practical book explains step-by-step just how you go about it. It has all you need to know about: Venue selection; Speaker sourcing; Brochure design; Registration; Budgeting; Sponsorship; Audio-visuals; Press coverage; and Evaluation. This book shows you how to avoid the pitfalls and how to plan and run an effective event that will impress your colleagues as well as your customers.
"'An excellent book - should be read by everyone who is planning to organise a conference.' Focus on Business Education 'Any event organiser would benefit from keeping this book close to hand.' Evening Standard 'Covers areas such as venue selection, speaker sourcing, brochure design, registration, budgeting, sponsorship, audio-visual considerations, press coverage, stating an exhibition and evaluation.' Meetings"
Pauline Appleby has been organising conferences and events for over ten years. Her clients are commercial companies, trade associations, societies and study groups with budgets ranging from many thousands of pounds to virtually nothing. She is based in Defford, Worcestershire.
1. What is a conference? 2. Choosing a venue 3. Sourcing speakers and setting the programme 4. The conference brochure 5. Working to a schedule 6. Setting up a registration system 7. Planning budgets and sponsorship 8. Assessing the audio visual requirements 9. Staging the event 10. Obtaining press coverage 11. Exhibitors and exhibitions The morning after