Anytime we try something new can be intimidating. Very intimidating. And conference planning is no exception. Luckily, there are so many ways to help in the world of conference planning. The array of helpful conference planning tools out there assist getting the planner on track are unbelievable.
The job of planning and executing a conference is an important, but extremely challenging one that is so rewarding once you have completed the task at hand. Planning a conference is all about laying the foundation and, most importantly, remembering a whole heck of a lot.
Conference Planning and a Conference Planning Checklist – Reasons and Goals!
The goal of the conference may be for a variety of reasons and can include education, information exchange, to build optimism and drive confidence, policy initiation, problem solving, new product launch, networking…and truly the list could continue. Keeping the specific goals in mind will help you come up with the right approach and routine. This in turn will help you achieve not only the conference goals but your main goal; a successful conference.
Say YES, YES, YES to a Conference Planning Checklist!
When organizing and coordinating a conference, convention or meeting, a planning checklist is a good place to start. A checklist delivers a great way to design, organize and track a timeline of responsibilities.
As you begin to plan, ask yourself a couple of questions; what is the reason for the conference? And what do I want to accomplish by organizing this conference? Answering these questions will help you keep your goals and objectives in the forefront and in turn will assist with the process, technique and timeline required to achieve those planning and executing goals. A conference planning checklist is intended as a start point for all your planning needs.
A conference planning checklist can be as casual or as formal as you want and need. You can easily copy and paste information into a word document and go from there. Or you can simply put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) and create a To Do List that is straightforward and can be amended at any time. For the more formal situation there are a variety of different conference planning checklists on line that are available as fast as you can download it!
Now you’re on your way to (organized and efficient) success!
There is an abundance of great industry tools out there to help a planner plan. One of the best tools around is the conference planning checklist. And one of the top tips we hear over and over again is to not only find one, but to utilize it! So make your conference planning job a little easier and find the checklist that works best for you.