We’ve all attended conferences that last anywhere from one to three days. Some are great, some not so much.
The best conferences have several common factors that individually are good, but collectively add up to making the gathering a great event. Taken altogether, they turn an ordinary meeting into an event. A lasting memory is created. Real value, special meaning, and tangible benefits are realized from your investment made by attending.
So, what are some of those common factors?
Organized. Good agenda. Great speakers. Pleasant environment. Energy. Punctual. Surprise. And definitely a feeling of being welcomed.
So, how do the organizers of a conference make the attendees feel welcome?
One way is to make sure someone is assigned the job of being the conference host.
Here are my five musts for a person performing the role of conference host.