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Selecting and Managing Conference Speakers:
Converting Talking Heads into Learning Liaisons
Recorded on February 24, 2016

Are your conferences still structured around traditional lectures, keynotes and breakout sessions? If so, you’re likely missing opportunities to provide the quick, interactive learning experiences that today’s attendees value—and, increasingly, demand.

How will you find speakers who are up to the challenge of being more than just “talking heads?” How do you get them to engage not just with attendees, but with you and your staff? How can you help speakers succeed in using new learning models and presenting content in new ways? How do you engage speakers in promoting the conference? And what’s their role post-conference?

Clearly, it’s going to take more than finding expert—or even top-name—speakers.  It’s going to take an entirely new approach to conference speaker selection and management. And here it is:

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Are your conferences still structured around traditional lectures, keynotes and breakout sessions? If so, you’re likely missing opportunities to provide the quick, interactive learning experiences that today’s attendees value—and, increasingly, demand.

How will you find speakers who are up to the challenge of being more than just “talking heads?” How do you get them to engage not just with attendees, but with you and your staff? How can you help speakers succeed in using new learning models and presenting content in new ways? How do you engage speakers in promoting the conference? And what’s their role post-conference?

Clearly, it’s going to take more than finding expert—or even top-name—speakers.  It’s going to take an entirely new approach to conference speaker selection and management. And here it is:

Register now for Selecting and Managing Conference Speakers: Converting Talking Heads into Learning Liaisons.

In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. Tracy Petrillo, CAE—an expert on conference strategy, planning and management—shows you how to use exciting new models for adult learning and engagement to boost conference attendance and value. You’ll learn a better process and timeline for finding and recruiting the right speakers (including perks and benefits that can help you win top talent). You’ll also discover simple but effective ways to promote your speakers via social media, websites and even distance learning.  

No more “talking heads.”  You’ll discover training you and your staff can provide to make speakers—and sessions—highly successful. You’ll learn how to use storytelling, debates, meet-and-greets and other high-engagement formats. You’ll explore new post-conference strategies for keeping the engagement going.   Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now to learn strategies for revolutionizing the quality of your speakers and the value of your conferences, including how to:

  • Identify immediate ways to select—and recruit—better speakers
  • Change the staff/speaker relationship and trade traditional habits for creative new models that improve the learning value of sessions
  • Work with speakers pre-conference to enhance everything from presentation skills to social media strategies for marketing the event (meet/greets, storytelling, debates, etc.)
  • Develop opportunities for attendees to engage in content discussions with speakers online and onsite—before, during and after the event
  • Use post-event tools such as speaker/topic evaluations to foster continuing improvement and take-away ideas that attendees can put into action right away

What an edge you’ll have in selecting better speakers and in knowing how to manage them, promote them, and prepare them to deliver the quick, relevant and current information attendees value.  Don’t wait to find out how you can start using these exciting new learning models right away to offer the best conferences ever!

Register now for Selecting and Managing Conference Speakers: Converting Talking Heads into Learning Liaisons.

Meet Your Webinar Leader
Dr. Tracy Petrillo, CAE
is Chief Learning Officer at EDUCAUSE and is responsible for strategic planning and oversight of conferences, online learning and leadership development institutes. With over 15 years of experience as an association executive, Tracy previously worked at the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics in Chicago and the League of California Cities, Sacramento.  As an active volunteer, she currently serves as Chair of the ASAE Foundation Knowledge Management Research Task Force, on the CAE Commission, and the Gold Circle Awards committee.  Dr. Petrillo recently completed her doctoral degree at Drexel University, Sacramento in Educational Leadership and Management with a specialization in Human Resource Development.  She speaks nationally on innovations in adult learning, conference models, digital badging and ways to develop volunteers and build member value -- most recently at Masie’s Learning, SxSWedu and ASAE Great Ideas.

Who Should Attend
This webinar is of value to membership and trade associations, nonprofits, and association consulting companies. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Executive Directors
  • Chief Learning Officers
  • Education Directors
  • Education Program Staff
  • Conference and Meeting Coordinators
  • VP of Professional Development and Meetings

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