I'm a Canadian software developer. I'm going to a conference in the US next month, and I'm not sure what to say when they ask if the trip is for business or pleasure. [more inside]
How can we help event attendees show their expertise? [more inside]
A presentation on assertive negotiation and learning confidence: my time slot is twice as long as I expected! Can you help me brainstorm a group activity to break up the time while illustrating the concepts? Do you have any resources to share? [more inside]
I have to do a 45 minute presentation at a summit next month. I need to give this presentation the practice it deserves. But, everyone is on vacation in England and the school year does not begin until after the summit. I am in England, I have little money, and I really need an audience who know about social enterprise and journalism to tell me what I need to do more clearly for this presentation. can you give me any advice? the conference is in four weeks.
How should I effectively promote a regional barcamp/unconference? [more inside]
What is the most awesome meeting icebreaker / energizer that you have ever heard of and / or participated in? [more inside]
I've taken some great trainings over the past several years and I'm looking for one this year. My company will send me almost anywhere in the US for up to 5 days of training/conference. Where should I go this year? [more inside]
What's a good yet affordable conference call system, which can hold a conference in which anyone can join by either phone or the internet, as desired?
What is a good conference calling service for use in Canada (Ottawa specifically), which allows people to connect by computer or by phone in a single conference? I'm on a budget too. [more inside]
NicheRequestFilter: Planning an event in Paris. Looking to rent a conference room with A/V and catering at a sexy boutique hotel. Ideally in Levallois-Perret or the 8th or 17th; we can cab up to 15 or twenty minutes. We'll be twelve to fifteen people. Merci!
grad students and former grad students/postdocs/academics (or pretty much anyone who has experience going to conferences): trying to figure out if I'm making an unreasonable request about room sharing at a conference, or if colleagues are. [more inside]
As a junior programmer at a tech startup, how do I tactfully approach my employer about sponsoring my attendance at a professional conference? Is that a common request to make? [more inside]
Do any of you have experience with postdoc recruitment at academic conferences (Specifically, BSGT/ESGCT)? [more inside]
I'm trying to rent a big house in Montreal to accommodate somewhere between 8-12 people this coming November for a conference. Does anyone have any specific experiences or recommendations? [more inside]
Is it cost-effective (affordable) for a single person to conduct online video training? [more inside]
How concerned should I be about a mediocre paper I co-wrote being presented at a conference (by a classmate I despise and distrust)? [more inside]
Please help me find the best telephone conferencing hardware for our conference room. [more inside]
Has anyone attended the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference in Beijing? I'm not a lawyer or an academic, but I am interested in learning more about property rights in China. Should I attend?
I'm looking for recommendations for a location in New York or southern New England to have a 3 day/2 night unconference for a 25-30 folks max, relatively close to transportation. I'm envisioning something like a camp with cabins, electricity, a usable kitchen, and a common room for meals and discussion space. Most importantly, it needs to be cheap. [more inside]
What are some good ways of publicizing a workshop/conference when the submission deadline is in two weeks? [more inside]
Can the tutorials, presentations and other reading material given to attendees at Embedded Systems Conferences, which happen annualy in Silicon Valley-US, and also in other places, be purchased later if one has not attended the conference? If yes, Where, How can one buy that?
My company is hosting a private convention for clients next week, and my assigned tasks are to 1) attend all sessions and 2) chat up clients as much as possible. I could use some pointers on how to do the latter. [more inside]
Please help me create a pre-recorded conference presentation and reliable delivery and display method. Thanks!
I'm in the UK, and will be giving a pre-recorded video conference presentation remotely next month in the US. What is the deliverable I should be aiming for (YouTube link, QuickTime video, PDF with MP3, something else?) and what is the easiest, most hassle-free way of creating and delivering it? [more inside]
Help an extreme introvert thrive at an industry conference. [more inside]
I will be attending an industry conference for the purposes of networking and I need to find the right mindset in order to create the best impression. This includes networking when I have little to no initial contacts, trying to impress industry professionals, and keeping it together through the week. Success is going to be tantamount to me appearing confident, how do I get in the right mindset? [more inside]
Help me attend my first industry conference! Need advice on asking permission/presenting my case to mgmt. [more inside]
Two questions about an academic conference: (1) voice recording at a distance and (2) networking at said conference as an undergrad. [more inside]
Are you a member of Society for Neuroscience or ASBMB or FASEB or something similar? I have a doctorate in biochemistry/pharmacology. I've completely left academia and work at a small biotech firm as a scientist. I don't want to permanently narrow my field of interest, so I thought it would be helpful to become a member of one of the science societies and/or attend some conference(s) separately from those that come up for my job. I'm having trouble deciding on what would be the most efficient and enjoyable option. [more inside]
Let's say you're looking for a band to play at a conference for 500 river and watershed activists in Charleston, South Carolina in June. Let's also say you're doing this from Portland, Oregon and know next to nothing about the music scene in that beautiful coastal city. Finally, let's say that your fellow staff members have barred you from booking another bluegrass band ever again, yet this isn't exactly a Top 40/cover band crowd. What's a soul to do?
Want marketing department arguments can I make to justify my going to South by Southwest and the Blogworld New Media Expo? [more inside]
Fun treats for a boyfriend attending a weekend-long conference? [more inside]
Best option for a 'webinar' given: 1. multiple speakers in different locations 2. broadcasting to dozens of individuals in different locations 3. to be recorded and made available for later replay 4. low cost [more inside]
I work for a nonprofit that rents out smallish space for other nonprofits to meet in. We have one room that's big enough that soft talkers are sometimes hard to hear in back, and one of those soft talkers has recently asked if I can set up a wireless lavalier mic for her. So I need to solve too problems: the mic system, and the amplification system. [more inside]
Conference writing for dummies? (Or non-academics?) [more inside]
I'm going to a conference in Salt Lake City in late October and I need recommendations for places to stay for a week. [more inside]
Would it be worth it to drive five hours from Chicago to Cincinnati to present a poster at a relatively influential conference for two hours and then drive back?
How do I promote my web design freelance business at a conference I am attending (unrelated to web design)? [more inside]
I'm helping to plan a weekend conference in Portland, OR next June. We hope to have 300-500 people attend. We'd like to have some sessions in which everyone gathers to hear featured speakers, and we'd like to have breakout workshops featuring smaller groups. Plus it would be great if we were near food and lodging. My question: Where are good locations in Portland to hold a conference? We're not keen on cold, soulless places like the convention center. What about the art museum? The Baghdad theater? The Aladdin? The Kennedy School? What venues can you recommend?
I am hosting a small professional conference in Washington DC in September. Where is a good place to hold an evening social event for 50-75 people? In or near Georgetown is good, but something uniquely DC elsewhere can work as well. [more inside]
Looking for a Conference Room Sign / Room Wizard for our company. [more inside]
I have written a literary science fiction novel. I am confident that it is salable, but I am so far having difficulty finding an agent. I am considering going to the Backspace Writer's Conference but am uncertain as to whether the $700 cost would be a good investment. [more inside]
What conference call service can I purchase for a one time phone call with 300 participants? [more inside]
Help me find a conference in multimedia, web design, social networking, and/or internet marketing. [more inside]
I'm putting on a small conference, and the place we're using is happy to supply internets if we can supply our own WiFi. What sort of WiFi router or AP do I need to support 50 users simultaneously? [more inside]
I need help coming up with a name for a conference I'm hosting for mental health and social work professionals. [more inside]
Not sure if I should go to a conference or not due to imminent resignation. [more inside]
Things to do in Las Vegas when you are alone [more inside]
What is the best method to voice conference when a few of the meeting attendees are on a slow/unreliable connection in Africa? [more inside]
I do higher education administration and would like to go to a convention or conference of a relevant profession association. I know about NASPA. What other broadly relevant associations are out there for higher ed professionals?
I'm planning a one-day seminar event. What are some good active learning strategies that I can employ for part of the day? [more inside]
I am highly motivated to avoid the blahness of YANFCB (Yet Another Fucking Conference Badge.) Help me come up with COOL conference badges. Or something. [more inside]