how often is the Networking Time included in a conference event actually taken up with having a cup of coffee with the person you arrived with, or the first person you met at breakfast?
changing cultures has an easily transferable model – originally developed for the hugely successful Creative Pie conferences at the Belgrade Theatre – which we can modify for your particular audience, to help your event shine, by:-
– inviting delegates to create online contacts prior to the event, with profiling that goes beyond the normal, dry, “what is your business?” questions – generating enthusiasm for the event in advance.
– using design expertise to create an environment to inspire conversation, and an atmosphere that expands the impact of your conference beyond the presentations and exhibitions.
– utilising some really brilliant technology to make linking contacts really easy and – yes, it’s true – fun!
– bringing hugely experienced and effective facilitators to ensure that contacts and conversations abound; in person; via social media and networks; and with a constantly updated visual representation in situ so delegates can keep up to date with the ever increasing relationship-building at your event.
– extending this contact and community online, after the conference, to bring additional value and impact beyond the event itself.
– adding value to the experience and therefore encouraging repeat attendance and growth in profile year on year.
email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how changing cultures could support your conference or event.
“changing cultures‘ Conference Connect idea is brilliant – it gently pulls people out of their boring, British, bad-at-networking, don’t-talk-till-spoken-to, don’t-meet-anyone manner, and makes them far better, fun and engaging networkers. When you hear about it, yes, it sounds a bit cheesy, but when you see and experience it at work, it’s magic. At the event I attended, lots of awkward strangers soon became a bunch of buzzing conversationalists. And everyone seemed to be making good connections. I know I did.” James Wallman , LS:N Global – The Future Laboratory