I have always loved to attend conferences. The build-ups glitz to such events, are always amazing and the events themselves, always blow my mind away and I never leave all the events I have attended the same or unsatisfied.
I have also seen people fret when it comes to organizing events and they easily crumble with loads of pressure while getting the whole process muddled up, but organizing and running effective conferences do not have to be that way.
Running an effective conference boils down to how well you are organized with proper planning.
Below are 5 things to note that, will help you to run an effective conference:
You should be able to sit down and ask yourself the question, as to why you want to organize a conference.
Asking yourself this question, will give you more perspectives and help you to keep your eyes on the goal that you aim to achieve after the conference.
Sit down with your partners/team and draft the cost, of what organizing the conference will cost you.
Make a detailed budget spreadsheet, listing the major cost items that you feel is needed in starting from the advertisement of the conference, (on TV, Radio, printed flyers, social media), the meal that will be served, audio/visual equipment, takeaways, printed materials, rented space for the event, invited speakers fees, transportation, etc.