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Spark Speakers: Sheila Kelly

Welcome to Spark Speakers, a blog series highlighting and gaining insight into the lives of Spark Conferences’ defining speakers. More than two decades ago Sheila Kelly was stuck in a toxic workplace environment doing a job she dreaded every day....

Spark Speakers: Sean Wiltshire

Welcome to the first edition of Spark Speakers, a blog series highlighting and gaining insight into the lives of Spark Conference’s defining speakers. Sean Wiltshire has been CEO of Avalon Employment Inc for the last 26 years, where he has...

EVALUATIONS

Create an evaluation to fit the needs of people who will use them. If the results are not going to be used to document the event’s success or failure or to impact future events, then don’t bother with an evaluation....

PLANNING PROGRAM CONTENT

Once you have defined the purpose of an event and written goals and objectives, the next step is to develop session formats that will suit your attendees. The data gathered from attendee research will help you plan the program content. Today participants...

CONFERENCE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

It all comes down to purpose, to creating clear goals and measurable objectives for your event. The key: research and analyze the needs and interests of the event stakeholders (e.g. event sponsor, potential participants.) How do you do this? 1. Conduct an...