Planning a Successful Conference

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1994-08-05
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Your professional association just asked you to plan next year's conference. But where do you begin? Cynthia Winter, a professional meeting planner with 25 years' experience planning academic conferences, guides you through the many details necessary for planning a successful, smoothly run conference. Winter addresses the planning process for the novice conference chair, from the initial design to the final wrap-up, with useful advice on some of the major tasks involved: program planning, budgeting, pricing, finding a suitable location, advertising, scheduling rooms, finding speakers and entertainment, and organizing banquets. This volume also describes the benefits to and activities of savvy conference attendees. A series of appendixes and resource listings provide you with the tools you'll need to run an enjoyable, informative conference.

Table of Contents

Getting the Most from a Professional Conference
Designing a Meeting
Site Selection and Budget
Preparing the Program Schedule
Promotion and Marketing
Last-Minute Advance Preparations
On-Site Conference Logistics
Postconference Activities

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