Conferences

How to get the most out of a conference

»Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Conferences | Comments Off on How to get the most out of a conference

How to get the most out of a conference

Attending conferences can be a great move for you career. But if you’re simply turning up to listen, you could be missing out on a huge opportunity. Follow these easy steps to make the most out of the next event you attend at one of the great conference centres in Victoria, and see how your career flourishes: Ask yourself – what do you want out of this? When you are invited to attend a conference you might send your RSVP and then not really give it much more thought until the day. What you should really be doing though, is taking this opportunity to think about your career and where you are going with it. Make some time to write down your professional goals (or look them over if you already have some), and see if attending this conference is a way of helping...

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Conference etiquette

»Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Conferences | Comments Off on Conference etiquette

Conference etiquette

There is a lot to be gained from attending a conference, and it’s not just knowledge from the information that is being shared. There is also a wealth of networking opportunities; the chance to talk to bosses or managers in a more causal setting, meeting new peers, mentors or potential clients and in some cases you might be able to get up and speak to an audience. There is even the chance to travel to a new area to attend, and with the beautiful conference venues in Victoria you won’t be disappointed with the location. However, you can also mess up at a conference and become the subject of discussion for all of the wrong reasons. No one wants to be ‘that person’, so brush up on your etiquette before heading off to the conference venue so that you can be...

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Developing a Checklist for Selecting a Conference Venue

»Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Conferences | Comments Off on Developing a Checklist for Selecting a Conference Venue

Developing a Checklist for Selecting a Conference Venue

Let’s say you’ve held a meeting and made the decision to host a conference for your business, and everyone is excited and raring to go. Well, that’s just the first step – now comes the hard work of organising it! This includes deciding where to hold it, whether to provide accommodation, how to promote it, the topics and speakers to invite, drawing up a schedule, and of course setting the budget. Drawing up checklists for the various aspects of a conference can take a lot of the stress out of the process. For example, you can make task lists for choosing speakers, scheduling, presentations, sponsors, topics, staffing, bookings, equipment required, and the venue. Let’s focus on the latter – what to consider when selecting a conference...

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Six Tips for Arranging a Conference in a Regional Area

»Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Conferences | Comments Off on Six Tips for Arranging a Conference in a Regional Area

Six Tips for Arranging a Conference in a Regional Area

Holding your conference in a regional centre offers many potential rewards, and a few challenges. In holding your event in a regional area, you will be offering not just the information, ideas exchange and networking opportunities that an effective conference generally provides, but also an ‘experience’. If you’re on the lookout for conference venues in regional Victoria, here are a few tips to help you smoothly organise a successful event. Make logistics a priority Holding a conference outside any metropolitan centre brings issues of logistics front and centre. It’s important to consider how easy it will be for delegates and staff to make their way there. Think about public transport options, and driving times, bearing in mind that most people will be...

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Conference Tips: Choosing the Venue and Engaging Delegates

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Conference Tips: Choosing the Venue and Engaging Delegates

There’s no doubt that when holding a conference, the venue is one of the key ingredients for success. But as well as having a conference venue which is conveniently located and offers the right equipment, catering options and facilities, there’s one other essential element to a successful conference – audience engagement. Here are a few tips for engaging your conference delegates. Make every word count It might sound obvious, but the most important basis of any conference is that the information you present is valuable. Start with a clear idea of what you want to achieve with your conference, what information you want to get out there, and how best to achieve that with a variety of speakers. Speak to the speakers Never underestimate the value of a good...

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Planning Your Next Conference? Impress at Glen Erin

»Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Conferences | Comments Off on Planning Your Next Conference? Impress at Glen Erin

Planning Your Next Conference? Impress at Glen Erin

A perfectly executed conference can make a positive impression on your attendees, and it can be a huge boost for your business. Whether you’re organising a corporate retreat, special function or an international event, chances are you already have enough to do without having to worry about the little details. If you’re looking for a great place to hold your next event, and you want somewhere within easy reach of Melbourne, what could be more perfect than a secluded location surrounded by stunning Victorian countryside? With plenty of recreational activities around, Glen Erin provides the perfect environment that can help your conference attendees relax and focus with no unnecessary distractions or stress. At Glen Erin we specialise in corporate functions. We...

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