I’ve poured over the comments and have listed the major suggestions below.
There were several other unique suggestions that we’ll be implementing, but this is the stuff that bubbled up to the top.
Networking – Make available additional meeting rooms in the hotel for meetups, conversations, business, etc.; Create niche networking breakouts; Allow for more time between sessions; Incentivize meeting new people; Provide unscheduled time to socialize; Start at 9am; More coffee
After Hours – Alternative (competing) events at night (i.e. coffee shop meetups, night tours, dinners, etc.), bring back speed networking.
Data – Provide a more detailed pre-conference list of people which includes their categories/type designators, and also their goals for attending.
Badges – Increase the size of blog name on badges, add twitter handles, bring back the paper schedule insert, and color code (i.e. blogger, speaker, exhibitor, industry) the badge.
Sessions – Separate tracks by level (i.e. advanced), make slides available beforehand, and provide more advanced and financial topic coverage in general.
Speakers – Time for more new, outside, experienced voices.
I love these suggestions and we’ll begin working to implement them asap. Thanks, again!
Got other suggestions? List them in the comments below…
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