Beat the Conference Blahs

Partnering Resources

Too many conferences suffer from the assumption that the best way to use people’s time is to subject them to elaborately designed presentations. We need to design our conferences differently. Here are three (of many) different ways to design a conference.

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5 Facebook Page Tips for Event Planners and Conference Organisers

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

What are the 5 main tips for Facebook Page algorithms, hashtags, cover photos, target audiences etc for event managers and conference organisers? Work for a Conference or Event Management Company organising conferences. Summary for Event Managers of 5 Facebook Tips for Event Professionals: What are the 5 main tips for Facebook Page algorithms, hashtags, cover photos, target audiences etc for event managers and conference organisers?

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Networked Learning Conference 2016 starts today

Jenny Connected

I included references to our papers in my last post – Presenting at the 10th Networked Learning Conference, Lancaster. Later this morning we will head over to Lancaster for the start of the conference at midday.

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Creating a memorable conference

Viv Mcwaters

I’m asking myself what makes a memorable conference? If you attend many conferences, what memories come to mind? What conferences do you talk about long after they were done? Hearing and seeing are well catered for in most conferences. Conferences General

2012 176

To conference or to unconference?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I have been going to the learning technologies conference in London for 3 years, and people (including me) always complain that the program is organized around the sage on stage. At such a conference, you do not get to talk to your fellow practitioners in the same way.

2017 130

What is the purpose of a conference?

Viv Mcwaters

“The best part of the conference are the breaks. I’ve attended, presented at and even organised different sorts of conferences from the tightly-controlled academic versions to experimental-type formats. What is the purpose of a conference? Conferences

2015 158

Notes from the Keynote at the SharePoint Conference 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the Silverside blog, I share five key takeaways from the SharePoint Conference keynote earlier this week: The SharePoint Conference North America 2018 in Las Vegas is the place to be this week if SharePoint is critical to the collaboration strategy at your organisation.

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Bringing a festival mindset to conferences

Viv Mcwaters

It seems that conferences are as popular as ever. Yet many of them are stuck in some kind of conference void, wherever any innovation or creativity is talked about rather than enacted. You don’t need me to tell you the difference between conferences and festivals.

2014 169

Feedback from the Cascadia R Conference participants

Learning Alliances

I helped organize the Cascadia R Conference on June 3, 2017. About 190 people attended the all-day conference. I volunteered to do the conference evaluation questionnaire and to analyze the results. The useR conference uses the “pre-conference” structure for workshops.

2017 130

Social Business Forum Highlights – Reinventing Conference Events


Over the last few years I have attended quite a few technical conferences and time and time again the main issue I keep bumping into is not having enough time to converse with fellow attendees to continue learning from one another. but also for the overall conference.

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JAC 2012 – Joint Alumni Conference Event Highlights


Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

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How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

Have you ever been frustrated trying to find the person you needed at a busy conference? I recently use a new tool called sumApp to map conference connections in real time. Before the conference, Maya set up a survey in sumApp and had a few testers input data.

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SharePoint Conference 2011

Michael Sampson - Currents

The 2011 Microsoft SharePoint Conference is happening this week in Anaheim. Unlike the 2009 conference, the next release of SharePoint (then 2010) will not be announced and debated, but the focus will be on looking back over recent wins (eg., Conference Notes SharePoint

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Brilliant Conference Lunch Idea

Nancy White

This is brilliant from TEDX Edmonton. Green. Social. Creative. I’m going to steal- um- borrow this idea! Thanks for blogging about it, Mack Male ! Lunch was next on the schedule and as with the rest of TEDxEdmonton it was anything but ordinary.

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Blog>> IKO Conference - Conference Guide

Green Chameleon

Here is the pdf version of the full Conference Guide provided to participants. It was a great conference, thanks to all the speakers and participants for their wonderful participation! ” “The conference has given me much insights to KO, for a newbie like myself. The conference will grow” The guide contains the complete agenda, the speaker profiles, the content of the case study outlines, and the knowledge organisation competency framework.

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Conferences for ENGAGEMENT…rather than display

Networking Action

Conferences can lead to both knowledge exchange and impact – we just have to do them differently,” writes Mark Reed. I, too, don’t want to go to conferences designed around cutting off the top of heads and … Net DevAmen to that.

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Dispatch from the 2017 Association of Change Management Professionals Conference

Partnering Resources

The annual conference of the Association of Change Management Professionals was lively, friendly, and fun. Scroll down for my take on what was new and hot at the 2017 conference. I left feeling centered, refreshed, and ready for the rest of the conference.

2017 153

ALTMOOCSIG Conference: MOOCs – Which way now?

Jenny Connected

This was the question for the ALTMOOCSIG day conference (Friday June 27 th ) which was hosted at UCL. This was a free conference (thank you ALT, Mira Vogel and Fiona Harvey ), but of course there were expenses involved with travelling from Cumbria to London – but it was well worth it.

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SharePoint Conference – Australia and New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

In eight and nine weeks respectively the SharePoint Conference will be on in Sydney and Auckland. In the video above I explain what I will be doing at the conference, and answer a few other questions in advance of the shows. a conference talk on Re-Imagining Effective Work. -

Bioneers Bay Area Conference Talk

Networking Action

I’ll be at the 2013 Bioneers Conference Oct. I’m a keynote on T hursday, a day-long pre-conference intensive titled “ Catalyzing a Resilient Communities Network: A Call to Action and Collaboratory.” 18-21 in San Rafael.

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IBM Connect 2013 Conference Highlights – Adoption, Adoption, Adoption! #ibmconnect


That’s probably the best part of the conference, where you just sit back, relax, free your brain from any constraint and just learn. Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

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Presenting at the 10th Networked Learning Conference, Lancaster

Jenny Connected

In a couple of weeks I will present a paper with Jutta Pauschenwein at the 10 th Networked Learning Conference in Lancaster, which is very convenient as it is less than half an hour from my home. The abstract of the paper has been published on the Networked Learning Conference site.

2016 130

Collabosphere 2012—Central Desktop's Annual Collaboration Conference

Michael Sampson - Currents

Central Desktop's annual collaboration conference for customers and partners is happening October 21 to 23 in Santa Monica. Conference NotesHere's the agenda as it stands today: Early bird registration ends September 15.

Gotta Share! – The Ultimate Conference Event Experience


Worth while a read, specially, for those conference organisers that are starting to ramp up activities for the next upcoming conference season , which, in my case, it always seems to start in June (Don’t know why…). Conference Events Enterprise2.0

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Two free online conferences 11-13 October

e-Moderation Station

There are a couple of free online conferences about using technology with English language learners next week (11-13 October), that you shouldn’t miss. Here are the dates for your diary: The Reform Symposium online conference : Friday 11 – Sunday 13 October.

2013 111

Two Great Conferences Next Week

Michael Sampson - Currents

In a perfect world, it would be easy to attend two conferences in the United States next week, as well as run the user adoption workshop in New Zealand, make progress on the book, and complete a couple of other client projects. The world isn't perfect, but here's a hat tip to two conferences I'd love to attend: - E2Innovate in Santa Clara , from November 12-15. Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2012 in Las Vegas, from November 12-15. Conference Notes

2012 118

Keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference NZ

Michael Sampson - Currents

In 5 weeks I’ll be up in Auckland for the Digital Workplace Conference. In addition to the two workshops I will be presenting, I am delighted to announce here that I will be presenting the opening keynote for the conference. Debbie and her team at ShareThePoint say this is the 21st conference across the region, and the 8th conference in New Zealand. Conference Notes Michael's Happenings Microsoft Office 365

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Digital Workplace Conference 2016 in New Zealand

Michael Sampson - Currents

Last week I attended the Digital Workplace Conference in Auckland. There were about 600 people at the conference, with conference sessions spanning two days, along with both pre-conference and post-conference workshops. It was the eighth annual conference in New Zealand (having been renamed from the original “SharePoint Conference”), and the 21st conference put on by ShareThePoint across New Zealand, Australia, and Southeast Asia.

2016 89

1st Global Conference on Positive Change

Networking Action

Join me and others at the 1st Global Conference on Positive Change 13 – 14 April 2017, The Netherlands … Net Dev

2017 100

Intranets 2016 Conference – Space is Running Out

Michael Sampson - Currents

I have attended three of the previous five conferences ( which have been great! ), and while I am not able to attend next week unfortunately, if you are fast you can attend. This just in from the Step Two team: With 7 days to go, there are only 10 places left at the Intranets2016 conference. Conference details and registration: Intranets2016. Conference NotesThe team at Step Two Designs are hosting Intranets2016 next week in Sydney, running from June 1-3.

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Anticipating new open courses and conferences

Jenny Connected

There seem, at this time, to be many open courses on offer and conferences of interest. ALTC is usually a stimulating conference. I would like to go to this conference. Next week sees the official end of the summer break for many people, particularly those working in education.

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OER13 Conference, Tues 26 March

Jenny Connected

Tomorrow my colleague from Oxford Brookes University, George Roberts, will be presenting a workshop at the OER13 conference – in Nottingham, UK.

2013 148

Opening Keynote, SharePoint Conference in Australia

Michael Sampson - Currents

The SharePoint Conference is kicking off in Australia today. Mark Rhodes, Introducing Guy for the First Part of the Conference. first conference in 2010; done 6 conferences since then. - … SharePoint 2010 was in beta in 2010. Value of the devices is now about connectivity to other people, and networks through people. - … remember that the biggest value of coming to a conference – is in connecting with other people.

2014 117

Networked Learning Conference 2012 – Hot seats

Jenny Connected

Next week- Oct 10th – sees the start of the Networked Learning Conference Hot Seats. Tagged: conference , hot seats , networked learning. Networked Learning conference hot seats networked learningThese were very worthwhile to take part in last time. See [link] for further details.

2012 140

Elluminate v. Networked Learning Conference

Jenny Connected

After my Networked Learning Conference hiatus (as a friend has called it) I really had no expectations that anyone would attend the Elluminate session, especially since it was only advertised a day or so before (although George and Stephen do have huge networks and just a word from them can make all the difference) – I emailed Roy and John saying that I thought we would be speaking to ourselves!

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Australia Sharepoint Conference June 16/17 2010

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I mentioned on Twitter that I would like to go to Australia Sharepoint Conference but can’t justify the price of the ticket (not core business for me). You can follow Sharepoint Conference on @AUSharepoint. I’ll let you know after the conference. Interesting.

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World Class Mobile Collaboration 2013 Conference - Germany (October 2013)

Michael Sampson - Currents

In mid-October, there''s a conference in Germany about the intersection of mobile and collaboration. The conference is called World Class Mobile Collaboration 2013 , and will be held on October 16-17. Conference Notes Enterprise Mobility

2013 159

Networked Learning Conference Presentation 2010

Jenny Connected

Below is the link to our presentation of our paper for the Networked Learning Conference 2010. We will also be providing a handout to go with the presentation at the conference : Ideals and Reality of Participating in a MOOC Handout. We’re really hoping that this will go well, that we get some people at our session and that people at the conference will find it interesting – but I expect everyone else is hoping this as well!

2010 116

The 1-minute guide to good conference presentations

e-Moderation Station

I’ve attended a lot of conferences this year. During the past few months, I’ve been keeping notes on what makes some of these conference presentations so engaging (and others less so). Here’s a 1-minute guide to being a good conference presenter.

2012 113

Blog>> HKKMS Conference 2014

Green Chameleon

I’m looking forward to joining Kim Sbarcea and Dave Snowden at the Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society Conference in ten days’ time! The last time we spoke together was with the late, great, Max Boisot in 2010. Do join us! More information here

2014 126

SharePoint Conference Australia and New Zealand: Workshops and a Session

Michael Sampson - Currents

In July I will be attending and participating in both the Australian SharePoint Conference (Sydney, July 15-16) and the New Zealand SharePoint Conference (Auckland, July 22-23), put on and coordinated by Debbie Ireland and her team at ShareThePoint. I will be doing three things at each of the two conferences: 1. Pre-Conference Workshop on User Adoption Strategies for SharePoint. Conference Talk on Re-Imagining Effective Work.

Opening Keynote at the SharePoint Conference in Auckland

Michael Sampson - Currents

Day one of the SharePoint Conference in Auckland is kicking off, with a two-hour Microsoft keynote. Previously known as Oslo (announced at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference in March 2014). Collaboration Hardware Conference Notes Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint

2014 146

Enterprise 2.0 Conference 2012: Social, Business, Culture

Michael Sampson - Currents

Conference last month in Boston: " The Enterprise 2.0 Conference in mid-June in Boston is the premier conference each year for discussing, debating, exploring, and showcasing the latest work in applying Enterprise 2.0 The conference started as the Collaborative Technologies Conference in New York in 2005, but shifted to Boston the following year and changed its name to the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in 2007. Conference 2012: Social, Business, Culture.

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