Interested?

‘the future of conferences’

          katie chatfield
        twitter.com/katiechatfield
  http://katiechatf...
So you’ve got information
                                        A rock- a foundation stone
                             ...
Usually you’ll get
                                                      subject experts
                                 ...
who may
   or
   may not
   be engaged




http://www.flickr.com/photos/arkworld/2546395634/
I’ve played the part of
                                                      presenter-
                                 ...
and I’ve been part of
   an audience and
   have paid to attend a
   conference only to
   have vendors and
   suppliers –...
territory-
what should be rich territory-
     -a meeting of the minds
     -of needs and information
is instead an uneven...
and in the
    process
    protecting the
    notion of ‘Don’t
    step on my turf!’
    we’ve created a
    bit of a
    ...
condensing
the problem
the glass is
 half empty
 and half full

presenters and
audiences both
have something
to say,
something to
seek, and
somet...
and it all needs to be
entertaining
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mondoagogo/3367841311/




                                                       you need st...
So.....?
You can create
   stepping stones,
   skim and
   energise,
   create ripples,
   little and often




http://www.flickr.c...
Interesting South

• a wide variety of interesting,
                    interesting,
 unexpected, original
 things
     't...
amplification




           participation




                                           discovery




the call to action...
before
   build anticipation
      co-discover
everyone is given a task
no name tags-
                          what’s your story?




                                                        htt...
during
    participate
      amplify
everyone’s on stage
20 speakers-
3 or 10 minute stories
beers and live music
lots of break outs for chit chats
and gentle men:
                                                 “Ladies
                                                 ...
after
    share the experience
follow up the conversations
     seeds into flowers
feedback loops for
 speakers and
 participants
http://twemes.com/isii? pages=1-10
http://www.flickr.com/groups/interestingsouth/pool
amplification




       participation




                                       discovery

two years
and going
  strong
Live feedback from
‘the future of conferences’
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The Future of Conferences? It's all about extending the event horizon....before, during and after by using discovery, participation and amplification.

And a bit of a case study- the Interesting South event in Sydney

Here's my presentation from the NSW KM Forum -there should be a video next week-

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Katie Chatfield
http://katiechatfield.wordpress.com/
http://twitter.com/katiechatfield


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  1. 1. Interested? ‘the future of conferences’ katie chatfield twitter.com/katiechatfield http://katiechatfield.wordpress.com/ And my day job: www.jackmorton.com
  2. 2. So you’ve got information A rock- a foundation stone rock- to build better stuff, better thought, better action You need to pass that on to an audience... So that they know this information too..... and create a Big Splash.... think- long- So you think- a day long- conference- no a two day conference- is the answer..... http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattmonath/3381384824
  3. 3. Usually you’ll get subject experts to create extensive presentations and sometimes you pay them and sometimes you don’t 45- mins- - 45-60 mins- to fill the empty vessels of the audience http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordoncooper/17879065/
  4. 4. who may or may not be engaged http://www.flickr.com/photos/arkworld/2546395634/
  5. 5. I’ve played the part of presenter- presenter- slap- delivered a pitch slap- and didn’t get much information - about the needs of the audience, - or where they might get value -or where their gaps might be... and and I didn’t usually get much value either – like feedback, - or follow up http://www.flickr.com/photos/jordoncooper/17879065/
  6. 6. and I’ve been part of an audience and have paid to attend a conference only to have vendors and suppliers – who would normally have to take me out to lunch to get my attention time- for 60 minutes at a time- -pitch to me http://www.flickr.com/photos/arkworld/2546395634/
  7. 7. territory- what should be rich territory- -a meeting of the minds -of needs and information is instead an uneven playing field. presenters are full of information... and the audience has none presenters do all of the work to prepare for the conference and the audience does nothing and never the twain shall meet.... http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomsch/1040888398
  8. 8. and in the process protecting the notion of ‘Don’t step on my turf!’ we’ve created a bit of a wasteland... http://www.flickr.com/photos/tiboox/197286394/
  9. 9. condensing the problem
  10. 10. the glass is half empty and half full presenters and audiences both have something to say, something to seek, and something to share
  11. 11. and it all needs to be entertaining
  12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mondoagogo/3367841311/ you need structure and narrative to tell a story - how people learn is by exploring an idea Which path do you follow? You still need to get information across... create understanding http://www.flickr.com/photos/willuk/504423267
  13. 13. So.....?
  14. 14. You can create stepping stones, skim and energise, create ripples, little and often http://www.flickr.com/photos/seventhsister/2738553439/
  15. 15. Interesting South • a wide variety of interesting, interesting, unexpected, original things 'theatre of ideas’ •a • a single shared quality between participants : curiosity
  16. 16. amplification participation discovery the call to action: Viva Ideas!
  17. 17. before build anticipation co-discover everyone is given a task
  18. 18. no name tags- what’s your story? http://www.smithmag.net/sixwords/ http://www.amazon.com/gp/mpd/permalink/m2QJLBKP8D822T
  19. 19. during participate amplify everyone’s on stage
  20. 20. 20 speakers- 3 or 10 minute stories beers and live music lots of break outs for chit chats
  21. 21. and gentle men: “Ladies TURN ON YOUR PHONES” http://www.flickr.com/photos/wadem/2486889454/
  22. 22. after share the experience follow up the conversations seeds into flowers
  23. 23. feedback loops for speakers and participants http://twemes.com/isii? pages=1-10
  24. 24. http://www.flickr.com/groups/interestingsouth/pool
  25. 25. amplification participation discovery two years and going strong
  26. 26. Live feedback from ‘the future of conferences’

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