Venue and PresentationNetworkingFood and OverallExperience
Who AttendedThe BIGEVENT?Over 300 Attendeesand SponsorRepresentatives• 200+ Attendees• 22 SponsorOrganizations• 100+ SponsorRepresentativesRegion• VA – 45%• MD – 41%• DC – 14%Home Care22%SeniorHousing18%ProfessionalServices18%Moving, Dowsizing, Realtor8%Aging inPlace6% Financial6%Consulting6%Non-Profits6%GCM5%Elder Law5%Hospice3%Other26%
Sponsors Attendees1. Sign-Up2. Pre-EventCommunications3. Location4. Parking5. Venue and Layout1. Sign-Up ForSponsorship2. Parking3. NetworkingOpportunities4. Food and Refreshments5. LocationTop Rated Elements of the BIG EVENT
Sponsors Attendees1. Scorecard2. NetworkingOpportunities3. Event Agenda4. Food and Refreshments5. Digital Goody Bags1. Venue and Layout2. Assistance with BreakDown3. Sponsor Tables4. Scorecard5. Digital Goody BagsLowest Rated Elements of the BIG EVENT
Attendees - Please provide us with feedback onelements of the BIG EVENT this year:VeryGood/HelpfulSomewhatGood/HelpfulNotGood/HelpfulRatingAverageResponseCountSign-Up 30 1 0 1.03 31Pre-Event Communications 30 1 0 1.03 31Location 29 2 0 1.06 31Parking 27 2 0 1.07 29Venue and Layout 27 4 0 1.13 31DCSRG Resource Directory 27 4 0 1.13 31Speakers 26 5 0 1.16 31Sponsor Tables 25 6 0 1.19 31Logistics of the Event 24 6 0 1.20 30Scorecard 23 7 0 1.23 30Networking Opportunities 25 4 2 1.26 31Event Agenda 24 6 1 1.26 31Food and Refreshments 22 7 2 1.35 31Digital Goody Bags 14 12 2 1.57 28
Sponsors - Please provide us with feedback onelements of the BIG EVENT this year:VeryGood/HelpfulSomewhatGood/HelpfulNotGood/HelpfulRatingAverageResponseCountSign-Up For Sponsorship 12 2 0 1.14 14Parking 13 0 1 1.14 14Networking Opportunities 13 0 1 1.14 14Food and Refreshments 12 2 0 1.14 14Location 12 1 1 1.21 14Logistics of the event 12 1 1 1.21 14Pre-Event Communications 10 3 0 1.23 13Speakers 11 2 1 1.29 14DCSRG Resource Directory 11 2 1 1.29 14Directions and Set Up Instructions 10 3 1 1.36 14Event Agenda 11 1 2 1.36 14Venue and Layout 9 4 1 1.43 14Assistance with Break Down 9 4 1 1.43 14Sponsor Tables 9 2 3 1.57 14Scorecard 8 4 2 1.57 14Digital Goody Bags 5 6 2 1.77 13
Attendees - Did you make a contact or learn something at theBIG EVENT that will be helpful to your organization and/or clients?Response Percent Response CountYes 93.1% 27No 6.9% 2• I made a few good contacts at my lunch table and was inspired by the speakers.• Hope to work with some of my local facilities to facilitate a partnership with sports teams.• Many good connections made and new info gathered from resources previously unknown.• Any chance to network and potentially meet new contacts is helpful• Met several good contacts.• Reconnected with some old friends made some new ones and sent time with currentreferral sources.• GREAT news about the womens soccer players @ Ingleside King Farm - really exciting.• Nothing new that would help me, but the event is not geared to insurance guys.
Sponsors - Did you make a contact or learn something at theBIG EVENT that will be helpful to your organization and/or clients?Response Percent Response CountYes 92.3% 12No 7.7% 1• Finally met some people Ive been unable to connect with before.• Spoke with and met people I already know. Try to avoid conflicts withother professional events. Mid-Atlantic GCM conference• Changing the way we conceive senior living• Met a lot of people with a smile...as they threw a ball in the pitchingbooth!!!
Attendees - Please provide us with any comments that couldhelp us improve the experience for future events. There was a lot going (exhibitors, lunch, networking) all at once. Need better networking opportunities. Present information useful to learning about doing a better job withsome aspect of this business (marketing, customerrelations, psychographics, etc.) Better sightlines for presentation Seemed very rushed to get the scorecard completed with all thesignatures Need more time to network More structured and interactive networking. The problem was that the one hour presentation ran over by a half hour.There was an awful lot of redundancy. I think for this one, you really did not prepare; but seemed to wing it.
Sponsors - Please provide us with any comments that couldhelp us improve the experience for future events. The pre event work up will go better next time. This was the only weaklink in the event. Put some meat on the scorecard not just showing up for the signature.The digital goodie bag didnt seem to have much traction. Excellent and unique venue. Hard to top next year. The long "narrow" room lay out was a bit of a problem with people flowand movement. Our table was at the head of the room, near podium. Allof the action started from the registration table upon entry. The ballpark venue was fun. The room layout was poor. Need more Virginia participants. I had a concern for some of our more physically challenged seniorprofessionals getting from cars to club. Maybe in literature a note onhandicapped access to event would be valuable.
100%RESPONDEDYESWould you recommend thisevent to other senior-servingprofessionals in the future?
93%RESPONDEDYESWould you recommend sponsorship ofthis event to other senior-servingorganizations in the future?
NextSteps Survey Results Emails Inclusion in ProAgingand DCSRG emails Updated Printing andDistribution of ResourceDirectory Continuing to “buildcommunity” Other ideas?
• CENTERED AROUND SPONSOR GOALS• BIG EVENT BOOT CAMP• VENUE, DATE, AND TIME OF DAY• PROGRAM TOPICS AND THEMES• ALIGNED WITH OTHER GROUPS ANDORGANIZATIONS• OTHER IDEAS?BIG EVENT 2014?