Education programme

YOU ASKED, WE LISTENED

Our education programme focused on the issues and topics that mattered most for 2020, including: online and hybrid events, resilience, event technology, understanding virtual attendees, raising your profile, sustainability, gamification and much more. 

In fact, we even heard from Andy King of disastrous Fyre Festival fame! He discussed reputation management and recovery, that infamous cheese sandwich, becoming a viral sensation, and of course… his willingness to do "whatever it takes”.

Our sessions are now available on-demand* within the virtual platform, so you can catch up or watch your favourites again.

WATCH SESSIONS ON DEMAND

*Please note: in order to access past sessions, you need to have already registered for The Meetings Show 2020 and received your login credentials for the platform.

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09:50 AM
  1. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • Meetings Design
    How can we create interactive online meetings and conferences? In this session we will have a conversation around digital and hybrid meetings and learn formats, tools and techniques that can help you ...
10:30 AM
  1. The Meetings Design Lab
    40 mins
    • My Career & Personal Development
    Resilience is the ability to recover and bounce back from adversity and hardships, feeling stronger and more capable to cope than ever before. The role of an event professional is a tough often thankl ...
  2. 40 mins
    • On Demand
    • Event Marketing & Research
    Does your event marketing describe your event as bigger? Better? Faster? Stronger? We thought so. In 2020, audiences are looking for more. Event attendees are looking to connect with a brand that has ...
11:10 AM
  1. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • Technology in Events
    Join Dr James Morgan for his yearly round up for the freshest event technology ideas and applications. In this popular multi-media session, James will explore the latest event technology that will inc ...
11:50 AM
  1. The Meetings Design Lab
    60 mins
    • Industry Trends & Innovation
    As the events industry continues to challenge its impacts on the environment, this panel looks to assess the growing trend in plant-based, plant-first, and vegan menus. Are they good for the environme ...
12:50 PM
  1. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • My Career & Personal Development
    Every event design has a sell by date. Current mainstream event design has an expiry date of 2035. We need extreme no-compromise ideas from our industry, and this live design karaoke session will ask ...
01:30 PM
  1. The Meetings Design Lab
    40 mins
    • My Career & Personal Development
    With creativity as a prime currency in today's world, let's explore how we might: unleash our inner creative; collaborate to access fresh thinking and communicate so that our ideas stick. This interac ...
02:10 PM
  1. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • Industry Trends & Innovation
    Do clients ask for better measurement of return on investment for meetings and events? Do you know exactly what that means, what kind of evaluation data they need to see to be happy and for you to bec ...
  2. 40 mins
    • On Demand
    The UK’s health and life science sector is a dynamic space for bold, high-risk scientific research. Home to over 5,800 life science companies and an impressive track record of scientific breakthroughs ...
02:50 PM
  1. The Meetings Design Lab
    40 mins
    • Meetings Design
    Engaging your audience is as important in a virtual environment as it is when you are face to face. Creating a consistent experience and considering ways to connect with both audiences will help bridg ...
03:10 PM
  1. 40 mins
    • On Demand
    • My Career & Personal Development
    2020 has seen an abundance of virtual event solutions burst onto the market, leaving some organisers asking how they can offer both suppliers and attendees valuable opportunities to generate business ...
09:50 AM
  1. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • Technology in Events
    • Industry Trends & Innovation
    Whether virtual or hybrid, it is essential that you strike the right balance between the use of and investment in cutting edge technology with communicating the appropriate message and content at your ...
10:30 AM
  1. 40 mins
    • On Demand
    • Technology in Events
    You may think that delegates notice every minor detail of your event production, from the number of spotlights pointed towards your stage, to the colour of your stage. Yet, what really matters is that ...
  2. The Meetings Design Lab
    40 mins
    • Event Marketing & Research
    As your association grows, it’s important that the events you produce reflect the diverse needs and aspirations of your members – and if your speakers and panellists all look, think and sound the same ...
11:10 AM
  1. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • Event Marketing & Research
    We live in Information Overload! Every single day we receive hundreds of emails, newsletter, alerts and calls, all fighting for our time and attention. As the myth goes, our attention span has gone be ...
11:50 AM
  1. The Meetings Design Lab
    40 mins
    • Technology in Events
    Samantha will offer free practical tips and tricks to help you adapt to the current climate in the meetings industry and help you identify the key skills you have to ensure that you are equipped to th ...
12:30 PM
  1. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • Technology in Events
    The session will present reflections from me and my network of event designers and facilitators on the last six months of extraordinary change for our industry.  We will look at what substantive chang ...
01:10 PM
  1. The Meetings Design Lab
    40 mins
    • My Career & Personal Development
    A new presentation from Trevor Foley, which in its first outing recently received testimonials including 'magnificent', 'spectacular' and 'very, very cool'! Taking key industry issues such as M & A, g ...
01:50 PM
  1. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • Technology in Events
    • Industry Trends & Innovation
    • Meetings Design
    What do online environments need to have to be able to satisfy the needs of attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and organisers? Learn through different scenarios how enhancing your visual elemen ...
02:10 PM
  1. 20 mins
    • On Demand
    • Event Marketing & Research
    The non-profit world is vast and diverse. It can be a challenge for an association to stand out and accurately and concisely convey the unique added value it brings to society. What can the non-profit ...
02:30 PM
  1. The Meetings Design Lab
    40 mins
    • Event Marketing & Research
    The COVID-19 crisis has had profound human and economic consequences on the events sector, questioning our industry’s resilience and future survival. Far from pushing the sustainability agenda to the ...
03:10 PM
  1. 40 mins
    • On Demand
    • Technology in Events
    How can you plan effectively and measure the impact business events have on associations, destinations, society and other stakeholders? BestCities has undertaken a project to identify and develop prel ...
  2. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • Technology in Events
    At events, games can be serious business. With the pressure on for planners to blend social distancing with attendee engagement, savvy professionals are turning to technology and social media to build ...
09:50 AM
  1. Centre Stage
    60 mins
    • Industry Trends & Innovation
    • My Career & Personal Development
    The past few months have shown us that we need to adapt and innovate in both our personal and professional lives. Join this panel of experts who will provide valuable insights on how they have re-skil ...
  2. The Meetings Design Lab
    60 mins
    • Meetings Design
    A hybrid format can bring great benefits to your event in terms of sustainability, reduction of costs and time out of the office, getting broader reach and more. How to design interaction between onsi ...
10:50 AM
  1. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • My Career & Personal Development
    The term 'work-life balance' demands that life and personal emotions should be kept out of the workplace. We need to create an environment where life is integrated, and to acknowledge that we are comp ...
11:30 AM
  1. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • Industry Trends & Innovation
    Simple techniques can have a positive influence on learning and networking and help improve a presentation by creating some variation or “energy waves”. During this session, you will have the opportun ...
12:10 PM
  1. The Meetings Design Lab
    40 mins
    • Meetings Design
    Many speakers don’t have much experience with virtual delivery of presentations. They know how to work on a stage at a live event but when they are just presenting via webcam the challenge is differen ...
12:50 PM
  1. 40 mins
    • On Demand
    • Event Marketing & Research
    COVID-19 forced us all to change our businesses and our marketing. As brands fought to stay relevant during the crisis, what worked, what didn't and why? And looking to 2021, we will still be in the m ...
01:10 PM
  1. Centre Stage
    40 mins
    • Industry Trends & Innovation
    Climate change and sustainability are hot topics in the events industry right now. Events can play a big part in helping to drive solutions for climate change. But is enough being done? Could we be do ...
03:10 PM
  1. Centre Stage
    60 mins
    If you've watched FYRE (if you haven't, just where have you been?), you'll know that no-one is better qualified to talk about what to do when an event doesn't go to plan! In this session, Andy will di ...
04:15 PM
  1. Centre Stage
    60 mins
    Join SongDivision for a fast-paced, music-fuelled online networking party that you don’t want to miss! Be entertained and engaged by SongDivision World-Class MC and musicians who have toured and recor ...

 

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