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Design Thinking - 20 Tips for 20 Years

  1. Plan with the end in mind. This is the basis for design thinking!
     
  2. Don’t just try something new for no reason – select session formats, educational topics or conference activities tied to conference goals.
     
  3. Try a visual approach to engage stakeholders in conference planning, development and design.
     
  4. Take time to dig into the needs and priorities of your conference audience.
     
  5. Get to know and love Bloom’s Taxonomy for drafting educational goals and objectives.
     
  6. Make the most of pre-conference planning meetings by including all key stakeholders.
     
  7. Build better engagement by making your conference a 4D experience.
     
  8. Break up your schedule to avoid information overload.
     
  9. Set clear expectations for speakers, moderators, presenters and anyone who takes the stage at your events.
     
  10. Take a lesson from TED and help speakers find their Presentation Zen.
     
  11. Establish a clear “call to action” with general session comments or remarks that drives home meeting objectives.
     
  12. Add opportunities for collaboration to your agenda – it engages all adult learners, especially millennials.
     
  13. Carefully select music, lighting and environmental aspects for your events to set the right tone.  
  14. Engage learners and allow them to customize their educational experience using polling technology.
     
  15. Incorporate wellness initiatives into your event to support healthy habits, personal development and enhance learning.
     
  16. Use an app to take mobile technology from distraction to a tool participants use to achieve educational and networking goals.  
  17. Try different approaches to get conference participant feedback.
     
  18. Use on-site conference activities to support ongoing initiatives for the association.
     
  19. Streamline your evaluations to get just the information you really need.
     
  20. Keep a thorough report from each event to drive future decision making.
     
/ Author: Mike Cooke / Number of views: 1270 / Comments: 0 /
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