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Experience is Everything

by Connie Jeske Crane


You’ve arranged catering, hotels and a fantastic theme and speaker lineup. But these days that’s just not enough when you’re arranging a conference, says Karen Norris, CMP, conference manager at the Canadian Association of General Surgeons, and one of the planners behind MPI’s The EVENT. “We are more than just people who put bums in seats and order catering.”


Today, planners have an incredible responsibility around education too, says Norris. “You’re bringing some of the greatest minds together to discuss ideas and concepts and take these ideas back to their jobs and make a difference in their field.”


Yet there’s disaffection here. Seems those same-old PowerPoint presentations and breakout sessions just aren’t cutting it anymore. Just because you schedule breakouts, says Norris, “it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re learning anything from it.” Planners need to step up, she says, and help design more meaningful and collaborative education experiences. 

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