The books in this reading list won’t teach you how to choose the best flower arrangements for an event, but they will help you understand how you get total strangers to connect, share ideas and build things together.
We’ve all been that kind of person who signs up for free events and doesn’t show up. A harmless crime, until you become the person who organizes a sold-out free event and ends up with empty seats. But don’t despair, there are a few good ways to avoid no-shows and restore your hope in humanity.
During events, or as part of communities, we often find it hard to fully commit, be present and connect with the people we gathered with. Bobbilee Hartman solves this problem with her Lodged Out retreats in most exciting ways.
This year, Malmö’s The Conference set aside the hot topics in technology to give space to the boring conversations we need to have about things like trust, truth, fake realities and real fictions. It was a really good tech conference that felt nothing like a tech conference.
Exhibit booths or stands at events are meant to create a valuable experience for attendees, but they often end up being boring, ugly and a waste of space. Here are some basic design principles to help you think outside the booth and build one that will gather a crowd.