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Attendee Series Part 2: The Art of Interaction

By Jennifer Brous

Part Two: The Art of Interaction

Everyone loves a good conference. Stop for a second and think about what draws you to come to a conference – what makes you want to attend an event? Maybe the speakers are extremely credible. Maybe the presentation topics are noteworthy. Maybe your boss made you go. Or it could be that you want to meet and mingle with new conference friends (aka: network and make new contacts).

In a recent post-event survey, we found that 50% of BDI attendees registered for an event due to (more…)


March 19, 2012 at 3:05 am

Attendee Series Part 1: Coming Prepared

By Jennifer Brous

Maybe you have attended a BDI event, maybe not (but should). If you have, I am sure you have seen me before – I am one of the event organizers guarding the registration table with a large coffee in hand. Needless to say, I get to interact with A LOT of attendees who come to our events.

It is important for the team at BDI to execute events that provide educational and innovative content for our attendees to walk away with. Therefore, I am starting The Attendee Series to help our attendees make the most out of our events.

Part 1: Coming Prepared

I do not know about you, but I used to get extremely anxious (in a good way) before my first day of school. Not only would I plan my “haven’t seen you all summer” best first day outfit, but I would also organize my school bag with binders, folders, paper, pens, pencils, erasers, etc. I did all of this because I wanted to get the most out of my first day (aka: syllabus day) – I wanted to come prepared.

Now fast forward past your riveting school years to your present employed life. Coming to an event as an attendee (more…)

August 2, 2011 at 6:54 pm


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