Weekly study2 hours
Event Management for Conferences: the Basics
Build your event management and conference planning skills
Careful planning is essential for the success of any meeting, event, or conference.
On this one-week course from Learning Lounge, you’ll learn the basics of everything you need to know to plan a conference (or business event) and develop the key skills required to manage each aspect successfully and with as little stress as possible.
Explore the key stages of event planning
Planning begins well in advance of a conference or event date and may take months or even years depending on the event.
Throughout this course, you’ll look at the timeline of an event, starting with determining the purpose and objectives of an event and ending with wrapping up the post-conference report.
You’ll explore each planning phase, learning the basic requirements of each step in the timeline, from planning the budget to deciding the timing, venue, and program.
Develop your organisation skills to coordinate a conference
Once all of the key decisions have been made and plans are in place, the many moving parts of the conference need organising.
You’ll delve into the organising phase of event management: attendee communications, registration, schedules, and checklists. You’ll learn tips and techniques for managing any type of event, including tools to help along the way.
Learn how to manage the day of an event and what to do post-conference
Once the day of the event comes around, pressure and stress can be high.
You’ll explore the different aspects of the event itself that you may need to organise, as well as planning and implementing contingencies.
Then, to cap off your new knowledge, you’ll look at how to handle the post-conference steps, from evaluating and reporting on the event to wrapping up the receipts and finances.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Assess the purpose, required outcomes, and style of the conference you wish to deliver.
- Explore the conference facilities requirements, budget, and preparation timeline.
- Identify speakers and prepare a call for papers in accordance with the conference purpose and style.
- Produce publicity material in accordance with promotion strategy and budget.
- Develop the program details, including pre-conference information and contingency arrangements.
- Evaluate the conference outcomes.
- Collect conference papers for publication and distribution within designated timelines.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone involved in organising and managing business events or conferences, whether in an academic, private, or public setting.
It’s designed for those who have never ran or organised a large scale event before, and covers the basics.
Who developed the course?
Learning Lounge (LL) is Australia’s leading online course publisher. With over 100,000+ hours of highly produced, engaging, industry-led content across 20+ industries.
Learning Lounge believes fervently in the value of online learning: it is fundamental to their vision and always will be. They are constantly investing in improving a learner’s experience by creating engaging, interactive content.
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