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The #FRESH13 Conference as a Social Media case study?


The FRESH Conference
is the annual conference organized by Meeting Support Institute dedicated to meetings professionals and focused on designing effective meetings.

FRESH will be in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 13-15 January 2013 and, for almost 3 days, we will explore together meeting formats, session formats, presentation formats, tools and techniques.

The FRESH13 adventure is not just theory, but thorough practical experience.

What we like the most regarding The FRESH Conference, beside the opportunity to experiment new stuff related to meeting design without having any fear of failing, is the sense of belonging to a tribe.

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How to create your own conference mobile APP

Are you going to organize a conference and are you thinking about having your own mobile application?

If yes maybe you need some tips on how to design it.

There are some applications you can play with and that help you with building your own application. There are others that transform your event website in an application. But this is not what we are going to talk about here.

I believe that everyone should do his job and there are very good companies and professionals who develop applications for the meeting industry. It’s also very easy to reach them.
Depending on your budget and your event requirements I suggest you to write down all your needs and ideas in order to prepare a good request for proposal.

This article aims to help you with just that: so let’s focus on it. Read more

Brilliant outcomes at the kick-off meeting of The Fresh Conference 2013

Great minds and great professionals worked the past weekend to build the next big success of The Fresh Conference, the annual event fully dedicated to design meetings in the most effective way.

In Copenhagen, at the Crown Plaza Tower, 14 meeting professionals with different skills and know-how (this is only a part of the great team that is working for FRESH13) met with the challenging aim of making it even better…

We were looking for something new, something unexpected for this second edition of The Fresh Conference… and at the same time something so useful and precious that no one would like to miss it. Read more

Event professionals why care about iPad?

iPad or other tablets?

The result of a poll made with the voting system during a training session that I’ve attended at EIBTM 2011 in Barcelona shows that the participants to the session had:

  1. 53%   iPad
  2. 13%   Android
  3.  6%   Other Tablet
  4. 28%   No Tablet

Taking into account that the iPad is the fastest selling device in history and that more than 25 million iPads have already been sold, what are the problems and the opportunities that an Event Professionals need to face? Read more

Food and Mood at Events – Do they have a mutual influence?

I personally experienced at the Crown Plaza Tower in Copenhagen the mutual influence of the food and the mood of the attendees at an event.

The first day of The Fresh Conference started very early, at 8:00 o’clock in the morning the plenary room was full of attendees. As soon as they closed the door, the food and beverage team of the hotel started to set up the first coffee break.

Immediately, as I usually do, I kept an eye checking if everything was in order and I saw, with a mix of surprise and worries, that the set up and the food were completely different from my expectations of a “typical” coffee break. Read more

Workshop: Exploring iPad Apps for Meeting and Events

The aim of the workshop I presented at The Fresh Conference in Copenhagen was to explore and experiment some of the most useful iPad applications to help designing effective meetings. Throughout the session, participants have been guided through the use of a range of applications considered essential for the meeting industry: strategies and tools that focus on event management, attendees engagement, connecting devices, social media optimization, virtual and shared whiteboards and work spaces. We were successfully supported by the good WiFi of the Crow Plaza Towers in Copenhagen. Read more