#IABC10 World Conference feedback – compliments, suggestions and criticisms

… and now for the compliments suggestions and criticisms Applause, Applause – What #IABC10 Did Right 1.    Great location 2.    Warm and welcoming staff and volunteers to provide assistance throughout the conference 3.    Fabulous opening ceremonies and Gold Quill Award ceremony 4.    Engaging keynote speakers who challenged us to think beyond the business of communications Read more about #IABC10 World Conference feedback – compliments, suggestions and criticisms[…]

IABC 2010 world conference thoughts, themes and take-aways

In addition to the fabulous people, professional sessions, terrific networking opportunities and heaps of fun,here are a few of my views about this  year’s conference… The future looks fabulous! As communicators we’re a lucky bunch! Our future looks fabulous. It promises to be dynamic, challenging and rewarding. But, to take advantage of the opportunities that Read more about IABC 2010 world conference thoughts, themes and take-aways[…]

An interview with Shel Holz from FIR about the UNconference

TorontoTalks is grateful to Shel Holz for this recent blog post and podcast that explains a little more about how the UNconference came to be and what you can expect. Christopher Swan and I were interviewed by Shel just yesterday. Have a peek and a listen! Questions of the day Have you attended an unconference? Read more about An interview with Shel Holz from FIR about the UNconference[…]

An Invitation from the TorontoTalks Crew

For all you IABC-ers out there…As outlined in the IABC 2010 World Conference program, there’s an “UNconference” session entitled  Emerging Communication Channels scheduled for Sunday, June 6th from 2- 5pm. We want as many of you to join us as possible. Your facilitators, aka The TorontoTalks Crew (TTC) are Jeremy Schultz, Christopher Swan, Bryan Person Read more about An Invitation from the TorontoTalks Crew[…]

A Milestone in Conversations

There it was. In print. The brochure arrived.The annual event that I look forward to year after year. Finally in 2010, after 20 years of membership in the association, I’m achieving a milestone. I’m on the agenda for the 2010 IABC Word Conference, taking place in my home city of Toronto. I won’t be playing Read more about A Milestone in Conversations[…]

What TED can teach Conference Organizers

What’s the consummate conference experience? TED of course.  TED has become synonymous with innovation, inspiration. It thrills and inspires audiences around the world to join in the conversation. As stated in their history, TED was born in 1984 out of the observation by Richard Saul Wurman of a powerful convergence between Technology, Entertainment and Design. Read more about What TED can teach Conference Organizers[…]

SME Summit was tops

What a great day at the SME Technology Summit 2009 This was an AWESOME way to kick off the month. HUGE thanks go out to @trib aka Stephen Collins whose generosity made it possible for me to attend. “You da man!” So, what were my lasting impressions? First off, the Waterview Convention Centre is a Read more about SME Summit was tops[…]

outtathegate summary presentation

I recently presented this to the IABC NSW chapter, sharing the highlights from the outtathegate campaign designed to extend the IABC 2009 World Conference conversation. If you’re interested in a similar campaign for your next meeting, conference or summit, I’d be happy to discuss your specific needs. Outtathegate Presentation View more presentations from lindajohannesson.

Extending the conference conversation

The outtathegate case study from IABC’s 2009 World Conference in San Francisco The IABC NSW (Sydney) chapter offered a scholarship to help a lucky chapter member defray the costs of attending the IABC World Conference 2009 in San Francisco. I was lucky enough to receive the award this year. So, a huge “THANK YOU” goes Read more about Extending the conference conversation[…]