Great conferences need great facilitators

June 29, 2018

The first step in being a great conference facilitator is to understand that the primary goal of conference sessions is to provide value and insight to the audience, writes Garrett Richards. The second lies in understanding just how much of an impact great facilitators can have on the success of a conference. The author explores four key ways in which session facilitators can improve sessions, which include conveying clear expectations to presenters, keeping presenters disciplined, ensuring that each presenter has an equal opportunity to speak, and engaging the audience throughout the session through structured activities. University Affairs