ERIC Number: ED375781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Planning a Successful Conference. Survival Skills for Scholars, Volume 13.
This book is designed to guide a university faculty member through each stage of conference planning. Each chapter in the book describes a step in the meeting planning process. The first chapter is devoted to learning about professional conferences and meetings from an attendee's perspective. Other chapters address: designing a meeting (who, what, when, where, why); selecting a site and planning a budget to determine how much to charge for registration; planning the program schedule; marketing the meeting; preparing for the meeting; setting up on-site logistics during the meeting; and organizing postmeeting activities. Generally, chapters follow a chronological order, although many steps will be concurrent, from early planning through execution of the meeting. A checklist is provided at the beginning of each chapter. Lists of questions to ask those who are providing meeting services are also presented. Appended materials include sample job descriptions, a sample speaker contract, a sample site prospectus, a room/time chart, a food and beverage function sheet, a sample staging guide with instructions for meeting facility staff, and a list of additional resources such as meeting planning periodicals and books. (JDD)
Descriptors: Administration, Budgeting, Check Lists, College Faculty, Conferences, Guidelines, Higher Education, Marketing, Meetings, Planning, Site Selection
SAGE Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-5525-1, $11.95; cloth: ISBN-0-8039-5524-3).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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