ERIC Number: ED446235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Designing Successful Professional Meetings and Conferences in Education: Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation.
Mundry, Susan; Britton, Edward; Raizen, Senta; Loucks-Horsley, Susan
This book outlines the principles of planning, implementing, and evaluating successful professional meetings and conferences in education. The following are among the topics discussed: (1) the knowledge base of effective meetings and conferences (nine principles held by effective meeting designers; characteristics of effective meetings and conferences; principles of effective adult learning); (2) early planning (identification of target audiences, conference budgets, identification of cosponsors or partners; selection of locations and dates; delegation of responsibility for conference design and planning); (3) design issues (selecting activities and approaches; identifying the view of participants assumed in the design; using the authentic task approach; choosing and supporting speakers; communicating with leaders, facilitators, and presenters; marketing conferences; preparing preconference participant mailings; managing conferences); (4) evaluating a conference or meeting (focusing the evaluation; identifying the evaluation's audience; choosing data collection methods; evaluating the meeting design and process; selecting evaluation methods; using evaluation information to make improvements; and conducting regular evaluations of small meetings and working sessions; and (5) producing conference proceedings (purposes of proceedings and ways to capture the meeting and add analysis to reporting). The following items are appended: examples of topics addressed by professional meeting planners; sample agendas; and sample evaluations. The bibliography lists 23 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Agenda Setting, Audience Analysis, Audience Awareness, Communication Skills, Conference Proceedings, Conferences, Data Collection, Delivery Systems, Evaluation Utilization, Guidelines, Information Dissemination, Information Utilization, Meetings, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Systems Approach, Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement
Corwin Press, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218, Tel: 805-499-9734, Fax: 800-41-SCHOOL, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com (ISBN: 0-7619-7632-9 (library edition) $49.95; ISBN: 0-7619-7633-7 (paper) $21.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Science Education, Madison, WI.