Conference Concertina…

The Hilton Metropole saw the fruits of 3 months work from the team at The Challenge Factor and the staff at NFU Mutual last week. A fantastic conference with speakers drawing inspiration from everything from Formula 1 to reality TV. I found my usual role of delivering speaker training and providing scripting support added to with new logistical duties – keeping track of just what we were shooting for our ‘spy camera’ DVD’s was an entertaining task.

The biggest challenge of all this time around was the conference concertina task. Could you take the material from a 1 day, 2 room conference with presenters working freely from bullet points, full audio-visual support, actor interventions,  and interactive voting systems and turn it into a 3 hour session using only basic AV and presentation equipment? Oh! and the 3 hour session will be delivered several times, with different presenters at each session so must be fully scripted. And, yes the target audience is a bit different.

Enjoyable if difficult to pull off on a very short turnaround. Only sorry I won’t get to any of the sessions to see how it turned out!