From the perspective of ones who have been there / done that:
It’s not easy to run a conference!
In addition to the Herculean / Einsteinian task of developing spot-on content and attracting the ideal mix of speakers .. there are no fewer than 10 zillion details (we’ve counted) that need to be coordinated.
And if just ONE of those details is done poorly – or overlooked altogether – you’re stuck with a gaping hole in a jigsaw puzzle that desperately needs to be a complete picture.
Let us help.
WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE US?
We know what we’re doing. We’re not amateurs. We’ve been in the trenches since forever, and have no hesitations about getting our hands dirty to get the job done. we know how to roll with the punches, think on our feet, get the job done – and not have the attendees even know there’s been a ripple.
We’re good at what we do. What would YOU do if ..
a featured speaker cancels the day before the conference?
the meeting facility double-books your conference room?
a blizzard prevents half your speaking faculty from arriving the day they’re scheduled to speak?
the temps you’ve hired to help onsite – even after you train them personally – are (a) well-meaning but ineffectual (b) clueless and couldn’t care less (c) belligerent (d) significantly more interested in knowing the times scheduled for their coffee breaks rather than your conference agenda?
a session is about to start and you have no idea where the speaker is?
ALL of these challenges – and more – have confronted us. In each case, the conference went on as scheduled, and attendees were none the wiser.
Peggy Kilburn Conferences has been developing powerful programs, recruiting superlative speakers, and efficiently managing all pre-conference and onsite details for 30 years.
We have suffered; we are seasoned professionals; and we're happy to share our expertise with you.
Peggy Kilburn Conferences offers a wide range of conference management services, ranging from complete program development and implementation, to straightforward speaker coordination, and everything in between.
Here are our services:
Complete Program Development and Onsite Implementation
Exhaustive topic/speaker research
Assemble program advisory board
Draft initial program outline
Finalize program outline
Recruit, manage, and coordinate speakers
Collaborate on pre-conference logistics
Administer onsite conference logistics
Manage post-conference logistics
Speaker Recruitment and Management
Create session descriptions for website and promotional materials
Provide Speaker Coordinator with daily updates on acceptances and regrets
Conduct conference calls for each multi-speaker session, to discuss content and format
Also included: all tasks listed in Option C: Speaker Coordination
Create/maintain 'conference at a glance' spreadsheet