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Needed – End of Conference Activity

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I am running a half day conference for about 100 - 120 (fairly conservative) people and need a closing activity. I want to send the delegates away with a buzz but only have a time slot of about 10 minutes. The themes/objectives of the conference are networking, team building and sharing information, so I would like to try and keep to those themes. Any ideas would be gratefully appreciated.

Many thanks

Lindsay
lindsay rich

3 Responses

  1. personal bingo
    It will need a bit of planning….you’ll need to find out some interesting facts about the people attending. Split them up into groups of 30 BEFORE the conference starts (or into divisions, business units, whatever).

    Give them all a bingo sheet (including items like “Person who has blue eyes”, “person who owns a yacht” “person who is a black belt in judo” etc) asking people to find people so they can tick off the items – first one to get a full house wins a prize. This encourages them to find the people, find information about them and share information about each other.

    If they know one another well, pre-event preparation would be to ask “name one thing no-one else knows about you”. In groups of 30 it might take 10 minutes, it might take a little longer, but is great fun and has worked well for me.

    May need some thinking through and happy to chat further.

  2. Team Workshop Close
    Lindsay

    I am closing a one-day Team-Building workshop myself for 260 people, this Friday! – admittedly as a guest speaker with a little more time than 10 minutes…

    But what I aim to achieve is:
    – Excitement! – ‘Together Everyone can Achieve More’! (‘TEAM’)
    – Commitment! – on our own, isn’t it all soo much harder?
    – Understanding – HOW might we all act differently to be more effective?

    Even in 10 minutes, I am sure you can use this agenda to guide your own presentation, to bring your half-day’s themes to a useful conclusion?

    May I dare suggest that, with a clear idea of your objectives (perhaps even as above?), your task may become much easier?

    Good luck!

    Jeremy

  3. Paired Feedback
    Ask them to work in pairs, discuss what they learnt and agree the three best things about the conference and the one area they would recommend for improvement. They fill in forms which give you useful feedback and they meet someone else.

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