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Pro tip regarding speakers

  • 1.  Pro tip regarding speakers

    Posted 06-08-2021 12:36
    DON'T launch an event if the speakers haven't fully confirmed their attendance or at least don't promote them on your event. We've had to send updates to attendees letting them know that certain speakers were no longer presenting on the webinar and the response we had was bad. A lot of them were upset and cancelled their registrations, and I don't blame them :(

    Luciana Cis
    Accenture plc

  • 2.  RE: Pro tip regarding speakers

    Posted 06-17-2021 12:28
    Sorry to hear :( but definitely should wait until contracts are fully signed and you know contractually what you are and aren't able to promote. Hopefully you can get in someone even better and all those people will be signing right back up!


  • 3.  RE: Pro tip regarding speakers

    Community MVP
    Posted 06-22-2021 14:15
    I feel for you Luciana! 
    The process have been using is to launch registration with a general description of the event and the theme of the sessions, then fill in the grid bit by bit. I wait to have a signed contract from speakers, or if they are internal staff speakers make sure they are registered and have booked the time, before I add them to the grid and send promotional content out into the world. 
    For in-person events, I also try and have my speakers for the afternoon show up in the morning in case anything happens and I need to replace a speaker very last minute. 

    Béline FALZON
    Conference Program Specialist II
    California Teachers Association