Once you've been planning meetings for a few years, it becomes easy to fall in love with an event template that has worked time and time again. For example, morning registration always leads to the first keynote. The keynote is then followed by breakout sessions. After the breakout sessions everyone returns to the main space for lunch.
This is an efficient and proven itinerary that will be used at thousands of meetings across the world this year. So why am I suggesting you try something new? I'll answer that with a question of my own... why not? Unless your boss is adamant about this format there is nothing holding you back from trying something different.
Meetings are about delivering content to attendees in a format that promotes learning. Obviously there is no shortage of ways to achieve this, In fact, one might argue that an unexpected format keeps attendees more in tune to the message. It is rarely easy to add pizazz to corporate presentations, which is why you should explore all the different variables you have control over. But don't wait too long, as much of this needs to be planned before you negotiate with your venue.
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