- www.conferencesthatwork.comOwner, 2007 - present
- Segar ConsultingOwner, 1983 - 2007
- Marlboro CollegeProfessor of Computer Science, 1983 - 1993
- Solar AlternativeOwner, 1978 - 1983
- Tufts UniversityResearch Associate, High Energy Physics, 1977 - 1978
- conferencesthatwork.com (current)
In 2007, I switched to working full-time on the design and facilitation of participant-driven conferences and sessions. Since the publication of my book Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love in 2009 I've become an energetic champion for participation-rich and participant-driven meetings as vehicles for uncovering and satisfying actual attendee needs for optimum learning, connection, engagement, and action. My latest book The Power of Participation: Creating Conferences That Deliver Learning, Connection, Engagement, and Action explains how to maximize learning, connection, engagement, and action at the session level.
I've been named one of The Most Innovative People in Events
by BizBash Magazine, one of The Top 10 Event Professionals
Worth Knowing on Social Media, and one of MeetingNet's Eleven Most Influential Online Personalities in Meetings & Travel. Articles about me have
Meetings & Conventions Magazine, BizBash Magazine,
Successful Meetings, MeetingsNet, Association Meetings, Success Magazine, Science Meetings, PCMA Convene
Magazine, and many other event magazines and blogs. I write regularly on event design and
other issues on my blog, was the community manager of the weekly #eventprofs chats on Twitter during 2011-12, and am currently the moderator of the G+ #eventprofs community where I host the (mostly) weekly #eventprofs Happy Hour Hangout on Thursday afternoons.
Currently, I'm consulting on conference (re)design and facilitation, presenting on participant-driven and participation-rich events, facilitating The Solution Room and Personal Introspective sessions at conferences, and running workshops on using participative techniques to transform conference sessions.
- University of OxfordPhysics, B.A., 1970 - 1973
- Unversity College, LondonPhysics, Ph. D., 1973 - 1977
- Vermont Leadership InstituteLeadership, 2007 - 2008
— Learn experientially how to make conferences and conference sessions far more engaging and effective.
— Gain powerful meeting design insights that maximize learning, connection, engagement, and action outcomes.
— Significantly increase owner and attendee satisfaction and participation at sessions and events.
Unconferences & the events industry - A talk with Adrian Segar
Unconference pioneer Adrian Segar talks about the history of unconferences and the impact they seem to be having on the events industry in t
Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love by Adrian Segar
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