The Launch Pad

Conference planning comes with lots of expenses. There will likely be fees for the location of your gathering, the speaker’s speaking fee, feeding your guests, and the list goes on. As a conference administrator, you have a million things on your mind. You don't need...

So you’ve been tasked with managing a conference? Congratulations! Facilitating “real life” relationships is one of the most rewarding investments we can make in our digitally-saturated culture. We cherish in-person gatherings over those that happen on screens. But using the internet, wisely, can add alot of value...

Volunteers are often looking for help with their conferences. If you don’t know where to start, a quick Google search will return enough results to send you into orbit. Maybe you’ve heard of CVent and Eventbrite but you’re not sure if they're the right fit...

When was the last time you were frustrated with your children because they interrupted you and your phone’s ‘alone time?’ What, too soon? For me, it started as an otherwise great day. My family and I lived in a metropolis, surrounded by millions of people, cars,...

Having a schedule is an indispensable way to make sure that everyone at the conference is on the same page. There are lots of tools out there to help you create a schedule, but we'll step you through how to create a conference schedule with...

Conference management can often feel like a giant game of Whack-a-Mole. No matter how hard you work, as soon as you cross one item off the list, two more items pop up. You just want to get ahead of the details so you can spend...

I’ve been a fan of conferences ever since I attended my first youth retreat in junior high. Even as a teenager my life was so packed full of “events” there was little time left over for God. But during that Jr. High retreat, I was given...

Technology allows us to connect with more people than ever before. But these digital connections, while helpful, can never replace “in real-life” experiences. Despite social media and other opportunities for connecting online, there's still great value in face-to-face interactions. [blockquote text="Conferences are about people." text_color="" width=""...