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The agenda is the heart and soul of Warpstock Europe. As such is deserves your utmost attention. For it to appeal to a large number of visitors, consider the following issues:

  • Quality of presentations
    • Interesting and current topics
    • Standard criteria for good presentations apply
    • People will tolerate speakers who aren't natural presenters up to a certain point if the topic is interesting enough
  • Quantity of presentations
    • Three or four parallel presentation "tracks," i.e., rooms
    • Every presentation should be held twice if possible, so people can attend a maximum of presentations they are interested in
  • Diversity in topics
    • Topics need to appeal to more than one visitor type, i.e., not only to developers
    • Topics that are not completely specific to OS/2 can attract users of other operating systems
  • Early availability of presentation list
    • Can be preliminary
    • Visitors need to decide if the event is interesting for them
    • Interesting presentations might also convince potential speakers and exhibitors to attend
  • Early availability of exhibitor list
    • Can be preliminary
    • Visitors need to decide if the event is interesting for them
    • Interesting exhibitors might also convince potential speakers and exhibitors to attend

[Edit]1 Dealing with speakers

Speakers will rarely offer giving a presentation themselves. It is your turn to invite them and make attending as easy as possible. Things to consider:

  • Start dealing with presentations as early as possible.
  • Assemble the speaker information.
  • Issue a call for speakers and presentations. This should be one of the first after the initial announcement of the event.
  • Invite potential speakers via phone. Do not use email! Email can be accidentally classified as junk, forgotten, and ignored.
  • Provide them with the speaker information they require.
  • Be persistant and probe again if you don't receive an answer.

[Edit]2 Dealing with exhibitors

Exhibitors will rarely offer attending themselves. It is your turn to invite them and make attending as easy as possible. Things to consider:

  • Start dealing with exhibitors as early as possible.
  • Assemble the exhibitor information.
  • Invite potential exhibitors via phone. Do not use email! Email can be accidentally classified as junk, forgotten, and ignored.
  • Provide them with the exhibitor information they require.
  • Offer a presentation slot (for commercial exhibitors).
  • Be persistant and probe again if you don't receive an answer.
  • Do not promise something the event cannot hold! This would seriously put off an exhibitor.



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