Uncle Online

Uncle Online

Wow. Virtually in the space of 5 months, virtually everything in the conference industry seems to have gone virtual. Sure, some small live events and training have managed to happen face to face, but as of August it seems like the whole conference and events industry...
The Jacinda Effect

The Jacinda Effect

Well it’s a few months into the ‘Isolation age’ and we’ve all probably learnt a lot about ourselves. Personally I’ve learnt that as much as I like my friends, I prefer to be at home with the family on Saturday nights, watching Netflix. I’ve learnt that this is the...
A Virtual Hug for the Conference & Events Industry

A Virtual Hug for the Conference & Events Industry

Is it possible to write anything at the moment that doesn’t address or reference the current Covid situation? I think not. So I won’t even try. And as my blogs and articles tend to be about observations made from conference and event attendance, I guess I will for the...
Let’s not wear out our Welcome

Let’s not wear out our Welcome

I’ve been conferencing now for close to 25 years and throughout that time, many, but not all events have begun with a Welcome to or Acknowledgment of Country. These are sometimes delivered by a leader of the organisation hosting the conference or meeting, the MC of...
Cut It Out

Cut It Out

In 1983 I wrote an essay about 1984. I was in my final year of High School and our English text was, ironically given the year, George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984. I recall with perhaps way too much over-confidence, writing a long, detailed essay in my Year 12...