For our attendees ISCT16 has just finished, but for us it’s already time to start thinking about ISCT17! We’ll be sending post-conference surveys out to all of our attendees (some of you may have already received them), and we strongly urge everyone to take the time to fill them out.
These surveys play an integral role in determining several different elements of next year’s conference, including what speakers we ask back, the types of topics we select for discussion, and even how the networking sessions and overall meeting are structured. The more feedback you give us, the better we can tailor these events to the needs of our attendees!
With that being said, here are a few things you should start thinking about regarding next year’s conference before you sit down to give us your feedback.
1. What do you want to see more of next year?
Was there something you particularly loved about this year’s conference, or maybe even something that wasn’t included but that you think would be really great to add next year? We want to hear about it! We don’t want these meetings to feel like the same old same old, so we’re always looking for fun ways to switch it up and make each conference unique.
2. Were there any speakers that you absolutely must see again?
One of the things we pride ourselves in most is somehow year after year putting together an incredible speaker lineup for the conferences. That being said, we understand that people like some variation, and many of our speakers aren’t able to make it every single year. If there were any speakers that you were absolutely blown away by this year, that you feel like you absolutely must see at next year’s event, please share that information with us so we can start trying to arrange that as early as possible. Plus it’s nice for our speakers to get a little affirmation every once in a while!
3. What could you do without next year?
Just like it’s important to get an idea of what you want to see included in next year’s conference, we also want to hear what parts of the conference you could live without. Let us know if there’s something you thought was boring, unnecessary, or a bit of a time suck.
4. Are there any industry-related topics you’d really like to see discussed?
Our industry is constantly changing, and because of this we’re seeing new innovations each and every day. It’s almost impossible to keep up with! We’re already starting to see things happening now that we know will make for great debates at next year’s conference. As you’re observing these changes in your field, be sure to pinpoint topics you think merit discussion on a larger scale and submit them to us! You just might see them on the lineup for next year.
5. Would you like to be more involved in next year’s conference?
We’re always looking for people who want to take on a bigger role at the conferences, whether it’s by submitting a poster for presentation, being a speaker, or simply providing additional skills to aid with the event execution or promotion. If you’d like to be more involved, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your opinions are important to us, and so is your feedback. If you’ve got the time to fill out our post conference survey and give us your thoughts, then we thank you in advance! If not, please remember that our door is always open. We’d love to hear your ideas for next year, regardless of when you come up with them. Don’t ever hesitate to reach out to us and share what you think will make ISCT17 more valuable from an attendee perspective!