What Future Conferences Could Look Like
It's time to reimagine meetings to better meet stakeholders' needs
With COVID-19 affecting how scientists and other people gathered, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) assembled a panel of experts in various parts of association conference planning to reimagine meetings of the future to be more impactful for and valuable to society stakeholders.
The resulting report, "The Future of Association Convening: Envisioning for the Sciences," offers suggestions on how scientific conferences can integrate lessons learned from retooling in-person meetings for virtual formats over the past year, while also meeting changing demands of their research communities and the conduct of science.
Although the report, released earlier this month, focuses on scientific conferences, it has applications for the broader association community as organizations plan upcoming meetings. Here is a look at three areas of the report that may help inform how you execute your future events.
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