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Rachel Perry

Rachel is a Senior Manager on the Education Management team at Nth Degree. Her focus is helping speakers stay organized and attendees get the most value from event content. Prior to Nth Degree, Rachel managed the agenda and speakers for EnerNOC’s EnergySMART Conference and Workshop Series. Rachel in a few words: Baker. Half-marathoner (to cancel out the baking). Avid consumer of TED Talks. Bostonian. Blogger.
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Recent Posts

7 Things to Consider Before Launching a Call for Speakers

Posted by Rachel Perry on Jan 5, 2018 3:09:34 PM

After spending a few years curating content for your event, it has gained traction to the point where people are vying for a spot on the agenda. Does this sound familiar? Nice work! Now that you’ve reached this important milestone, what should you do? You launch a Call for Speakers, of course.

A Call for Speakers (CFS) is an open invitation to your community to submit a proposal to speak at your event. This process is critical to ensuring your content measures up to attendee expectations. Therefore, it needs to be carefully planned and executed—a strategy most event planners are familiar with. In the spirit of being prepared, here are 7 things to think about before launching a CFS. 

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Topics: Events, Attendee Learning & Content

6 Steps to Create an Engaging Panel Discussion

Posted by Rachel Perry on Nov 1, 2016 1:29:00 PM

Panels are a mainstay in any conference agenda. They give your audience the opportunity to hear a variety of perspectives in one session. They are also a great way to get influential speakers involved that might not have the bandwidth (or the desire) to prepare a solo presentation. A panel discussion can provide a wealth of information - but if not prepared well, it can become a major waste of time for your audience.

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Topics: Events, Attendee Learning & Content, Audience Engagement