Whether it’s your first time attending or you’ve been going for years, make sure you know how to really get the most out of your visit to the Charity Tech Conference.
1.Block out your diary
It’s less than a month away, so make sure your diary doesn’t get full. Commit to the date, Thursday 9th November, and block it out on your calendar.
2. Don’t be late
Doors open at 9am sharp so make sure you’re there early to avoid the queues and make the most of networking time before the talks begin.
3. Plan your day wisely
It’s important to go to the event with a clear goal in mind of what you want to achieve. Do you want to find out more about ‘the practicalities of planning, developing and marketing a mobile app from scratch’? Then make sure you’ve got a seat at the 12.10pm talk in A2.
Study the programme in advance, so you don’t miss out on any important talks for you. There are loads of talks going on throughout the day, and more than one at the same time, so you can’t be everywhere at once, choose your top few and prioritise.
4. Download the app
The event now has a dedicated mobile app which is available to download from the App store. It allows you to easily check who has registered and contact participants directly, without disclosing personal emails. It also provides delegates with a personalised itinerary and access to the conference materials, and includes interactive tools such as discussions and live polls to get involved with.
5. Exhibitor stands & product demos
Make sure you leave yourself enough time in the day to visit the exhibitor stands and product demonstrations from ‘BetterNow’ and ‘kindlink’. If you have a company, charity, product or service you want to find out more about, just make sure you block out some time to find them and ask any questions you have. Be sure to pick up any leaflets too.
6. Bring business cards
There’s going to be a lot of people attending the conference, you never know who you might be introduced to. Make sure to have business cards or any other collateral at the ready to pass on and follow up afterwards.
7. Take notes & photos
With so many talks and valuable information on offer throughout the day, you’ll need to have a notepad or laptop to hand to take plenty of notes. If there’s a specific diagram or graph on the slides that could be useful, just take a photo.
8. Enjoy yourself!
Learn lots, network with non-profit sector professionals and have a great day! Remember to take some time out for lunch and refreshments, gather your thoughts and review what you have achieved, and what you’ve still got left to do.