Organising events that suck: 7 - Invite interesting key note speakers

12 Apr 2011

While working on FSCONS for the last four years, we've learned a lot about organising events. We've also learned what you should definitely avoid doing at all possible costs. Watch this space to learn the 10 ways to organise an event that suck!

7. Invite interesting key note speakers

photo of Glyn Moody

Glyn moody by Mathias Klang / CC BY-NC.

Forcing everyone to listen to interesting speakers? The horrors of it all! You should definitely do this. It will very clearly make your event suck. One of the principles at FSCONS is that the speakers are also participants of the event. We don't invite anyone to speak at FSCONS if they also don't participate as a.. well, participant. It's always a balance, but we try. So in a way, we try to invite people to participants. And sometimes, a participants takes to the front of the room and says something interesting. We encourage that!