Creating EPIC Conferences

Recorded On: 11/10/2015

The challenge of many conferences today is that they are like local, indigenous populations using their native tongue trying to talk to foreign immigrants. The traditional conference experience is out of touch, disconnected and using an outdated model. It fails to connect with today's generations.

Well, it's time your conference went EPIC!

Today's culture wants EPIC communications and experiences. For today's conferences to succeed, they must step outside of traditional thinking. They have to create new models and experiences that use a four-step EPIC transformational process.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the four-step EPIC model for conferences and events.
  • Discuss how conferences can create experiential events.
  • List ways to make conferences more participatory that increase learning and retention.

Jeff Hurt

EVP, Education and Engagement

Jeff Hurt joined Velvet Chainsaw Consulting in January 2010 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Education and Engagement. In 2012, he was recognized as the PCMA Educator of the Year. Jeff has worked in leadership roles with five associations, five government organizations and several companies in the education, events and meetings departments, including Meetings Professionals International and Promotional Products Association International, one of the top 50 shows in the industry.He is considered one of the leading authorities in the meetings industry on adult education, conference design, digital events and social media for events and associations. He speaks and blogs frequently about meeting and technology trends, the future of conference education, adult learning and all things meetings at