Thank you to everyone that took the time to complete our Conference survey. The Board of Directors will review over the results of the survey at the December 8th Board Meeting. The information provided is invaluable to us and will help make our next event even a bigger success.
Overall, the results showed 4.1 Star Rating Across the Board on all questions asked. The most liked was the networking opportunity, breakfast with the vendors, and quality of the hosting facility.
Tradeshow Area- We realized after we started setting up on Tuesday that the tradeshow area was not ideal. Since we had never hosted at this location, we relied heavily on the venue's staff to help guide us on square footage and table setups. Going forward for the 2022 event, we will open-up the tradeshow area by not having it so “crowded” or packed, now that we fully understand the dynamics of the area.
Breakfast with the vendors- We agree 100% that the breakfast value was not worth $30.00, but honestly it is what the hosting venue charges us per plate for the meal. A quick remedy for those that wanted to eat breakfast and not be charged the $30.00 fee is to join our Association as a member. Part of your membership fee goes to cover meal costs at all events we host. Vendor Membership is only $650.00 per year (January 1st to December 31st) and literally can save your company about $1,000.00 in fees.
Wheel of Names Daily Door Prizes- In the future, we will only be spinning the wheel for the attendees that are in the room at the time of the drawing instead of all attendees who checked in that day for the Conference. This will eliminate those that left early and didn’t stay for the daily door prizes.
Thank you for the kind words and recognizing our staff and team members who worked hard at the Conference. The Registration team was Donna, Payton, Lyndzee, and Tiannah. Jeff Fristoe is a Vendor Representative that has been Associated with the Association for several years. Scott Rowland is the Assistant Director and Steve Griebe is the Executive Director.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Professional Development/Energy Conference that will be hosted at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Ky on April 20th & 21st 2022. Look for registration links and email blast coming out around the first of January 2022.