Learn more from Events & Conferences – A Contract

15 Jul , 2017  

This has been developed as a resource to support the Learn2Learn app. It’s a one-page ‘contract’ designed to capture key takeaways, commitments and support from an event or conference.

I’ve had great feedback on how people use it. Some print out a single version for the main takeaways from an entire event, others print several, using one per session of a conference.

For my part, I use a single one for small events and for a big conference I now use a version of this as a Trello board. Let me know how you use it in the comments.

Also, if you haven’t downloaded the app yet, find out more about and download Learn2Learn here. It’s available on GooglePlay and the AppStore and has a section on learning more from events and much, much more. It’s all packaged in 18 engaging explainer videos, infographics, and recommended actions.




3 Responses

  1. Bill Baugh says:

    Great resource — thanks for sharing this, Arun.

    A few thoughts…

    I definitely see the value of this as a post-event “keep this stuff alive” type of document. It has me thinking about how to get the most out of this. For me, I think I also need to spend some time thinking/planning before the event as well to get the most out of this.

    Questions I might ask myself prior to a conference based on this tool might include:
    – why am I really going to this conference? what’s my goal/s?
    – what sorts of ideas do I want to explore? assumptions to challenge?
    – what knowledge gaps do I have that need to be addressed?
    – who’s paying for my conference participation and what might they like to hear when I get back?
    – who should I be networking with (inside and outside of my industry)?
    – what vendor tools do I need to explore and learn more about?
    – what experience/skills do I have that I might be able to share with others?

    I’d be in much better shape to complete this template afterwards if I spent the time beforehand doing this self-questioning exercise. In fact, I wonder if there could be a before-conference version of this to complement this after-conference reflection.

    Thanks for getting my gears turning prior to my upcoming conference!

    • arun says:

      Thanks for your comments and great ideas, yes I totally agree. I havent created a printable document but there’s a section on ‘preparing for a conference’ in the Learn2Learn app itself.

      I like the idea of printable option though so that’s going on my to-do list 🙂

      • Bill Baugh says:

        Fantastic, thanks Arun! I’ll continue to follow your work and hope I see you again at future conferences. Thanks for sharing your insights last week at DevLearn — such good stuff.

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