Adrian Segar has designed, convened, and facilitated hundreds of conferences in North America and abroad. He has been creating participant-led, participation-rich events, commonly known as unconferences, since 1992.
His book Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love (2009) has been described as “THE how-to manual” on creating events that truly engage and capitalize on attendees’ collective wisdom and experience. His 2015 book, The Power of Participation: Creating Conferences That Deliver Learning, Connection, Engagement, and Action—described by Paul Salinger, VP Marketing, Oracle, as a book that “should be OPEN on every meeting planner’s and event marketer’s desk, and used every day”—is a compendium of participation techniques that meeting planners and presenters can use to significantly improve any meeting session.
His latest book The Little Book of Event Crowdsourcing Secrets, to be published in 2019, is a comprehensive guide to creating conference programs that reliably include the sessions and session content attendees actually want and need.
Adrian is an acknowledged innovator and presenter on participant-led event design, and facilitates three popular opening and closing plenaries: The Solution Room, The Personal Introspective and The Group Spective. He has presented at just about all major meetings industry events. Adrian has been named as one of the most innovative event professionals by BizBash Magazine, one of MeetingsNet’s Eleven Most Influential Online Personalities in Meetings and Travel, and has been quoted on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.