The annual ACDM Conference was well attended this year, with delegate numbers higher than the previous few years. Following the conference, we asked delegates to feedback via an on-line survey, here is a summary of the results.
Word of mouth (38%) was the most popular way of learning about the conference, with ACDM eShot and website being the next most popular. It shows the importance of what people say in their decisions to attend conferences, so please do spread the word!
Programme content was the main objective for almost 80% of respondents, and the survey results show that this was good or very good for over 90%. It’s great to see us getting it right, please do continue to feedback on what you want to hear about as this is the best way to make sure we cover those topics for you.
The content of the conference, including the speaker program and the exhibition stands were also very well received. As programme contents and networking were top of the list of main motivators for attendance at the conference and the committee strives to provide high quality specifically in this area, we are pleased to see this good opinion. This is a continuing theme of the conferences over the years, so please share your positive thoughts on the conference with colleagues and contacts, to ensure they don’t miss out next year.
The feedback on the pre-conference items, joining documents, payments, website etc. has been reviewed by the ACDM office and we’re pleased that the feedback shows that we have improved on previous conference feedback in this area. In 2016, the biggest area for improvement was identified as the conference website, and this year, the feedback had only 1 negative response for the website which is a vast improvement.
Thanks to all who responded, and we hope to see you all in Amsterdam next year for what is already planning to be a bigger conference, with more time for speakers provided through out one and a half day format, plus overnight package. Keep a look out for news on this as the plans progress.