SAMPLE CONFERENCE REPORT Overall Mid-Year Meeting Evaluation Summary by YounesR

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                                    Overall Mid-Year Meeting Evaluation Summary Report
Number of Evaluation Forms                                                                                                     1889

                                                     Importance to You                                    Satisfaction Level
                                        Very Important    Important            Unimportant   Very Satisfied     Satisfied      Not Satisfied
1. Overall Seminar
Networking opportunities                 58.8%           37.6%                  3.5%         43.4%             50.0%             6.6%
Keynote speakers                         41.1%           46.6%                 12.3%         43.9%             50.9%             5.3%
Pre-registration                         26.1%           55.1%                 18.8%         27.1%             62.5%            10.4%
On-site registration                     18.1%           23.6%                 58.3%         46.2%             50.0%             3.8%
Lodging                                  45.8%           53.0%                  1.2%         24.7%             48.1%            27.3%
Program guide                            51.9%           43.0%                  5.1%         41.2%             58.8%             0.0%
Meeting organization                     12.9%           18.6%                 68.6%         35.0%             55.0%            10.0%

2. Exhibits provided you an opportunity to..
See Latest products                      73.3%           23.3%                  3.5%         53.8%             43.8%             2.5%
Gather information                       47.0%           36.1%                 16.9%         47.7%             49.2%             3.1%
Compare products                         54.2%           38.6%                  7.2%         41.9%             51.4%             6.8%
See/participate in demonstrations        22.2%           50.6%                 27.2%         35.7%             60.7%             3.6%
Talk with Experts                        12.2%           34.1%                 53.7%         32.4%             67.6%             0.0%


                                                     Importance to You                                    Satisfaction Level
                                        Very Important    Important            Unimportant   Very Satisfied     Satisfied      Not Satisfied
3. The session offered you an opportunity to learn..
New approaches                           51.8%           41.0%                  7.2%         20.5%             63.0%            16.4%
New concepts                             71.1%           28.9%                  0.0%         29.1%             54.4%            16.5%
Advanced skills                          53.8%           40.0%                  6.3%         16.9%             62.0%            21.1%
Career development                       35.4%           44.3%                 20.3%         22.8%             63.2%            14.0%
Best Practices                           45.1%           52.4%                  2.4%         26.7%             64.0%             9.3%
Peer Experiences                         26.3%           56.3%                 17.5%         19.7%             73.8%             6.6%
Case studies                             30.1%           60.2%                  9.6%         15.9%             71.0%            13.0%

4. Additional Activities
Pre-Conference seminars                  14.1%           28.2%                 57.7%         41.4%             48.3%            10.3%
Spouse program                           15.8%           25.0%                 59.2%         28.0%             56.0%            16.0%
Golf tournament                          58.8%           37.6%                  3.5%         43.4%             50.0%             6.6%
Global networking lounge                 16.7%           27.8%                 55.6%         28.6%             67.9%             3.6%
Foundation dinner                         5.3%           18.7%                 76.0%         21.1%             68.4%            10.5%
President's reception                    26.3%           46.3%                 27.5%         32.7%             38.5%            28.8%
bookstore                                36.3%           43.8%                 20.0%         47.5%             50.8%             1.6%


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5. How important is each of the following when you are selecting a session to attend?
                                                Very Important            Important             Unimportant
Title/Topic                                     84.5%                   14.3%                   1.2%
Track                                           26.8%                   53.5%                  19.7%
Case Studies                                    42.9%                   45.5%                  11.7%
Interactive Discussions                         44.3%                   40.5%                  15.2%
Career Development                               2.6%                   18.4%                  78.9%

6. What topics would you like to see covered in future sessions?
     "What's New" should be put on several times on first day.
     Business management.
     Conflict Resolution.
     Continue same assortment.
     Cultural differences throughout the world and how to cope while doing business.
     Cutting edge technologies.
     Managing the "X" generation. Successful keys to Management in this field.
     Future Outlook.
     Risk Assessment - with real tools.
     Using spreadsheets to sell/justify programs.


7. Would you recommend this Conference/ Seminar to others?
                                            Yes                   No
                                           93.7%                 6.3%

8. If not, why not?
     Programs were disappointing.
     Most of the seminars were at the rudimentary level.
     My experience was not good. It seemed to me like an organization not doing much to engage the real professionals.
     It's difficult to convince firms to support this conference. Let's have more reasonable costs.
     Registration much too expensive for number of sessions of interest.
     Too commercial.
     Too costly. CD Roms should be provided within attendee package.
     Too much time for vendors not enough time for educational sessions and learning.
     Need more advanced sessions - too basic this year.




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9. Overall, how satisfied are you with the seminar?
                              Very Satisfied          Satisfied          Not Satisfied
                                     37.8%                    46.3%                 15.9%

10. If you were not satisfied with the seminar, please tell us how we can improve.
     Bring the educational level of the material presented up to that which is appropriate for an audience.
     Do something about final drawing for prizes - need PA system. No vendor drawing during sessions.
     I was disappointed with the types of programs. I would look to more high level practice programs - not the basics.
     Keynotes should be on at luncheon instead of at 8 a.m.
     More session time, less vendor-only time
     Keep Exhibit Hall open later and open earlier.
     Not enough seminars of key importance to me compared to previous years.
     Not much discussion after sessions.
     Inadequate seating/meeting areas on conference floor.
     Organize exhibits by type or service - waste too much time walking around looking - very tiring.
     Some workshops should have been longer, presenter was rushed.
     Speakers need to provide more depth and useable tools.
     Convention center laid out such that tremendous amount of walking necessary.


11. How would you describe the cost of the seminar?
                               Inexpensive         Appropriate            Expensive
                                  1.2%               47.6%                  51.2%

12. Number of employees in your organization?
1 to 100                                                      12.0%
101 to 1,000                                                  19.3%
1,001 to 2,500                                                13.3%
2,501 to 5,000                                                15.7%
5,000 to 10,000                                                9.6%
More than 10,000                                              30.1%

13. When did you decide to attend this seminar?
Over one year ago                                             24.7%
7 to 12 months ago                                            27.2%
5 to 6 months ago                                             17.3%
3 to 4 months ago                                             21.0%
2 months ago                                                   3.7%
Within the last month                                          6.2%




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14. Which of the following educational offerings would you prefer? (choose one)
Industry specific conferences (3 days)                     32.9%
Emerging issues programs (2-3 days)                        20.5%
Fundamental workshops (5 days)                              1.4%
Courses on CD                                              21.9%
Internet                                                    2.7%
Distance learning                                           9.6%
Interactive/Invitation-only for specific segments/titles    1.4%
Roundtables/Forums (1 day)                                  5.5%
Correspondence courses                                      4.1%

15. Do you plan to attend next year's seminar in Dallas, Texas?
                                Yes                        75.6%
                                No                         24.4%

16. Did a spouse or guest travel with you to the seminar?
                                Yes                        34.5%
                                No                         65.5%

17. If yes, did they attend the spouse/guest program?
                                Yes                        82.4%
                                No                         17.6%

18. If yes, please rate the program.
Excellent                                                  23.1%
Very Good                                                  23.1%
Good                                                       30.8%
Fair                                                       15.4%
Poor                                                        7.7%




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20. How important is each of the following when you are deciding whether to attend the next conference?
                                               Extremely + Very
                                                  Important
Lodging cost                                     65.8%
Instructors/Featured Speakers                    64.9%
General Session                                  63.2%
Program costs                                    62.8%
Location                                         62.0%
Dates                                            59.7%
Hotel/Resort                                     41.6%

     All Selections                               Extremely                Very               Somewhat     Not Very    Not At All         Not a
                                                  Important             Important             Important   Important   Important          Factor
General Session                                  25.0%                 38.2%                 28.9%         6.6%       1.3%              0.0%
Location                                         20.3%                 41.8%                 24.1%        11.4%       2.5%              0.0%
Instructors/Featured Speakers                    28.6%                 36.4%                 26.0%         9.1%       0.0%              0.0%
Dates                                            18.2%                 41.6%                 27.3%        13.0%       0.0%              0.0%
Lodging cost                                     39.2%                 26.6%                 27.8%         6.3%       0.0%              0.0%
Hotel/Resort                                     10.4%                 31.2%                 31.2%        16.9%       9.1%              1.3%
Program costs                                    37.2%                 25.6%                 30.8%         6.4%       0.0%              0.0%



21. You can say it better than we can! Please provide a quote we can use to promote next year's seminar.
     "Prepare for the Future"
     "Professionals Enlightening Professionals."
     Prepare for the Challenges of Tomorrow.
     A must for continued self-development.
     A wonderful learning, educational, and enlightening experience.
     An impressively and efficiently organized event!
     Be the best - be better than the rest.
     Celebrating 50 years of Professionalism.
     Come learn and meet fellow professionals.
     It's the place to network with your fellow peers.
     Making the world a better place.
     Measure the value.
     Road map to success - Let's roll.
     The first "50" successful years and into the future.




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