Podcast: Would You Host a Completely Spontaneous Conference? (Episode 141)

The team behind Haute Dokimazo shares how they create unconventional, participant-driven unconferences for event professionals.

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik
Guests: Liz Lathan, Nicole Osibodu, Tom Spano

In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Liz Lathan, Nicole Osibodu, and Tom Spano, the team behind the Haute Dokimazo "spontaneous think tank." The group discusses the unconventional, rule-free conferences, which offer a crowd-sourced way to solve business challenges. They discuss how they create a conference on the fly, how they work with attendees to curate session topics, why this format works for introverts, why surprise and delight moments are crucial, and how this method can be applied to events in other industries.

Sponsored by Hilton Meetings & Events. Running time 39:52.

Show Notes

Roundtable Discussion: What the name Haute Dokimazo actually means; the three topics the event industry wants to talk about now; why problem-solving is the main goal of each of their events; how they threw a real wedding at their latest event; inside their upcoming "secret family reunion" event; why taking risks is crucial for event pros

Further Reading:
BizBash C.E.O. David Adler: What’s on the Mind of Event Pros? https://bit.ly/2WuOezw

Follow Haute Dokimazo on Twitter https://twitter.com/hautedokimazo

This Episode Is Sponsored By:
Hilton Meetings & Events
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