So about half a year ago, a group of students, alums and professionals started working on a TEDx event: [email protected] The second in its series, [email protected] 2012 was planned to be large scale and exponentially more promising than its predecessor in 2011. After 6 months of squeezing time out of our class/work schedule and daily lives, we set up an event on November the 17th at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. While there are always ups and downs during event management, our team managed to develop several strong pillars to support itself and work hard. It is no wonder that the event was a full house until the very end!
Here are my short, brief insights into what I learned about event management from my TED experience:
None of the above is really shocking news. However, they are all quick to forget and easy to pick up.
Organizing a [email protected] has been probably my most valuable learning experience yet.