Organising Academic,

An individual, group or organisation that organises a degree or course on event management, meeting management, etc. in a school, college or university.


Meeting Design THE POWER OF THE CROWD How do you use the wisdom of the crowds? Participants attend conferences to gain more knowledge, but as a group they also bring with them a wealth of experience and brainpower. Those who exploit the full potential of the interaction contribute immense added value to their conference. The time is ripe for this, argue four specialists in the field of conferences and crowdsourcing.

Object Oriented Modeling Of Social Networks

The aim of this paper is to explain principles of object oriented modeling in the scope of modeling dynamic social networks. As such, the approach of object oriented modeling is advocated within the field of organizational research that focuses on networks. We provide a brief introduction into the field of social networks and present an owerview of existing network models and methods.

Which is more important Emotional Quotient (EQ) or Intelligence Quotient (IQ)?

Emotional Quotient (EQ) refers to an employee's ability to understand his or her emotions whereas Intelligence Quotient (IQ) defines the level of intelligence an employee possesses to understand, interpret and implement one's knowledge in varied situations. Which one is more effective to manage teams and get results?

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How does one do a fair evaluation of one’s team members?

Here is a common set of measurable performance criteria that we need to consider for evaluation of our employees.
  • Attendance

  • Communication skills

  • Quality of Work

  • Improvement

  • Team Work

  • Productivity

The above list is not an exhaustive one. Please feel free to add the measurable performance criteria that we need to consider for fair evaluation of employees?

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René Vanhove

René is a creative project manager for meetings, events and live communication. His background is theatre and René has almost 20 years of experience in the meeting industry. He has been working in Africa, the Middle East and all over Europe for corporate and institutional clients. He does conceptual work, preproduction and production / staging with a dynamic focus on shaping the client’s message into a live experience.

Info Lern und Change Events

Kongresse, Symposien, Jahrestagungen, Mitarbeiterveranstaltungen, Führungsforen,
Auftakt-Events, Kick-offs … – ob für 30 oder 300 Personen: Wer Veranstaltungen
neu konzipieren oder bestehende Designs aufpeppen will, der findet in
diesem Werkbuch viele Ideen, Beispiele, Ablaufpläne, Checklisten, Parameter,
Leitlinien und Planungshilfen. Mit vielen Fotos und Skizzen.
Das Ideenbuch bietet all das, was man für Events braucht:


Prof. Elizabeth Wada Ph. D. from the UNIVERSIDADE ANHEMBI MORUMBI, Sao Paulo, Brazil,  has translated the book ‘Meeting Architecture, a Manifesto’ to Portuguese. It is used in the universities tourism dept. and ongoing discussion around expansion of the course  is taking place.

Liaison: Prof. Elizabeth Wada Ph. D.,, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2008 The Business Tourism School in Västerås, Sweden

The Business Tourism School in Västerås, Sweden is using the book 'Meeting Architecture, a manifesto' for classes by Rolf Nordholm. Since 2008 Nordholm is using it in a two year degree. 

2009 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, IN, USA: Amanda Cecil will start using the Book Meeting Architecture as a text book for the courses in the fall of 2009.
Our liaison: Amanda Cecil PhD,

2009 Madison Area Technical College

Madison Area Technical College starts a course of weekly 3 hours on the content side of meetings with a strong emphasis on the learning aspect.
Our liaison, Janet Sperstad, Madison, WI, USA

The Market for Meeting Architects: the employment matter.

Before you start a course in a college or university, you need to know whether or not your students will find work. Especially with a new profession like Meeting Architecture… This question was debated at length in the Kopenhagen - Ball Harbour conclaves a few months ago.

2009 Courses in preparation or under investigation

These are a few examples of what is happening around Meeting Architecture in formal education. We will gladly add your project if you send it to us, or you can publish your case in this forum yourself.
If you are interested to start a course, collaborate in a project, teach or publish, feel free to publish that in this forum or connect to someone in this topic or elsewhere in this forum or on this website.

San Diego State University is investigating Meeting Architecture for a future project / institute. 

The Meeting Architecture curriculum must be open source

Meeting Architecture as a discipline is seen by many as a future profession with it's proper education, available to all ages. Some see a master degree, some a certification, others yet another degree. Some say this is for associations, others say for universities and yet others for community colleges.

All of the above are right.

Most people I talk to agree that the Meeting Architecture curriculum is so vast and so new it will take some serious work and resources to create something that is comprehensive and worthy of broad and global support.

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