Large conference planning requires a high degree of attention to detail as well as collaboration and coordination between the conference chair and committee chairs. Often, it is useful to learn directly from past conference chairs and to consider those elements that have worked well in the past or could be improved on. We present the lessons learned from planning the 2017 International Master Gardener Conference. This article may help others in organizations that are considering hosting large conferences.
Langellotto, G., Detweiler, A., & Sheng, S. (2018). Planning Large Conferences: Tips and Tricks. Journal of Extension, 56(3), Article 3. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol56/iss3/3