Millennial Development & Education

ExpoChat topic for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The archive for today’s chat is now available via Storify

Moderator: Dana Freker Doody (@TheExpoGroup)

“Millennials (also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y) are the demographic cohort following Generation X. Birth years ranging from the early 1980s to the early 2000s.” – Wikipedia

A new chatter requested we tackle this topic as many associations and companies are struggling to create valuable programs within their organizations and, in the case of associations, programs that could be repeated at a show or within member companies.

Q1 How do you spell Millennial? (not a trick question!)
Q2 How has this new generation already affected your job as an event, exhibit or show manager or supplier?
Q3 Do you see value in trade shows offering millennial education specifically? Why/why not?
Q4 What would you recommend as a best practice for any educational development programs?
Q5 How could you envision such development taking place within a trade show setting?
Q6 What could vendors sponsor or do to participate in a millennial development program?
Q7 Have you seen exhibitor education programs separate from conference programs that really work?
Q8 What do you see as the impact of this new generation on trade shows, events and conventions?
Q9 What would you say to a Gen Y attendee to get them excited about your event or exhibit in general?

Cam Marston a Humorous Look at the Four Generations in Today’s Workplace

About Traci Browne

Trade Show Consultant and Freelance Writer
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