Posts Tagged "Evaluations"

What would make you turn in your eval?

We’re working on lots of details for Southwest Fox right now. One of them is figuring out what to offer attendees to ensure that evaluation forms get turned out.
As you can see from some of our previous posts (like The Economics of Conference Food or They like us! They really, really like us!), we really [...]

Conference Hotel Room Feedback

In general we get a lot of positive comments on the hotel rooms for the conference, but this year there were a few people who suggested we look into a new location because there were problems with their rooms. Your feedback is real important to us. Last year (based on positive attendee feedback and our [...]

Where was KOKOPELLI?

Happy New Year everyone.
One of our questions on the evaluation form asked people to rate KOKOPELLI. One of the themes we got in the responses is “What is KOKOPELLI?” and “Where was KOKOPELLI?”
Apparently we did not do a good job making the Southwest Fox schedule helper applet from Dave Aring public enough on the Web [...]

The Space Race

One complaint we saw a lot on the evaluations was that a room was overcrowded for one session or another. This is actually a hard problem for us to solve.
Conference room layouts fall into two basic categories: those (like this year’s Southwest) where all the rooms are the same size, and those where session rooms [...]

They like us! They really, really like us!

The title says the most important thing we learned from the Southwest Fox evaluations. Most attendees were very happy with the conference. Of 92 people who filled out the overall conference portion of the evaluation booklet, 88 said they were likely to come to Southwest Fox again in the future. That’s an incredibly high number, [...]

Reporting on the overall conference data

Reporting on the overall conference evaluations was both easier and harder than reporting the speaker evaluations. Easier because we needed only a single report, with no need to break things down by speaker. Harder because instead of three open-ended questions, there were 12.
My first inclination was to handle the comments as I had on the [...]

Processing the Evaluations

I didn’t expect helping to run Southwest Fox to give me a chance to learn new things about VFP. But speaker coordination was one of my responsibilities, so I took the lead in handling the evaluation data. On the plane coming home, I designed a couple of tables to hold the data and started working [...]