The club will look to build on the initiative’s founding principles: Connect, Learn, Innovate and Communicate. Over the course of 2016/2017, clic+ Club will focus on ‘The 5 Steps to Successful Events’, developed from the feedback of former clic+ attendees.
This year, clic+ Club will host three events in the Crausaz Wordsworth Building, Robinson College, Cambridge, with further dates for 2017 to be confirmed:
Event Research, Friday 20th May 2016: This session will explore how to commence research for an event and influencing factors to consider. Confirmed speakers include Jackie Mulligan, director of enterprise and principle lecturer, UK Centre for Events Management, Leeds Beckett University.
Event Planning, Thursday 7th July 2016: A seminar which tackles the planning process head-on, talking top tips and best practice to ensure you’re organised and on-track. Confirmed speakers include, Susan Heaton-Wright, creative director, Viva Live Music.
Event Creation, Friday 21st October 2016: Ben Cole, director of Inspired will focus on content creation, key messaging and desired outcomes.
All events within clic+ Club come as part of the membership package, which also includes a number of other benefits relevant to conference organisers.
Commenting on the club’s foundation, Nick Milne, conference and catering manager at Robinson College said: “clic+ Club is the natural evolution of this brand. From the first event in 2014 onwards it has been our intention to bring the meetings and event industry together to foster best practice, inspire innovative solutions and encourage a more joined-up approach to the challenges the industry faces. clic+ Club offers a more consistent, ongoing dialogue in which to share ideas with buyers, stakeholders and peers.
“Further to this, and in accordance with clic+’s founding vision, we will be supporting a chosen charity. Blue Smile is a Cambridge-based charity which helps children with mental health problems and their families, and we look forward to championing their work over the coming year.”