by Jonathan Vatner | March 04, 2010

fake moneyEven when meeting attendance is high, some breakout sessions can fail to draw much of a crowd. Wilson Wright, CAE, executive director emeritus of the Florida and Tallahassee Societies of Association Executives, found a way to remedy that. For a recent convention, he had colorful "funny money" printed and hid under tables and flower arrangements in various meeting and event areas, and wherever else the staff could think to put it. At the end of the event, an auction was held for some great prizes, with one catch: Only funny money could be used to purchase items. Sessions were consistently full.