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by Jonathan Vatner | February 07, 2011

Note on a wall, meeting, event, conference, convention

 

At many of the conferences she organizes, event planner Carolyn Ray (about.me/carolynray) hides a tiny note somewhere in the venue (e.g., under a text-heavy sign, on a wall) that reads, "If you see this, you win a prize." Underneath the note is contact info to claim the prize, whether it be a mug, bag of candy or T-shirt. At the end of the conference, the winners are announced. The possibility of finding the sign helps ensure that attendees pay attention to their surroundings.