Time, distance and cost make it difficult for rural leaders to attend conferences to gain knowledge and skills to improve their communities. We wanted to address some of these issues by delivering the expert’s knowledge and conference action planning exercises out to the communities.
Let’s compare our new model to a one-destination conference*:
Did it reach more PEOPLE? yes, we had 282 vs 197
Did it save MONEY? it cost the participants $35 vs $320 (which included hotel and additional food cost)
Did it save TIME? 1 day vs 3 days
Did it save DISTANCE? The average round trip per attendee was 74 vs 347miles
*Comparing the 2013 P2P Conference using the Distributed Conference Model to the 2010 P2P Conference held in one location.