Conference evaluations should include specific questions and a grading system related to the day's activities, such as the value of the speakers, the relevance of workshops and comfort of the facilities. Comprehensive evaluations are critical when gauging the success and effectiveness of an event.
To get the best feedback from a conference, the conference committee or staff should have attendees review the specific speakers and sessions that make up the event. Special attention should be given to the industry in which the event takes place.
The form should have a rating scale that offers a range of responses, such as "very satisfied," "satisfied" or "dissatisfied." Another option is to rate the speakers or discussions as a group on a scale of 1 to 5, and then have attendees rate each speaker individually as well.
A facilities satisfaction discussion, such as whether the conference center or hotel was easy to navigate, whether there was enough sitting room, whether the room temperature was comfortable and if attendees liked the venue is another option. As part of the evaluation form design, there should be a blank where attendees can add information of their own, including whether they have any ideas for future events.