Over the past few years, I have been to dozens of business conferences--some with evident themes that are visually noticeable, and some with no discernible theme at all. In today's fast-paced business world, the theme for a business conference may not be critical to the success of the conference, but it definitely does help add to the impression conference participants will take away with them, after they leave the conference. Having a visually noticeable theme, that goes along with the purpose of the conference, adds to the idea that the conference is more organized and structured. This article itself is focused on the ideas for business conference centerpieces.
All of these ideas for business conference centerpieces are based off of the principle that a conference’s theme is the most important piece of information one needs to know before deciding the centerpieces. The theme should be well thought out, and be aligned with the call to action and purpose of the conference. Witty catchphrases and slogans for themes help make a conference more memorable. The centerpieces ought to enhance the call to action of a theme. When planning a conference, be sure to include your team or person responsible for decorations and centerpieces during the meeting(s) for deciding the theme. Other than having more minds and perspectives, it is also important to keep in mind that the theme ought to be able to be visually conjured up through decorations or centerpieces.
For example, if you were planning a business conference focused on leadership development and motivating leaders, then an appropriate theme could be "A Leadership Winter Wonderland," and your centerpieces can be focused on Christmas-themed items--which can be purchased for dirt cheap prices depending on the time of the year. Other examples of themes are: "Twiddle Dee, Twitter Me" (Twitter Conference), "An Apple a day keeps the doctor away" (Mac/Apple products-focused Conference), "Recipe for Success (10% inspiration, 10% luck, and 80% perspiration)" (Motivational and Entrepreneurial Conference).