A Cbd Success Story:
A Cbd Success Story:
Name of organisation: European Association for Developmental Psychology (EADP) and Utrecht University, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Name of conference: 18th European Conference on Developmental Psychology (ECDP2017)
Date of conference: 29 August – 1 September, 2017
Number of attendees: 830
Venue: Dom Square and Dom Church, Utrecht University Hall, Utrecht Centre for the Art, and Istituto Cervantes
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
At Congress by design, we pride ourselves in the partnerships we have established with various clients around The Netherlands. The ECDP 2017 conference was brought to us through our partnership with the Utrecht Convention Bureau, who introduced us to prof. dr. Susan Branje and the local organizing committee. The last time the conference was in The Netherlands was in 1984; therefore, our team was determined to create a positive and memorable experience for the ECDP delegates.
The information we received before the conference was absolutely perfect. We knew everything before the conference started— even the wifi passwords! All of this information was very helpful, and this is the best organisation I have seen in all the conferences I have attended thus far. Also, the app was a good idea.
ECDP Delegate, ECDP 2017 Conference
A total of 4 venues were used simultaneously for 830 delegates during the entire conference. Since the preferred venues were not designed to host international conferences; our challenge lied in creating a professional conference atmosphere for delegates, and having the proper signage to guide and direct delegates smoothly between sessions. This type of challenge required our team and the LOC to offer delegates multiple options to facilitate their transfer between venues during the program.
Cbd overcame this challenge:
It was important for the client that delegates could experience the beautiful city of Utrecht during this 4-day conference, and to find a venue located in the city centre, per the association’s venue guidelines. That is why our team and the LOC decided on the famous Dom Square and Dom Church located in the heart of the city. The Dom church was used as the main venue for plenary sessions, posters, exhibition, catering, and registration. However, 13 parallel rooms were needed to fulfill the program; therefore, the Utrecht University Hall, Utrecht Center of Arts and Istituto Cervantes were contracted to help with the needed rooms.
Cbd team helped with:
Overall, the conference was a success; delegates called the choice of venues and city a “fantastic place” on the conference evaluations. The information provided prior to the conference was highly appreciated by delegates, who rated the information supply a 4.5 (5 being the best score) on their evaluations.
The EADP was founded in 1994 after numerous and active debates had taken place, especially in the previous ten years under the impetus of G. Butterworth and S. Jackson. The main objectives of the EADP are to foster the study of developmental science throughout Europe for the public benefit, to support and train young European researchers, to promote the exchange of related information between members of EADP and learned national and international organizations, and to promote excellence