Although most of the information in this book is based on personal experiences of the author over a 30-year period, the following references may well add helpful information for your own planning purposes. They are only a few of the many useful resources that you can find in your local libraries, in your local book stores or organization's library. On the Internet, do a search using key words like "event planning" or "meeting planning" to find current resources. Also keep in mind how much you can learn from experts in the field, including people within your own organization who have previously planned events.

Gilgen, Read. (1997). Conference planning guidelines for the International Association for Language Learning Technology. Internet source accessed July 10, 2005:

O'Connor, Robin. (1994). The complete conference organiser's handbook. London: Judy Piatkus (Publishers) Ltd.

Migliore, David E. (2004). Conference planning guide. Columbus, OH: U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime; internet sourced July 10, 2005:

Seekings, David with Farrer, John. (1999). How to organize effective conferences and meetings, 7th edition. London: Kogan Page.

van Bommel, Harry. (1995). Take care of business. Toronto: PSD Consultants. Includes chapter on planning and running effective meetings.

van Bommel, Harry. (1995). Take care in speaking and writing. Toronto: PSD Consultants. Includes chapters on presentations and public speaking and verbal communications in general.

van Bommel, Harry. (1994). How to teach others. Toronto: Legacies. A 'train-the-trainer' manual to help adults design, deliver and evaluate their training programs.

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