Whether you’re planning your first conference, or your tenth, putting together an event is no small feat. From finding a suitable venue to sourcing catering, developing marketing collateral, and finalizing registration details, there’s a lot to consider when organizing a conference. However, with the right preparation and organization, it doesn’t have to be as stressful as it sounds. Planning a successful conference begins with thorough preparation; before you begin exploring potential venues and caterers, you need a detailed plan of action. Preparing for your event will take time, but not dedicating time to prepare will result in a less-than-ideal event.