INTO IT: INTERVIEWS
Avoid the blandness of one-way presentations by interviewing an interesting person at your next event. These events are far more dynamic than a panel and really engage the attendee.
(SO) OVER IT: NETWORKING EVENTS
Do we really need to get together just to exchange business cards nowadays? Sure, we get that it's beneficial to meet new people - but consider having some type of programming or reason to be there aside from swapping contact information. This will eliminate a lot of awkwardness and draw a wider array of attendees.