Adrian Segar

Designing, facilitating, and convening meetings since 1981, and participant-led and participation-rich events, commonly known as unconferences, since 1992

Adrian Segar loves to facilitate connection between people. He has been designing, facilitating, and convening meetings since 1981, and participant-led and participation-rich events, commonly known as unconferences, since 1992.

He is the author of three books on meeting design: Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People LoveThe Power of Participation: Creating Conferences That Deliver Learning, Connection, Engagement, and Action, and Event Crowdsourcing: Creating Meetings People Actually Want and Need.

Adrian is an acknowledged innovator and presenter on participant-led event design, and facilitates four popular opening and closing plenaries: The Three QuestionsThe Solution RoomA Personal Introspective, and A Group Spective.
He has presented at just about every meetings industry event, including PCMA Convening Leaders and Education Conference, MPI World Education Congress, IBTM, MPI Chapter meetings, the MPI Chapter Business Summit, HSMAI MEET, theEVENT, and FRESH, GMIC & NESAE annual conferences, and been interviewed and profiled in numerous industry publications.
He has been named one of the 100 most influential people in the event industry in 2019 & 2020 global polls of 4,200 & 5,500 event professionals, one of the most innovative event professionals by BizBash Magazine, one of MeetingNet’s most influential online personalities and a 2017 Changemaker, and has been quoted on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. His website is the world’s most popular website dedicated to meeting design.
Adrian lives in Vermont, USA, has founded two non-profits and served for decades on many non-profit boards. He loves to sing and dance.