Many event organizers first make a program: welcome, speakers, presentations, breaks etc…. before you know it you have a full program with no interaction.
But we agreed that interaction is important. Important for the success of the event. What to do? “We can let mister X speak 10 minutes shorter and do 10 minutes Q&A?”
Our tip: turn it around! first you decide what interaction you want, and then decide what speakers, presentations and information is needed to facilitate that interaction