What is a Conference Feedback Survey?

Conference Feedback SurveyConference feedback surveys are sent out to participants after they attend a conference to learn from them the areas which can be improved and those that they appreciate. Insights collected from a conference feedback can be influential in constantly elevating efforts of conducting impeccable conferences. Which speakers were loved, were the staff members helpful at every juncture of the conference and was the topic covered impactful enough for the attendees – these are just some of the aspects of a conference which can be analyzed via a survey.

Every attendee has a different point of view, each of which will contribute towards the improvement of the next conference and this will, in turn, improve an organization’s reputation. Due to the variation involved in experiences of attendees, it is important to gather as much information as possible in order to ensure that the next conference can be made better.

These days, organizations prefer conducting online conference feedback surveys using free softwares like QuestionPro , to gain real-time information about the effectiveness of a conference. An organization’s management can also entrust mobile kiosk surveys during the course of the conference for maximum feedback collection at the ease of attendees, who can simply walk up to a kiosk and answer the survey on any mobile/tablet device.

A conference is an ideal platform for professionals to come together to share their experience and knowledge. It is also a platform which needs to be almost flawlessly executed to be appreciated by the attendees.

Here are the top 5 conference feedback survey questions an organization cannot afford to miss.

  1. Please rate your overall satisfaction with this conference.

The overall success of a conference drives on this rating question as it helps an organization to analyze the conference speakers, arrangements, staff, food, and beverages, location, duration, time etc.


  • Did the conference fulfill your reason for attending?


Every individual at the conference has an objective behind attending the conference. This question can provide information about the topic relevance and fulfillment to most attendees. An organization should include this question to evaluate whether their selection of topic and corresponding speakers was suitable for most attendees and if not, how they can improve on topic selection in their next conference.


  • Considering your experience at our conference, how likely are you to recommend it to your colleagues and friends?


A Net Promoter Score question is the most productive of all the questions in terms of understanding satisfaction and shareability. Will the attendees talk positively about the conference? If yes, how likely are they to actually recommend one of our next conferences? – Answers to such questions decide the degree of success of the conference.


  • Which of the following topics would you be interested in attending a conference on?


Attendees are most appropriate sources to gather data about which topic should the topic of the next conference be. This question can offer a variety of conference topic options which can be conducted according to their priorities.


  • Which speaker(s) were you mostly interested in listening to?


An organization selects speakers on the basis of their wealth of knowledge and experience. But, did the attendees resonate with the speaker selection and which speakers did most of the attendees appreciate. Gather data about speaker preferences so that the upcoming conference can have speakers who are crowd pullers.

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