The REGATEC evaluation

47 participants took the opportunity to give feedback through the REGATEC evaluation form.

The grades were 1=Very bad, 2=Poor, 3=OK, 4=Good, 5=Very good, 6=Excellent. In the table below, the columns show the number of people giving a certain grade. The average grade is shown in the right most column.

 Grade 1 2 3 4 5 6
Very bad Poor OK Good Very good Excellent Average
Location  –  – 1 3 23 20 5,32
Organization and registration  –  – 1 2 18 26 5,47
Scientific content  –  – 7 13 21 6 4,55
Industrial perspective  –  – 4 19 15 9 4,62
Networking possibilities  –  – 3 6 18 20 5,17
Poster session  – 8 17 14 5 4,36
Exhibition  – 1 3 15 20 5 4,57
Dinner  –  – 2 7 18 16 5,12
Overall impression  –  – 1 3 27 14 5,20

We are pleased that the Location, Organization and registration, Networking possibilities, Dinner and Overall impression in average are between Very good and Excellent.

There is a contradiction between scientific level and industrial relevance but we interpret the result as the conference actually is quite well balanced.

The poster session was expanded from max 32 posters to 41 due to the large number of high quality submissions. This resulted, unfortunately, in rather limited space for people to stand around them. This was also pointed out in the evaluation.

Other examples of suggestions for improvements were related to the size of the screen for the oral presentations and/or instructions to the presenters to use a bigger font size and more time to sign up for the Network Plus (scheduled B2B meetings). The recommendation to use large font sizes will be included in the speaker instructions. It was the first time that we tried Network Plus but since we have only received good feedback our idea is to incorporate the signing up procedure with the online registration.

Thank you for taking your time to give valuable feedback and see you at REGATEC 2017.

The REGATEC Conference team