The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) hired Adroit to record events at its 2009 Annual Meeting. The first event was The Heritage Dinner, a large and boisterous social gathering that honored those who’ve been members of CPR for over 20 years. Using just a discrete mobile microphone application on an iPhone, Adroit CEO Noah G. Susskind interviewed several dozen members over the course of a couple hours, capturing CD-quality audio of some speeches and toasts too. We then edited, conceptually organized, and stitched clips of these interviews together into a narrated audio file that CPR posted on its website.
Over the next two days, we also attended the 2009 Annual Meeting open to all CPR members. These ADR professionals gathered to network, socialize, and hear presentations from some of the field”s leaders. (The keynote speakers were Bob Mnookin of Harvard Law School and Ken Roth of Human Rights Watch.) We made CPR a Podcast asking attendees what they like about CPR and why they come to the annual meetings. This, too, was used by CPR’s marketing department to engage with and try to increase membership.