Meeting Design Campfire Programme at IMEX America 2016

Tuesday, 18 October, 2016 - 11:00 to Thursday, 20 October, 2016 - 11:30
Heading to IMEX America and looking for inspiring education on meeting design?
Join the Meeting Design Campfire sessions, it's free and no pre-registration is required.
Meeting Design Campfire is located at the Meeting Design Hub - Booth number 964. You will get a chance to participate in the engaging education sessions but also discover new tools for meeting design. See the detailed schedule below and save these sessions in your diary!

Tuesday, October 18

11:00 – 11:30
Creating events that hit your objectives
We'll cover our top tips and tricks for designing creative content for your meetings and events that both keep your audience engaged and help you to hit your overall event objectives. We'll include lots of real-life examples and ideas from events where both have been successful. 
Learning Outcome:
  • How to think about your ROI and define the objectives for your events.
  • Session design is critical. Learn how to do this effectively.
  • How to make your event creative and engaging on a budget.
Rebecca Tobi, Glisser
14:00 – 14:30
The serious Business of Gamification
The success of an event is highly correlated with the positive and engaging experience felt by visitors and exhibitors. Simple gamification features can lead to an overall increase in satisfaction from participants and help organizers achieve event objectives.
Learning Outcome:
  • The five rules of gamification.
  • Common mistakes when using game mechanics and how to avoid them.
  • Hands on with the technology that is driving the future of gamification and events.
Stephane Doutriaux, Poken

Wednesday, October 19

11:00 – 11:30
Hyperlinking Humans – Using event technology for your perfect Multi City experience
A multi-hub meeting involves groups in different locations connected by high-tech channels. Instead of having all attendees in one location, multiple locations will be linked. Come find out how event technology will be used to make the conference as connected and inclusive as possible.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the technological challenges of having simultaneous multi-city events.
  • How to use technology so that participants are engaged in multiple cities.
  • Being able to foster a community across several event sites.
Thorben Grosser, EventMobi
13:00 – 13:30
Multi-hub meetings: more meetings, less travel
A multi-hub meeting involves groups in different locations connected by high-tech channels. Participants enjoy an interactive international meeting which feels like everyone is in the same room—increasing the number of participants and lowering the costs. 
Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about this emerging meeting format.
  • Learn from case studies for successful multi-hub meetings.
  • Become able to offer an alternative meeting format with less costs and more safety.

Maarten Vanneste,
ABBIT Meeting Innovators

14:00 – 14:30

It’s all about the experience—and nothing more

Event planners are rethinking the attendee experience. Learn how to create a wave of experiences using an interactive mobile event app. From considerations and requirements to weaving the experience into your event program right from the start, you’ll be ready to run a memorable and enduring event.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discover how to create pre-event moments, attendee connections and collaboration.
  • Implement strategies that ensure participants are engaged, inspired to share and stay focussed.
  • Maximize the experience long after the event is over and demonstrate event success like never before.
Scott Lockey, QuickMobile

Thursday, October 20

11:00 – 11:30

How to avoid creating a “Frankenevent”—curating engaging meeting experiences

We’ve all been to them. Frankenevents. Meetings stitched together with an array of agenda items and tactics that simply don’t work together, are less effective—and the end result can be ugly. So how do you dodge falling into the Frankenevent trap? 
Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify the common meeting agenda patterns and pitfalls that work against your event goals.
  • Learn five fundamentals to apply when curating your next event to achieve greater impact.

Ben Moorsom,

Debut Group


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