Let’s pretend that you are putting together an All-Employee Meeting. What do you think your attendees will prefer: 4 hours of PowerPoint or an Adventure?
I would go with adventure 10 times out of 10.
Boston Scientific chose adventure, too. They skipped the General Session that would have stuffed 5,000 employees into
Each year 3M spends over a billion dollars on R&D. One Billion dollars! They have thousands of people working on solutions to new problems, refining existing products and just creating mad science.
Event Camp Twin Cities is an innovation lab for the meetings industry. A tiny one. The event is about
What happens if I think that the ice sculpture and chocolate fountain at your event are off the hook? How do I tell my facebook friends and my twitter buddies?
I have to pull out my phone, take a picture, enter a short message and upload it. I miss valuable networking
What comes to mind when someone says - Learning Lounge?
For me, I think of a sterile library-like-space with few people, little noise and empty chairs. I'm extremely pleased to tell you that PCMA's Learning Lounge was anything but. It was noisy, engaging and full of life!
This experimental idea gave us a glimpse
Let’s face it. The past two years have been rough on most North American and European corporations. With the budget cuts, layoffs and bad press, it isn’t hard to figure out why everyone around the office is in a sour mood.
All of this negativity can make the daily grind
As we start to bring more virtual and hybrid elements into our events – should we reconsider how we name these events?
In the past, we might have given an event a local or regional name. This name helped the event connect and identify with the city, state, or region where
The Future of Meetings was a hot topic at the MPI World Education Conference this week. While there was a lot of discussion around the topic - the answer was not so easy to pin down. At times, I felt like the baby bird searching for his mother in
A few months ago, I was asked to contribute to a research report on Social Media in events. The researcher was looking for insight on social media in events across several different dimensions - technology tools, event strategy, event design, co-creation, collaboration, etc.
Yesterday, that report was finally published by Echelon
We can learn a lot about using technology in events from watching what is happening in college classrooms.
This video called The Twitter Experiment from the University of Texas provides a good case study of the role that Twitter can play in Face-to-Face learning. Take a few minutes and watch it.