Tag: Innovation

She Who Dares Conference Improvement, Wins

Most conferences are so safe. Yawn! So boring…so tame! Contagious yawn, setting off a chain reaction of conference meeting yawns. Don’t misunderstand me. I don’t think that conferences are supposed to be boring. But most are! Big yawn, time to sleep. Creating An Adventure What if your next conference was an adventure? Weren’t conferences created … [Read more…]

Innovation Starts With Observing Your Conference Attendees In Action

With today’s tools and environment, radical innovation is extraordinarily accessible to those who know how to cultivate it says author Steven Berlin Johnson. Some environments and workplace cultures squelch innovation while others breed it he adds. So what do conference organizers need in order to embrace innovation in their conferences, meetings and events? The Innovators’ … [Read more…]

Conference Organizers Should Be Great CEOs: Chief Experience Officers!

What do conference organizers really do? They organize all the aspects of the conference experience. I believe that title—conference organizer–doesn’t serve us anymore. It doesn’t convey the right information as putting together logistics is like putting together quilt pieces without any plan. It’s just stitching pieces together and crossing your fingers that it will result … [Read more…]

Bringing The Sexy Back To Conferences [And Conference Planning]

If you have ever attended a conference, you know how most of them feel. They start with a general session, followed by a break, followed by concurrent breakouts, followed by a lunch, followed by exhibits followed by an evening activity. Rinse. Lather. Repeat for a couple more days. They all feel the same and follow … [Read more…]

These Barriers Keep You From Conference Innovation

Things are changing faster than ever before. Conference owners used to get dominance through scale. That scale came from securing the most industry-related exhibitors, sponsors and attendees as possible for your event. Then, the conference became the industry’s go-to-place for new product announcements from exhibitors, breaking industry research, the industry’s experts and the latest, greatest … [Read more…]

C2-MTL: A Conference Dream Becomes A Reality

In 2010, Daniel Lamarre (CEO, Cirque du Soleil) longed for a new kind of business conference. One where business leaders from all walks of life might come together to explore, discuss and design best options to inspire creativity and innovation within their own companies. Lamarre shared his dream with Sid Lee, a creative services firm based … [Read more…]

Even Brilliant People Fail To Realize Potential Because They Stop Themselves

This post is for all of us who struggle to navigate an ever-changing and complex world. It’s for the game changers, challengers and change agents. It’s for the visionaries, leaders and innovators. It’s for anyone trying to make the world a better place. We Learned Early How To Kill Innovation Each of us was born … [Read more…]

Our Conferences Are In Need Of An Epidemic

Are you a virus? Let me rephrase that. Do you see yourself as an innovator, a change agent, one that pushes the envelope? If you do, you may very well be a virus. Defining A Virus A virus is an infectious agent that replicates within the cells of a living host. Viruses spread in many … [Read more…]

The Conference Innovators DNA

The Conference Innovators DNA View more presentations from Jeff Hurt Innovation. It’s the heartbeat of today’s economy. It’s also where meeting professionals need to focus their attention, time and resources to compete in the meetings marketplace. Average meetings are planned by average meeting professionals. Yet, most conference attendees don’t want to pay for an average … [Read more…]

Four Discovery Philosophies That Lead To Innovation

How innovative is your organization? Do your executives instill in you and your coworkers the courage to try new ideas? The Source Of Organizational Innovation Organizational innovation starts at the top. At least that’s the finding from The Innovator’s DNA authors Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen and Clayton M. Christensen. They researched and studied highly innovative … [Read more…]