Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

BIG IDEAS Challenge

Below are the five Dallas Challenge finalists and their BIG IDEAs. The votes were tallied and now we are fine-tuning the concepts to be present to Shark Tank innovator and entrepreneur, Mark Cuban at a brainstorming session!

The PCMA Education Foundation and Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau received so many great ideas and we thank you for your participation. The winners and the final concept will be announced at PCMA’s 2015 Convening Leaders in Chicago.

Judging Criteria 
  • Innovativeness (30%) 
  • Extent to which the idea described in the Submission would make meetings and events more effective for participants and their host organizations in order to evolve the meeting and events industry to a level of higher social and business significance (25%) 
  • Global relevance (25%) 
  • Overall impression (15%) 
  • Quantity of votes received in the Public Vote (5%) 
  • Total percentage points-100%


  • Reality TV Show

  • Business Intelligence - Universal Name Badge

  • Hybrid Virtual Integration

  • Gamification

  • Global Competition

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