CL19 Tech Spots – Nexus

The Nexus is a new data integration system that unlocks the value of data for large event organizers. Better Data will produce Better Results.

CL19 Tech Spots – Freeman

Chatbots provide a convenient, interactive way to connect with your attendees and exhibitors simultaneously across multiple online channels and are used by show organizers to generate leads, amplify engagement and provide new sponsorship opportunities.

CL19 Tech Spots – Mediasite Events

Mediasite Connect is a YouTube-esque portal that provides everything needed for a successful online event experience, including ecommerce tools, live chat, registration, social streaming and more.

CL19 Tech Spots – Digitell

Digitell is your best solution for live streaming, virtual events, content capture, managed Webinars and the management & distribution of your content.

Theme Building: Not What You’re Thinking

Creating a meaningful theme, one that binds the elements of an event together consistently, is often substituted with a tagline that has little to do with the purpose, objectives and structure of the event. During this session you’ll be introduced to a model and methodology for theming events from the bottom up to help create a cohesive, powerful meeting experience. In fact, when your theme is done well, you may not even need that pesky tagline.

High Performance Habits of Magnetic Human Beings

What makes someone magnetic enough to attract, influence, and lead other people? Charisma is not born, it’s built. How people see us depends on the way we treat them. Therefore, our habits determine who we are and how effective we are in life and at work.

Hard Data on What’s Happening With Room Bookings

It is widely understood that a percentage of attendees at conventions don’t reserve hotel rooms within the room block. Consequently, it’s challenging to accurately quantify the true impact of convention/group business, attendee buying trends and guest experiences, booking through housing companies, room block incentives, third-party partnerships and shared marketing initiatives.

Adult Learning Research: Promoting Innovative Session Formats

No two people retain information in the same way, which presents a challenge for event strategists and speakers alike. How do we provide education in a format that engages and enlightens all adult learners? This session will take a closer look at how key adult learning principles can assist in developing modern session formats that lead to diverse learning environments.

Finding Solutions to Social Justice Issues from Human Trafficking to Homelessnes

As an industry we can come together to make a difference on social justice issues — it's simply a matter of awareness. We'll kick off the session by taking an in-depth look at the human trafficking epidemic, discussing the warning signs that someone is being held against their will and what to do if you see a suspicious situation. Then we'll shift gears to discuss the homelessness issue that often affects where we plan our events and the experiences our participants have while attending events. Learn what solutions event organizers at a hackathon in Glasgow developed, and how we can begin helping cities solve for the homelessness epidemic.

Beyond the Spend: Does Your Event’s Economic Impact Matter?

The Events Industry Council and Oxford Economics reported meetings, conventions, and trade shows collectively contributed $845 billion in business sales and $104 billion in federal, state, and local taxes to the U.S. economy in 2016. The power of the industry is clear, but evaluating the contribution of an individual event poses a challenge for many business event strategists. This session will define the economic impact of events and provide suggestions for how business event strategists can use this data to drive both internal and external communications.

The Believability Crisis – How to Build Trust and Stand Out

We are living in a time when it is harder to earn trust than ever before. People skip ads, doubt brands, and disagree on what the “facts” actually are. So what does it take to build trust during this believability crisis? Rohit Bhargava will reveal the five fundamental secrets to standing out as real, human and trustworthy in a skeptical world. Whether you are trying to inspire your team, expand your event's reach, change the way you tell your brand story, or drive more brand loyalty, building trust is key.