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April Education Event – Hackathon

April 8 @ 1:00 pm5:30 pm MDT

RMPCMA April Education Event
R3 Regional Hybrid Hackathon
Thursday, April 8 | 1:00 – 5:00pm
Multiple Venues and Virtual

The Hackathon:

What is a Hackathon?

Hackathons are quickly becoming the most talked about conference experiences, as they deliver on two key attendee expectations for events: Learning and Networking. In this session, Yurii Land with Maritz Global Events will share proven techniques for tapping the collective wisdom at your event/chapter and setting the framework for ideation by encouraging participants to engage in a diverse set of perspectives and create potential solutions for all. 

From creating the right mindset and environment for more fruitful ideation, to engaging a diverse set of perspectives in constructive debate and creating a new, exciting sponsorship opportunity, Yurii will cover the full hackathon spectrum. 

Participants will emerge from this session with tools and tips to design hackathons that reveal breakthrough ideas to address industry challenges, while igniting cross-disciplinary, collaborative conversations that advance learning and nurture relationships. 

While hackathons typically span a day or more, participants will experience a mini-version where they will flesh out new ideas with peers, but experience this interactive model first-hand. 

 Learner Outcomes: 

– Understand how key components can be orchestrated to create a richer hackathon experience
– Develop two techniques that can be applied to jump start, enhance and accelerate team hacking exchanges
– Identify the essentials for designing a successful hackathon experience 

Hackathon Guide:  

Yurii Land, CMP
Strategic Account Director

Yurii Land is currently Strategic Account Director for Maritz Global Events. He provides leadership and account management to ensure that all his client’s operational and service goals are achieved while offering strategic solutions and best practice recommendations.

Yurii has a reputation for being an eternal optimist recognized for having a positive outlook and who is compassionate and thoughtful. He is known for being professional oriented, responsible, organized, disciplined, uplifting and calm under pressure.

He has successfully exceeded his sales revenue goals in 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019 qualifying each of those years for the Maritz Masters Club. In 2019, Yurii completed his certification as a Master Designer and is part of a select group of Maritz Global Events employees that have completed advanced training in the art of experience design and is responsible for infusing design principles into his organization.

He is well involved in the industry where he has served on the Board of Directors for the Sponsorship Committee for the Rocky Mountain Professional Convention Management Association and served on various Convention and Visitor Bureau’s Customer Advisory Councils including Nashville, Seattle, Portland and currently Austin providing insight, opinion and prospective of the convention and trade show industry allowing the cities to amend their practices and policies to maximize customer satisfaction and return on investment for all its community stakeholders.

Yurii is passionate about staying active and being productive. Outside of work he loves the outdoors, traveling and playing tennis.


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