Idea Accelerators

Intimate, snack-size discussions with industry thought leaders. Taking place on Wednesday, May 24.

Six Idea Accelerators give participants the opportunity to continue the Business Exchange with proven industry thought leaders with solutions to association meeting issues. The presentations will be on top-level solutions provided in 15 minutes, with 15 minutes to ask questions.

These Idea Accelerators are idea and solution energy boosters to help provide additional insights and thought leadership. There are two sessions during three half-hour time slots. These three half-hour time slots run concurrently with the Business Exchange appointments to accommodate guests who may have a window or two between partner appointments.
 

Schedule - Wednesday, May 24


12:00 - 12:20 p.m. – Potomac 1-3

Authentic Experience Design and Experience Mapping
David Solsbery @davidsolsbery
Vice President Creative Services| Hargrove

Persona mapping, experience mapping, and attendee journey studies are all great tools to keep you, your team and your vendors focused on creating experiences that are on brand and authentic to your story.


1:00 - 1:20 p.m. – Potomac 1-3

Everything You Wish You Knew About Your Event Audience
Don Neal @DonNeal360
Founder and CEO | 360 Live Media

To create an indispensable and irresistible event, everyone on your team needs to know 3 things about your audience - join us to find out what they are and how to get them.


2:00 - 2:20 p.m. – Potomac 1-3

Designing for Wellbeing
Tom Condon @TomTcondon
Creative Director | Steelcase Event Experiences.
Ana Casanova  @akcasanova
Design Lead | Steelcase Event Experience

Explore various ways of design for participant’s physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing at your next event.


12:00 - 12:20 p.m. – Potomac 4-6

Megatrends and Best Practices That Will Shape The Future of Business
Rich Karlgaard @richkarlgaard
Editor-at-large | Forbes

Predicting the future is easy, getting it right is the hard part but forecasts of likely trends over the next two, five, and ten years will help.


1:00 - 1:20 p.m. – Potomac 4-6

Innovation Through Better Observation
James H. Gilmore
Co-Founder | Strategic Horizons

Observation is key to innovation, and in an age of digital distraction what we see drives what we think and what we do.


2:00 - 2:20 p.m. – Potomac 4-6

Strong Arm Your Entrepreneurial Mindset
Chef Jeff Henderson @Chefjefflive
Food Network Host and Bestselling Author

Food for the soul and inspiration for the mind: lessons from street hustle, to the kitchen, to the boardroom.


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