Creating Events That Are Both Professionally and Personally Meaningful: Spark Camp

In order to break away from traditional event structures, Amanda Michel, Andy Pergam, Matt Thompson and Amy Webb decided to create an event of their own: Spark Camp. After putting together 5 sessions, the Spark Camp founders put together a list of 10 values they put into each of their events: 1) People are the key ingredients: Spark Camp goes for quality over quantity in their attendees and look to invite 70 people w
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Clayton Christensen: Thinkers50 Top Mind in Business

While we’ve already taken inspiration from Thinkers50 as an organization that shares the best management ideas in the world, we also know that there are quite a few inspirational individuals behind the group itself. To celebrate their great minds, Thinkers50 held an award gala last November and Clayton Christensen came out on top. Known as an innovative thinker in management, Christensen’s breakthrough novel, The Inn
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Technology Trends for Meetings and Conventions

Technology is moving forward at breakneck speeds and in order to stay competitive in any industry, professionals need to keep up their change management in order to be up-to-date on the latest trends. At Distill Strategic, we have studied the trends and think these are some of the most interesting ones for the meetings industry: Top Tech Trends 1)    Free Wi-Fi: The staple of the new-age meeting, free Wi-Fi across en
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IMEX America Review

We at Distill Strategic, along with over 4,400 other buyers and 2,600 exhibitors, have just returned from enjoying the IMEX America conference in Las Vegas. With people coming from over 150 countries, you can imagine the show floor was vast but very well designed so that it was not overwhelming. In addition to visiting booths and interacting with exhibitors we also scheduled appointments with 26 supplier/partners fro
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IMEX America 2013

At Distill Strategic, we’re getting excited about the upcoming IMEX conference – the biggest exhibition for the meetings, events and incentive travel industries. The conference hosts 2,500 exhibitors (hotels, DMCs, Tourist Boards and Solution Providers) from close to 150 countries in the largest hosted buyer program in America. For a quick 3 minute experience of the 2012 conference, check out a video on their YouTube
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