3 New Ideas for Connect Marketplace 2016

By Angie Ahrens, March 7, 2016

As you probably noticed, some things have changed here at Connect. And change is good! It allows us to take a step back, reset and see where our creative flow may need a little recharge. Change can be one of the best sources for inspiration, so for 2016, I’ve been thinking of how to switch up a few aspects of our events to make them even better. Here are three things I’m working on for Connect Marketplace 2016:

0407_CN_Web_AngieColumn_1> Making the everyday part of an extraordinary experience.

You may have heard about adult coloring books and the trend of incorporating play into our day-to-day lives. We’ll be building more play into Connect educational sessions and appointments this year.

> Getting more creative with education.

Speakers are a big part of our events, and they will be engaging with attendees in a creative atmosphere through their topics and discussions. Plus, you’ll see a variety of new learning styles at our meetings this year. We’ll still have our concurrent education sessions, but we’ll also add deeper-dive workshops and rapid-fire discussions.

> Playing more music.

If you are anything like me, I need background music when working. Music also helps me to be creative and focus. Expect to hear a bit more at our events this year.

As meeting professionals, we are always thinking about the attendee experience and how we can best communicate with them. Look for Connect to weave our message through our events better than ever this year. I look forward to sharing our creative content with you, and learning what you are doing this year to spark your own creativity.

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