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Building Better Meetings 2012

Here's a look at our Innovative Meetings 2012 package, with smart strategies from innovative meetings and conventions like the TED Conference, E3, and Oracle OpenWorld. We've included tech tools, apps, and software for improving the event experience, ideas for smart and engaging trade show booths, trends in conference venues, and new meeting spaces in 10 cities.


Innovative Meetings

Most Innovative Meetings 2012: #8 P.G.A. Merchandise Show

A series of videos produced on the show floor gave consumers a peek inside the private industry event, adding value for exhibitors.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2012: #9 Public Health Informatics Conference

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's first hybrid meeting aimed high, with photo-realistic visuals and virtual access to the trade show floor—and managed to boost attendance at the same time.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2012: #10 Dell World

An experiment to engage attendees with gamification tactics at the computer company's user conference saw compelling results.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2012: #11 BlogHer Conference

Working closely with its backers to dream up creative, targeted activations, the conference helps sponsors better attract attention.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2012: #12 I.B.M. Information on Demand

As an additional layer of on-site interaction, the tech giant implemented a comprehensive social media strategy into its biggest customer conference.

Feature Posted July 19, 2012, 2:55 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2012: #13 Facebook Developer Conference

The social network regularly shows off cutting-edge technology, and Facebook's annual conference employed a sophisticated augmented-reality activation.

Feature Posted July 19, 2012, 3:00 AM EDT

Most Innovative Meetings 2012: #14 South by Southwest Interactive

Focused on pioneering technology, the conference developed its own innovative tools to give guests ownership of ideas.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2012: #15 Bloomberg Sovereign Debt Conference

The media and finance giant imported its distinct corporate culture, encouraging networking, smart technology use, and a commitment to sustainability.

Feature Posted July 19, 2012, 3:10 AM EDT

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