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Most Innovative Meetings 2013

The strategy and design of conferences, conventions, trade shows, and meetings continues to evolve as hosts embrace new models for engagement, social media integration, pricing, and sustainability. Our annual list of the most innovative meetings includes those from a broad range of sectors, but all share a common goal: to create an experience that provides value for attendees by addressing their needs and interests. Here's a look at the latest and greatest strategies from meetings across North America.

The 15 Most Innovative Meetings 2013

The 15 Most Innovative Meetings 2013

Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #8 Educause Annual Conference

The nonprofit association provides free personalized training and support for speakers.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #9 Pack Expo

Customized programs and specialized sections of the show floor aim to make the huge event effective and efficient for attendees.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #10 National Automobile Dealers Association's Convention & Expo

A mix of playful and personalized activities added energy to the show floor and enticed attendees to linger.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #11 International Manufacturing Technology Show

One of the oldest trade shows in the country continues to grow by staying on top of industry trends.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #12 Hallmark Gold Crown Retail Summit

The country’s largest manufacturer of printed greeting cards demonstrated how to go paperless at its annual conference for its retailers.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #13 Dad 2.0 Summit

Sponsors are signing on to the new event to tap into the online community of new media focused on fatherhood.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #14 Hello Etsy

In its third year, the digital marketplace brought its conference to New York and demonstrated simple changes to enhance sustainability.

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Most Innovative Meetings 2013: #15 PS Engage

The Canadian event for public service employees added a dose of creativity to foster learning and networking.

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