The 15 Most Innovative Meetings 2012

July 19, 2012, 7:30 AM EDT

Facebook Developer Conference

Photo: Obsura Digital

New strategies and technologies are driving these hosts to create smarter, more effective conferences, conventions, and corporate gatherings that put a premium on engagement without sacrificing content. Using crowdsourcing techniques, social networking platforms, and dedicated Web sites for constant interaction, these meetings are transitioning from one-time events to brands with year-round presence:

1. SAP's Sapphire Now

2. TED Conference

3. Oracle OpenWorld

4. Boston Scientific Expo

5. Electronic Entertainment Expo

6. H.I.M.S.S. Conference & Exhibition

7. Cisco Live

8. P.G.A. Merchandise Show

9. Public Health Informatics Conference

10. Dell World

11. BlogHer Conference

12. I.B.M. Information on Demand

13. Facebook Developer Conference

14. South by Southwest Interactive

15. Bloomberg Sovereign Debt Conference

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