Learning LABS

Learning Lab


learning-labLearning Labs offer an open space environment to learn and explore! Open during education hours Monday – Wednesday, except for during Main Stage sessions and Lunch.

Design Lab

Collaborative sessions within innovative environments on the latest in design thinking and experience design. Hands-on floor plan creation and sharing, interactive deep-dives from design-focused speakers and more.

Global Lab

The Global Lab, a connection zone for global business event strategies to meet, network, exchange information and learn about destinations and partners that are committed to doing business globally.
Brought to you by BestCities and Accor Hotels, with Spatial Experience provided by Steelcase Event Experiences

Content Development Lab

Self-paced, dynamic and ever-changing content providing the latest smart practices in curating program education and engaging content. Among some of the takeaways: learn about crowdsourcing methodology, best ways to work with program content committees and preparing your program speakers for success.

Production Lab

What does it take to consistently inspire, educate and entertain an audience? Are you using your event’s general session to brand message your organization effectively? What AV and mobile technologies can you turn to for maximum impact and engagement? And, how can you accomplish all of these objectives with varying budget sizes? Learn how to make the most of the general session/plenary opportunity at your event and take a behind the scenes look at the Convening Leaders production.

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Mash Up Studio

Produced by Digital Event Institute, watch how Convening Leaders Live! is produced and shared around the globe.
Studio brought to you by New Orleans CVB and New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Convening Leaders Live brought to you by Meetings + Conventions Calgary

Wellness Lab

Visit the Wellness Lab for short, practical sessions on mind, body and nutrition. From meditation practice to stretching to stress management—stop here for some self-care.

Experience Insights Lab

Freeman is expanding the Convening Leaders Speaker Lab so you can gain insights into creating the ultimate brand experience. Learn from subject matter experts across strategy, creative, digital, event technology and logistics. Discover first-hand how personalization can drive value and how these strategies and insights can be applied to your own events. (Level 4, 12B)
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Co-Work Space

Austin is a hot bed of co-working environments where great minds get together and we’ll replicate that experience at Convening Leaders. Need a place to plug in, connect and get some work done? No need to head back to your hotel room, we’ll have a fully-functioning co-working area with desks, electrical connections and more.

Social Media Lab—An Extension of TechCentral

Showcasing the strategy and the platform on how event social media and event branding are monitored. This control center will be an actual working area where you can watch collaboration and technology in action. Learn more about all these vital components with follow up sessions on the TechTalk Stage in TechCentral.