Here’s your opportunity to get a glimpse of a hackathon unfolding. Join facilitators Jamie Murdock and Donna Kastner for a rapid-fire recap of hackathon highlights, plus design tips for hosting a successful hackathon. Get all your questions answered. Then watch our teams pitch their best solutions for enhancing event learning experiences to a panel of judges, as they compete to be crowned 2019 Convening Leaders Hackathon champions.

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. | Hackathon highlights and Q&A with facilitators

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Hackathon teams pitch their solutions for judges and winner is announced

Clock Hours: 1.75

Domain: CMP Submission Pending

Donna Kastner



Having spent a good portion of her career as an event experience design consultant, Donna’s now building a dynamic collaboration community for executives age 55+ who are striving to make a smooth segue from full-time job to part-time consulting gig. With Retirepreneur.com, Donna’s championing a movement to help others design flexible and fulfilling encore careers.

Jamie Murdock



Murdock is VP of Sales at Experient. He is passionate about inspiring his team to be curious and encourages collaboration across all departments. He holds a BS in Business from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. Prior to Experient, Jamie led the national sales team for Disney Destinations. He also held leadership roles at Hyatt, and Gaylord Hotels, where he was recognized as the Sales Person of the Year and received its CEO’s Leadership Excellence Award. Most recently he was awarded Citizen of the Year by Experient and named one of the Top 500 People in Events by BizBash.
January 6 @ 13:15
13:15 — 15:00 (1h 45′)

David L. Lawrence Convention Center MR 406

Donna Kastner, Jamie Murdock