Innovate + Elevate Arena


We would like to introduce you to the Innovate + Elevate Arena, an immersive learning environment featuring creatively designed education sessions, facilitated conversations with subject-matter experts, and a variety of hands-on learning activities. Here you’ll explore new ideas to meet the real-world challenges you are facing today and predictions for what lies ahead.

Event managers and team leaders from organizations of all sizes will reap real ROI by investing their Convening Leaders’ time engaging with the Arena’s expert visionaries and accomplished soothsayers to tackle real-world challenges and transform our industry.

If you seek to move ideas to action, and transport participants from spectators to active contributors the Innovate + Elevate Arena is your access ticket. We believe there is much more expertise in our participants than there possibly could be onstage, so be prepared to build your event playbook through presentations, case studies and interactive sessions. In the Arena, you are the hero of your own story — you choose the most relevant topics from our two mission-focused stages. Come for the long list of accomplished speakers and experts and stay for the incomparable positive energy and inspirational atmosphere.


The Arena hosts two distinctive stages that feature TED-style talks and bite-size learning sessions. One Arena stage focuses on topics around Innovation and the other Arena stage focuses on content designed to Elevate and stretch participants.


View sessions happening on the two stages.


What if you met five new people each day? The Idea Incubator in the center of the Innovate + Elevate Arena makes it easy to do just that.

  • Visit the G.O.A.T. in the Idea Incubator.
  • Grab a beverage and sit in our Meetup section in the Idea Incubator.

Women In Event Tech

When: 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9

Where: Idea Incubator (center of the Arena)


Centrally located in the Innovate + Elevate Arena, this is your go-to area to get the latest apps to use on the go – easiest tips to digitize your work flow – ways to be smarter with your smartphone. You’ll also get the latest deets on the IOT, AR/VR, live streaming, wearables, mobile apps, event management, AV and audience engagement tech – and so, so much more. Our experts from the DAHLIA+ AGENCY are here to help you innovate and elevate your 2019 tech stack and personal brand.


This genius-bar question and answer area is staffed with our welcoming tech solution getters, who are nerds determined to not only level your event tech learning curve and accelerate your knowledge, but to also guarantee your comfort level with your mobile devices is appstastic. From hardware to software, there’s not a question that can stump us. Join in on the discussions, hands-on demos, and education sessions to boost your productivity and up your game as an #eventprof.
Walk-up or book one-on-one techdates with your favorite nerd. We can immediately help you evaluation solutions in real-time for real-world application.


What is Your Personal Brand Story? Online is the first-place others go to learn about you. What does a search reveal about your story?

If you are seeking to amp up your personal brand and online presence, our [re]Brand U Bar experts from the DAHLIA+ AGENCY are here to guide you. From learning how to create an awesome first impression and showcasing your thought leadership, to connecting with the right colleagues while managing your recommendations and privacy settings.

Reality check: logging on sporadically, posting random links and only tagging your BFFs is NOT going move your brand’s needle. You need structure. You need strategy. Start now.

After our professional’s personal review, you’ll learn how to create a story with differentiation and elevate and amplify your profile across the web and social media. We’ll also introduce you to the latest trends, gadgets and platforms to ensure you have the skills to continue to build upon your brand story long after you depart #PCMACL19.

Whether it’s LinkedIn, Facebook Twitter or Instagram – If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Mark your schedule now to drop in. Your time spent at the [Re]Brand U Bar could be one of your best conference investments.

Don’t leave the [Re]Brand U Bar until you have check all these off your list:

  • LinkedIn Profile Review
  • Identify Your Tribes
  • Your Resonating Content
  • Personalized Social Media Plan
  • Tips to Get Started at #pcmacl19


Our network of technology providers will be front-and-center in the Digital Lab to provide you with innovative techniques on being more competitive with your events through the implementations of tech, sharing of best practices, and answer your burning questions. Meet the event sector’s tech companies willing to guide you to better experiences and learn more about the tech we are using here at Convening Leaders.


CadmiumCD is an event management software company with more than 15 years of experience providing solutions for Meeting Planners, Exhibition Organizers, Education Directors, and Attendees. The company’s award-winning platform is trusted by more than 3,500 meeting professionals worldwide to collect, manage and share content to all event stakeholders.

Tech Talk: How to Collect, Manage, and Share Conference Content Using an Event Management Platform 

Manage your event with the Community Brands Event Technology Suite of Services. Handle online and on-site registration, automated marketing campaigns, badge printing, and attendee tracking through our event management dashboard and on-site services. Take your event online for continued engagement with full-service onsite production, post-production services, on demand learning portals and live streaming to your virtual audience. Increase donations for charities and galas with our mobile bidding app. Learn more about the suite at

Tech Talk: Breaking Bad – Busting the Barriers of Conference Management Technology Adoption

Freeman Data Solutions products and services combine 50 years of event industry insights and benchmarks with cutting edge software platforms. We are laser- focused on supporting our customer’s event-driven measurement, data and analytics needs. Our data solutions are powered by one stop, end-to-end technology solutions – bringing actionable, relevant data, insights, and benchmarks together in order for customers to make effective data-driven, strategic decisions.

Tech Talk: Using data to enhance and transform our live experiences

Hubb brings order to the chaos to the most time-consuming aspects of event management and helps build better data and decision-making across events.

Tech Talk: Money’s in the Meetings: Boost Event ROI with Strategic Meeting Management

Map Your Show (MYS) is a provider of event management software including an integrated floor plan and directory with booth sales, wayfinders, mobile apps and printed maps & directories. Our conference management module has start-to-finish control and tracking over the submission and approval process for sessions and events at conferences.

Tech Talk: Breaking Bad – Busting the Barriers of Conference Management Technology Adoption

EventBots are AI Chatbots that allow attendees to get information about an event over text, anytime, anywhere, without the need to download or learn a new app. Our award winning solution is simple, intuitive and delivers a superior experience while saving event organizers’ valuable time and money.

Tech Talk: The Power of Chatbots


Ai (Attendee Interactive) has been a leader in providing cutting-edge conference management and CME accreditation software technology to clients worldwide for over 16 years. Our platforms: Ai-Evolution, Ai-LogisticsPro, and HighMarksCE, are furnished with an unmatched suite of features that allow planners and CE departments to streamline all their needs into one unique product.

Bravura Technologies’ Event Management Software has been used in the meetings & events industry for over 11 years. We have a proven track record of over 2,000 events, impacting nearly 1 million users with 97% customer retention. Our solutions include Registration/Kiosk Badge Printing, Mobile App, ARS, Attendance Tracking, Exhibitor Booth Sales, Lead Retrieval, and Appointment.

The Cvent Event Cloud offers software solutions to event planners and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event management and marketing, onsite solutions, and attendee engagement. Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the planning process to maximize the impact of events.

Under one Umbrella: The eShow products and services provide the Event Manager a full line of web based event management solutions. All integrated to manage every aspect of your event with easy navigation and customization. On-line/On-Site Registration, Housing, Mobile Apps, Exhibitor and Floor Plan Management, Speaker/Abstract/Conference Management, Banquet.

eventcore is a market-leading event registration technology provider that meets the needs of today’s highly complex, highly-visible events. We build bespoke solutions far beyond what SaaS event registration can offer. eventcore delivers complexity with ease on the front end and seamless data integration with the highest standards of data security and support on the back end.

eventVOICE is a voice-driven assistant designed to enhance experience, improve engagement, and help organizers work smarter. This template-based operating platform enables ease of set-up and a built-in responsive artificial intelligence database. The tool provides a wide-variety of functions upon voice command, including: printing badges & agendas, finding sessions & exhibitors, and solving other routine inquiries.

Gleanin provides attendee acquisition software that delivers new and verifiable registrations and attendees for large exhibitions. At the point of registration, it identifies genuine advocates and makes it easy for them to recommend the event to their contacts and networks via Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, WhatsApp and email.

Glisser’s award-winning audience engagement software shares presentation slides to delegates’ devices in real-time, then uses audience interaction – Q&A, polling, social feeds, private notes – to improve the attendee experience and provide useful event analytics. It’s simple for event organizers to set up, and requires no audience download.

Event Solutions 360 is Tradeshow Multimedia’s integrated Event Management Software suite. Registration, Exhibit Sales, Floor Plan Management, Session Room Management, Speaker Management, Call for Papers, CME Evaluations, Attendee Itinerary Builder and more. Onsite solutions for Registration Check-In, Badging, Session Attendance Tracking, Lead Retrieval.

Executivevents is your one-stop registration solution, combining leading-edge technology with hands-on customer service. Our registration experts will professionally manage all aspects of your registration from site build to call center support to onsite management. Our range of services includes… Online Registration, Call Center Support, Housing Management, Badging, Onsite Registration Management, Staffing, Session Tracking, Lead Retrieval and more!

Aventri is the leading meeting and event management platform. Aventri allows clients to create valuable in-person experiences, grow influential communities and expand brands. With a focus on event sourcing and hospitality, registration, marketing, logistics, engagement, mobile, and data analytics, the company serves more than 1,300 customers globally.

From presentations, trainings, and continuing education to large, multi-session conferences and meetings, Conferences i/o is an affordable audience engagement platform that is easy to implement at any scale. We make events more engaging and easy to use for everyone involved – the organizers, presenters and attendees. Features include live Polling, PowerPoint integration, real-time Q&A, Evaluations and Attendance Tracking.

Core-apps is one of the leading technology providers to the trade show and events industry. Core‐apps delivers award winning mobile apps, event management software, event registration, kiosks and beacon solutions to over 800 clients around the globe. For more information, please visit

Digitell provides solutions for Organizations relating to the capture, management, archiving, and distribution of multi-media content. Solutions include Live Streaming, On-Demand, Re-Broadcasts, Webinars, Virtual Events and a robust Content Platform. Our solutions increase attendance and drive significant revenue with minimal effort on our clients.

Mediasite Events is the go-to solution for the world’s largest companies and continuing educational conferences. Whether it’s a multi-room, multi-track conference, or an education event with valuable certification courses, Mediasite Events take cares of everything from registration to high-quality streaming of breakout and keynote sessions. Learn more at