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Come to Convening Leaders in San Francisco with questions and leave with strategies and ideas you can implement immediately. Here’s a look at the different ways we provide education content to ensure you find insights and inspiration.

The Innovate + Elevate Arena

The Arena is an interactive playground with micro-learnings from experiential activations, engaging activities or creative tastes curated for you. It’s THE place to collaborate, network and problem solve. It’s 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.

A view of the Convening Leaders 2019 Innovate + Elevate Arena. (Jacob Slaton Photography)

Event planners 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. It’s the opportunity to test drive some new technology, find the next big idea for your event and be an idea generator.

If you seek to move ideas to action, and transport participants from spectators to active contributors the 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 mission-focused stages. Come for the long list of accomplished speakers and experts and stay for the incomparable positive energy and inspirational atmosphere.

Content Studios

Set new goals, Reach your way through Convening Leaders via Content Studios

There’s a new way to customize your Convening Leaders experience this year.

Uniquely designed Content Studios are immersive-learning environments created for education, interaction, and experience in specific program topics — from events strategy to the hottest trends in the industry. Studio experiences are designed to spark your desire to reach towards new goals, engage in meaningful conversation, showcase innovation, and create “wow” moments that can foster emotion and connection.

Eight Specialized Content Studios are part of Convening Leaders 2020.

Each built with fitting AV, food and beverage, décor, and activities, the studios aim to create better experiences by designating specific content-themed areas within the event environment. Our goal is to create unique learning environments with content areas that give participants the opportunity to better customize their learning experience and move about the environment with more ease and intention. “There is a thread of reaching towards lofty goals that runs through all of our content studios”, says Zibby Aman, senior manager of education. “We are challenging you to set goals and let your CL experience, subject matter experts and inspiration speakers help you create tangible steps that will unlock your energy and creativity to overcome your challenges.”

Audience Acquisition and Engagement Studio

Sessions focus on identifying and attracting the right audience to your business and events by serving them in relevant and effective ways.

Business of Events Studio

Get tips in this track on effective cost-saving sustainability, contract negotiations, and strategies for developing the board of the future for your organization.

Event Strategy and Design Studio

Explore design thinking, insights into human behavior and audience acquisition and retention in this education content studio.

Innovation Studio

The Innovation Studio sessions provide a deep dive into what’s new, what’s next and what matters in the business events industry.

Leadership Studio

Learn what it takes to become an impactful leader in the business events industry. You’ll find our signature Ascent content focusing on how to make the business events industry a champion for inclusion and diversity.

Lifestyle Studio

Use calming scents, a meditation zone and even treadmills to gain insights into how to embrace a healthy lifestyle for your mind, body and soul.

Media Studio

Explore strategies for creating results through podcast production, content marketing and social media.

Trending Now Studio

Stay on the cutting edge. Be inspired by the latest trends in 5G, strategies for humanizing the workplace and learn how you can do more to stop human-trafficking in the events industry. You’ll be pushed to learn more about topics that will soon impact business events.

How to Build Your Schedule

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