This site gathers and shares all tools and services available to improve the outcome of meetings, conferences or events via change & innovation leading to positive impact for stake holders. It is about meeting design and the toolbox to get meetings more fun, better networking and learning.

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Meeting Design and Technology Tracks at the Meetings Show

8 Jul 2014 09:00
10 Jul 2014 18:00
Meeting Design Institute (MDI) has developed innovative 'meeting design' and 'technology' tracks at the Meetings Show in London (July, 8-10th). 18 meeting industry experts will speak at 11 plenary sessions and 12 'meet the expert' sessions. Several ‘hot topics’ like participant interaction, hybrid meetings, meeting formats, meeting design innovations, social media, content marketing will be discussed.

Successful Meeting Architecture Certificate training concludes in South America.

Cartagena Chamber of Commerce (Colombia) is reinforcing the competitiveness of the companies that are part of the meetings industry local cluster. After researching all the possibilities, they decided to organise a Meeting Architecture training. The goal is to  boost the skills, innovation and knowledge around objective based meeting design, execution and measurement, in short: Meeting Architecture. With the support of iNNpulsa Colombia Fund, a government agency for the promotion of innovation, and different local companies, they worked together to make this possible.

Pain in the brain of the meeting planner?

The pain was almost palpable at IMEX in Frankfurt. I talked to a few people clearly worried or expressing concern about the challenges to innovate and to move forward in the meeting industry. Some individual planners as well as some leaders from big organisations literally expressed their frustration with this challenge. They felt it was difficult and clients or staff didn't seem able to make the necessary innovation happen despite a few years of trying. But they couldn't put their finger on what is causing it...

IMEX14 report

30 May 2014
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Our team is just back from busy IMEX14, it was great to meet some of you there! Read a short report on what happened at IMEX14 around meeting design.

Our new name is a top news – from now on you call yourself a member or a friend of the Meeting Design Institute. It’s a small change but it has a big impact. To reinforce this message, we had developed an exciting program at IMEX14 with more than ever educational sessions, networking opportunities and showcasing inspiring new trends and solutions.

Social Tables new MSI Member

Social Tables, a hospitality software company headquartered in Washington, DC, offers a user-friendly diagramming platform. The award-winning, cloud-based product suite has a proven track record of streamlining operational planning tasks.

Solutions include:
  • 2D room diagram creation;
  • 3D event rendering;
  • attendee management: table assignments;
  • and guest check-in.

Insight Corp new MSI Member

Sightcorp develops robust Face Analysis Technology that enable our customers to obtain a much better understanding of people’s interests, profile and deep subconscious emotional responses to stimuli in real-life situations.

MooveTeam new MSI Member

MooveTeam is the perfect solution to design, create and manage teambuilding activities.
Customize your scavenger hunts with an attractive app for iPad/iPhone and a very intuitiveweb-based management panel to build and manage activities.

MSI activities at IMEX14. Check out the education and networking opportunities MSI is rolling out at IMEX14

19 May 2014 09:00
22 May 2014 17:00
Messe Frankfurt
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MSI will be present at #IMEX14 in more ways than ever. Interested in Meeting Design, Meeting Formats, Hybrid Meetings? Don't forget to visit Meeting Design Hub (D780) and sign up for one of the five Meeting Design Quick Tours. Looking for some inspiring education? Check out the Meeting Design Campfire (D780) with 10 educational sessions during three days of the show.
For great networking join us for the FRESH dinner on Tuesday evening, this year in old tram depot with timeless modern interior. At Video Corner, we will produce the series of interviews to spread the word about 'what’s on' in the meeting industry. MSI stand (C560) welcomes all interested in Meeting Design, don’t miss our Meeting Design Happy Hour on Wednesday afternoon!  New version of the Toolbox catalogue is launched so don’t forget to grab your copy! 
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Escape Your Conference Comfort Zone To Become Happier And Smarter -by Midcourse Corrections

Conference organizers, whatever scares you when planning your event, plan to do it now!

That’s right, run to your fear and escape your conference comfort zone!

Why? Busting out of your conference comfort zone leads to a longer, happier, smarter life with increased confidence, gratification and satisfaction, to paraphrase author Ken Budd.

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