Think Like a Futurist: Join Event Leadership Institute’s Innovation & Engagement Summit for Event Professionals

April 11, 2022

Event planners interested in creating more engaging events with the help of new technologies and strategies can join the Event Leadership Institute’s first Innovation & Engagement Summit, set for April 20 and kicking off at 11 a.m. EDT. During this half-day virtual event, participants will have a chance to gain insights from A-list industry leaders and speakers about future trends, evolving event technologies and innovative engagement tools that can help them reinvent and reimagine events. 

Presented in partnership with Meeting Professionals International, the online experience will also take a deep dive into the science of engagement, discussing capabilities that allow people throughout the world to continue to meet, do business and connect in a meaningful way, regardless of where they are, according to ELI officials.

“The Event Leadership Institute has carefully curated topics and speakers for our first Innovation & Engagement Summit to bring cutting-edge and future-forward technologies and solutions to event professionals,” said Howard Givner, founder and CEO of Event Leadership Institute (ELI), provider of professional development and education for meeting and event professionals.

He continued, “We recognize that the industry is at the precipice of evolving yet again to create event environments that are both innovative and engaging, whether experienced in-person or through our devices. As a result, planners are looking for what’s new and different to elevate their events, and we’ve pulled together some of the best speakers and innovators in the business to provide their insights and perspectives.” 

Featured sessions include: 

  • Hot or Hype? NFTs, Smart Glasses, Facial Recognition, Blockchain, Metaverse & More: Dissecting the Latest Innovations and Their Implications for Events
  • The Metaverse Deconstructed: Event Applications & Best Practices
  • Holograms & Virtual Stages: Alternative Ways to Present Remote Speakers 
  • Thinking Like a Futurist: Nurturing an Innovation Mindset in Your Team
  • Using Empathy Mapping to Understand Audience Behavior & Customize Engagement 

Top industry experts and thought leaders sharing their expertise will include Dahlia El Gazzar, founder and CEO of DAHLIA+Agency; Will Curran, founder and chief event Einstein of Endless Events; Brandt Krueger, technical producer and instructor at ELI; Larry O’Reilly, CEO of ARHT Media; Beth Surmont, vice president, event strategy and design for 360 Live; and Marco Giberti, founder and CEO of Vesuvio Ventures, co-founder of LAB Miami Ventures and co-author of “Reinventing Live.” View the full speaker lineup here.

To help support Ukraine and peace throughout the world, ELI is creating an opportunity during registration to support organizations actively working to assist the growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, including Doctors Without Borders, International Committee of the Red Cross, ShelterBox USA and Project HOPE.

The ELI Innovation & Engagement Summit is being held with support from production partner Redstone Agency, platform provider Hubilo and exclusive media provider Smart Meetings. To learn more and register, go here.

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