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November 1, 2016

Preview: PCMA’s 2017 Convening Leaders

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PCMA has announced its program for its 2017 Convening Leaders event, which will take place in Austin January 8 - 11. 

Under the theme “designing colLABoration”, the program will offer inspirational presentations, real-world case studies, peer exchange and access to leading solution providers. Topics under discussion will range from business event operations and event experience design to personal brilliance and leadership, with individual sessions covering everything from Boosting Delegate Numbers in the Digital Age to Leading Effective Virtual Teams.

New for 2017 will be Brain Dates, a one-on-one learning experience that lets delegates share knowledge with each other. Closer to the event, delegates will be able to make offers and requests for knowledge on topics of interest.

At the Tech Central open space, delegates can experience a hands-on tutorial at the DigiTech Bar and Tech Clinics, enjoy an up-close Tech Demo or stop at one of the new Social Media Drop In Corners to keep up with the latest in event social media strategy.

At the same time, Learning Labs throughout the Austin Convention Center will range from the new Design Lab, highlighting new concepts in design thinking to the new Main Stage Production Lab featuring the latest A/V technologies. 

The speakers lineup includes: 

Rachel Botsman, who coined the phrase “collaborative consumption,” will explore how trust is shifting from institutions to individuals, changing the way we live, work and travel.

Dan Goods will share the remarkable story of creating his dream job at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, revealing an invisible world with endless possibilities.

Harvard Graduate at 19, Supreme Court Clerk turned CEO Isaac Lidsky will share his inspiring story that proves even the most insurmountable odds can be overcome with the right perspective.

Economist and advisor to the European Union, Jeremy Rifkin, will explain how converging renewable energy and the internet of things will usher us into a new era to meet these challenges.

Scott Belsky, author of "Making Ideas Happen" will share insights and proven tips attendees can use to push bold new projects to completion.

Visit www.conveningleaders.org/registration

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