Organisers of a major meetings industry exhibition have
promised an education programme that will appeal to ‘seasoned veterans,
industry first-timers and everybody in between.’
IMEX America, has released details of the 2023 education
programme ahead of its Las Vegas conference and exhibition in October.
Tahira Endean, head of programming at IMEX, said this year’s
programme has introduced clever new formats to ensure delegates digest
information in a way that suits them. “IMEX has developed a ‘pick and mix’ of
formats. Attendees can also stop by for a few minutes to listen in if they pass
a session that takes their fancy.
“Above all, we’ve designed content that’s unexpected and
prompts people to think about themselves, their roles and their talents
differently – if they come away with three to five learnings they can
immediately apply, then we’ve done our job.”
All IMEX America education is delivered within six tracks: technology
and innovation, trends and research, people and planet, business practices, experience
design, and event marketing.
Education session highlights include a talk from ‘The Party
Scientist’ Jacques Martiquet, who is on a mission to “give as many people as
possible the greatest antidepressant: joyful human connection.”
Disability advocate, Maayan Ziv, founder of AccessNow and
part of IMEX AVoice4All – thought leadership - in association with Destination
Toronto, will also be sharing her knowledge. “We’ve seen a considerable shift
since the pandemic – an acceleration of organizations’ awareness and
understanding of accessibility. It’s a potent economic driver that brings
benefits for everyone.”
Visitors can also ‘expect the unexpected’ at EventProfs
Unplugged – a series of interviews with senior industry leaders in a chat show
format where anything can happen.
Encore, Maritz Global Events, DRPG and PCMA are among the
organisations sharing new ways to use technology, with sessions on artificial
technology, the metaverse and hybrid events.
IMEX America 2023 is also collaborating withGoogle Xi
CoLaboratory to focus on collaborative exploration, learning and growth.
Full details of all education sessions can be found here.
IMEX America 2023
will take place at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, and opens with Smart Monday,
powered by MPI on Monday 16 October, followed by the three-day trade show 17-19
A desire to travel led Holly Patrick to the business meetings and events world and she’s never looked back. Holly takes a particular interest in event sustainability and creating a diverse and inclusive industry. When she’s not working, she can be found rolling skating along Brighton seafront listening to an eclectic playlist, featuring the likes of Patti Smith, Sean Paul, and Arooj Aftab.