The Top 5 Most Innovative Meetings

November 19, 2015 - By: Sarah Pease

Last month,
BizBash unveiled its annual list of the most innovative meetings. We took a peek and picked our five favorites that are worth your time and money in 2016:
March 20-23, 2016, Sun Valley, Idaho This
invitation-only retreat brings 200 entrepreneurs and other innovative thinkers together to explore six themes designed to raise questions and provide answers for those who want to ‘put a dent’ in the future. New for 2016:
organizers have created an upgraded registration option to help fund conference scholarships.
NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference
March 23-25, 2016, San Jose, California The Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is touted as the nonprofit sector’s signature technology event. Over 2,000 nonprofit professionals from around the world collaborate, innovate, and discover new ways to spark change with technology. For 2016, a cloud-based,
crowdsourcing platform will be used to get participant feedback on the conference’s content.
April 26-28, 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana In just its
second year, Collision drew 7,500 attendees from 89 countries, including representatives from 1,200 start-ups and more than 450 investors. Its data-driven system acts as a ‘matchmaker’ between investors and companies who then have 15-minute meetings similar to speed dating. During the two-day conference, 600 meetings took place.
C2 Montréal
May 24-26, 2016, Montréal, Quebec, Canada Left and right brains are equally engaged during this
mesmerizing three-day event filled with world-renowned speakers like Chelsea Clinton, interactive exhibits, and collaborative workshops. One of the eye-catching experiences from 2015 was small group discussions that took place
as attendees sat in chairs suspended 18 feet in the air above a net.
Future of Storytelling (FoST)  
October 5-6, 2016, New York City FoST brings together leaders from media, technology, and communications to
explore how stories are changing in the digital age. Months before the two-day event, the 25 speakers
create five-minute preview films to reflect their topic. Attendees then review and rank their favorites, and organizers use that information to match attendees to sessions. What’s the coolest conference you’ve attended? Tell us in the comments!
Photo Credit: C2 Montréal