Hackathons Deconstructed: Designing Richer & More Rewarding Event Innovation Experiences

World-Class Event Hacking in Cleveland

Co-Facilitators: Donna Kastner & Jamie Murdock

This one-of-a-kind experience combines behind-the-scenes hackathon design strategies through an actual hands-on hackathon, where teams will select and solve a challenge from one of these categories:

Learning Experience Design (LXD)

Marketing & Attendance/Revenue Growth

Recruiting & Fostering High-Performing Teams

Kicking off with an interactive discovery/challenge creation session on Saturday at 5pm – and ending with a fun hackathon competition Sunday, participants will come away with case studies, checklists, and tips to help them design hackathons that attendees rave about and that solve problems that matter to their members, attendees, and their organization.

At the conclusion of this hackathon you’ll be able to:

  • Outline the core mission for hackathons and five mindsets that must be embraced to ignite more vibrant and meaningful innovation exchanges.
  • Explain how “wildcard hackers” can help diffuse cognitive biases to reveal breakthrough ideas.
  • Create an event design road map, with preparation steps, touchpoints and outcomes that occur before, during and after the hackathon.

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Saturday June 9, 5 – 7pm
Workshop Launch + Cocktail Reception at the Hilton; meet your teammates!

Sunday June 10, 9am – 3pm
Workshop + Competition @ HIMSS Innovation Center (pictured above)

8 clock hours | EIC Domain G: Meeting or Event Design

$95 add-on during registration

Hackathon Format:

  • Teams of 5
  • Panel of judges review/score pitches.
  • Summary of experience from main stage and announcement of winning team.
  • Winners each receive $500 visa gift card.
2017 Hackathon Add to Your Registration

Already registered? Email educon@executivevents.com and let them know you want to add the Hackathon to your registration!