Hackathon: How the Events Industry Can Help the Unsheltered/Homeless

WHAT IS IT?

The EduCon pre-conference Hackathon is a one-of-a-kind experience that combines behind-the-scenes hackathon design strategies through an actual hands-on hackathon. Participants will work with their teammates to come up with an innovative solution to the hackathon challenge.

Challenge: 

How might the hospitality/tourism industries reduce or prevent unsheltered/homelessness?

Teams:

Diverse teams of 5; maximum 40 participants in total

Mentors:

Subject matter experts that are available to assist teams as they work on their solutions

Pitches:

Teams will pitch their solutions during a concurrent session time slot on Wednesday afternoon

Judges:

EduCon audience viewing pitches

Prize:

A donation to help fight homelessness will be made on behalf of the winning team

Facilitators

Mentors

SCHEDULE

Tuesday, June 11

1 – 2 p.m. CST

Pre-conference introductory webinar for hackathon registrants (will be recorded and sent to participants afterward)

Monday, June 24

7 – 8:30 p.m.

Reception/Team Meet & Greet
@ The Mixing Room, Lobby Level, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

Tuesday, June 25

8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

9 a.m.

Hackathon experience begins
@ The Mixing Room, Lobby Level, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

Noon

Working Lunch

3 p.m.

Hackathon experience concludes

Wednesday, June 26

PAST HIGHLIGHTS

  • This was truly the best adult education experience I have ever attended. I loved the entire experience.

  • This process really opened my mind for the rest of the meeting and put me in a totally different mindset. I can't say that my overall CL experience would have been so impactful if I didn't get out of my comfort zone and participate in the Hack Session. THANK YOU!

  • I am a very introverted person. I am new to this industry. This event made me come out of my shell and talk to people outside of my daily role. I had no idea what to expect going into this but I can see myself doing this in a few years once I have some experience.

  • This was perfect as I have been asked to create a Hackathon for my own company and now I have first-hand experience. Thank you for providing the opportunity and making it fun!

HOW TO REGISTER

The hackathon has a limited number of participants to maximize your experience so don’t miss your chance!

Select Hackathon as an add-on during registration. The price of the workshop is $95.

Already registered? Email educon@executivevents.com or call 1.866.483.0174 or +1.303.731.1035 and let them know you want to add the Hackathon to your registration.

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