On June 23rd at the PCMA Education Conference in Toronto, PCMA UBER Partner Dallas CVB hosted an attendee lunch with the PCMA Education Foundation to brainstorm BIG IDEAS for the future of the meetings industry. The best of the best were these five BIG IDEAS.

On July 21 – July 31, the PCMA Education Foundation polled you to determine which of these 5 collaborative ideas you think the best and has the most potential for impact. On August 1, thought-leader team reconvened to make the final selection.

BIG IDEA #1 - Reality TV Show

BIG IDEA #2 - Universal Name Badge

BIG IDEA #3 - Hybrid Virtual Integration

BIG IDEA #4 - Gamification

BIG IDEA #5  - Global Convention Center Design Competition

The winner is judged with a two-thirds weighting on our polling and one-third weighting on our thought- leader team selection.

The winning collaboration group [original concept creators and selected submitters] will be announced at PCMA Convening Leaders 2015, Jan. 11-14 in Chicago. The winning group will be awarded the Dallas Challenge brainstorm session with Dallas Mavericks owner, Shark Tank innovator and entrepreneur, Mark Cuban!

PCMA, the PCMA Foundation and the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau are challenging the meetings industry to share their BIG IDEAS for a chance to pitch your idea to Mr. Shark Tank himself – Mark Cuban.