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THE Engagement + Innovation = Big Topics. Little Time. An enthusiastic crowd of nearly The Flash Point Ideas Assembly, in only its second year as a part of MPI’s events, de400 gathered for industry-leadlivered high-level speakers and important messages in easily consumed doses. Flash ing education and networking in Point speakers Robert Benninga, Andy Bounds, Lisa Ekström, Markus Hofmann, February in Düsseldorf, Germany, Frans Johansson and Adele Landauer offered guidance in breaking down barriers, embracing change, unlocking success and individual potential. MPI members can for MPI’s 2011 European Meetnow view each 15-minute Flash Point idea injection (and even more original EMEC ings & Events Conference (EMEC). content) online: With new faces and topics on the program, from within and outside Finding Solutions the meeting and event industry More than 50 percent of EMEC delegates visited the Solution Room, which and a host venue conducive for turned into a base of high energy and peer-to-peer inspiration. The crowd-led, freeform unconference helped attendees take on personal challenges and share education (the Congress Center best practices. Ruud Janssen, Solution Room moderator, MPI Board member Düsseldorf), the EMEC took a and managing director of The New Objective Collective, found the experience different approach to deliver an worthy of cinematic treatment: exceptional event. In the spirit of the popular Flash Point, quickTotally Mobile hit format, here are some of the Mobile-based solutions for the EMEC included popular Z-card foldable highlights from the 2011 EMEC. conference guides and MPI’s first-ever event apps for iPhone and BlackBerry, as well as a mobile-enabled EMEC website. Using these options resulted in less paper waste and greater sharing of information, which ensured delegates had the EMEC info they needed, when they needed it. W 30 one+ 05.11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of One + May 2011

One + May 2011
Energy of Many
Meeting Design Goes Mobile
Picking Brains
Ask the Experts
Art of Travel
Web Watch
Radical Co-creation
Engagement + Innovation = Wunderbar
Top Spots
The Business of Being Social
Safety in Numbers
Ads, Sponsors and Patrons
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
It’s Getting Better All the Time
Blame It on Rio
Ride Free
Learning How the Brain Learns
Just Face It
Becoming Mindful with Your Meetings
Group Think
The Mesh Meeting
Your Community
Making a Difference
Until We Meet Again

One + May 2011