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Hackathons for events might sound a bit strange at first. Even the most creative and out of the box event planners out there can frown at the thought of it. But the truth is, as professionals of the industry, it’s our job to consistently push forward in the idea department. And especially when it comes to the ideas that ensure the attendee experience goes from good to amazing. This is exactly where hackathons for events come in!

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In this week’s #EventIcons, we’re tackling the somewhat unexplored world of hackathons for events. More specifically, how they can work alongside other aspects of your event to promote engagement and conversation between your attendees. And in order to do so, our fantastic hosts Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey and Alex Plaxen welcome a very special guest. The Vice-President of Sales of global event giant Experient, James Murdock. Join them as these three iconic figures discuss the exciting opportunities offered by hackathons for events. Press play, it’s #EventIcons o’clock!

When you think about events, and why people attend, a hackathon checks several of the boxes. And the end result is they're innovating, they're having new ideas, and they have new friendships that are formed. Click to Tweet
That's what a hackathon is, you have to let the chaos happen, and be okay with it. Click to Tweet
Make sure you have the right challenge in place, and that people care about it. There's nothing worse than someone walking in and start solving something they don't understand or don't care about. Click to Tweet

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Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

Author Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

An accomplished speaker (though she prefers to be backstage with a headset), #EventIcons host, event prof, and marketer with work featured in the New York Times, Lindsay and team have worked with brands including Ford Motor Company, American Bar Association, Harvard Business School, and many more.

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