As you probably noticed, some things have changed around here—Rejuvenate is now Connect Faith. And change is good! It allows us to take a step back, reset and see where our creative flow may need a little recharge. Change can be one of the best sources for inspiration, so for 2016, I’ve been thinking of how to switch up a few aspects of our event to make it even better. Here are three things I’m working on:
1. Making the everyday part of an extraordinary experience. You may have heard about adult coloring books and the trend of incorporating play into our day-to-day lives. We’ll be building more play into Connect Faith educational sessions and appointments this year.
2. Getting more creative with education. Speakers are a big part of our event, and they will be engaging with attendees in a creative atmosphere through their topics and discussions. Plus, you’ll see a variety of new learning styles at our meeting this year. We’ll still have our concurrent education sessions, but we’ll also add some rapid-fire discussions.
3. Playing more music. If you are anything like me, I need background music when working. Music also helps me to be creative and focus. Expect to hear a bit more at our event this year.
As meeting professionals, we are always thinking about the attendee experience and how we can best communicate with them. Look for Connect Faith to weave our message through better than ever this year. I look forward to sharing our creative content with you and learning what you are doing to spark your own creativity.
Angie Ahrens, CMP, is director of meetings and events at Connect Meetings, overseeing the logistics and programming of all events including the annual Connect Faith Marketplace.