The Virtuous Cycle of Events and Community-building (in person)

When:  May 26, 2022 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM (ET)
Events are a great place to build – and strengthen – community. That’s true both with in-person events and those that are online and hybrid: conferences, tradeshows, presentations, pitch contests, galas, networking events, webinars, etc.

But how do we improve the community aspect of events today? How do we craft events that foster community – and how do we build communities that drive successful events? How do we adapt to online and hybrid gatherings – or re-adapt to in-person events? And how do we tweak events to turbocharge their effectiveness vis-à-vis community development, networking, learning and engagement?

Join us for a fun, participatory and insightful session that blends effective best practices with actual hands-on demonstrations of ways to improve your own events and foster community at the same time.

-- Speaker --

Lee Gimpel is the founder of Better Meetings (, a meeting design and facilitation firm in Washington, DC. Much of his work focuses on strategically redesigning meetings and events to turn them into engaging, community-building engines. The firm’s clients include corporate, government, non-profit, and associations, such as the National Association of Realtors, American Federation of Teachers, and Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation. As an industry expert, he speaks frequently on networking and engagement strategies and is widely quoted in the media, including in USA Today, HuffPost, Convene, Prevue Meetings & Incentives, Association Conventions & Facilities, MeetingsNet, and Forbes.

-- Hosted by CMX Connects DC --
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