There are few things worse than the feeling of ‘death by PowerPoint’ at conferences. So for NZIEC 2017, we’re varying the formats as much as possible, providing a more engaging forum for expert information and advice.

Alongside the usual presentations, workshops and panel discussions, we’re introducing crowdsource cafés.

Crowdsource cafés are designed to harness the collective intelligence of the group. Rather than listening to ‘a sage on the stage’, these interactive sessions will see you working with others to brainstorm and problem solve.

“Crowdsource cafés are a neat way to explore the breadth and depth of experience and insights from professionals across our industry,” says Sam Mackay, ENZ Strategic Projects Manager.

“You’ll connect with other delegates, share challenges, learn what others are doing, and come away with new ideas and inspiration you can implement.”

There’s a crowdsource café for school delegates to share international marketing tips, and another for all delegates to explore emerging trends and developments.

“To make the most of these sessions, come prepared to share your insights, tips and best practice with fellow participants,” says Sam.

“We’ll also be announcing three new session formats in the lead-up to August. Stay tuned!”