Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

BIG IDEAS Challenge

Below you'll find the five finalists and their built out BIG IDEA. The votes are being tallied to decide who wins the brainstorming sessions with Shark Tank innovator and entrepreneur, Mark Cuban!

The PCMA Education Foundation and Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau received so many great ideas and we thank you for your participation.

Judging Criteria 
  • Innovativeness (30%) 
  • Extent to which the idea described in the Submission would make meetings and events more effective for participants and their host organizations in order to evolve the meeting and events industry to a level of higher social and business significance (25%) 
  • Global relevance (25%) 
  • Overall impression (15%) 
  • Quantity of votes received in the Public Vote (5%) 
  • Total percentage points-100%


  • Reality TV Show

  • Universal Name Badge

  • Hybrid Virtual Integration

  • Gamification

  • Global Competition

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