Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

BIG IDEAS Challenge

We’re in the final stage of the Big Ideas competition.

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%

Below you'll find the five finalists and their built out BIG IDEA. After reviewing cast your vote by July 31 to decide who wins a brainstorming session with Dallas Mavericks owner, Shark Tank innovator and entrepreneur, Mark Cuban!


  • Reality TV Show

  • Universal Name Badge

  • Hybrid Virtual Integration

  • Gamification

  • Global Competition

Which of these BIG IDEAS do you think can help transform the meetings industry?

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