Embracing new ways to learn and share
In-person attendees this year were treated to a mix of education sessions beyond just your basic breakout. Over two days at the CCD, we explored new presentation formats, including Dialogue Dens, Learning Labs, and an open industry stage.
We’d also be remiss if we didn’t mention our blended closing session format, which saw Irish hosts Padraic Gilligan (SITE’s CMO!) and Patrick Delaney invite guests to their onstage “pub,” manned by Fáilte Ireland’s Paul Mockler and SITE President Kevin Edmunds.
Our closing night Storytelling Stage was also a first-time hit, with three storytellers who absolutely brought down the house. Major kudos and thanks to Tim McStay, Margie McCartney, and Mario Enzesberger for the perfect ending to this year’s Conference.
Excitingly, six hours of original content highlighting the best bits of this year’s Conference were also broadcast live during SITE’s first Digital Day. Both Digital Day broadcast blocks are available on-demand now for anyone who registered.
We certainly found the craic!
Videos and photos showcase this year’s Conference destination better than words ever will, so we’ll largely let the images and clips we captured speak for themselves.
This year’s destination discoveries extend beyond Global Conference, too. Many delegates ventured outside of Dublin on a Meet in Ireland-led fam trip or through independent pre- or post-conference explorations — both for fun, and for business. This is proof-positive of our community giving “bleisure travel” a go, as well as keen interest in booking future business.
Identifying the signals and drivers shaping incentive travel’s future
There will be much more to come on The Dublin Manifesto now that this year’s in-person Conference delegates voted on five statements concerning the future nature, purpose, and direction of incentive travel.
Stay tuned for updates, and please continue to share with us the signals and drivers you’re seeing in your own work.
We are truly stronger together, and are proud champions of the expert voices within our organization, on our board, and woven throughout the SITE community.