Leap of Faith Award Archives - Event Marketer

Leap of Faith Award Archives - Event Marketer

August 9, 2017

Google Transforms I/O With an Outdoor Festival Vibe

For years, Google’s evergreen I/O developers conference, like all b-to-b events, took place in a convention center. Every year. In a convention center. The same format. Over and over again. For a brand like Google, the “same old thing” was eventually no longer an option. It was time to take a leap. A leap of...

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August 9, 2017

Oracle Turns OpenWorld Into a Networking Extravaganza

Looking to go beyond the mere “format tweaks” that other brands have instituted at their b-to-b events, Oracle designed an ambitious strategy to completely reinvent and reimagine the modern b-to-b event, serving up its own OpenWorld 2016 to the industry as a guinea pig. The goal? Rethink, reimagine and redesign the 55,000-person event as a...

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August 9, 2017

Epic Airbnb Open Event Redefines ‘Festivalization’

Inspired by the storytelling of Sundance, the world-class innovations of TED, and the awe of Burning Man, the 2017 Grand Ex winner curated an annual festival of travel and hospitality designed to become a must-attend cultural event. Part developers conference, part user group, part internal event, part consumer activation, part street fair, part influencer event—the...

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