Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Monday Mashups: Collaborate America - The Art of Working Together

If you didn't know already, we get a lot of our blogging inspiration from BizBash; North America’s #1 source of ideas, news, and resources for event and meeting professionals. Each month nearly 200,000 unique users look to BizBash for venue discovery, event style, technology, and tools for their next event, including us! We've been lucky enough to even have their CEO and Founder, David Adler, follow @DevourTheDetail on Twitter...#Blessed! So with that, we couldn't be more thrilled to introduce David's newest project: Collaborate America.

Collaborate America is a recognition program founded to celebrate the art of people working together. Each day we celebrate those achievers that have found stardom from being home-run hitters, pop artists, inventors, or the latest fashion designers but rarely do we recognize those that contribute to society collaboratively. What does this mean exactly? Well, imagine if the greatest collaborators—the conveners, facilitators, co-creators, negotiators, consensus builders, filmmakers, event producers, corporate project managers, legislators, community and N.G.O. organizers, and more—were as championed as our biggest public figures, and their philosophies, methods, behaviors, habits, routines, and tools were identified, promoted, celebrated, and, finally, emulated. This is the goal David foresees Collaborate America reaching.


This group of event and meeting strategists and experiential marketers who have gathered together to spark the movement, believes that to codify, teach, enable, and celebrate collaboration will provide a universal ideal for all to follow. Showcasing the importance of high-impact, artful collaboration and celebrating shining examples and their impact on the world may just turn out to be one of the most important collaborations in history. Collaborate America wants to embrace an era of high-impact collaboration, enabling the next generation to work together to solve problems, invent the new, and improve the lives of people around the world. So on September 27 in Washington, as the Roof Terrace at the Kennedy Center inaugurates its new daytime conference space, 150 like-minded collaboration artists from a variety of nonprofit, not-for-profit, and for-profit organizations will gather to begin the journey by honoring and learning from some of the best minds in the world of collaboration!

We are so glad David is able to help spark this movement within our industry. A movement that will multiply the power of collaboration. A movement that can, quite literally, change the world as we watch the recognition of the Collaboration Artist Award spread, so the everyone can appreciate how we program human interaction for smarter outcomes. Join the movement and devour the details of this growing collaboration!

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