I just finished my 2nd visit to Art Prize this week, the largest art competition in the world. I do this every year to find inspiration for my job in the event industry. In short, I experience art differently than most people. I always end up bringing it around to what I do everyday, and how I can do it better. When I meandered my way through the beginning of this exhibit and found myself sitting at the end watching a short documentary, fully engaged in learning, it struck me the sheer brilliance of this project. I've seen organizations spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on general session productions that didn't engage me nearly as effectively. Below is a blurb from the local news so you can see what I'm talking about, it's only a few minutes but you'll get the drift. All I'm asking is to think really hard about what you want to present and then commit fully to engaging attendees with a tangible, real life experience. The magic secret weapon this team had wasn't money, I think it was the passion they have for telling this particular story. Turn off the powerpoint and tune into your creativity. If all else fails bring in a creative type, maybe a film maker, an art student...or join me in looking for inspiration in crazy places like art competitions and concerts!