Featured Success Snapshot
Hewlett’s Madison Initiative team needed guidance on designing a convening that would respect the culture and expertise of their Representative Democracy Grantees. They set a goal to build strong relationships and catalyze collaboration among their grantees that address pluralism, political tolerance, negotiation and compromise in our democracy.
The Conveners.org team tailored a multi-day experience for over 100 participants (their entire grantee portfolio) that promoted idea exchange and shared practices. In addition to providing planning and logistics support, the Conveners.org team crafted a unique agenda and lead on-site facilitation.
Using this new experience design as a framework, they were able to streamline future events, which continues to make their convenings meaningful and impactful. They now have the capacity to pivot quickly to a virtual forum, following the cancellation of their events during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recent blog posts
We recently explored the Cadence platform as part of our Virtual Convening Platform Test Drive series. It’s an all-in-one platform for planning, executing, and experiencing your dream in-person or virtual event. Here’s the gist: Our overwhelming impression spending time in Cadence is of a platform with grand ambitions in all the right directions (person-to-person connection…
We recently explored the Airmeet platform as part of our Virtual Convening Platform Test Drive series. It’s an all-in-one platform that gives you the ability to host immersive events in an effort to build connections with participants. Here’s the gist: Even with the significant tech glitch we experienced on our test drive (one thing we…
We recently explored the Maestro Conference platform as part of our Virtual Convening Platform Test Drive series. It’s a complete webinar platform aimed at increasing interaction between participants. Here’s the gist: Our first reaction: a big miss with this platform is the chat. This is a big miss, as it doesn’t promote participants interacting with…
Our Virtual Convening Platform Test Drive series is in full swing. On September 23, 2020 we explored the SpotMe platform. It’s designed as an innovative match-making and peer-to-peer meeting platform. Features include dynamic, individual schedule building and in-platform gamification, to help drive engagement from participants. Here’s the gist: Our overall impression is that, as an…
“Conveners.org provides us the opportunity to share best practices, develop partnerships, create collaborations, and network with like-minded innovators.”
Jill Ultan | Skoll World Forum
“The calls illustrate the magic of Conveners.org in creating spaces and combining networks in new ways.”
Ryan Ross | Halcyon Incubator
“Conveners.org has shown us by example how to deepen connections and collaborations through intentional meeting experiences.”
Patricia Marquez | University of San Diego