Outdoor IRL Networking Event

Step Away From the Screen! Join us In Real Life.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
6:00 – 7:00 PM

Reconnect with your peers and share experiences from the day’s events (and the past YEAR!) at our Outdoor IRL Networking Event adjacent to the beautiful and refreshing oasis of the Fort Worth Water Gardens.

Enjoy light appetizers and drinks with your colleagues, mingle with new friends and meet exhibitors and ICT Visionaries just steps outside the convention center.

Did you know THIS about face-to-face networking?   

The Harvard Business Review says best practices of face-to-face experiences incorporate five “design drivers.” 

  • Purposeful focus. Face-to-face experiences inherently have the potential to generate and sustain focus. When we are physically together, it is more difficult to give in to all kinds of distractions.  
  • Interpersonal bonding. IRL biz bonding can help foster trust, support, and openness. 
  • Deep learning.  This happens when participants have the time and space to explore concepts that matter for their particular situations and challenges.  
  • Unencumbered experimentation. Experimentation in business is often impeded by concerns over turf, resources, advancement, credit, and so on. Immersive face-to-face experiences are necessary to foster the development of  trust and bonds that allow for experimentation unencumbered by these concerns.  
  • Structured serendipity. This refers to the effect of stumbling onto something truly wonderful while looking for something entirely unrelated. HBR says well-designed immersive experiences consists of a balance of formal and informal elements that create fertile ground for such a moment.  

Source:  https://hbr.org/2021/01/when-do-we-really-need-face-to-face-interactions

So while we may never go back to a pre-COVID-19 business environment, the ISE team has designed ISE EXPO 2021 to be of high value to you and your team.   

Get ready to exercise those face-to-face (and/or mask-to-mask) muscles at the Outdoor IRL Networking Event. You never know when structured serendipity could strike. 

Make the commitment to invest in real life (#InvestIRL) at ISE EXPO 2021.