Special Activities


    • Lanyon
    • Innovation
    • Networking
    • Xperience

New to Lanyon Live 2016: The LINX, an interactive foray into the ecosystem of event technology. Your Lanyon Live registration gives you an exclusive look at the future of event technology – including the latest and greatest from a variety of industry exhibitors. You’ll get an up-close look at Lanyon tech, and network with hundreds for peers from around the world – because The LINX is all about the Lanyon, Innovation and Networking Xperience.

Community Project

Amazing things can happen when we get together.

In this special #BetterTogether activity, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a North Texas foster child. Join Lanyon & Friends of Wednesday’s Child as we take a quick break from the hustle and bustle of the conference to send a special message to these kids on their birthday.

Welcome Reception

  • Tuesday
  • Oct 25, 2016
  • 7:00PM – 10:00PM

Sponsored by Renaissance Hotel Dallas

We’ve partnered with Renaissance Dallas Hotel to bring you the first event of Lanyon Live – to celebrate that we’re all truly #BetterTogether.

At your very first experience of Lanyon Live, you’ll discover something wonderfully new – this event will satisfy your appetite for the curious, unique and local experiences. Not only will there be home-grown live music and locally inspired food and beverage, but you’ll also experience a dash of the unexpected.

Lanyon Live After Hours

  • Wednesday
  • Oct 26, 2016
  • 7:00PM – 11:00PM

Sponsored by

Join us for an evening of city sass and country class
at CrashedToys Dallas.

Dance the night away amidst polished concrete & chrome. Enjoy a cocktail and delectable hors d’oeuvres in the CrashedToys ClubHouse, where Harleys and Italian sports cars add high-octane sophistication to Lanyon Live’s unique, #BetterTogether evening event.

Feeling something a little more laid back? Head outside to kick up your heels in the outdoor beer garden, The BoneYard. We’re bringing in a live band, so grab yourself a plate of grub from one of our featured local food trucks, or challenge your newest Lanyon Live pal to a game of cornhole or giant jenga.

An Award Ceremony by Lanyon

  • Thursday
  • Oct 27, 2016
  • 3:15PM – 4:00PM

Luminary: [loo-muh-ner-ee] A person who inspires or influences others within a specific industry.

The inaugural Luminaries Award Ceremony celebrates thought leaders and industry pioneers who are transforming the meeting, event, travel and hotel industries. If this sounds like one of your colleagues or partners – or if you think you fit the bill yourself – we invite you to submit a nomination.

Luminaries will be presented at Lanyon Live.
Nominations are now closed. Contact LanyonLive@Lanyon.com for any inquiries.

Event professionals know one size does not fit all when it comes to meetings, conferences and trade shows. Nominees for the “Smart Events Cloud: Best in Meetings & Events” Luminary embrace the scalability of the Lanyon Smart Events Cloud® solution to exceed expectations and deliver measurable results – at every conference, tradeshow, internal meeting, sales kick-off (okay, you get the idea...) that they plan.
Nominees for the “Smart Events Cloud: Best in RegOnline” Luminary embrace RegOnline to create awesome events and successfully drive attendance.

The “Smart Events Cloud: Best in Mobile” Luminary goes to an individual who understands the importance of mobile apps for the attendee.

From content management and lead retrieval to post-event analytics, they understand that mobile technology is powering events, making them better than ever. This person leverages Lanyon Mobile to make events even more valuable for attendees, and smarter for themselves.

The average company spends up to 9% of its overall budget on meetings and events – and travel managers are responsible for the corporate travel programs that make all of our meetings and events possible. Travel managers make sure people can get to events!

This “Smart Events Cloud: Best in Travel” Luminary goes to the individual that has discovered how to leverage Lanyon technology to reduce costs, gain visibility and measure their savings.

The Passkey Guru creates innovative hotel booking sites and delivers a personalized and streamlined experience to their group guests. This individual works to increase group guest revenues and automate online booking and marketing for their organization. They work to satisfy the needs of meeting planners and guests, while generating measurable results for their hotel.

The average company spends up to 9% of its overall budget on meetings and events – hotel transient managers need tools to generate demand and manage RFPs to grow with the travel industry. Nominees for the “Smart Hotel Cloud: Best in Transient” Luminary have discovered how to leverage Lanyon technology to reduce costs, gain visibility and measure their savings.
Hotels are under intense pressure to win more high-value corporate meetings and events business. The “Smart Hotel Cloud: Best in Group” Luminary recognizes an individual who leverages Lanyon technology to find and respond to more corporate group RFPs — both quickly and easily — while boosting visibility to corporate group meeting and event buyers with effective marketing to win more business.

#BetterTogether is all about bringing our respective industries (Meetings, Events, Travel, Hospitality & Technology) together to improve business for everyone. This Luminary goes to an individual in the meeting, event, travel and hospitality industries who work together to bring an event to life.

Do you partner with an awesome hotel company? Have a great relationship with your CVB? Do you work with a planner who creates amazing events? Nominate them for this Luminary!

This individual champions Lanyon technology – they use it, love it, and share that feedback throughout the meeting, event, travel and hospitality industries.
This individual provides value to our collective industries through individual leadership, as well as partnerships with others. They embody the #BetterTogether mission throughout the meeting, event, travel and hospitality industries.

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