Information Technology Industry Council in-novate Showcase – Washington, DC

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is membership-based trade association for leading innovation and technology companies, providing creative solutions and policy advocacy that advances the development and use of technology around the world.

“in-novate” is an ITI initiative that brings together leading companies, start-ups, policymakers, and academics to advance innovation policy and drive a better understanding of the issues that underpin future advancements.  in-novate was launched in 2014 at ITI’s first ever “in-novate showcase,” an event that invited “D.C. tech and policy glitterati” to join a “one-of-a-kind celebration to experience and play with emerging innovations and next generation technology.”  ITI selected Rendezvous as its event production partner to bring this brand new showcase and initiative to life.

In addition to supporting ITI’s in-house team with core event design, planning and production, Rendezvous was asked to work directly with ITI member companies and sponsors to design an exhibit experience that integrated within the larger showcase reception and speaking program, but with the primary goal a wholly interactive and hands on event for the policy makers and elected officials that would be in attendance.

Working one-on-one with close to two dozen companies to conceive, shape and otherwise support their participation in the launch event, we helped ITI bring one of DC’s now premier innovation events to life, showcasing everything from cars with touch screen windows to augmented reality platforms, electric bicycles to consumer electronics, game consoles to weather forecasting technology.