Braindate

BRAINDATE AT EXCHANGE AND NETWORK WITH INTENTION

 

You are attending Exchange to meet great people and learn about new things. But how do you spark those meaningful conversations? It all starts with a braindate.

What is a braindate?

 

Braindates are one-on-one or small group conversations based on topics posted by you and fellow participants in the Braindate Topic Market. They can be used to brainstorm, solve challenges, share expertise or experiences while meeting new (brilliant!) people. 

 

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

 

  1. Download & log in to Braindate inside the Exchange app to create your profile*
    *please note the Exchange event app is not yet available.

  2. Explore the Topic Market: Participants (and you, too!) post braindate Topics here related to discussions they’d like to have with others during the event. You can invite anyone to meet based on their topic! 

  3. Create topics: Post Braindate Topics about discussions you’d like to have. This is your opportunity to share your knowledge, experience and expertise! 

  4. Book your braindates: Send invitations to meet others to discuss their topics, and accept the invitations you receive. Once confirmed, your braindates will take place on-site in the Braindate Lounge. Pro tip: Sync your Braindate profile to your calendar or opt in for SMS notifications to help you manage your time.

     

NOT SURE HOW TO GET STARTED? NO WORRIES; WE HAVE EXPERTS ON HAND TO HELP. 

Would you like advice on how to create a compelling braindate topic? Are you having trouble finding topics that are relevant to you? Do you have questions about how to use the Braindate platform? Email us: [email protected]

 

We can help. At Exchange, our Learning Concierges will be in the Braindate Lounge helping you make the most of your experience. Don’t hesitate to connect with one of them on-site in the Braindate Lounge when it is open.  

 

They will be available:

Tuesday, Apr 12, 7:30AM – 6PM

Wednesday, Apr 13, 7:30AM – 6PM

Thursday, Apr 14, 7:30am – 11AM

 

HOW TO HOST A MEANINGFUL BRAINDATE:

 

Braindates are not presentations; they are conversations that stem from a shared interest.

Whether it’s a one-on-one or group braindate, keep the following 5 tips in mind to lead a meaningful braindate for everyone involved:

 

  1. Make sure everyone introduces themselves and contributes to the discussion.

  2. Ask the participant(s) what interested them about the topic.

  3. Be transparent and honest about your own experience related to the topic: You don’t need to be an expert to lead a braindate.

  4. Don’t forget that everyone has something interesting they can add to the conversation. Adopt a beginner’s mindset.

  5. Don’t forget to share contact information. Many great relationships start with a simple conversation.

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Attendee Experience

Wheel of Impact

Future Proof’s Wheel of Impact promotes the power of giving in a fun, dynamic and social way. With a donation of any size, attendees can have the ability to spin the wheel, determining where the donation will go and how it will be used. Land on the “mystery” selection and have a chance to win items, trips and other experiences.

Marketplace Tours

Large exhibit halls can be intimidating, with what feels like countless aisles of booths, making it difficult to know where to start. Exchange introduces our Marketplace guided tours. Join our expert guides as they highlight the most innovative companies driving meaningful change in the ETF industry.

Night Welcome Reception

Monday

Exchange kicks off our networking with a welcome reception just feet from the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy amazing cocktails, little bites and the warm air as you reconnect with peers and industry colleagues after more than two years of being apart. Stay tuned for more details

Mission Miami

Monday

Miami is vibrant and full of life, art and food that is truly unique to this wonderful city. Take advantage of being out of the cold and soak up all that Miami has to offer. Not sure what to do? Check in with us and we’ll let you know what’s happening and where you should be going.

Wednesday Night Reception

Wednesday Night Reception

The team at Exchange is hard at work putting together a truly unique Miami experience to cap the first ever Echange ETF event. Stay Tuned for more details.

Podcast Booth

Podcasts are taking over the world, but how do you get started? At Exchange, we bring the experts to you. Book a time slot to learn more about how you can get your podcast off the ground. Already have a podcast? Book a time slot and invite a guest or two, and record a podcast live from Exchange.

Health Is Wealth Center

Physical and mental health is the cornerstone of any successful long-term wealth plan. But for years, our industry has prioritized work over health, leading to unhealthy lifestyles and employee burnout. The Health Is Wealth Center provides a warm and relaxed setting, allowing attendees to come in and recharge, grab a drink from the juice bar and eat healthy snacks. The space will also be home to daily group yoga and fitness classes as well as meditation sessions.

Immersive Experiences

People want to fall in love with your brand, they want to understand it, experience it. Exchange welcomes 100+ sponsors with interactive booths to bring you closer to the ETF industry, leaving you better educated and prepared for the road ahead.

Cabanas

No trip to South Florida is complete without a visit to the world-famous cabanas of the Fontainebleau. Connect and host your peers, clients and colleagues in a more relaxed environment as you step outside to take in the fresh air, reenergize and get business done.

NYSE TV Studio

Get the latest ETF industry update at Exchange! With 100+ industry leaders and innovators, there’s no shortage of amazing ideas going around. Add another 100+ thought leaders on top of that, and you have a content bonanza. Stop by and watch as the NYSE brings our TV studio to life.

BrainDate

Technology is embedded in everything we do. So, why should a conference be any different? Exchange has invested in the next generation of networking apps, allowing you to connect, interact and share your experiences, before, after and on site at Exchange. Build lasting relationships and connections to empower your business.

Future Proof Live

Future Proof Live is our full-production broadcast studio strategically placed at the heart of the Boardwalk. Our very own Future Proof anchors will provide all-day commentary featuring casual speakers and celebrity interviews as well as unexpected guest appearances. Future Proof Live extends our one-of-a-kind experience to a larger audience virtually.

Future Proof Creator Corner

rhe Creator Corner is built to support creators, creatives and brands. It’s equipped with a podcast recording studio and first-of-its-kind Collab Lab. The podcast area will afford attendees the ability to record podcast sessions and will feature podcast consultants helping to answer questions of both existing podcast hosts and aspiring creators. The Collab Lab is where asset managers and fintech companies collaborate with leading and emerging finance influencers. Looking for engaging content built for the modern financial professional or investor? We offer high quality video and audio production for all your creative needs.