As the March 19 PYM LIVE Dallas/Irving unfolded, attendees and exhibitors experienced a lot of new things: the LEED-certified (and unconventional) Irving Convention Center, augmented reality, networking-focused conference apps, virtual panels and digital daydreaming.

But the focus was — and will continue to be — on taking these new technologies and integrating them in face-to-face events so they become more relevant and more engaging for our audiences.

Here’s a peak into the on-site conversation, courtesy of our event app Topi.

Here’s a recap of the social media chatter

Talking about the future in Dallas/Irving

PYM LIVE convened at the Irving Convention Center on March 19. Education focused on current challenges, new tools and trends and what new opportunities and threats exist for meeting planners. Here’s a recap of the social media chatter. Find an event near you at http;//www.planyourmeetings.com/events

Storified by PYMLive· Fri, Mar 22 2013 10:04:01

Can’t wait to see inside! #yaypym <a href="http://t.co/03Qq6o9gus" class="">instagr.am/p/XBQrqPMI6i/</a>PYMLive
has arrived in Dallas for @PYMLive with @SPIinDFW #yaypymMegan Flowers
Don’t forget to bring unused soap for @clean_the_world to @PYMLive Dallas/Irving #yaypym #gmic #eventprofs <a href="http://t.co/5juevIMohk" class="">pic.twitter.com/5juevIMohk</a>PYMLive
Many thanks to all #yaypym sponsors & exhibitors. Plz show them some love today! @VisitIrvingTx @sopadre @RenoPeppermill @visitgranburyLisaKraus
Love that @topi is geo-located. Connecting w/ planners & partners in Dallas while I’m at the PYM HQ in Atlanta! @PYMLive #yaypymVanessa
What a fun day of experimentation and enlightening conversations #yaypymKristi Sanders
Welcome planners & partners to @PYMLive #Dallas / #Irving! We’re excited to be @IrvingTxCC #yaypymPlan Your Meetings
Like yesterday on hard hat tour of Irving Convention Ctr. Their dream came true #yaypym @VisitIrvingTXcc <a href="http://t.co/xBnopJmj69" class="">pic.twitter.com/xBnopJmj69</a>Jeff Rasco
i’ll be in a G+ Hangout with @PYMLive Dallas at 2:30pm CST #YAYPYMCindy Y. Lo
See ya there! :) RT @redvelvetevents: i’ll be in a G+ Hangout with @PYMLive Dallas at 2:30pm CST #YAYPYMPlan Your Meetings
Way to go @irvingtxcc! #yaypym @visitirvingtx <a href="http://t.co/QQa9bBTqMM" class="">instagr.am/p/XDkyQ8sIw9/</a>PYMLive
More #yaypym love to @IrvingTXCC @attendeenet @zentila @PromoYrMessage @AbileneCVB @AspenCO @DiscoverAtlanta @TourSanMarcos @OmniHotelsLisaKraus
Come see @sopadre at @PYMLive Dallas #yaypym @PlanYrMeetings <a href="http://t.co/hcYHKStjBY" class="">pic.twitter.com/hcYHKStjBY</a>Michelle LeMasters
Streaming live on YouTube: The Future of Meetings: What’s New, What’s Now, What’s Next? Join us now: <a href="http://t.co/iGrmkiTIu3" class="">ow.ly/jdVgP</a> #yaypym @PYMLiveVanessa
Join us! PYM LIVE Dallas is starting now. Join us & tweet questions to #yaypym! <a href="http://t.co/58heUzS4GB" class="">youtu.be/Z2kMNsIC4rs</a>Cheryl Lawson
There’s so much we’re asked to do, instead of just doing, ask why are we doing this? via @PYMLive #yaypymVanessa
Be a little kid: constantly ask why. Don’t be silent. You’ll end up helping your client. via @tstuckrath #yaypymVanessa
Great Tech discussion with @PYMLive Always great info from @RedVelvetEvents! #yaypym #eventprofs #TechTalkMarla Watson, CSEP
Word of the afternoon: geek. Conference geek. Technology geek. News geek. We love it all! #yaypymVanessa
Excited about seeing @LisaKraus @PYMVanessa @PYMLive @attendeenet & so many more mtg peeps! #yaypym #eventprofs #pymliveMarla Watson, CSEP
Multiple devices – how to keep them all charged, all connected? via @Partyaficionado #yaypymVanessa
Budgets are getting approved last minute via from Traci Gregory. Are you staying regional or national? #yaypymVanessa
"Last minute is the new 6 months in advance." @Partyaficionado #yaypym #eventprofs — So true!!Myrna Medina
Plan Your Meetings LIVE streaming!!! w/ @pymlive @redvelvetevents @Rx_for_catering @partyaficionado @raciplace & @tstuckrath @pymvanessa @mauragast #yaypym #eventprofsMarla Watson
RT @PYMVanessa: As mentioned by @PYMLive: Case study: Installing temporary Internet for meetings & events <a href="http://t.co/4x6LFUMCM6" class="">ow.ly/jdZ6z</a> #yaypymeventup
@Thrivemeetings Can you share (if you haven’t already) an image of the Dinner Wall you mentioned? I love the idea! #yaypymMyrna Medina
@thrivemeetings loves @socialtables too! I really dig that software! #socialtables #yaypym #pymlive #eventprofs @PYMVanessa @PYMLiveMarla Watson, CSEP
“@WarriorInHeels: "Last minute is the new 6 months in advance." @Partyaficionado #yaypym #eventprofs — So true!!” Amazing. How do you cope?PYMLive
Great event bandwidth / wi-fi / tech convo happening now! #yaypym #eventprofs <a href="http://t.co/TOp34ayMlZ" class="">youtube.com/watch?v=Z2kMNs…</a> …Myrna Medina
On the road again! Next stop: Dallas. #yaypymKristi Sanders
What are your predictions? The unpredictable weather – Always think of "Plan B". #yaypymVanessa
PYM LIVE Dallas: Discussing the Future of Meetingsplanyourmeetings
Many thanks to our awesome panel! @raciplace @partyaficionado @RedVelvetEvents @PYMLive @tstuckrath #yaypymVanessa
Twas fun! RT @pymvanessa: Many thanks to our awesome panel! @RaciPlace @Partyaficionado @RedVelvetEvents @PYMLive @tstuckrath #yaypymCheryl Lawson
@PYMVanessa @raciplace @partyaficionado @PYMLive @tstuckrath thx for having us; it was fun! #YAYPYMCindy Y. Lo
@RedVelvetEvents @PYMVanessa @Partyaficionado @PYMLive @tstuckrath thx for having us; it was fun! #YAYPYMTraci Gregory
@raciplace Thanks for the advice re: power stations. If you have any verbiage I’d love to use it. #yaypymCheryl Lawson
Definitely! :-) RT @SPIinHouston: RT @SPIinDFW: Come see @sopadre at @PYMLive Dallas #yaypym @PlanYrMeetings <a href="http://t.co/U64xlUCeru" class="">pic.twitter.com/U64xlUCeru</a>LisaKraus
Thank you to these #yaypym exhibitors: @hardrockdallas @hsbresort @hotelcontessa @kerrvilletx @LaTorretta @Maggianos @visitplanoLisaKraus
Continuing the #yaypym love to: @BeloMansion @BrazilianCourt @DaveandBusters @TotalVegas @Southfork_Ranch @ForeverResorts @visitglenwoodLisaKraus
“@Partyaficionado: @raciplace Thanks for the advice re: power stations. If you have any verbiage I’d love to use it. #yaypym” <- Gr8 storyPYMLive
Hi @ChicGeekGirl !! It’s so great to see you!! <3 <3 #yaypymLisaKraus
Hate I missed you both!! RT @LisaKraus: Hi @ChicGeekGirl !! It’s so great to see you!! <3 <3 #yaypymErica Prewett
Love the @IrvingTXCC! #yaypym @visitirvingtxKristi Sanders
Be sure to say hello to @TourSanMarcos @sebastianvail @Visit_Lubbock @visittelluride @warwickmelrose @WestinRiverwalk @westinstfr #yaypymLisaKraus
Aye! RT @lisakraus: #yaypym love to: @BeloMansion @BrazilianCourt @DaveandBusters @TotalVegas @Southfork_Ranch @ForeverResorts…Plan Your Meetings
Mad love for @CrownePlaza and @hiltonstcharles too! #yaypymLisaKraus
Cocktail reception at the beautiful @IrvingTxCC for #yaypym <a href="http://t.co/mhdzMzDlCF" class="">pic.twitter.com/mhdzMzDlCF</a>LisaKraus
Who’s got crazy face? #yaypym love my girls @lisakraus and @chicgeekgirl <a href="http://t.co/YL75PkIVMf" class="">instagr.am/p/XDkoBesIwu/</a>PYMLive
We had a great time at @PYMLive today! #yaypym #meetingprofs <a href="http://t.co/g85MfX4sEl" class="">pic.twitter.com/g85MfX4sEl</a>Megan Flowers
@spiinhouston So glad to hear that.And thanks for tweeting! #yaypymPYMLive
Many thanks to the @PYMLive sponsors: @VisitIrvingTX @IrvingTxCC @visitgranbury @sopadre & Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts!! #yaypymPlan Your Meetings
@RedVelvetEvents @Tstuckrath @Partyaficionado @raciplace I hope you had a good time – loved talking with you today! #yaypymPYMLive
Many thanks to all #yaypym sponsors & exhibitors. Plz show them some love today! @VisitIrvingTx @sopadre @RenoPeppermill @visitgranburyLisaKraus
What a fun day of experimentation and enlightening conversations #yaypym <a href="http://t.co/b5eA6byJwR" class="">instagr.am/p/XEFZOKMI9k/</a>PYMLive
Thank you to these #yaypym exhibitors: @hardrockdallas @hsbresort @hotelcontessa @kerrvilletx @LaTorretta @Maggianos @visitplanoLisaKraus
Thank you @Visit_Lubbock for being so awesome! #yaypymLisaKraus
@LisaKraus We try. We try. ;) Have a FANtastic weekend Lisa! #yaypymVisit Lubbock
See you later Dallas! We had fun! #yaypym (@ Delta Terminal DFW) <a href="http://t.co/2edYq2TLRx" class="">4sq.com/WInjid</a>PYMLive
Post show hangout with friends. #yaypym @lisakraus (@ The Ranch at Las Colinas) <a href="http://t.co/SAayOyGKFM" class="">4sq.com/10f8KTe</a>PYMLive
Wish you were here. Join us at the next PYM LIVE Event: Ez.com/3hours #yaypym #piccollageKristi Sanders

And you can view the educational content on-demand by clicking the video below.
Plan well and prosper, friends!
#yaypym!