What We Do

Lodestone Insights is Your Trusted Conference Navigator. Our web-based tools help our clients shop and compare conferences, surfacing the right ones to invest in - attending, speaking, sponsoring, and exhibiting - improving their focus and ROI. Clients also have access business intelligence that assists in their strategic monitoring and evaluation of their potential customers, competitors, and market trends.

Shop and Compare Conferences

Make more informed decisions about where to attend, speak, sponsor, and exhibit with our proprietary standardized scoring system

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On-Demand Business Intelligence

Aggregated and organized agenda, poster, sponsor, and exhibitor activity data from thousands of conferences that influence decisions

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Custom Analysis and Reports

Answering key questions for competitive insights, landscape analyses, brand presence audits, and strategic budget planning

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Why We Do It

Each year in the United States there are an estimated 1.8 million conventions, conferences, trade shows, and exhibition meetings. In 2015, these events are estimated to attract 247 million participants with an estimated direct spending of $298 billion. When combined with other indirect effects, the conference industry contributes $393 billion annually to US GDP; estimates put this figure at over $1 trillion globally.

With all of the individual and company activities that happen at conferences, they are a rich data resource that can be used for business intelligence and pro-actively monitoring movements within a sector – from scientific innovation, to product launches, to new partnerships/relationships, to trending topics and new perspectives from thought leaders and domain experts. Private equity firms, investment banks, business development professionals, consulting groups, and academic institutions attend conferences to gather information to influence decisions tied to stock and portfolio investments, mergers and acquisitions, identification of new customers, and the development of new products and services.

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Lodescore® Update: Dreamforce: The Disneyland of Data Science

Dreamforce Brings ‘Data Science’ to Everyone This Week: Dreamforce descended on San Francisco with some 170K attendees.  Salesforce is among the heavyweights in the AI race (Google, Microsoft and AWS are also building AI and machine learning tools). But Salesforce claims that it is making data science accessible to everyone as it imbues Einstein throughout […]

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Dreamforce Hangover – What’s your ROI?

Dreamforce is an absolute dream for 170,000 people this week. A giant tech party, including a U2 Benefit concert, spread across San Francisco. Check out the campus map if you don’t believe me. The Dreamforce Hangover begins the minute that you head to the airport. How much did you really spend? Do you even know? […]

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