Stephen Dahlem Named to BizBash Innovators List
NEW YORK CITY (May 10, 2016) – BizBash magazine unveiled today its annual list of the “Most Innovative People in Events and Meetings,” and Corporate Magic’s Stephen Dahlem is among the elite group of honorees.
BizBash’s 2016 Innovation Issue recognizes “the visionaries, pioneers and creatives pushing the industry forward with new ideas for live experiences.” Dahlem, who has served as senior creative director at Corporate Magic since 2002, was heralded for spearheading many of the company’s most innovative projects, including the live television production of the Tournament of Roses Parade, the Los Angeles Music Center’s 50th anniversary gala, the live halftime shows for the annual Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day games and the Salvation Army’s 150th International Congress in London.
“The key to inspiring audiences, for me, is connecting the message with emotion. I am constantly curious, seeking out novel ways to deliver a show’s story,” Dahlem told the magazine. “So in each project, I work to find those state-of-the-art technologies, new formats, new combinations of fresh inspirations that will elicit that visceral reaction from the crowd. Story-telling that resonates, engages and delivers with heart is the best.”
BizBash is North America’s #1 source of ideas, news and resources for event and meeting professionals. Each month, nearly 200,000 unique users look to BizBash for venue discovery, event style, technology and tools for their next event. “BizBash has just made official what all of us at Corporate Magic have known for years – that Stephen is one of the brightest, most creative and most important people in the event production business,” said James Kirk, founder and chief executive officer of Dallas-based Corporate Magic. “We are blessed to have Stephen on our team, and we couldn’t be more proud of him for receiving this extraordinary honor.”