During the 2017 Florida Dental Convention (FDC), attendees had the opportunity to participate in a photo scavenger hunt through the FDC mobile app. The photo scavenger hunt was an interactive game composed of photo challenges attendees had to accomplish to receive points. The three players with the most points won a prize after the convention. Some challenges included: a photo with FDA President Dr. Bill D’Aiuto; while singing karaoke at “Sweet Success”; and, with Crown Savings providers in the Exhibit Hall. The game was intended to enhance attendees’ experience during FDC by encouraging them to meet new people, interact with exhibitors and attend the many events offered during the convention.
A total of 103 attendees played the photo scavenger hunt game. One of the players was Ms. Kendall Geisenburg, a dental assistant from Jacksonville, Fla. Ms. Geisenburg excitedly played the game during the convention and consequently came in third place! We asked Ms. Geisenburg about her experience playing the game. Below is what she had to say.
- Why did you choose to participate in the photo scavenger hunt during FDC?
It sounded like a lot of fun. My friend and I wanted to use it as a tool to get more involved. We also like a good competitive challenge!
- What was your favorite part of the game?
It was all really fun. I loved keeping my eyes open for anything that may be a part of the challenge.
- Did the game allow you to meet convention attendees/exhibitors who you otherwise would not have met?
It did. I met several people and spent time at several exhibits that I probably would not have stopped at if not for the game.
- Do you believe it enhanced your FDC2017 experience? If so, how?
It did! It helped me to be more involved and made me really thankful for the dental community. I didn’t plan on going to any of the parties, but ended up going because of the game. I enjoyed my time immensely!
Ms. Kendall Geisenburg snaps a photo with FDA President Dr. Bill D’Aiuto.
(We apologize for the blurriness of the photo, as it was taken with a cell phone.)