Innovative thinking is delivered in a variety of ways. Some bright ideas are spurred by brainstorming, while others stem from suggestions by meeting planners and attendees. And of course, some responses to crises evolve into creative solutions transferrable to other events.

Smart Meetings magazine reached out to convention and visitor bureau executives from midsize markets to uncover the compelling projects, special touches and downright cool things they're doing to personalize events and warmly welcome attendees. Here are their bright ideas:

Park City, Utah

Meetings & ConventionsAttendees can transfer from one venue to another via chairlifts in Park City, Utah. Groups can take over the after-hours operation of chairlifts at Deer Valley Resort or Canyons Resort, giving attendees a memorable experience to reach their function while taking in the spectacular mountain scenery. Chairlifts are accessible from several meeting properties.