About the Organization

The Digital Experience Institute® (DEI), the definitive authority for digital and hybrid meeting strategy and production, is a global organization dedicated to advancing engagement around digital events, meetings and learning. DEI supports and contributes to research, education, thought leadership, promotion, and the digital events community. DEI also produces and supports the Digital Event Strategist® Online Course and accompanying DES Certification designation.

Our Focus

We bring you the latest in live stream and digital event trends.

  • Strategic Planning100%

  • Audience Engagement100%

  • New Streaming Platforms 100%

  • Branding & Revenue Generation100%

How we can help

DEI leads the way in innovation, providing you with the best resources and training in the digital event industry. The DES certification is the top honor you can receive from PCMA - the authority on business events, whether face-to-face or virtual. Learn more here.

The only resource for digital event jobs.

Want to reach PCMA and DEI's audience? Post a live stream, virtual platform or digital event producer job today.

The vendor directory is the place to find and "be found." From platforms, to apps, to producers, this directory will become your one-stop shop to find a vendor. Learn more here.

In depth resources

From the Digital Event Benchmark Report to and RFP template, checklists,case studies and more, DEI stays on top of the trends that help you do your job better.. Subscribe to our news.
The day-long and in-depth Virtual Edge Summit live event is a completely virtual event about digital and live stream events (so meta). Don't miss our quarterly webinars and face-to-face education and upcoming industry events.
PCMA, the authority on face-to-face events and business event strategy, purchased DEI in 2014 because it believes live streams are complementary extensions of events. What better way to showcase your brand than through a digital event? Our consultants bring you the latest in engagement, strategy, and revenue ideas to push your event to the next level.

Meet the team

Leslie Wingler, Director

Leslie Wingler has been living and breathing virtual events for over seven years. Currently, she is the Director, Digital Experience Institute where she manages and helps to produce the Digital Event Strategist certification and various DEI digital events. Prior to joining PCMA, Leslie was the Manager, Digital Events where she produced live and on demand webinars, trained session speakers and worked with the professional development team to produce online courses.

Thank you to our Advisory Board

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What our customers think

The course was great – and taking it during one of our peak business times was still possible due to the on-demand portion of the programming!


Wendy Haught
Framework Meetings and Destinations

My company had just started talking about digital events, and I wanted to have the tools at my fingertips before decisions were made. Signing up was a benefit to my company and also a strategic move for my career.

Gayle Wiithers
Gayle Patterson Withers
Law School Admission Council

I enjoyed the course a lot, it gave me many ideas and inspiration. Some things are on the list for the next year too. Thank you for hosting such a course. It was a pleasure.


Irma Astraukaite
Interreg Europe

Our DEI Consultants began with a methodical approach focused on goals, manageable outcomes, and metrics for each; followed by a production schedule and weekly calls to ensure we stayed on track. The level of detail and production expertise was the differential for me.

Heidi Welker
Canadian Innovation Conference

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