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This Audience Response System is Unlike Anything Event Planners Have Seen Before

FOREST HILL, Md., Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — CadmiumCD, second-time winners of PCMA Convene’s Best in Show, and recipients of EIN’s 2015 Event Technology Awards, launched an Audience Response System (ARS) as part of its eventScribe App platform at the ACEhp 2016 Annual Meeting held at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland.

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More information: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/this-audience-response-system-is-unlike-anything-event-planners-have-seen-before-300207755.html

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Music Festival Gate Security: A How-To Guide

After the tragedy in Boston, large outdoor events are beefing-up their security measures at the entrance gates. And by increasing event security, the two music festival examples in this how-to guide are receiving an additional benefit – reduced ticket fraud at the gate.

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More information: http://www.thundertix.com/festival-ticketing-software/music-festival-gate-security-a-how-to-guide/

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The Top 5 Event Registration Software for Non-Profits

Online event registration is extremely helpful if you’re in the non-profit sector, church, a digital marketer, a concert promoter, a Zoomba instructor, or even just a host who wants to organize a cozy get-together for friends and colleagues.

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More information: http://www.paperlesstrans.com/what-is-the-best-event-registration-software-for-non-profits

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An Easy, Inexpensive Solution for Simultaneous Translation

As associations continue to grow their international membership, simultaneous translation at events is moving from a nice-to-have to a must-have feature — even as translation can be expensive and a logistical headache. But Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Manager of Congress Terry D’Angelo has found a simple, low-cost solution.

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– See more at: http://www.pcmaconvene.org/departments/an-easy-inexpensive-solution-for-simultaneous-translation/#sthash.uFcLKbxh.dpuf

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Speaking up: Audience microphones for event engagement

One of the most talked about topics in event management, attendee engagement is perceived to be one of the vital components of a successful conference, meeting or corporate event. Any host wants their guests to be stimulated and actively involved in the activities which they have spent so much time meticulously planning.

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More information: http://www.cievents.com/speaking-up-audience-microphones-for-event-engagement/

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Tomorrowland Smart Bracelets Make It Easier To Become Facebook Friends With Fellow Festival Goers

The upcoming Tomorrowland festival in Belgium is taking festival tech to the next level with smart bracelets that will allow festival goers to trade Facebook contact information with a tap of a button. All Tomorrowland attendees receive a smart bracelet that serves as an electronic ticket that grants them entry into the festival. However, if they connect their Facebook account with their bracelets, they will also have an easy way to become Facebook friends with their fellow festival goers.

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More information: http://www.idigitaltimes.com/tomorrowland-smart-bracelets-make-it-easier-become-facebook-friends-fellow-festival-goers-375500

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6 Tips for Drones on Your Event

Spectacular aerial footage which completes the report on your event. These days, that’s a piece of cake, thanks to the drone. This small and practical unmanned quadrocopter flies high and humming above your audience. The result: aerial footage of your meeting, event, congress or teambuilding.

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Learn more: https://www.eventplanner.tv/news/6949_6-tips-for-drones-on-your-event.html

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New Ticket Trend: High-Tech Smart Bracelets

Besides the dance festival itself, the new wristbands from Tomorrowland can also be considered world news. In his blog ‘Apparently this matters’ every week on the CNN website, Jarrett Bellini sheds light on the latest social media trends.

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Learn more: https://www.eventplanner.tv/news/6407_new-ticket-trend-hightech-smart-bracelets.html

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iBeacon Experience Days: 23rd – 24th August

Glimworm, Sanoma Media, and Appsterdam present the first Dutch hackathon for iBeacon solutions. iBeacon Experience Days hackathon is a festival of collaboration, creativity, and ideas. We’re joining together developers, creatives, marketers, and entrepreneurs for two days of rapid prototyping and creating brilliant new applications for the iBeacon.

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More information: https://glimwormbeacons.com/learn/ibeacons-experience-days/

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BEACONS: What They Are, How They Work, And Why Apple’s iBeacon Technology Is Ahead Of The Pack

To state the obvious: Modern, smartphone-toting humans spend most of their time indoors.

But indoor spaces often block cell signals and also make it nearly impossible to locate devices via GPS. Beacons are a solution.

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More information: http://www.businessinsider.in/BEACONS-What-They-Are-How-They-Work-And-Why-Theyre-Important/articleshow/27808938.cms#ixzz2paqrT8E

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TOP COMMERCIAL DRONE EVENTS OF 2016 YOU SHOULD ATTEND

Check our 40+ list of the top commercial drone events of 2016. Which events will you visit this year to keep updated on the drone industry, develop your professional network and increase your sales?

The commercial and civil UAV market is booming: new products, new applications, new companies are entering into and changing this industry almost everyday.

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More information: http://skytango.com/30-top-commercial-drone-events-2016/

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The Expert Briefing on Augmented Reality at Events

For those who’ve never heard of it before, what is Augmented Reality?

So Augmented Reality technology simply “adds” things to a person’s view of the world.

“AR” is a a broad term that covers everything from broadcast graphics overlaid onto live TV, to mobile apps that make print or products come alive when viewed through your phone or more recently, experiences on smart glasses that overlay graphics & info into the scene before you.

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More information: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/augmented-reality-at-events/

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4 ways of using Augmented Reality for your events

If you regularly follow the latest news on technology trends, you’ll no doubt be aware that augmented reality (AR) is an ongoing topic of interest among industry professionals.

What started as a phenomenon that was used by only a few forward-thinking organizations is now a concept that has been rolled out across almost every industry.

However, have you been thinking about trying it out at your latest event, or as part of your marketing? If the answer is yes but you’re still not sure about it, let’s take a closer look at how AR can be used for events.

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More information: https://www.gevme.com/blog/4-ways-using-augmented-reality-your-events

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Why Virtual Reality May Finally Arrive to Events

Event professionals have discussed virtual reality as a concept for the past decade. For the most part, it’s been more of an aspiration than an action item. Despite the previous talk, there are a couple of reasons why virtual reality deployments at events could actually come to fruition in 2016. Some no-brainer use cases could be the first ways in which VR is deployed.

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Read more at http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/virtual-reality-in-events#ecvHdr38bXKF5pjv.99

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VRLA Virtual Reality Event Mirrors The Explosive Growth Of The VR Industry

Less than two years ago, Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA) started out as a very small event with a hundred people according to founder Cosmo Scharf. At VRLA’s 2016 Winter Expo on January 23rd, VRLA brought in over 3,000 attendees and 33 sponsors over the course of less than two years, representing a growth of more than 30x in under two years.

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More information: http://www.forbes.com/sites/moorinsights/2016/02/08/vrla-virtual-reality-event-mirrors-the-explosive-growth-of-the-vr-industry/#1b17059f2aed

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3D VS HOLOGRAMS: A DIVE INTO HIGH-TECH IMAGE ENHANCEMENT

Image enhancement technologies like holograms and 3D have been building in popularity over the past few years, and though neither is new, event marketers have been finding clever new ways to leverage them. More interestingly, marketers have been discovering that each special effect has a strategic strength that makes it more effective in moving the needle depending on the objective of the event. Here, a closer look at each technology and how brands like Honda and Ralph Lauren leveraged them for distinctly different purposes.

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More information: http://www.eventmarketer.com/article/3d-versus-holograms/

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A Few Good Tools for Event Registration

These days, most event participants expect to be able to register for events online. Luckily, there are lots of tools to help with that, ranging from simple up to sophisticated and all the way to multi-functional. We asked a number of nonprofit technology professionals what online registration tools have worked for them.

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More information: http://www.idealware.org/articles/few-good-tools-event-registration-updated

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Apple’s iBeacons explained: What it is and why it matters

Apple subtly introduced iBeacon as part of iOS 7 at WWDC 2013, though it mentioned the feature only in a single keynote slide and didn’t go into detail at all. But this hasn’t stopped companies from taking advantage and launching products and services that make use of iBeacon.

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More information: http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/123730-apple-s-ibeacons-explained-what-it-is-and-why-it-matters

 

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How to enhance a festival experience for both event organizers and attendees by Aloompa

Large festivals like Bonnaroo are exciting for event organizers and attendees, but planning and navigating huge festivals isn’t always easy. When Aloompa was founded in 2009, their vision was to eliminate the complications associated with large events, by developing a real-time mobile event guide using the best available technologies (now including iBeacon).

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More information: http://kontakt.io/blog/partner_spotlight_aloompa_events_ibeacon_bonnaroo_festival/

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4 Ideas for Integrating RFID Technology in Your Next Event

So what is RFID, exactly? I could tell you that “RFID” stands for “Radio-Frequency Identification”, but that doesn’t clear things up much. Basically, RFID is the technology that makes your touch-and-go credit cards work. RFID sends out a little data signal that can be read at a short distance by RFID readers. Do you have a public transportation card that you touch to a turnstile to gain access to a bus or subway? There’s probably an RFID chip in that card. Does your apartment complex have a card lock gate? RFID.

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More information: http://decibelmanagement.com/4-ideas-for-integrating-rfid-technology-in-your-next-event/

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27 BEST EVENTS WORDPRESS THEMES 2016

Tyler from ShowThemes is not only a great looking events theme for WordPress, but it also has all the features you will need to successfully promote and manage your event online.

The design and appearance of this WordPress events theme includes many of the latest and greatest design trends and modern website features, which all helps to make Tyler such a good choice for anyone who wants to promote a cutting edge, innovative, or technology-focused event.

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More information: http://athemes.com/collections/best-events-wordpress-themes/

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How to Add a Responsive Calendar to Your WordPress Site

Plenty of websites benefit from having a calendar. If you’re advertising events, co-ordinating a team’s activities, or providing community information, embedding a calendar into your site will help users get the information they need quickly and easily.

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More information: https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/responsive-calendar-wordpress/

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15 Responsive Church WordPress Themes For Event and Sermon Management 2015

Minimalism, readability and good user-experience – these are the qualities of a website that many designer aims for when developing a website for a church or religious group. For many years, church websites have issues keeping up with the latest website trends. Some churches don’t really pay so much attention to the value of website in reaching out to people and its ability to create a virtually community for their followers.

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More information: https://colorlib.com/wp/church-wordpress-themes/

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The International Trade Show for Vending & Self-service: Discover the main events!

SHANGHAI, Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The 12th China International Self-service, Kiosk and Vending Show (CVS) is the largest international event for the vending and OCS/office coffee service industries in China. The show has been hosted for more than 10 years already, and is devoted to building relationships, growing businesses and advancing industrial innovations for all practitioners.

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More information: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/international-trade-show-vending-self-064900242.html

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Event Registration Software: Everything Organizers Should Know

Professional event planners have a unique position of power that they have never before had. Today, as businesses value innovation more and more, and as event attendees value experiences over things, organizers have the ability to both drive innovation for companies, while delighting event attendees hungry for new and exciting event experiences.

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More information: http://blog.bizzabo.com/event-registration-software-guide-everything-organizers-must-know

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RFID Wristbands: The Future of Ticketing

While ticketZone offers many great features and tools to help your events stand out and increase ticket sales, our radio-frequency ID (RFID) capabilities absolutely should not be overlooked. This cutting edge technology, newly emerging in the ticketing industry, allows you to both sell wristbands embedded with an RFID chip for your events, as well as scan them in at the door.

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More information: http://info.ticketzone.com/rfid-wristbands-the-future-of-ticketing/

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iBeacon for Events

Once again Apple has triggered an event-industry innovation streak. Its iBeacon—a small piece of hardware that transmits signals to a smart device—has sparked the imagination of leading mobile app developers, several of whom have announced beacon-enabled features for their existing event apps.

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More information: http://www.core-apps.com/events/ibeacon-for-events/

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Geofencing, Proximity Sensing and iBeacons: Coming to an Event near You!

A geofence is a virtual perimeter around a geographic area, such as a hotel, a conference center, an exhibition or any another arbitrary boundary. When a mobile device using a geofence service enters or exits a geofence, the device receives a notification which often is in the form of an alert or a mobile coupon. A geofence notice may be sent to another mobile phone or email account as well. Although a relatively new concept, geofencing is beginning to be used for marketing, security, and anti-theft purposes.

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More information: http://www.corbinball.com/mobile/index.cfm?fuseaction=cor_av&artID=9185

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Top 5 Reasons to Use 3D Holograms at Tradeshows

With the proliferation of digital signage and tablet devices over the past 5 years today’s Tradeshow and Marketing Manager face the daunting challenge of finding an integrated solution that achieves their marketing needs, while managing continual and sharp decreases in event budget allocations.

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More information: http://www.proavbiz-europe.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7326:top-5-reasons-to-use-3d-holograms-at-tradeshows&catid=86:feature&Itemid=401984