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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/