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12 Awesome Event Website Inspirations

You dusted off the remains of 2014 and now look at 2015 as the year that you will bring your event website to the next level.

More importantly, many of your attendees or prospective sponsors will first hear about you by visiting your site.

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More information: https://www.mymeetly.com/12-event-web-design-inspirations-2015/

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Crowd Mics Turns Your Smartphone Into a Microphone

Our good friends Sean and Tim have been killing it lately with their new event tool called Crowd Mics! Let’s take a look at this new tool and how it can be utilized to make your events even better:

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More information: http://helloendless.com/crowd-mics-turns-smartphone-microphone/

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Events Trend – NFC and RFID Wristbands

Technology is making a huge impact on events nowadays, with wireless communication, social media, automation and smart devices becoming a regular feature at conferences, exhibitions, concerts, festivals and even corporate dinners and picnics.

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More information: http://www.geventm.com/event-trend-of-the-month-for-july-nfc-and-rfid-wristbands/

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10 Event Apps Every Event Planner Needs

Event planning can be stressful. While you’re wading through endless checklists and last-minute mishaps, it can be hard to make sure you’re on track. Don’t worry, each event app on this list can seriously help you out! We’ve put together a list of 10 apps that every event planner needs to stay afloat.

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More information: http://blog.bizzabo.com/10-apps-every-event-planner-needs

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The mobile access to your event: New XING EVENTS App

We are happy to announce the launch of the new XING EVENTS app today! XING EVENTS brings people together at suitable events based on Their network:  Event discoveryevent participationAttendee discovery  and  Interacting withEvent participants  is now easy with the new XING EVENTS application

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More information: http://blog.amiando.com/2014-01-13/innovative-smartphone-app-for-your-event-new-xing-events-app/

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5 WAYS IBEACONS COULD MAKE A SPLASH IN THE EVENT INDUSTRY

Chances are if you’ve been paying attention you’ve heard the term iBeacon. Some of the world’s largest events have begun using iBeacons to engage their attendees and provide an interactive experience that has the industry buzzing. If you havn’t heard the term it’s time you caught up with this exciting new technology.

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More information: https://attendease.com/blog/industry/i-beacons/

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The Drone Grand Prix: What you need to know about the biggest drone racing event in history

Dubbed the biggest Drone Racing event in history, the Drone Grand Prix is set to start on 11 March in Dubai, UAE. The huge competition will be hosted by the crown prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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More information: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/drone-grand-prix-what-you-need-know-about-biggest-drone-racing-event-history-1548576

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12 WINNER VIDEOS OF 2016 NEW YORK CITY DRONE FILM FESTIVAL

We loved this year’s entries for the New York City Drone Film Festival which wrapped a week ago and we really enjoyed looking at as many of the short-listed entries as we could manage. But the winners of each category are in a class of their own!

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More information: http://skytango.com/12-winner-videos-of-2016-new-york-city-drone-film-festival/

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Events Trend of the Month – 3D Projection Mapping

3D Projection Mapping is not a new trend, but with the latest advancements in LED projectors, laser technology, mapping techniques and a burst of creativity from professionals worldwide, event managers are increasingly relying on 3D projection themes to enthral audiences at events.

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More information: http://www.geventm.com/events-trend-of-the-month-3d-projection-mapping/

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15 projection mapping demos that will blow your mind

3D art is one thing – but what if you made a full building the canvas? A few years ago video projection mapping was a fledgling artform, with a handful of noteworthy examples. Now, no building opening, product launch, award ceremony, or birthday party worth its salt would be seen without a head-turning projection.

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More information: http://www.creativebloq.com/video/projection-mapping-912849

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The DeanBeat: Seattle event marks the accelerated growth of virtual reality and augmented reality

SEATTLE — It’s not easy to find benchmarks for the excitement around virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) — two technologies that are expected to become transformative computing platforms. But my experience at the SEA-VRevent is a good proxy. For the second year in a row, I attended the event, held this year at a bigger venue in Bellevue, Wash. It gave me more of a feeling for the velocity of the startup cycle and ecosystem for VR and AR.

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More information: http://venturebeat.com/2015/10/30/the-deanbeat-seattle-event-marks-the-accelerated-growth-of-virtual-reality-and-augmented-reality/

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Virtual reality pioneers give a glimpse of media’s future at Daily News Innovation Lab ‘Conversations’ event

Four VR pioneers made a case for the future to a sold-out crowd attending the latest Daily News Innovation Lab ‘Conversations’ event: “VR in Immersive Storytelling: What’s Worked and What’s Next?”

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More information: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/virtual-reality-showcased-daily-news-innovation-lab-event-article-1.2561224

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VR World Congress; a bigger & better event for Bristol, UK on the 12th of April, 2016

VR World Congress is bringing over 600 buyers, sellers and developers from VR and its surrounding industries from across the globe to Bristol, UK. It’s a fantastic opportunity to connect with the brightest minds in the VR industry and learn about the present and the future of VR.

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More information: http://vrworldcongress.com/

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New innovation boosts the usefulness of holograms in event design

Holographic technology has long been used at different kinds of events. Whether it’s on a grand scale – such as the Michael Jackson tribute at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards – or more subtly used to display a new type of product, the technology itself is a useful weapon in the arsenal of those specialising in event design.

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More information: http://www.cievents.com/new-innovation-boosts-usefulness-holograms-event-design/

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Speaker Management 101: Building Better Relationships with Speaker

Here’s the thing. Your speakers are NOT at fault. It’s common to blame speakers, saying they’re a pain to deal with or that they’re divas. Sometimes it’s true, but mostly it’s just hot air.

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More information: http://www.cadmiumcd.com/CadmiumCD/article.asp?ID=speaker-management-101

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Choosing Simultaneous Interpretation Equipment For Your Next Conference

During international conferences with multiple languages, it is of the utmost importance that all attendees can understand what is being said.  Conference interpretation equipment enables interpreters to render the message from the floor language into another language as quickly as possible (simultaneously).

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More information: http://atlasls.com/blog/?p=91

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Simultaneous interpreting and your next conference or meeting

Walking back to our 2M Europe Office in Paris located in the Latin Quarter 5th district, I passed the Place d’Italie and found myself surrounded by illuminated Brisbane billboards boasting our River City Brisbane ahead of the G20 summit 2014. With Angela Merkel, Barak Obama and other Heads of State heading to the Queensland capital next year, Australia’s River City is sure to be an exciting place to be.

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More information: http://www.2m.com.au/blog/simultaneous-interpreting-and-your-next-conference-or-meeting/

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What’s Good and Bad in Third Party Event Registration Software

Ready to sell some tickets and get folks signed up for your next event? If you want to look like you know what you’re doing, use one of the many online tools at your disposal. Your website CMS may not have the capabilities to take online registration, sell tickets or manage event marketing with ease. Below we take a look at some of the leading third-party event registration apps and event website services we think you’re going to love (or hate, you never know).

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Read more: http://blog.spinweb.net/whats-good-and-bad-in-third-party-event-registration-software#ixzz42nPo9KGQ

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The Good Event Registration Guide: A Free eBook about Event Registration Software

The Good Event Registration Guide is a free ebook comparing hundreds of registration and ticketing providers in an easy-to-read format. Get your copy now, no email required.

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Read more at http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/good-event-registration-guide-free-ebook-event-registration-software/#ggl27VRJjJvGYscf.99

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3 Tools to Simplify Your Event Check-In Process

One big hurdle that can dictate the success of your event early on is the check-in process. A seamless check-in process prevents long and slow lines, avoids staff confusion and makes your meeting  appear organized and professional.

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More information: http://www.smartmeetings.com/meeting-planning/63373/3-tools-to-simplify-your-event-check-in-process

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The Top 10 Benefits of Using RFID for Events

Chances are, you’ve heard the buzz about RFID for events. The wireless event tech has become standard at the country’s top music festivals, with fans proudly wearing their RFID wristbands year-round like badges of honor.

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– See more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/academy/the-top-10-benefits-of-using-rfid-for-events/#sthash.oyzzqxR3.dpuf

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Become An Event Superhero With Event Tech

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the Bat Signal? While 2015 may have been the year of Star Wars, 2016 is the year that everyone’s favorite comic book heroes will face off on the big screen in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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More information: http://www.cadmiumcd.com/CadmiumCD/article.asp?ID=become-an-eventtech-superhero

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LITEbox event: Audience response systems

Following the interest in Audience Response Systems (ARS) at the recentTechnology panel debate, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a session allowing staff to gain an understanding of the different uses of ARS and best practice methods.

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More information: http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/litebox/2015/11/12/litebox-event-audience-response-systems/