In our last discussion on event technology, we delved into the newer, more sophisticated options for giving presentations, but there are plenty of other types of event tech that are revolutionizing the meeting industry. While there’s definitely some spectacular new innovations being made in everything from event drones (yes,really) to apps, today we’re going to talk “wearables.”
With more and more smartphones coming out equipped with Near Field Communication chips, or NFC, more people are getting aware of the existence of this promising technology. But only a few actually know what exactly NFC is and that it can be used for many things – including events.
We recently developed and released smartphone apps for the 2011Sturgis Falls Celebration and we’ve gotten a lot of great feedback from festival organizers and those attending this annual event held each June in Cedar Falls, IA.
CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwired – July 16, 2014) – Imagine you are at a Romeo Santos concert at Yankee Stadium, or about to watch Lionel Messi and the two-time World Cup champions Argentina take on Mexico at Soldier Field. You can’t wait to get to your seats, buy Cheladas, hot dogs and chips with guacamole and start to enjoy either some pulsating Bachata or high-level soccer action with your friends and family.
Beacons (small battery-powered transmitters that can be detected by smartphones) are seeing increased adoption in live events, where they’re helping organisers communicate with audiences more intimately than ever before.
Periscope added GoPro support earlier this year, allowing drone owners to mount one of the cameras and live stream to the service. If you own one of the more recent DJI drones though, Periscope will now natively connect to the drone’s remote to broadcast footage live.
CinemaCon took place Monday, April 11 through Thursday, April 14 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The event is the largest and most important gathering of movie theater owners from around the world, attracting over 5,000 industry professionals from more than 80 countries.
THE FIRST interactive theme park and futuristic exhibition ever to come to Thailand, “teamLabs Islands: Dance! Art Museum, Learn & Play!” opened last Sunday at CentralWorld and is already proving one of the most popular events ever held in the City of Angels.
The fundamental essence of live events is driven by a group of people coming together to receive, understand and communicate a message. Whether in a hotel ballroom, arena, convention center, or any other type of gathering place, companies that put together these meetings are trying to create an experience for the audience.
SEATTLE—”Do you think ten-year-old you would believe that a concert like thiscould ever exist?”
My buddy asked me this after we’d spent two hours laughing at the weirdest concert we’d ever attended: Hatsune Miku Expo 2016. The concert’s distinguishing feature was a massive, see-through screen in front of a rock band, on which singing, 10-foot-tall anime princesses were projected.
Hosting a successful event has never been easier. Gone are the days of archaic paper registration forms and complicated spreadsheets. Now you can increase attendance, decrease costs, and dazzle your participants with event registration software that is reliable, flexible, powerful, and affordable.
If you’re using Eventbrite Payment Processing for a paid, public event, you can allow attendees to transfer to a different ticket type or event on their own. To set this up, head over to your event’s Manage page and look to the Order Options section. As long as you’re collecting information from each attendee, you’ll see the “Registration Transfers” option available.
Recently, DAILY RFID has unveiled a new RFID Events Access Control Management System which can obviously improve access control efficiency for event management. DAILY RFID which has exported a quantity of productions to the major regions of the world and benefited millions of people is the leading RFID manufacturer with top technique and years of experiences.
Major music festivals like Lollapalooza, Coachella and Rock Fest are cashing in on the RFID wristband trend and watching their revenue skyrocket. With the industry’s impressive light shows and sophisticated sound technology now incorporated at nearly every event, music festival patrons are eager to get their hands on a cool, techy gadget they can wear during the party. Patrons spend an average of 20% more using RFID wristbands than they do with cash or credit cards.
More information: http://backstagewithpdc.com/hot-topics/ka-ching-rfid-wristbands-at-music-fests-mean-big-bucks/
A few months ago, Decibel published a post on Audience Response Systems, but spectacularly failed to profile Vistacom, a worldwide leader in audience response for nearing two decades. Scott Casey, owner of Vistacom, is an audience response guru and author of his own ARS software, VPOLL.
DoubleDutch, a leading provider of mobile event applications, today announced new native live polling features as part of their unique data-driven event technology platform. The new polling feature allows speakers to capture the opinions of session attendees without third party or expensive hardware-based response systems, creating an easy way to engage attendees during sessions and providing real-time feedback.
Whether used for business administration or for more personal reasons, there are many occasions when a free voting poll can be a useful tool. Perhaps you need to canvas opinion regarding your next corporate event or, perhaps, you need to organise your next holiday with a group of friends – whatever the reason, Doodle makes the whole process extremely simple.
There is a growing interest in the use of tour guide mobile robots in different environments such as museums, exhibitions and fairs. This type of robot should have autonomy, robust perception and navigation systems, and should also be oriented towards close interaction with humans.