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Why Event Organizers Are Upgrading to RFID

Each year, more than 100,000 comic book, TV, video game, and cosplay fans descend on the Javits Center in Manhattan for one of the world’s largest pop culture conventions. New York Comic Con may be “wonderful pandemonium” if you ask the people from ReedPOP, who oversee the convention, but how did the event organizer manage the gates while keeping fans safe, happy, and eager to come back next year?

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More information: http://www.bizbash.com/why-event-organizers-are-upgrading-to-rfid/new-york/story/30150/#.V5zXP9J96M8

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Which is the right ticketing and event registration solution for you?

There is one piece of event technology that is essential for all types and sizes of events –event registration. Whether it’s event registration or ticketing, there are no arguments for keeping the plastic clipboards and long queues, and there certainly is no need to discuss the benefits of going online.

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More information: http://eventgenioso.com/right-ticketing-event-registration-solution/

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iPad and Smartphone event apps: 10 ideas that drive downloads

After some consideration, you may have come to the conclusion that a conference or an exhibition like the one that you run requires a native smartphone and/or tablet app. Congratulations! You took the right decision! In case my previous post on app technology and providers has given you some inspiration, I’d be more than happy…

Hamburg, am 04.10.2010Photo: WAN_IFRA-Expo_2010 © WAN-IFRA/DIRK EISERMANN
Hamburg, am 04.10.2010 Photo: WAN_IFRA-Expo_2010 © WAN-IFRA/DIRK EISERMANN

More information: https://michaelheipel.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/smartphone-event-apps/

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Mobile Event App Provides Analytics Using iBeacon Technology

Eventpedia Partners with TurnoutNow to Provide Analytics Using Beacon Technology in Mobile Event AppsEventpedia, a creator of mobile event apps for conferences, events and tradeshows, announced today they will be partnering with TurnoutNow, the leading provider of live-event data analytics using beacon technology.

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More information: http://www.eventpedia.com/blog/mobile-event-app-provides-analytics-using-ibeacon-technology/

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BEACONS AT EVENTS

Beacons are becoming fixtures at major events. Several events have been using them successfully for years. They can be used to help internal staff communication, facilitate networking, indoor mapping, collecting data, sending marketing messages, etc. Beacons help apps engage its users. So for events, where people use the event app very heavily for a short period of time, they can add a lot of value.

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More information: http://www.ibeacontrends.com/4-beacons-events/

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How to Use iBeacons at Your Next Event

In what is arguably his Magnum Opus*, a 2002 Tom Cruise opened our eyes, to what a pretty cool, and occasionally scary, future could look like. In the seminal work*, “Minority Report”, Mr. Cruise (or Tom, as I call him), showed us what it could look like if the government was able to stop moments of pre-meditated murder.

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More information: http://blog.socialtables.com/2015/10/05/how-to-use-ibeacons-at-your-next-event/#.V5zEldJ96M8

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Virtual reality: The event engagement game-changer?

Some concepts are difficult to explain. Try describing to someone what the colour orange looks like – or any other shade of the spectrum for that matter.

Words often fail us at the most inopportune moments, which is when “showing” really comes into its own over “telling”.

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More information: http://www.cievents.com/virtual-reality-the-event-engagement-game-changer/

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What Is iBeacon and Why Is It Important to the Events Industry?

iOS devices, such as iPhones and others, have been given a new way to gain location-based information. Through Apple’s wireless Bluetooth low-energy technology called iBeacon, these devices have access to the information and services that will send notifications, special offers, and security alerts to the device when they enter a certain area.

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More information: http://corporatemagicinc.com/what-is-ibeacon-and-why-is-it-important-to-the-events-industry/

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4 Ways to Use iBeacon Technology at Your Event

As we progress toward connecting every aspect of the world to itself through theInternet of Things, one particular trend stands out for event management: iBeacons.

iBeacons use bluetooth technology in your smartphone to send out signals that allow for identification, navigation, attendee messaging, and attendee location.

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More information: http://blog.capterra.com/4-ways-to-use-ibeacon-technology-at-your-event/

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iBeacon for Events, floor analytics, indoor location and more…

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://eventapps.com.au/ibeacon-for-events/

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Adding Drones into Your Live Event Production Mix

If you’re in the Pro AV space, or are familiar with streaming and recording live events, you’ve no doubt heard of drones. And if you’re curious about using drone technology in your next live production, you’ve come to the right place.

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More information: https://www.epiphan.com/blog/adding-drones-to-live-event-production-mix/

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5 Tips to Leverage Projection Mapping for Live Events

Technology is forever changing its course as well as its medium. With event producers preferring projection mapping for grabbing maximum eyeballs, most events are likely to feature cutting edge audio, video and lighting advancements in events making them even better.

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More information: http://lesterbanks.com/2014/03/5-tips-projection-mapping/

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VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY: WHAT EVENT ORGANIZERS MUST KNOW

Have you ever heard of the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive? Surely the Google Glass? If you haven’t, allow us to explain. These are all virtual reality and augmented reality headsets making waves this year. With virtual reality proving to be big in the world of technology, it is important to know how it could impact the event planning industry.

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More information: http://blog.bizzabo.com/virtual-and-augmented-reality-for-event-organizers

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Virtual reality for events: the be all and end all?

Let’s start from scratch. What is virtual reality anyway? Virtual reality is literally a virtual reality. It is a beautiful piece of technology that can create a world of discovery and interaction. This is made possible by so-called ‘stereoscopic’ goggles . Notable examples include the Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift.

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More information: https://company.ticketscript.com/uk/all/virtual-reality-for-events-the-be-all-and-end-all/

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Some Rio Olympics events will be broadcast in virtual reality

NBC has promised to broadcast 85 hours of the 2016 Rio Olympics in virtual reality. The opening and closing ceremonies, plus men’s basketball, gymnastics, track and field, beach volleyball, diving, boxing, and fencing events will all be available for the Samsung Gear VR headset, through a special section of the NBC Sports app.

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More information: http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/30/12065406/summer-olympics-2016-nbc-gear-vr-virtual-reality-video

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How (and Why) to Incorporate Virtual Reality Into Your Next Event

From a young age we’re taught that humans perceive the world through five senses. What is perceived is then translated into experiences, which make up reality as we know it. Virtual reality presents these senses with a computer-generated environment that is, to some extent, explorable.

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More information: https://www.eventbase.com/blog/how-and-why-incorporate-virtual-reality-your-next-event

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Participatory voting at events: Part 1—Introduction

Look up “voting” on Google and the top search results are dominated by links about electoral voting. Making decisions (about elected leaders, opposing choices, and action plans, etc.) is the first function of voting that comes to mind for most people.

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Read the rest of this article at: http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2016/04/participatory-voting-at-events-part-1-introduction/

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Wireless Voting System in Singapore – How To

Wireless Voting System in Singapore – Why is it popular?

If you take a look a few years back, you will realize that social events were not that Hi-Tech. People used to rely on projectors and slides in order to convey their messages to the audience. They used to ask the attendees to raise their hands in order to seek their opinion on a particular matter.

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More information: http://cmccintl.com/wireless-voting-system-in-singapore/

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Interactive tools to collect audience feedback at conferences

Gathering feedback from your audience and engaging them is a key success factor for conferences. In the old days, we used to do that during the Q+A session, and maybe with hand signs or the famous green and red cards, but there are so much more sophisticated tools now. I had the chance to try out some of them at the recent Confex exhibition in London.

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More information: https://michaelheipel.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/interactive-tools-to-collect-audience-feedback-at-conferences/

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Add value to your event with Audience Response

During the recent ‘Credit Crunch’ organisations were under pressure to cut their conferences and events budgets. What they saved by reducing the size of the stage or by going to a cheaper venue shouldn’t have effected the basic content of the day or the goals for staging the event in the first place.

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More information: http://www.avdept.co.uk/2010/12/add-value-to-your-event-with-audience-response/

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Get Attendees Involved at Your Next Event with an Audience Response System

Benefits of an Audience Response System
Audience Response Systems offer many benefits to Event Meeting Services Planners and Organizations. Here are just a few of the potential benefits:
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How To Use Mobile Event App Live Polling & Audience Response Systems

Live polling enables event planners and organizers to provide better levels of engagement between speakers and attendees. While traditional audience response systems are limited and require an additional investment by event hosts, a mobile event app gives attendees access to session information, PDF documents, and other resources alongside the ability to submit live responses to questions posed at sessions.

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More information: http://www.appsforevents.com/news-blog/event-mobile-app-live-polling-audience-response-system

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ARS Vendor comparison

When we first tried to learn about Audience Response Systems, it quickly became overwhelming. First, they go by many names: Classroom clickers, voting keypads, classroom performance systems, classroom response systems, personal response systems, student response systems, audience polling, interactive meetings… Wow. Yikes!

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More information: https://www.polleverywhere.com/ars-comparison