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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/