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AUDIENCE RESPONSE SYSTEMS TO SPICE UP YOUR CONFERENCES!

A brief overview about how an Audience Response or Interactive Voting System can work for you at your next conference or meeting.

Here is an idea to turn your boring meetings or conferences into insightful, interactive and engaging ones: Use an Audience Response System!

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More information: http://www.businessessentials.co.za/audience-response-system/

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New: Easily integrate your Bandsintown tour dates into your website

For musicians and music fans alike, Bandsintown is a must-have app. Downloaded more than 16 million times, it’s the largest concert discovery app in the world, and through personalized notifications and a full Facebook integration, they connect artists to fans. Which is why we’re so excited to announce that we’ve partnered with them to build a new feature to make your gigging lives easier!

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More information: https://bandzoogle.com/blog/new-easily-integrate-your-bandsintown-tour-dates-into-your-website

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JF EVENT UP: A RESPONSIVE MULTIPURPOSE EVENTS AND AGENCY JOOMLA TEMPLATE

We are pleased to present to you this brand new joomfreak template! JF Event Up. It has clean and clear design and various admin options! This responsive Joomla template is suitable for publishing single / multiple events and/or news but it can also be used as business or agency template!

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More information: https://www.joomfreak.com/news/jf-event-up-a-responsive-multipurpose-events-and-agency-joomla-template.html

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How to create responsive web design from scratch in your prototypes

Learn how to create and simulate a simple responsive web design from scratch in your prototypes with the help of this tutorial.

We introduced responsive web design in web and app prototypes in this tutorial. Read on for a step by step guide of how to create a responsive web design from scratch.

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More information: http://www.justinmind.com/support/how-to-create-responsive-web-design-from-scratch-in-your-prototypes/

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8 Best Event Calendar WordPress Plugins For Website

Do you host a lot of events in your WordPress site? Or maybe you are planning to do so in the future. Whatever the case is, you will need a reliable event calendar WordPress plugin for your website. The plugin could be used to create and manage small to large scale events like workshops, conferences, seminars, webinars, concerts, parties, get-together etc.

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More information: http://www.shoutmeloud.com/wordpress-event-calendar-plugins.html

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Plan Event Seating with Self-Service Tool

Eventbrite has unveiled a new self-service reserved seating solution that helps users organize events of all sizes, from comedy shows to spectator sports. 

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More information: http://www.websitemagazine.com/content/blogs/posts/archive/2014/03/06/plan-event-seating-with-self-service-tool.aspx

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How Self Service Portals Can Add Value to Events

Improving your levels of efficiency and increasing the value of your events are two key drivers that help distinguish a successful events company from one that might be struggling in our current economic climate.

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More information: http://www.eventindustrynews.co.uk/festivals-outdoor-event-news/how-self-service-portals-can-add-value-to-events/

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Transform Event Registration with Self Service Check in and Print-On-Demand

Here’s a case study that highlights an onsite registration process sure to delight attendees.

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Our client, Modernizing Medicine hosted more than 800 of their clients at their second annual users conference in December. Wanting to create a strong first impression of their event, they turned to Event Producers  to implement a full service registration solution with a self-check-in process onsite.

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More information: https://www.eventproducers.events/UltimateBlog/PostId/19/transform-event-registration-with-self-service-check-in-and-print-on-demand#

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MyBilet, Turkey’s e-ticketing giant, chooses Kiosk Innova for its self-service sales points

MyBilet is one of the first e-ticket companies to operate in Turkey’s entertainment sector, and is selling tickets for the theatre, cinema, concerts, festivals and other events since 1998. It handles sales through the MyBilet.com website, on a series of mobile applications and at self-service kiosks located in 200 locations in 19 cities. In total, the company sells 37 million event tickets a year.

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More information: http://www.innova.com.tr/en/news-detail.asp?haber=239A835F-C922-8822-EEE2-BBB888FF888C

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5 Cool Tech Tools for Event Check-In and Registration

Managing attendee registration and check-in doesn’t have to be stressful and time-consuming. By using a few helpful tech tools, long lines and disgruntled guests will become a thing of the past. Below are five great mobile apps and event management software platforms that will help to start your event off right.

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More information: http://www.smartmeetings.com/technology/89782/event-registration-and-check-in-apps

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How to Pick the Right Event Registration, Step 2: Create A Software Features Checklist

Now that you’ve evaluated the needs of your event, it’s time to start listing the types of features you’ll want in your registration software. What does this software need to do for event registration to run smoothly and for you to capture the data you’ll need to evaluate and capitalize on the success of your event?

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More information: http://trcbadgerite.com/blog-post/how-to-pick-the-right-event-registration-step-2-create-a-software-features-checklist-2/

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Smart Wristband: Wearable Technology Of Future

Now wear technology. Yes, started from Google glasses to smart wristbands, technology is now wearble, and yes fashionable too. Wearable technology seems to be the next big thing in the world of gadgets. It’s not just about the next phone any more, rather it’s also about the other new electronic gadgets such as smart wristbands that are a around the world.

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More information: http://www.slideshare.net/GBDPower/smart-wristband-wearable-technology-of-future

 

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Customizable, Tech-Savvy Wristbands for Events

Veteran ID solution company PDC has introduced its latest collection of wristbands for events. In addition to new colors, designs, and a line of glow-in-the-dark options are the tech-savvy PDC Smart Woven R.F.I.D. Wristbands.

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More information: http://www.bizbash.com/customizable-tech-savvy-wristbands-for-events/new-york/story/27216/#.V9wEnlt96M8

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Newest Technology Trends to Spruce Up Your Festival

From online ticketing to mobile apps to “wearable” technology at events, advances in technology are changing the festival and consumer event landscape in a major way.

More and more organizers like you are setting up their event ticketing pages and selling tickets online—and with good reason. Not only is it faster and easier for attendees to secure their spots, it’s also a smart way to gather valuable data.

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More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/academy/festival-newest-technology-trends/

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Now that’s a friendship bracelet! Smart wristband lets you make friends on Facebook by bumping fists

The technology is built into the wristbands for the Tomorrowland festival
Festival-goers register the band and connect it to their Facebook account
When at the event, users can pair bands by pressing the heart button
Details of requests are sent to each wearer – who can accept of decline

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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2687844/Now-thats-friendship-bracelet-Smart-wristband-lets-make-friends-Facebook-bumping-fists.html#ixzz4KQjzRScu

 

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3 Hot Trends Impacting Live Music Events

Music promoters all over the world are noticing the value of adding RFID wristbands as an enhancement to the live event fan experience. As outlined in the article below, Attendees spend a whopping 40% more when using RFID technology, compared to traditional cash or credit purchasing. If that doesn’t catch your attention – what will!? 

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More information: http://backstagewithpdc.com/uncategorized/3-hot-trends-impacting-live-music-events/

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SMART SOULSCAPE 2016 FESTIVAL TICKET EXPERIENCE

We love attending events—it is great way to make new memories with friends, experience new things, and have fun. However, one thing that could possibly mar the whole experience is the wristbands that all festival goers wear. Firstly, there is the snaking queue at the event’s entrance to get the wristband.

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More information: https://soulscapefestival.com/smart-soulscape-2016-festival-ticket-experience/

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PDC Launches Several New Wristband Lines for Hospitality, Events & Venues

VALENCIA, CA–(Marketwired – April 08, 2015) – PDC, the global leader of innovative identification solutions, announced today it will unveil this season’s new patron ID product lines including an expanded selection of its Expressions wristbands, rewearable stretch and woven wristbands, and thermal wristbands.

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More information: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/pdc-launches-several-new-wristband-lines-for-hospitality-events-venues-2007506.htm

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Water proof 13.56MHZ MIFARE Classic 1k events wristband bracelet

RFID Paper/PVC Disposable Wristband WO-01-RFID Disposable Wristbands|HUAYUAN

Waterproof ABS 3.56 MHz ,UHF Passive RFID disposable wristbands and bracelets for medical and event use. Bracelets come in 5 sizes for adults and for children) and are perfect for short to medium range RFID applications such as patient management and event access control.

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More information: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/water-proof-1356mhz-mifare-classic-1k-events-wristband-sophia?articleId=8395820440687876626

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Data Driven Tactics to Increase Mobile Event Apps Adoption

How do we use Smartphones? What can we learn from usage statistics to grow our mobile event app adoption and usage rates? This article gives you data driven tactics to grow the uptake of mobile app for events.

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Read more at http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/increase-mobile-event-app-adoption/#sOQGqr8MV1ax9DTF.99

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Event Apps 101

There’s no doubt about it: Event Apps are not a fad.

Most festivals now have an app and 63% of conferences now have an app as well. A recent MPI research study indicated that this is expected to grow to 85%! If you’re new to the topic, we hope this brief guide will help you catch up.

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More information: http://myeventapps.com/2015/07/08/event-app-101/

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iBeacon Comes to SXSW

Eventbase has built a threaded discussion platform into its SXSW app that lets attendees have a conversation about a session within the app itself. Users can also find out which other attendees (who have logged into the SXSocial platform) are at a session and view tweets from a specific session’s hashtag. Beacons can also be configured to send messages about a session to the user.

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More information: http://mashable.com/2014/03/07/ibeacon-sxsw-2014/#bj6qthb4g5qy

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iBeacon Technology at one of Europe’s Largest Festival Events

See how this large cultural event successfully used iBeacon technology to enhance visitor experience. 60+ beacons were placed around the 35 acre site, and the multi-lingual iPhone and iPad app was created using the Locly online publishing platform. Visitors to the National Eisteddfod of Wales, used the app to view information that was relevant to what was nearby, such as activity schedules and competition results.16

Watch video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxNg0uhND1c

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FOX Sports Aggressively Pursues Drone Camera Usage at Live Events

FOX Sports, Feld Motor Sports® and HeliVideo Productions, a company providing FAA-approved cinematography for television and film, came together at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Friday to get a serious look at some of the possibilities surrounding rapidly developing drone camera technology.

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More information: http://www.foxsports.com/presspass/latestnews/2015/03/16/fox-sports-aggressivelypursuesdronecamerausageatliveevents

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HOW CANADA IS REGULATING THE RISE OF DRONES

Drones have launched into recreational and commercial popularity over the last few years, but they’ve also flown into some legal grey areas with regards to safety and privacy. In Canada, safety guidelines for drones were updated in October 2014 for both hobbyists and businesses. Here’s a look at some recent drones stories in the news and how Canadian regulations are currently addressing these kinds of issues today.

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More information: http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/features/drone-laws-canada

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DJI sets 27 September event likely for foldable ‘Mavic’ drone

DJI has sent invites to the media for a press event, following a series of leaks that seem to suggest it is working on a foldable drone.

The drone maker’s invite, which is for a 27 September event in New York City, teased things like “adventure at your fingertips” and “rediscover adventure with DJI”, but it failed to fully reveal what’s in store.

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More information: http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/138731-dji-sets-27-september-event-likely-for-foldable-mavic-drone