Scheduling is at the heart of any meeting, and schedules are at the heart of any meeting app. The more complicated your meeting schedule, the more likely it is that you’re going to be relying on an app to increase your attendees’ experience.
The events industry has had an enormous impact on the environment in years past – but thanks to more recent movements from within to promote sustainability, events are shedding their reputation for wastefulness and consumption.
Event mobile apps are transitioning from portable directories to personalization tools. Delivering specific content—reminders, suggestions, or push notifications—at the precise moment when it is most valuable (and based on attendees’ interaction with the app), not only enhances the attendee experience, but delivers a number of important benefits to planners.
A mobile event app can deliver content to attendees in a format that’s easier for them to access. Traditionally, event attendees would get a big stack of paper guides, brochures, and so on. Nowadays, people want to get their information from mobile devices and apps because it’s faster and more convenient for them. This also saves event planners from spending a lot of their time and money on printing everything out.
When Apple officially launched their iOS10 software update, there was a lot of confusion about what it meant for event and meeting planners. From whether there were additional last minute requirements needed for event apps that were built with a previous version of iTunes and iOS in mind, to whether if new event apps would be as easy to find.
Remember when we wrote a post called ‘8 awesome uses of RFID and NFC’? Ah, those crazy days of 2015. Well, over the last few months, we’ve seen more great examples of the technology being used in new and interesting ways, so we thought we’d put together a quick update.
Beacon technology, while still at nascent stage, is being used by smart event planners as an innovative attendee engagement technique. With each passing day, as smartphone ownership draws increasingly closer to ubiquity, mobile devices have become the easiest channel for connecting organisers, brands and attendees of an event on a more personal level.
Augmented reality and virtual reality platforms are moving on at a rapid pace. More and more mobile devices are being launched as ‘VR ready’, and as the technology becomes more accessible it is inevitable that consumers become more accustomed to using it.
Introducing the session on the Main Stage at Event Tech Live, Chair Daniel Walsh stressed how quickly VR has captured consumers’ imagination, highlighting brands using the technology for on site activations and US festival Coachella sharing its weekend with those without tickets/with a headset.
Event organizers are always looking for new ways to engage attendees and personalize their experiences — well, at least they should be. According to a study done by ABI Research, 400 million beacons will be deployed by 2020. What does this mean for you? Beacons are on an incredible incline.
According to The Knot, drone photography started to take off (see what we did there?) in early 2014, but early adopters incorporated it into weddings a few years prior.
“A few wedding photographers over the past couple years have started experimenting with drones starting in sometime around 2013,” The Knot site director Anja Winikka told Mashable. “While it may sound a little out-there, drones are perfectly practical in that they can help capture photos and video footage that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.”
When you hire Go2 Productions to produce a corporate video, tv commercial, or projection mapping event one of the first things you will have explained to you is our production process. The steps may vary slightly, depending on whether we use live action, motion graphics, 3D animation or green screen, but in essence the production process is the same whichever technique we end up using.
Reinventing Events strongly believes in continuous learning. By practicing this, our team stays up to date with multiple trends happening in the event industry. One way we’re doing this is by educating ourselves via videos from Event Leadership Institute.
A well-designed event space should make guests feel both welcomed and curious. Luckily, both of these sensations can be accomplished with the help of projection mapping, which will really help your event space spring to life.
Disruptive Technologists Event: The Augmented Reality Experience will be held on January 30th, 2017, at Microsoft in Times Square. The Featured speaker will be the developer of the HoloLens, a see-through display worn over your eyes. Unlike Oculus Rift and VR Devices, the eye-piece component of HoloLens is transparent and the headset requires neither PC nor smartphone.z
Both augmented reality and virtual reality are currently attracting a lot of attention in the media. But what exactly is the difference between augmented and virtual reality and how can this trend be integrated into events? We have summarized all important details about the trend theme for you and give you tips on how to integrate these into your event in order to leave a lasting impression on your participants.
The latest augmented reality (AR) technology, and some of its leading producers, packed the house at the NYU Data Future Lab last night in SoHo, at Chris Pfaff’s ‘AR for Producers: Bending the Arc in Real Life’ event, presented with the VR/AR Association, New York Chapter. The event was held at the end of the first day of Advertising Week New York 2016, and brought together technologists and producers alike for demos and discussions regarding AR’s application to multiscreen content.
Virtual Reality, or VR as it is popularly known, is no longer an idea restricted to science fiction; it is available today, and brands are already making excellent use of it to tell captivating stories and engage their audience.
We know the advantages of Experiential Marketing for modern brands cannot be overstated; Virtual Reality is taking the experiential and marrying it with digital technology to bring key messages to life in a tangible, virtual world. This usually involves using 3D sound and special VR headsets.
The latest kit from some of the leading innovators in virtual reality was available for the audience to test, before and after a panel of experts discussed the consumer appeal of the new technology.
Event chair, journalist Kate Bulkley, posed the key question to the panel: Would virtual reality telly fare any better than 3D TV? The latter had been much hyped by the manufacturers and broadcasters a few years ago before disappearing, leaving barely a trace.
According to a recent post by Corbin Ball, virtual reality (VR) & augmented reality (AR) are one of the 9 Amazing Meeting Trends to Watch in 2016. Furthermore, the widespread popularity of applications like Pokemon Go and Ink Hunter have proven the public’s interest in augmented-reality and opened the floodgates for VR to seep into more and more aspects of daily life.
Last month, we featured virtual reality as one of our top event technology trendsfor 2016 (yeah, we know – no secrets there, but we couldn’t ignore it). This month, we’ve been looking at the ways the tech is being used by #EventProfs and brands around the world to find a little inspiration.
An upcoming tech event wants local businesses to know that virtual reality is not just for gaming.
Trends in Tech, an event hosted by Orlando independent gaming group Indienomicon and Central Florida virtual reality companies, will feature a series of panel discussions about how the technology can be applied to various industries.
The 17th annual Day of the Dead event at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery set the stage for the epic and historical return of the late singer Jenni Riverawho, via hologram, was able to perform once again for her fans and family on Saturday night (Oct. 29).
Georgetown alumnus Ryan Costello fell backward into event management. He graduated with a degree in computer science and then swiftly realized he didn’t want to be a coder. That’s when he stumbled into politics and fundraising. And of course, with politics comes the many, many events — networking events, fundraising events, happy hours, parties and so on.
With Manufacturing Day events and tradeshow season in full force, we receive a large number of requests this time of year for tour guide equipment rentals. Whether it’s a plant tour event, trade show, customer meeting, or public event, tours are a great marketing tactic to show off your processes and make an impression on your audience.