Event tech is having global boom this month, with events all over the world focusing on the incredible opportunities technology affords to create unique, personalized experiences that connect brands with their audiences.
More information: http://freemanxp.com/insights/blog/whats-trending-in-event-technology/
Event technology is coming into its own. From apps that increase engagement and manage the registration process, to real-time audience response systems, this technology is defining more aspects of the event planning process. This evolution shouldn’t come as a surprise: Three-ring binders with contracts, menus, venue maps and seating plans have disappeared with that content now accessible in digital form.
More information: https://www.freshbooks.com/blog/5-event-technology-trends-know
Are you bored seeing the same technology trends and topics at corporate events? Does it seem like every event but yours has the newest technology trend? Or, have you wowed your audience and want to continue down that path? If you answered yes, or even a maybe to any of the questions above, you are in the right spot.
More information: http://helloendless.com/top-5-event-technology-trends-need-know/
With the constant flood of technology, it’s easy to not be up-to-date with the latest advancements and gadgets. This is especially evident in the events industry. Which is why there has been a recent surge of tech-related events.
More information: http://www.inc.com/murray-newlands/the-future-of-event-technology.html
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA When the organizers of Intuit’s QuickBooks Connect conference initially decided to use near-field communication (N.F.C.) technology on attendee badges for this year’s event, which was held October 22 to 26 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in California, they had several goals in mind.
More information: http://www.bizbash.com/how-this-conference-used-nfc-technology-to-drive-traffic-around-its-exhibit-hall/new-york/story/33127#.WF6B1dJ96M8
Pokémon Go proved that the combination of augmented reality and a treasure hunt can be wildly popular with people of all ages. Now planners can tap into that craze to drive traffic at their events with a new app known as Seek. It’s based on a similar concept as Pokémon Go, except it rewards users with real prizes.
More information: http://www.bizbash.com/how-this-app-uses-augmented-reality-to-drive-traffic-for-events/new-york/story/33278#.WF6BztJ96M8
Here at Currinda we love Trello. We use Trello boards to manage our project workflow and share ideas. Trello lets you organise all your project notes, to-do lists and documents in the one place. Do away with lengthy emails threads with colleagues, Trello ‘Team’ boards make it easy for you to collaborate in real time, with as many team members as you want.
More information: http://currinda.com/blog/events/planning-your-conference-with-trello/http://currinda.com/blog/events/planning-your-conference-with-trello/
We’re frequently asked by new and existing clients how their next conference would benefit from having an event app. For some, having an app might seem like the way to keep up with the latest industry trends. The truth is that event apps carry real benefits that can save time and money, all the while giving delegates the best possible experience!
More information: http://currinda.com/blog/marketing/event-apps-the-convenience-tool-for-your-delegates/
Here at Meeting Tomorrow, we’re always on the lookout for great event apps. Every day we’re customizing mobile devices and working to get our clients exactly what they need. There are a ton of apps out there and it isn’t always easy to know which ones will work best for the task at hand. Every event is different and oftentimes multiple apps are utilized for different portions of each event.
More information: https://meetingtomorrow.com/blog/5-great-mobile-apps
Last week we kicked things off with our list of 5 Great Mobile Apps for Events. This week we’re continuing with 5 more apps we’ve found to consistently perform well for event planners. Read on for recommendations regarding networking, registration, presentations, social media, and surveys.
More information: https://meetingtomorrow.com/blog/5-more-mobile-apps
What was the theme of your last corporate event? Was it a big, flashy one that everyone could get excited about, or one that promised so much fun and never delivered? Event design is a major part of making sure your attendees not only enjoy themselves, but also leave thinking about the content presented to them.
More information: http://www.cievents.com/au/event-production/5-of-the-coolest-event-design-ideas-for-your-next-conference/
The great thing about event apps is that they’re a win-win tool for everyone. Event apps are convenient for delegates, they’re a communications tool for event managers and they encourages two-way engagement between both parties. So far, event apps are stacking up nicely, but it gets better.
More information: http://currinda.com/blog/marketing/how-to-grow-your-marketing-using-event-apps/
Our event app series is a review and description of great mobile event apps that our clients have utilized for their events. We go over features, pricing and case studies to help meeting and event planners decide what mobile event app is right for them. This time we’re focusing on the Guidebook conference and event app.
More information: https://meetingtomorrow.com/blog/event-app-spotlight-guidebook
Putting on large-scale events can take up a great deal of time, energy, and money. The last thing you want to do is fail to maximize your event’s potential. You’ll have crowds of people coming to you, with the chance to engage them and invite them into a business relationship with your company. So how can you make the most of that crucial opportunity? And more specifically, how can you leverage new technology to do so?
More information: https://meetingtomorrow.com/blog/how-to-improve-your-event-with-new-technology
Virtual and augmented reality are two of the hottest trends in event tech for 2017. In fact, with the launch of more accessible and affordable devices from the likes of Google, Samsung, Sony, Oculus, HTC and Microsoft in recent months, altered realities have become one of the most fast paced emerging technologies in our industry today.
More information: http://www.eventsforce.com/blog/5-ways-you-could-use-virtual-augmented-reality-at-events/
his is a case study from Florian Courgenouil, Marketing Director, Goomeo. More information about Event Manager Blog’s case studies.
If you invest in a mobile app for your event you want to be sure that people will download and use it. This case study outlines how one exhibition increased engagement with their event app by 350%.
Read more at http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/increase-engagement-with-your-event-app#PGvpDMZx8A8ot8LQ.99
This is a sponsored post written by Florian Courgenouil, Marketing Director, Goomeo. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts.
Smartphone app downloads worldwide are slowing down considerably. In an industry battling to raise app adoption and engagement levels is this the beginning of the end for event mobile apps too?
More information: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/event-app-bubble-burst
The third edition of the Good Event Registration Guide is out. Find out about some surprising evolutions in the world of event registration and ticketing.
The Good Event Registration Guide is a must have for those eventprofs looking to change or select their registration provider. Through the years it has been downloaded over 30,000 times.
More information: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/the-good-event-registration-guide-2016
Great to catch up with Tim Patterson from Tradeshow Guy about Virtual Reality (VR) opportunities for trade show events. Here, we break down the many uses of virtual reality that any company can use to create an immersive brand experience. We first dive into the types of VR, content creation, and finally the ROI from a 360-degree experience. Read the highlights or watch the full video below.
More information: http://blog.foundry45.com/2016/11/28/vr-webinar-recap/
When I first approached the HTC Vive I was rather sceptical about the whole thing, especially the hand controllers. They reminded me too much of the Nintendo Wii and I wasn’t convinced that they were a good idea. Compared to the Oculus Rift CV1 which I was used to, the headset looked uncomfortable and awkward.
More information: http://eventshouse.co.uk/blog/archive/htc-vive-review-the-events-house-experts-in-virtual-reality/
Virtual reality is one of the biggest buzz words in event technology for 2016 and it’s already hitting the mainstream. A range of different developers have been working on creating headsets and the race is on to see who will become the most recognisable brand.
More information: http://www.noodlelive.com/blog/event-technology-of-the-month-virtual-reality/
Audience response systems (ARSs) are highly versatile and flexible tools that can be used in a variety of ways. Whether you’re looking to promote engagement at a conference talk or take fast opinion polling at a company meeting, an ARS could be ideal for the situation. Here are five great ways to use an audience response system.
More information: http://www.clikapad.com/blog/five-ways-use-audience-response-system/
Oh event apps – the stuff dreams are made of. They could help you to manage crowds at your event, offer improved networking opportunities for delegates, put an end to endless paper handouts and even help with live speaker Q&A sessions. But only #EventProfs with huge budgets can afford a great mobile event app. Right?
More information: http://www.noodlelive.com/blog/can-i-have-an-event-app-on-my-budget/
In July 2015, market intelligence firm, Tractica, released their ‘Wearable Payments’ Report analyzing market leaders, latest technologies and key drivers within this field. Intellitix has been recognized within this report as a key industry player and here our Chief Revenue Officer, Eric Janssen, explores more.
More information: https://www.intellitix.com/en/wearable-payments-500-billion-in-transaction-volume-annually/
Stop for a second and try to image the flow that someone who registers for your event will follow. What actions will they perform before they end up actually deciding to purchase a ticket or an event registration?
More information: http://blog.bizzabo.com/how-to-build-the-perfect-event-registration-landing-page
What Is Event Registration Software
Event promoters, marketers and organizers often ignore their event registration software. They assume that since it’s functional, that there is nothing more they need to do.
Organizers assume that driving event attendees to the registration page through social media, email or word of mouth promotion is enough. Unfortunately, this assumption wrong, and it’s a costly error for an event planner to make. According to the Baymard Institute, between 60-80% of website visitors will not complete their online registration.
More information: https://www.bizzabo.com/event-registration-software
The event registration process seems like such a small part in the bigger scheme of things. However, it’s important that you get this part right because it has a bigger impact on attendee experience than you may realize. There are a few steps to implement to simplify the process and improve the experience for guests.
More information: http://blog.ticketbud.com/7-ways-to-simplify-event-registration-process-and-improve-attendee-experience/
In order for you conference or convention to go off without a hitch you need the right people. Choosing the right speakers can make or break your event so learn to choose wisely.
Many things go into the planning and execution of your event but it’s important to remember that the speakers are what your attendees are there to see/hear. Here are 5 tips on choosing the right speakers to make your conference or convention a hit:
More information: http://blog.eventzilla.net/index.php/2016/07/20/choosing-the-best-speaker-for-your-conference/
A music festival couldn’t happen without technology. But technology is also what can make a festival experience great.
You’ve probably already heard about how tech makes for easier mobile ticket-buying, entry, on-site purchasing, and social media sharing. These ideas are no longer revolutionary. So how can you improve the attendee experience in a radical way — and also radically grow your business?
More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/xlive-2016-event-tech-festival-experience-ds00/
Eventbrite provides cost-effective event management software to help businesses organize and sell tickets to events online-while helping people discover events that fuel their passions. From backyard barbecues to classes to conferences to world-renowned film and music festivals, Eventbrite houses events of all shapes and sizes. As one of today’s leading event management platforms, Eventbrite delivers innovative technology and low fees-and if your event is free, so is Eventbrite.
More information: http://www.capterra.com/event-management-software/