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Considering jumping on the event app wagon?

Event apps are hugely popular right now and if you haven’t already jumped on the bandwagon you are at least considering it. Modern event managers consider event apps as one of the best new tools available, because they can help streamline event management and provide a better event experience for attendees.

More information: https://www.azavista.com/considering-jumping-on-the-event-app-wagon/

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Drone 101: The Dos & Don’ts of Using Drones at Your Event

Unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as drones, have been gaining major popularity over the last few years. They went from robots only movie producers or police could get their hands on, to becoming top selling items on Amazon for everyday gadget hobbyists. Not only are drones very fun and cool, but they can also grab some awesome images or video when a camera is attached or included on the device.

More information: http://blog.etouches.com/event-tech/drone-101-dos-dont-of-utilizing-drones-at-events/

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5 Myths About Livestreaming an Event — Busted

Livestreaming is one of the hottest new event techs — and one of the most misunderstood. You’ve probably heard that livestreaming is absurdly expensive, or will reduce attendance, or is only relevant for massive events like Coachella or Dreamforce. But are those rumors true?

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/livestreaming-an-event-myths-busted-ds00/

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The Evolution (and Bright Future) of Mobile Phones at Live Events

Twenty years ago, phones and events didn’t mix. Communicating your team’s whereabouts in a crowded venue, or digging up an important email on the fly? Not a thing. And if you wanted to document your event, you had to hire a photographer — and wait days to see the results.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/the-evolution-and-bright-future-of-mobile-phones-at-live-events-ds00/

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Big Crowds, No Chaos: How SnowGlobe Used RFID to Pull Off a Flawless Festival

Long lines. Box office issues. Ticket fraud. These challenges will be familiar to any growing event, but for Jeffrey Lesan, SnowGlobe’s Chief Marketing Officer, they were very real problems he had to solve — fast.

SnowGlobe Music Festival is the largest three-day winter music festival in the world. From December 29-31, 2015, more than 18,000 attendees braved the 10°F temperatures of Lake Tahoe, California to celebrate New Year’s Eve in style. From early afternoon until after midnight, EDM fans of all ages flowed between the three stages.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/l/rfid-snowglobe-music-festival/

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Entry Management – Getting it Right at Your Event

Large events with high volumes of attendees mean hundreds, if not thousands of people trying to access an event site at once. Sophia Schenkel is Eventbrite’s in-house expert in entry management for Europe, working with event organisers to make sure everything runs smoothly.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/entry-management-getting-it-right-ds0d/

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What Is the Real Impact of Smartphone Technology at Your Music Event?

As anyone who has attended a live music event in the past few years will testify, the sight of swaying lighters has quickly been replaced with the sight of glowing smartphones instead.

As an event organiser, your role is to allow guests to enjoy their time in your space – whether that means being glued to their phone or not. But at what point does this technology stop being a distraction, and start impacting the success of your event?

More information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/impact-smartphone-technology-music-event-ds00/

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5 Reasons Why Your Next Meeting Needs a Mobile App

It’s that time of year again: meetings season. Whether it’s an internal company meeting or a conference like Cvent CONNECT, mobile apps are an integral part of any successful event. Our CONNECT app is now available for download, and we can’t wait for our attendees to start using it.

More information: https://blog.cvent.com/meetings/5-reasons-next-meeting-needs-mobile-app/

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Download the Cvent CONNECT Mobile Event App Now!

Explore Cvent CONNECT through your mobile device. You can find your personalized schedule, receive real-time updates with push notifications and learn more about the event exhibitors, sponsors, and Innovation Pavilion. Want to network with fellow attendees? You can do that through the app as well.

More information: https://blog.cvent.com/events/download-cvent-connect-mobile-event-app-now/

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Security, Streaming, Analytics. How Drones Will Change the Event Industry.

I can see you going ‘whatever’ on me. I spent an hour with one of the top experts on drones in the US. Give me 10 minutes of reading time and I promise you will be interested in what I have to say about drones.

I had a chance to spend some time with James ‘Heidi’ Fleitz of Avisight. With a past saving lives and completing missions as a drone pilot for the U.S Air Force, Heidi gave me some powerful insights into the potential of drones, still entirely untapped in the event industry.

More information: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/drones-at-events