Posted on 1 Comment

8 Keys to Integrating Emerging Technology into Events

From drones and GoPro to augmented reality and 3D printers, no one could have predicted the unprecedented explosion in event technology.  Given the pace of tech changes in the event space, trying to keep up-to-date can be overwhelming. How can event professionals keep up with these changes and determine the most strategic ways to incorporate technology into events?

More information: http://www.eventmobi.com/blog/2016/08/03/8-keys-integrating-emerging-technology-events/

Posted on Leave a comment

Oculus Rooms Provides Gateway To VR Events

Last month, Oculus announced its new VR launchpad, Oculus Rooms. Although Oculus Rooms is currently only available for Gear VR users, it will be coming to the Oculus Rift platform sometime in 2017. Oculus Rooms takes the concept of a loading menu to more of an onboarding process by throwing the user straight into a virtual space from the get-go.

More information: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/oculus-rooms-gateway-vr-events

Posted on Leave a comment

Camera Robots – The Silent Winners of the Grammys

This year’s Grammy awards was – as it always is – an excellent example of how to get events right, but for us, the real star of the show was the high-speed camera robot used on the red carpet. Camera robots will be coming to an event near you soon.

More information: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/camera-robots-silent-winner-grammys

Posted on Leave a comment

Twitter Live Streaming – Too Little Too Late

Twitter is making a push for live event coverage with a focus on live video streaming. Better Twitter live streaming is good news for eventprofs but is it too little too late?

Twitter is stepping up its game in terms of how the platform facilitates event coverage. Increased investment in live video streaming and more focus on highlighting real-time content has made Twitter a great platform for broadcasting.

More information: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/twitter-live-streaming

Posted on Leave a comment

What Attendees Need to Experience Events in Virtual Reality

There’s a lot of talk about virtual reality in the event industry but how ready for it are we really? Here we discuss what’s needed for your attendees and whether the adoption is living up to the hype.

We’ve said it before but 2017 really is turning out to be the year of VR. We’re beginning to see adoption in many different types of event and if the technology lives up to the hype, it will become as pervasive as mobile tech is today.

More information: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/attendees-experience-events-virtual-reality

Posted on Leave a comment

5 Event Destinations Nailing It With Drone Video

We’re starting to see drones taking on many different roles in events and for some time, they have been helping us choose where to host our events too. The ability to go just about anywhere, combined with relatively small size means drones can go where photographers can’t and without the need for heavy duty camera rigs. This newfound ability is turning destination videos into short-form cinematic masterpieces. Take a look at the videos below and see for yourself.

More information: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/event-destinations-drone-video

Posted on Leave a comment

How Will iPhone 8 3D Face Scanning Change Events?

A recent report from Bloomberg has revealed that Apple is testing new 3D face scanning technology for the upcoming iPhone 8. The report says that the new technology will replace the fingerprint scanner used for unlocking the device and providing security validation for payments and apps.

More information: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/how-iphone-8-3d-face-scanning-events

Posted on Leave a comment

Are Events Ready For Live VR Streaming?

Oculus Rift users can now broadcast their VR experience straight to Facebook Live. Could live VR streaming be the catalyst for mass VR adoption?

VR (virtual reality) is here. That, in itself, is not news anymore. Nor is it news that VR is starting to make its mark in the world of events. However, you will have probably noticed that once again, the hype is dying down and mass adoption still isn’t sticking. If you’ve been following the tech press, that’s hardly a surprise.

More information: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/live-vr-streaming

Posted on Leave a comment

Your Attendees Are Livestreaming – What Are You Doing About It?

Over half of the United States is watching livestreamed video on a regular basis. Now is the time for eventprofs to take back TV.

If you’re not livestreaming your events, why not? Recent research by the consultancy firm, Magid, has found that a majority of US internet users (56%) watch livestreamed content at least once a month with almost half (48%) watching weekly. Hot on the heels of video on demand, livestreamed content has now entered the mainstream.

More information: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/event-attendees-livestreaming

Posted on Leave a comment

Rumors: Apple backtracks on Appageddon

It seems the Appageddon, what both event professionals and suppliers dreaded as the most disruptive change to event apps in years, is postponed. Here are the latest updates.

We have covered what we called the Appageddon quite extensively over the last month or so.

Here is a summary of the latest  and mostly unconfirmed events that lead to a growing preoccupation over the future of white label event apps.

More information: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/apple-backtracks-on-appageddon

Posted on Leave a comment

Venue-Specific Apps for Your Next Event

Mobile technology is rapidly becoming the new norm in the form of venue-specific apps designed for larger meeting sites.

Marriott and Starwood Hotels and Resorts are promoting their free apps in order to create easy engagement with individual hotel guests or meeting attendees.

More information: http://meetingpool.net/venue-specific-apps-for-your-next-event/

Posted on Leave a comment

Facebook Just Launched an Events Discovery App – Here’s How to Use it for Events

Facebook bills its Events feature as a tool to “connect to your audience and empower them to spend time together in the real world.” The feature draws over 650 million every month, that’s 100 million people use Facebook events every day. Now, Facebook has built a standalone app specifically for discovering and joining events, with integrations to pull in data from the user’s personal calendar – to limit scheduling conflicts.

More information: http://meetingpool.net/facebook-just-launched-an-events-discovery-app-heres-how-to-use-it-for-events/

Posted on Leave a comment

Improve Your Event Videos With These Apps & Gadgets

Video continues to grow increasingly ubiquitous at events. Event organizers, marketers, and attendees all use video to create content that they can share to their respective audiences. Whether they’re creating videos to promote the event itself, show their leadership back at work what they learned at the event, or just sharing their experience while meeting and networking with other attendees – video has become one the primary mediums that people use for content creation at events.

More information: http://meetingpool.net/improve-your-event-videos-with-these-apps-gadgets/

Posted on Leave a comment

PRESS RELEASE: TrivWorks Launches Partnership With Know Your Crew App

July 19, 2017 – New York, NY – TrivWorks™, a corporate team building company specializing in customized trivia, has partnered with trust-building app Know Your Crew to add an exciting level of digital engagement surrounding employee team building events.

More information: http://meetingpool.net/press-release-trivworks-launches-partnership-with-know-your-crew-app/

Posted on Leave a comment

Think Your Event Doesn’t Need a Mobile App? Think Again

It’s been over 10 years since the original iPhone was announced. Since that time, smartphones have become a go-to tool for our business and personal lives. In fact, many people don’t leave a room without their phone in tow.

Even though 77 percent of Americans own a smartphone, not everyone in the events industry welcomes the idea of having a dedicated app for their meetings and conferences.

More information: http://meetingpool.net/think-your-event-doesnt-need-a-mobile-app-think-again/

Posted on Leave a comment

Is Your WiFi Ready for Live-Streaming?

With the majority of attendees bring smartphones to events, and many trade show vendors and presenters doing the same, high-quality wi-fi has become an expectation at any venue. Add to that the ability to host live-streams for those who can’t attend, or even have casual live videos shared by all of your participants, and the need for speedy, reliable internet is greater than ever.

More information: http://meetingpool.net/is-your-wifi-ready-for-live-streaming/

Posted on Leave a comment

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.ie/blog/entry-management-getting-it-right-ds0d/

Posted on Leave a comment

How This Event App Ensured Adoption By 88% of Attendees

An event app should be an integral part of your event, and keep users attention and interest. This case study explores how the Xperience Conference used their event app effectively to realign their event focus and support learning and high participation rates.

More information: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/event-app-88-percent-adoption-case-study

Posted on Leave a comment

Beyond Registration: Using Data to Supercharge Your Event

If you’re using an online registration platform or mobile event apps, you’re sitting on an abundance of data. That data can tell you about much more than conference registration — it can give you detailed insight into what happens before, during, and after your event.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/beyond-registration-using-data-to-supercharge-your-event/

Posted on Leave a comment

How to Choose the Right Mobile App for Your Event or Conference

Running an event in today’s world means that you often have to live up to the consumer’s expectations of how they want to absorb your event content. It’s almost expected now that events (of a particular size) will have an event app that acts as a one stop shop for finding out all relevant event information from the schedule of events, connecting with other attendees, or sharing their experiences at the event in a social stream to boost their digital footprint.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/how-to-choose-right-mobile-app-for-you-event/

Posted on Leave a comment

How Events can change with Apple Watch in 2015

Back in February, we predicted how Apple’s iWatch can revolutionize the Events industry. Now that the Apple Watch is officially unvealed, we take a sneak peak at the possiblities that Apple Watch can bring to the Events industry.

Mood Monitoring

Apple is introducing Zirconia back with 4 sapphire lenses, with Infrared and visible light LED along with photo sensors detect pulse rate, thus able to translate that possibly into mood monitoring based on your pulse rate.

More information: https://www.gevme.com/blog/how-events-can-change-with-apple-watch-in-2015/

Posted on Leave a comment

Virtual & Augmented Reality – The Future of Events

What about front row seats to the next basketball game while you’re still in the office?

Perhaps you really want to be a part of a major conference overseas that you couldn’t make time for.

With virtual and augmented reality technology, the possibilities are endless. This is an introduction to a series of articles related to this exciting side of immersive technology and how it could shape the future of events for you. Strap yourselves in and get your headsets on.

More information: https://www.gevme.com/blog/virtual-augmented-reality-the-future-of-events/

Posted on Leave a comment

Live Streaming Your Event: Yes Or No?

I grew up in an age where my main form of digital entertainment was Sonic the Hedgehog on a Sega set and the Internet only became a real thing when I was a teenager though even then to start it up one had to go through the cacophony of the modem dial up.

More information: https://www.gevme.com/blog/live-streaming-your-event-yes-or-no/

Posted on Leave a comment

10 Reasons To Use Event Management Apps for Your Events

I bet you all have attempted to try an event management app in your life of an event professional. How was the experience? Regardless of whether you like it or not, an event management app or software has become essential to all kinds of events nowadays, mainly due to the nature of the event planning and management job.

No one wants to deal with seemingly endless spreadsheets, sending several hundred emails a day, and getting freaked out every time there is a change be it with a keynote speaker or a guest’s meal preference.

More information: https://www.gevme.com/blog/10-reasons-to-use-event-management-apps-for-your-events/

Posted on Leave a comment

Top Application Security Threats

In a way, mobile apps have made life easier than ever for event planners. That’s especially true in the case of social media apps, which allow event planners to coordinate events on the go, connect with potential customers and build their brands virtually anywhere they are.

Unfortunately, however, the emergence of new technology almost always brings with it as many new problems as solutions.

More information: https://www.gevme.com/blog/top-application-security-threats/

Posted on Leave a comment

Kwaver: The next music collaboration app for events

The engagement of attendees has always been one of the top priorities of event planning. Some questions that event organizers brood over:

  • What are the ways to keep an attendee interested?
  • How do you ensure attendees explore the different aspects of your event?

If there is very little (or no) form of interaction between attendees and your event, there’s a really high chance they’ll get bored and leave. Thankfully, we have so many event technologies at our disposal these days that event planners have to pick the right ones for the best outcome.

More information: https://www.gevme.com/blog/kwaver-the-next-music-collaboration-app-for-events/

Posted on Leave a comment

Audience Response Systems — Should You Buy Or Hire?

Audience response systems (ARS) are a great interactive tool to help boost the appeal and effectiveness of presentations and conferences, training events and business meetings of any kind. The little handheld keypads enable audience feedback or voting to take place quickly and anonymously, with the results available immediately via the software installed on your IT system.

Most suppliers of ARS equipment offer a choice of purchase or rental agreements – so should you buy or should you hire?

More information: https://www.gevme.com/blog/audience-response-systems-should-you-buy-or-hire/

Posted on Leave a comment

How to Live Stream an Event on My Website

Video live streaming for events has become a new trend in the modern society of technology-addicted people. According to statistics, several billions of hours of video are streamed online monthly. This trend was picked up by huge events such as festivals and concerts, joining the ranks of online streamers that provide their content to users while attracting more popularity. So, if you have no opportunity to attend some festival, you may find a service on the web, such as IRocke, and enjoy the performance of the event online.

More information: https://www.gevme.com/blog/how-to-live-stream-an-event-on-my-website/

Posted on Leave a comment

How to Drive Event Traffic with AR

Event reality won’t hold up for long unless it’s altered that is. With the breakneck progress of augmented reality development, the future of SMART events is going to be quite exciting.

It’s unbelievable how many event goals can be reached through the assistance of apps for augmented reality: event engagement, traffic boost, sales increase, effective showcasing of products and services – these are only some of them. So, what will the future of augmented reality technology in event planning really look like?

More information: https://www.gevme.com/blog/how-to-drive-event-traffic-with-ar/