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How Attendee Persona Mapping Should Shape Your Event Tech

What do you need for a truly successful event? There are obvious factors: the venue, cutting-edge audiovisual equipment and an agenda packed with interesting speakers and presentations. But even the latest technology and a high-profile keynote address won’t make much of an impact if you’re missing one critical element: engaged attendees.

More information: https://fmav.ca/blog/how-attendee-persona-mapping-should-shape-your-event-tech/

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Streamline Your Event Check-In Process With The Latest Technology

When guests arrive at an event you planned, what creates a lasting impression first? Is it the opening speaker? Is it the social media wall or informative digital signage?

Look even earlier – it’s the check-in process.

Though event registration typically doesn’t take much time, this interaction can play an influential role in setting the tone for the rest of the experience.

More information: https://fmav.ca/blog/streamline-your-event-check-in-process-with-the-latest-technology/

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF IPHONE 8 HIGHLIGHTS FUTURE OF AR TECHNOLOGY

On Sept. 22, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the latest iterations of Apple’s iconic smartphone, went on sale around the world.

“iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are a new generation of iPhone that improves on everything we love about iPhone,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing. “iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have new glass and aluminum designs, new Retina HD displays and A11 Bionic – the smartest chip ever in a smartphone.

More information: https://fmav.ca/blog/announcement-of-iphone-8-highlights-future-of-ar-technology/

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Top Four Technologies Used To Inform And Engage Attendees At #INBOUND17

This year’s annual HubSpot conference, INBOUND, took place September 26th – 28th in Boston, MA.  The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) played host to over 21,000 marketing and sales professionals from almost every industry imaginable, from all corners of the globe.  Attendees looked for inspiration, education, and creating connections to transform growth in their respective businesses over the three-day conference.

More information: https://fmav.ca/blog/top-four-technologies-used-to-inform-and-engage-attendees-at-inbound17/

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TOP TECH TRENDS IN 2017 AND 2018

Innovative events and technology have become inseparably bound together. As audiences become more technologically sophisticated and savvy, so as Meeting and Event Professionals are forced to embrace new solutions. Moreover, as large multinational consumer brands release devices capable of complex data collection, information broadcast and featuring enhanced user experiences.

More information: https://fmav.ca/blog/top-tech-trends-in-2017-and-2018/

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wysiwyg helps create Hungary’s largest ever projection mapping presentation

Turning 300 meter wide façade of Buda Castle into a festival of moving images

Earlier this year, the 17th FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation/International Swimming Association) World Championships took place in Budapest. The event welcomed nearly 2,500 sportsmen and sports women and 350,000 visitors, making it the biggest sporting event in Hungary’s history.

More information: http://cast-soft.com/blog/2017/10/wysiwyg-helps-create-hungarys-largest-ever-projection-mapping-presentation/

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Selecting The Best Interpretation Equipment For Your Needs

If you hire an interpreter for a one-on-one business negotiation, odds are the only components required are you, the client, an interpreter and everyone’s respective laptops. In the case of simultaneous interpretation, or where a larger, multilingual audience will be present, the right interpretation equipment ensures everyone’s message is heard and understood, without the confusion and noise disturbance that exists when multiple interpreters are working in the same space.

More information: http://ccalanguagesolutions.com/selecting-best-interpretation-equipment-needs/

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Planning an Event for All Audiences: Best Practices for Simultaneous Interpreting [Infographic]

When you are planning an event for a multilingual audience you must consider all parties involved. Everyone knows that clear communication is important to any successful business, however, this becomes increasingly complicated when more than one language is involved. Important points can be misunderstood or not heard at all. This is when simultaneous interpreting is valuable.

More information: http://blog.dynamiclanguage.com/simultaneous_interpreting

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Event Single Sign-on Registration = a better experience for the guest & better data for the event. next event.

The FISH Live Event Operating System™ platform is revolutionizing the sporting event industry for professional sports leagues and teams with Single sign-on registration. Years ago, FISH Technologies looked at the system for fan events and saw that the system was very flawed from 3 key prospectives.

1.  The fan’s prospective 

2. The brand’s prospective

3. The event organizer’s prospective

More information: https://liveeventos.com/single-sign-on-registration/

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Gamification Can Make Your Next Conference Fun And Rewarding!

As event professionals, we need to be asking the right questions.

How can we use gamification to drive value for both the attendee and the event stake holder?

How can we be strategic and make those two facets blend in harmony?

In a perfect environment, gamification is a catalyst for driving value for both of the event stake holders and the conference attendees.

More information: https://liveeventos.com/gamification-conferences/

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10 Tips: Preparing for Conference Interpreting Services

Large events such as conferences take extreme coordination and preparation to be successful. This can increase dramatically when conference interpreting services are needed to serve a multilingual audience.

To ensure a smooth and successful event, preparation for interpreter services should begin with ample time until the event otherwise you risk all your hard work and preparation not being accurately conveyed in multiple languages which can reflect poorly on your organizations ability to organize and run an event to non-English speakers.

More information: http://blog.ititranslates.com/10-tips-preparing-for-conference-interpreting-services

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An iBeacon Scavenger Hunt for Your Event?

The scavenger hunt is among the initial baby steps that event producers are taking as they explore how iBeacons can add value to their events. This past week’s MacWorld/iWorld event here in San Francisco is a prime example.

Based on interviews with the major principals involved down at Moscone Center last week, here are some of the elements to keep in mind as you consider doing one of your own:

More information: http://www.eventmanagerblog.com/scavenger-hunt-ibeacons

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Technology to give your events the WOW factor

If you are looking to run an event that will be remembered by the guests, technology can help with the task. Whether you are looking to uniquely illuminate an area or include live music, why not try out some of the latest technologies that can take your event to the next level.

LEDs can help you create a magical atmosphere. For example, during the party for the 10th anniversary of the hotel nhow Milano, the lights on the artists’ clothes caught the attention of the audience during the incredible show.

More information: https://www.nh-hotels.com/meetings/blog/inspiring-gallery/top-event-technology

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Event tech: Five brand experiences that used holograms

From Sky’s 3D Sir David Attenborough to National Geographic’s holographic VR experience at SXSW, Event looks at the latest technology trends from the world of holograms.

National Geographic’s ‘Nat Geo Further Base Camp’ at SXSW

National Geographic worked with US-based agency Civic Entertainment Group and technology company Production Plus to create an interactive experience featuring a hologram of Einstein and his theories at this year’s SXSW.

More information: https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/event-tech-five-brand-experiences-used-holograms/%7Bsubjects%7D/article/1431174

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A GUIDE TO DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY

So, you’ve just bought your very first drone. You’ve flown it around. Gone fast, slow, up, down and generally mastered the controls.

So, what now?

You can keep flying around which is going to be fun, but you still have more options available to you.

Learning about the camera and its settings will help you take your drone experience to the next level.

More information: https://www.heliguy.com/blog/2017/09/22/a-guide-to-drone-photography/

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A Guide to Use Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality at Events

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality has been creating the buzz ever since the launch of Oculus Rift. It was further followed by HTC vive and Google Glass which brought in a remarkable technological wave to excite the people. VR and AR are making a phenomenal impact in the event planning industry.

More information: https://webmobi.com/blog/using-augmented-virtual-reality-events-conferences-guide/

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10 Creative Ways to Integrate Virtual and Augmented Reality with Your Event

If you are an event prof, I am pretty sure that you haven’t missed the exciting yet confusing new trend of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for events. Blogs, newsletters, e-books, videos, everything surrounding the events industry talks about virtual reality and augmented reality these days.

VR and AR have emerged as some of the most exciting and innovative event technology trends in the last decade.

More information: https://medium.com/hubilo-officil-blog/10-creative-ways-to-integrate-virtual-and-augmented-reality-with-your-event-f500ddaa04dd

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The Importance of Audio Visual to a Successful Event

The importance of audio visual (AV) in delivering a successful event should not be underestimated.  It means the difference between another mundane corporate presentation and a real experience that leaves you with a lasting message.  In the current digital age, the opportunities are endless.

More information: http://www.icon-presentations.com/blog/bid/56321/The-Importance-of-Audio-Visual-to-a-Successful-Event

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AUDIENCE RESPONSE SYSTEMS – GET MORE FROM YOUR MEETINGS

During meetings and events, some of your audience’s attention will inevitably wander. The key to a successful conference is managing that attention and responding to it.

For many years, industry experts have regarded audience response systems as one of the most effective methods of gathering data on attendees and participants as well as retaining engagement. Whether you’re running a small-scale meeting or filling an entire conference centre, audience response systems can be tailored to provide the highest impact and give precise and timely feedback to conference organisers.

More information: https://fmav.ca/blog/audience-response-systems-get-more-from-your-meetings/

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Is Projection Mapping Right for My Event?

Live audiences these days are no longer impressed with a few flashing lights and fog machines. They demand show-stopping experiences that will remain with them, seared into their memories as a once-in-a-lifetime event. After all, with Hollywood dazzling ticket buyers with amazing 3D and special effects laden blockbusters, and mobile devices bringing endless media to consumers’ fingertips, people have high expectations when it comes to entertainment.

More information: https://www.ver.com/blog/is-projection-mapping-right-for-my-event/

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The Best in Business Meeting Technology

Any business expert knows that consultation is vital when it comes to effective communication within a company. To that end, it pays to organize and accommodate business meetings that are efficient. In order to do this, it can sometimes come down to the execution. In this day and age, both hardware and software can play a key role in getting one’s point across during an executive conference. So, what are some things to utilize when making your strategic presentation to clients?

More information: https://www.hostdime.com/blog/what-technology-to-use-in-business-meetings/

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Top 4 Meeting Technology Trends of 2017

Drones, holograms, wearables, geo-positioning and beacon technology are no longer figments of “Back to the Future” fiction. Tools like these are becoming commonplace at meetings and gatherings worldwide and creating exciting possibilities for 2017.

Next year’s interactive meeting technology is all about enhancing the experience of being there, adding dimension, enhancing capabilities, and delivering measurable results.

More information: http://blog.educationalmeasures.com/top-4-interactive-meeting-technology-trends-of-2017

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Master Meetings With Updated Tech

Meetings almost never go the way you expect them to. Either you get there and discover the WiFi is out and you have to spend the whole time trying to connect, or you end up talking about everything except what you intended to accomplish. Rarely do meetings happen on schedule while covering all the bases, and the average person wastes nearly 12 hours of their 40 hour work week preparing for and attending meetings. So how can we make meetings better and more productive?

More information: https://www.upwork.com/blog/2017/11/master-meetings-updated-tech/

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Meeting Technology 2017: The Struggle is (Still) Real

I had a chat the other day with an employee of a large, well-known tech company. She told me a story that really surprised me. She said that the meeting technology used at her company was so terrible that it was not only impacting productivity; it was actually making people hate their jobs.

Pretty dramatic, right? Also pretty surprising for a Silicon Valley tech company. You’d think they’d have this nailed by now.

More information: https://www.prysm.com/blog/meeting-technology-2017-the-struggle-is-still-real

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Tips for a Great Business Meeting

Whether you’re meeting with a potential client, a current client, a colleague or even your staff, sometimes, those meetings go off the rails and leave you scratching your head as to what the purpose of that meeting really was. So, to improve the productivity and ultimately, the success of your business meetings, I have looked to the CarolRoth.com contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs to provide their best tips. Their answers are presented below in no particular order.

More information: http://www.carolroth.com/blog/tips-for-a-great-business-meeting/

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In-person vs. Virtual Meetings: How to Bridge the Gap

Is there any doubt in-person meetings trump video conferences? There’s a reason Sales VPs and CEOs are cautious concerning company travel budgets – studies show a direct correlation between dollars invested in business travel and money coming back in revenue and new profits.

Despite innovations with video conferencing, screensharing and cloud collaboration, face-to-face meetings still win the day. And to be clear, that fact isn’t lost on us. We’ve happily talked about why in-person meetings are a gold standard in communication.

More information: https://www.readytalk.com/blog/gabrielle-kulesza/in-person-vs-virtual-meetings-how-to-bridge-the-gap

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How to Make Virtual Meetings Feel Like Face-to-Face

There are a lot of advantages to the virtual meeting. Conferences can be held anywhere in the world. Meetings can be easily recorded for later reference. Offices are no longer required.

The only downside? It’s not in person.

More information: https://blog.gotomeeting.com/how-to-make-virtual-meetings-feel-like-face-to-face/

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TOP TIPS TO GET YOUR EVENT TECHNOLOGY RIGHT

“Technology has changed everything for our audiences, there is now a more seamless integration between live and online worlds, which means that increasingly event experiences need to be both live and online. While marketers recognise that one of the best ways to engage consumers is through live experiences, there is now the opportunity for live experience designers to choose the right technology to complement, enhance and amplify the live experience.

More information: https://olympia.london/blog/article/top-tips-get-your-event-technology-right

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4 Technology Trends from Experts at Europe’s Largest Event Tech Show

The annual Event Tech Live show took place in London this month, and once again, it didn’t disappoint.   As Europe’s only dedicated exhibition and conference for event professionals interested in event technology, it attracts more than 1,600 attendees and 100-plus exhibitors from the event tech industry.  The show had a generous display of new technology innovations and solutions, including a launchpad pitch competition which gave a good insight on what’s coming next.

More information: http://www.eventsforce.com/blog/4-technology-trends-from-experts-at-europes-main-event-tech-show/

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What Today’s Event Planners Expect from Their Event Technology

In recent years, the world of event technology has seen an evolution and that’s largely because event planners’ needs have gone through an evolution of their own. Their expectations are higher and their knowledge about technology is especially greater. Along with wanting a product that makes event planning more efficient, event planners are asking about data security, privacy regulations and integrations; things that we weren’t even having conversations even three years ago.

More information: https://blog.etouches.com/event-tech/event-planners-expect-event-technology/