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CONREGO: Online Event Bookings with Unlimited Registrations [Review]

CONREGO: What Is It?

CONREGO is an online event registration platform, which offers other notable event management features, including a responsive event website, mailings by email and SMS, abstract submissions and review and accommodation room block management.

There are three package options available, depending on the features you need. The pricing is annual and includes unlimited attendee registrations and user accounts for staff.

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/conrego-review

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Conference Compass: The Event App to Extend the Life Cycle of Your Event [Review]

Conference Compass: What Is It?

Conference Compass has created an app designed specifically for scientific and medical events. The app is fully compliant with the guidance for the new MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice, which comes fully into effect from January 2018.

Knowledge sharing is at the core of conferences, particularly abstract-led, multi-track, multi-day events. Conference Compass offers a fully searchable app to drill right down to the information an attendee is looking for.

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/conference-compass-review

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Attendease: A Solid Event Management Platform for Busy Corporate Event Planners [Review]

Attendease: What Is It?

The Attendease event management platform is an all in one tool to manage face-to-face and online events. It provides responsive event websites, event management, registration, attendee management, event marketing and analytics. By providing this functionality within one self-service software it provides a repeatable, scalable event planning and execution process, with the aim to drive efficiency and reduce administration time.

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/attendease-review

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Blockchain and Ethereum — How Can They Be Used for Events?

What is blockchain?

According to Don & Alex Tapscott, authors Blockchain Revolution (2016),“blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.”

Blockchain is a means of managing electronic cash without a central administrator. Based on the crypto-currency Bitcoin, it uses a distributed database. This means than no central entity such as a government or bank manages the transaction.

More information: https://www.corbinball.com/article/42-technology-how-to-use-it-better/224-blockchain-and-ethereum-how-can-they-be-used-for-events

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The Top 5 Benefits of Augmented Reality for Trade Shows

©2017 Guest Post by Brendan Scully, Scully Creative Labs LLC

Trade shows offer a great opportunity to promote your business and its products, but you have to do what you can to make the most of this opportunity. You are competing with other companies for attention, so it is important to find ways to stand out and draw visitors to your booth.

More information: https://www.corbinball.com/article/36-mobile-and-wireless-technology/222-the-top-5-benefits-of-augmented-reality-for-trade-shows

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JET Enter – Test launch success for our new front-of-house scanner app

As SpaceX launches a Tesla sports car into space, we here at Jonas Event Technology are close to launching our next cutting edge product… admittedly it’s not going to make the global news, but it’s definitely more useful to an event organiser than a car orbiting Mars!

After a couple of months in development, this week saw the first live test of JET Enter, our new front-of-house door entry scanner app. So what does this mean for organisers?

More information: http://jonas.events/blog/item/jet-enter-test-launch-success-for-our-new-front-of-house-scanning-app

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How To Market Your Event Using Facebook’s Latest Features

Eventprofs have been using Facebook to promote events for over a decade. Since its inception in 2004, Facebook has constantly upped the ante, adding several new useful features every year. 2017 was no different and as such has seen many new products and features added to Facebook’s arsenal, tweaks made and even a few good features dropped.

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/market-event-using-facebook

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It’s time to rethink your event app strategy

We’ve written a lot about the changes Apple made to its App Store Guidelines in mid-2017, and recently they made further changes that reinforce the importance of adopting an Enterprise Event App strategy.

There are two key event app takeaways you need to be aware of in 2018:

  1. App(s) will need to be posted under your own App Store account, and Eventbase can do that for you.
  2. You will still need to consolidate your event apps.

More information: https://www.eventbase.com/blog/its-time-to-rethink-your-event-app-strategy

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I thought VR would make watching Olympic snowboarding awesome. Sadly, it sucked.

Like a lot of people, I was glued to a live broadcast from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics the other night, watching American snowboarding phenom Chloe Kim kick competitors’ butts in the women’s half-pipe finals. Unlike most other spectators, though, I saw powder fly with a virtual-reality headset strapped to my face.

More information: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610256/i-thought-vr-would-make-watching-olympic-snowboarding-awesome-sadly-it-sucked/

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Event Planning Transformed With Virtual Reality

Despite the relative youth of the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) sector, these immersive technologies have already begun having a significant impact on areas such as constructionhealthcare and education, now it is set to change the Event Planning industry.

When trying to plan any event, large or small, it is important for the event organisers to have a clear picture as to what a venue looks like.

More information: https://www.vrfocus.com/2018/02/event-planning-transformed-with-virtual-reality/

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Event-Tech Giant AllSeated Brings Virtual Reality Experience for Event Planning into Facebook’s Oculus.

SAN FRANCISCOFeb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AllSeated today announced that its 360 RealPlans-3D, the event planning industry’s first and only genuine virtual reality capability, is now available on a wide range of VR headsets including Facebook’s revolutionary Oculus, HTC’s Vive, and the Samsung Gear VR. With the announcement, AllSeated underscores the fact that the events industry is in the business of creating experiences, and AllSeated’s vivid 3D visualization pre-delivers those experiences to venues and vendors’ clients in a way that has never previously been possible.

More information: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/event-tech-giant-allseated-brings-virtual-reality-experience-for-event-planning-into-facebooks-oculus-300597848.html

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The 2018 Music Event Trends You May Not Have Considered Yet

Music fans are demanding more from live experiences than ever before, meaning organisers must stay ahead of the curve to up attendance at their gigs, club nights and festivals.

From keeping up to date with the latest technology, enabling you to offer attendees unique digital experiences personalised for them, to inviting them to be part of your event’s journey, here are some key trends to watch out for and put in place this year:

More information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/2018-music-event-trends-ds00/

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How Your Face Will Become Your Ticket to Event Success

When you smile for the camera next time you’re at an event you might get more than a souvenir photo – you could even be handed your favourite tipple without having to ask for it.

That’s because facial recognition technology is making it possible to personalise the event experience more than ever before. Panos Moutafis, President of Zenus Biometrics, says the potential for the technology in the events world is huge.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/facial-recognition-tech-for-events-ds0c/

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The Robots are Coming…to an Event Near You

“What’s the Wi-Fi code?”, “Where are the bathrooms?”, “Where can I get coffee?”

How many times during an event do you get asked these questions? Does answering them, again and again, make you feel like a robot? Repetitively providing information is a job for a machine, not a busy event organiser, which is why event AI specialist Sciensio has created a chatbot to do just that.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/robots-coming-event-near-ds0c/

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Bringing Advanced Audiovisual to the Stage

The entertainment industry has advanced the development of hologram technology such that it is nearing practical use in the realm of business events. Already, live concerts include three-dimensional performances that are difficult to tell from the actual thing on stage.

While the cost is currently prohibitive for the majority of business events, hologram technology is quickly advancing to the point where you won’t need expensive mirrors now used to focus the light.

More information: https://blog.etouches.com/event-tech/bringing-advanced-audiovisual-stage/

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How to Get Big AV on a Teeny, Tiny Budget

Your event AV has a huge impact on the way your audience connects with your materials and your presenters. But sometimes tight budgets cause eventprofs to cut this area. Here are a few ways you can retain AV services without toppling your budget.

AV budgets are tempting to cut. After all, who will notice if you decide to nix the big screen? It’s not an essential like food, right? Not so fast. It’s quickly becoming so. Think about all the ways you use tech in your daily life.

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/get-big-av-tiny-budget

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5 Clever Ways to Incorporate Video Into Your Event

Video content is a great way to catch your audience’s attention in a short period of time. Short videos retain 53% of your audience to the very end. From product demos to testimonials, business related video content is one of the most effective tools at getting your message across.

This makes it a great tool for event promotion and engaging potential attendees through social media.

More information: https://meetingtomorrow.com/blog/incorporate-video-into-your-event

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Live Streaming ROI: the Benefits of Broadcasting Your Conference

Live streaming has grown in popularity over the last few years, thanks in part to easy-to-access tools like Facebook Live and YouTube Live making it easy for anyone to broadcast live video to the world.

But live streaming isn’t just for sharing personal video: event planners are warming up to the idea of broadcasting some (or all!) of their conferences, meetings or other events to virtual attendees.

More information: https://meetingtomorrow.com/blog/benefits-of-live-streaming-events

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Quit, Skip or Keep? – AR, 3D & Simple Event Apps

Most event profs would agree that our industry tends to be on the slower side when it comes to adopting new technologies. Largely this is about risk aversion in terms of event execution, however, there are also times when we can be too eager to adopt tech that hasn’t yet reached its full potential. As a result, we are actually creating three additional risk pools for meeting technology:

More information: https://meetingtomorrow.com/blog/quit-skip-or-keep-vol-1

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How to Get the Feedback You Need to Improve Your Events

Let’s start with an honest truth: the events you host aren’t about you – they’re about your attendees. If they don’t leave smarter, happier, more inspired or better connected to their peers than before they arrived, what was the point of bringing them together in the first place?

As an event professional, it’s critical that you have your finger on the pulse of what your attendees actually feel about their experience at your event.

More information: https://meetingtomorrow.com/blog/feedback-to-improve-your-events

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Real-World Applications for VR at Events

Most meeting pros seem to think that VR is either a distant dream or a silly fad. If instead of using the loaded term “virtual reality,” we instead use the term “immersive media,” we can better see the real-world applications of this technology for live events.

Here are a few ways we can use immersive media and VR technology to improve our events on a number of levels:

More information: https://meetingtomorrow.com/blog/real-vr-applications-at-events

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4 Ways to Use Event Tech to Measure Sponsorship Activations

You finally secured sponsors for your event — but your work has only just begun. Now you need to deliver what you promised and prove it with hard data. If you don’t, your sponsors won’t renew for your next event, leaving your business at risk.

The first step to measure a sponsorship activation is to understand your sponsor’s objectives. You need to be crystal clear on what their primary goal is — whether it’s engagement, lead generation, social traffic, or actual purchases — and how they want to track effectiveness.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/measure-sponsorship-ds0c/

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SpinGo brings innovative registration technology to Silicon Slopes Tech Summit

SpinGo, the event technology and innovation platform, today shared stats and insights from their registration partnership with Silicon Slopes Tech Summit. The annual tech summit drew crowds of over 8,000 attendees who came to hear from some of tech’s best thought leaders. SpinGo’s event platform, Event Master, managed online registration, attendee check-in, and on-site name badge printing for the event.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/event-technology-news/spingo-brings-innovative-registration-technology-silicon-slopes-tech-summit/

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Neumann&Müller Gears Up to Provide Clients with Pre-Visualization of Events Using VR

Neumann&Müller Event Technology (N&M) has welcomed the new season with innovative AV solutions in response to the demand of the agencies and end clients regarding the cutting-edge technology they require to stay competitive in the business.

“Our philosophy is to provide the best service possible to our clients, therefore, we have been busy experimenting over the summer months in order to support this technical requirement requested from us using our creativity with the help of a software programme that allows us to see the end result while the design is being drafted,” commented Rick Wade, General Manager – Dubai, N&M.

More information: https://www.eventfaqs.com/news/ef-14223/neumannmller-gears-up-to-provide-clients-with-pre-visualization-of-events-using-vr

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How RFID Can Reduce Stress and Speed Entry at Your Venue

You manage hundreds of shows at your venue each year. And at each one, you feel excitement as you open the door for showtime. This is make-or-break time for your event and your venue.

A very long line or a small ticketing snafu can quickly result in a frustrated crowd. Even a tiny glitch might be broadcast at lightning speed on Twitter or Facebook, tarnishing your reputation.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/rfid-venue-ds00/

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The Event Technology 1,000 Event Creators Will Use in 2018

Do you have the right event technology to deliver a first-rate attendee experience? Are you confident that you can best your competition? Are you up to date on the latest trends? The answer to all these questions lies in your event technology stack.

Your event “technology stack” is the technology you use to run your business. Teams of all sizes depend on their technology stack, but the amount of technology you use is less important than which tech you’re using. So how do you know what’s worth the investment?

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/event-technology-to-use-2018-ds00/

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Bar Code: How Spirits Brands Are Using Augmented Reality

Many liquor and spirits companies like the Macallan, Patrón, and Beam Suntory are now redefining their concept of “beer goggles”—thanks to augmented reality. From extensive art exhibitions to cutting-edge mobile apps, innovative and immersive AR experiences have become a major component of these established brands’ marketing plans in hopes of reaching the next round of consumers.

More information: https://www.bizbash.com/bar-code-how-spirits-brands-are-using-augmented-reality/los-angeles/story/35208

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16 Mind-Blowing Examples of Projection Mapping

The use of projection mapping—i.e., using projected video to turn buildings and other flat surfaces into dynamic art—has exploded in recent years. Using motion graphics, video, 3-D animation, and other new technology, event hosts now have increasingly innovative ways to convey brand messaging, provide unique stage backdrops, decorate walls and ceilings, and evoke emotions.

More information: https://www.bizbash.com/16-mind-blowing-examples-of-projection-mapping/new-york/story/34990