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THE BIG TRIBE DEEP DIVE: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK INTO OUR SUITE OF EVENT TECH

You’ve been asking for it, and we’re thrilled to be finally delivering it… For our April event intelligence webinar we’re gave you an up close and personal encounter with our entire suite of event technology AND the people who build it.

See all of the Tribe tools in action, meet the brains behind each of our partner companies and see what your events could be like with the ultimate in event tech connectiveness.

More information: https://www.eventtechtribe.com/blog/2018/4/23/replay-the-big-tribe-deep-dive-an-in-depth-look-into-our-suite-of-event-tech-ekt32

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8 Event Organization Apps to Save Time and Money

Busy is a feeling event creators know all too well. Whether it’s tackling a long to-do list or stretching a budget as far as it can possibly go, event creators are masters at solving problems — and getting the most out of every dollar (and minute) they invest.

Which is why, as an event creator, there’s so much to love about technology.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/event-organization-apps-ds00/

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The Top 5 Ways Event Creators Save Time with App Automation

If there’s one thing an event creator does not have, it’s spare time. That means you need to save your valuable time for the tasks that really matter.

Automating basic tasks is one of the best ways to streamline your to-do list. In fact, much of the busy work you now take for granted can be automated with the use of apps.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/app-automation-ds0d/

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15 Best Live Streaming Apps for Events – Ranked

Live streaming is a huge opportunity to make more money for your event.

I personally tested and reviewed 15 free and paid tools.

If you want the short story, here are the top 10 live streaming apps:

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/live-streaming-apps

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Holographics to take centre stage at International Confex

International Confex and Musion have unveiled details of the speakers, content and holographics that will take to the stage of the Keynote Theatre across both days of International Confex this year. The programme will punctuate the ‘live’ keynotes and panel sessions at the show, bringing visual content to the Confex conference programme.

Each of the sessions will feature high profile examples of holographics at work, from keynote speeches to brand experience, awards to conferences and educational events.

More information: http://www.conference-news.co.uk/news-tech/holographics-take-centre-stage-international-confex

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5 technology trends you need to know in the events industry

Technology is advancing at a rapid rate and every industry has to keep up or fall behind, which can be disastrous. This is never more evident than in the events industry where everyone is competing to stand out in a busy marketplace.

Here is a list of event technology trends that you need to know this year…

More information: http://www.conference-news.co.uk/blogs/5-technology-trends-you-need-know-events-industry

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How Wearable Technology is Shaping the World of Events

Imagine having a pair of shoes that recharges your phone as you walk, a shirt that lets your coworkers know when you’re in a bad mood and contact lenses that project directions straight onto your eyes. This will all happen in the future, at least according to Time Magazine.

This is great news for an industry that is always looking to improve the experience of attendees and organisers alike.

More information: https://www.gevme.com/blog/how-wearable-technology-is-shaping-the-world-of-events/

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Engaging your event audience through real-time response technology

For anyone who has managed a meeting or provided a presentation to a group, mobile tech distraction is an increasingly common challenge that needs to be managed during a live meeting: ringing, texting, email checking, “tweeting”, “angry-birding”…how to keep your attendees engaged and focused among all these distractions?

The use of mobile phones, tablets and laptops at events has become so prevalent that event planners need to find effective solutions to incorporate them into daily practices and, moreover, turn them into engaging and learning tools.

More information: http://www.invisage.net/engaging-event-audience-real-time-response-technology/

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Beyond Event Updates: Rethinking Your Strategy for Event App Notifications

Event app notifications, alerts, messages – your event technology likely has different ways you can communicate to and update your attendees. Traditionally, you might consider these tools as vehicles for communicating time-sensitive updates like speaker changes, room adjustments or letting them know lunch has been served. However, looking beyond these as a means to simply communicate and considering other use cases is a great strategy for optimizing your messaging to attendees.

More information: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/rethinking-your-strategy-for-event-app-notifications/

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The Event Metrics You Need To Wow Your Boss

You walk into your Monday meeting to kick off planning for your next event and your boss asks, “How did the last event go?” It isn’t enough to just reply, “It went great!” without any supporting metrics or data to prove the success. You are accountable at this very moment. Event metrics are essential in justifying effective costs on marketing events to the leadership team.

How do you measure your events? Where do you begin?

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/event-metrics

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Is Proximity Beacon Technology the Missing Piece to Your Event?

Today, it’s not enough to create great content, fill your event with vendors, and feature an expansive venue. Your event attendees expect more. Your event has to be extraordinary, and generate buzz that will explode on social media and have your attendees, sponsors, and vendors raving about their experiences.

The best event organizers understand that integrating innovative technology into your planning is the best way to take your event to the next level.

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/proximity-beacon-technology

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The Most Common AV Fails and How to Handle Them Like a Pro

This is a sponsored post by Aria AV. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts.

Sooner or later, it’s going to happen. Even with a near-infinite budget, at some point technology is going to let you down. Whether it’s ear-splitting audio feedback or a completely unreadable PowerPoint, it’s only a matter of time.

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/common-av-fails

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Podcast: How to Apply Augmented Reality and the Internet of Things in Events (It’s Easier Than You Think) (Episode 89)

In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from DJ Saul, C.E.O. of iStrategyLabs, a full-service agency that specializes in the intersection of digital and experiential. Saul shares the ways his team dreams up tech-enabled experiences with specific brand messaging, and how to keep technology hidden so it doesn’t get in the way of that message.

More information: https://www.bizbash.com/podcast-how-to-apply-augmented-reality-and-the-internet-of-things-in-events-its-easier-than-you-think-episode-89/new-york/story/35397#.Wto9JdRuaM8

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Facebook is changing – and your social media strategy should too

Critics are heralding the latest major tweak to Facebook’s algorithm, regarding the reorganisation of its newsfeed, as the biggest change to Facebook’s user experience in years – and they’re probably right. In short, Facebook has taken the decision to start delivering more content from friends and family in the newsfeed, which may come at the expense of branded and media content.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/facebook-is-changing-and-your-social-media-strategy-should-too

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AI and IoT open new event networking opportunities with mobile apps

Live events provide an invaluable opportunity to meet like-minded professionals, exchange ideas, and establish new connections. 68% of event participants cite networking as their primary priority when attending a conference, and participants appreciate technology that makes it easier to connect.

With mobile apps, networking at events traditionally translates into contact requests, in-app messages, and activity feeds.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/ai-and-iot-open-new-event-networking-opportunities-with-mobile-apps

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Attract, Engage & Inform your event attendees with giant smartphones.

Maximise attendee engagement and interaction with our range of unique attention-grabbing, highly intuitive, Giant iPhones and Giant iPads (Android solution also available) – perfect for showcasing any digital or mobile content including Apps.

Trusted by world’s largest corporations and ‘official partners’ once again to Event Tech Live, our Award-Winning Technology delivers a premium user experience and ease of use.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/attract-engage-inform-your-event-attendees-with-giant-smartphones

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How to choose technology for your event?

With constant innovations in event technology evolving week after week, it seems almost impossible to know exactly what technology you should be using that’s best for your event. So, we’ve looked into how you can decide what’s most suitable and how you can keep on top of all those trends and discussions happening in the event tech world.

Understanding your event objectives and goals, and your audience, are very important in determining what event tech you should be using. Ask yourself questions like; what do you want to accomplish?

More information: http://www.conference-news.co.uk/blogs/how-choose-technology-your-event

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The Era of Personalization in Event Tech Is Finally Here

Tools are finally emerging that empower event professionals with the insights they need to better understand how attendees operate at events and the value created for sponsors. It’s about time, and these tools will only become more useful over time as event planners learn more about what makes their gatherings successful.

Event technology has helped revolutionize the process of planning a meeting along with the experience for attendees. The space is crowded with competing products and platforms, however, adding an additional layer of complexity for planners.

More information: https://skift.com/2018/03/19/the-era-of-personalization-in-event-tech-is-finally-here/

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TicketCo introduces a new standard for cashless payments to the UK

Having processed over £70 million in event transactions for some of the leading music, sport and leisure events in Norway, TicketCo launched in the UK in January. It’s goal to make event payments quick and easy for both organisers and consumers and thanks to pioneering technology, the company has succeeded in eliminating the superfluous and time-consuming elements of event payments.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/ticketco-introduces-a-new-standard-for-cashless-payments-to-the-uk

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Engage your attendees on and off the conference floor with Eventbase

Your brand’s mobile event strategy is no longer just a stand-in for a paper schedule—it’s an attendee engagement tool that brings your brand’s events to life.

Delivering visually-rich and engaging mobile event apps, Eventbase is the leading mobile event technology platform for premium brands that securely scales across their entire event portfolio, from the largest global conferences to small meetings and events.

More information: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/event-technology/engage-your-attendees-on-and-off-the-conference-floor-with-eventbase

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How to Use Livestreaming to Grow Your Event

From Coachella to Dreamforce, livestreaming is taking the events industry by storm. And for good reason: 30% of people who watch a livestreamed video will attend that same event the following year.

So, how can you make live video work for your event? Find out from Livestream’s Amber van Moessner. Livestream, a global live video platform that works with more than six million events each year, will share insights on live video production, streaming, and analytics.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/academy/how-to-livestream-an-event/

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Help Attendees Network like a Boss at Your Next Conference

Organisers often spend so much time developing the educational content for their conferences that they forget about building in quality networking opportunities. But did you know that networking is the primary reason top execs attend conferences?

A survey of Fortune 1000 executives conducted by Goodman Lantern found that nearly 70% attend conferences to meet peers. Therefore, if you want good attendees at your event you must provide great networking opportunities.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/help-attendees-network-at-your-next-conference-ds00/

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How RFID Can Reduce Stress and Speed Up Entry at Your Venue

You manage hundreds of shows at your venue each year. And at each one, you feel the 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 hiccup can quickly result in a frustrated crowd. Even a tiny glitch might be broadcast at lightning speed on Twitter or Facebook, tarnishing your reputation. Thankfully, you can use technology to prevent that chaos.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/rfid-can-reduce-stress-ds00/

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Is Blockchain The Silver Bullet For Attendee Experience?

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are hot topics at the moment but the underlying architecture, Blockchain, could be the attendee experience silver bullet eventprofs have been waiting for.

Everyone in the finance sector is talking about cryptocurrency. In its most simple form, a cryptocurrency allows people or businesses to exchange money without involving banks or any kind of centralized administration.

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/blockchain-silver-bullet-attendee-experience

 

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Which Social Media Live Stream Is Right for Your Event?

Live streaming has gone mainstream and everyone finally has the technology to do it themselves. Three popular options are available to incorporate into your event strategy today but which one fits the unique goals of your event?

In the past two years, social media has embraced live streaming as its future. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has said that he is “obsessed” with live streaming and thinks that Facebook will be mostly videos in the next four years.

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/social-media-live-stream-event

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Is Google Uptime The Next Big Thing in Live Event Broadcast?

A Google-funded startup just released a YouTube video party app called “Uptime” that could be the beginning of something very useful for eventprofs.

Last week, Google’s startup incubator, Area 120, launched a social video app for iPhone called Uptime. Weirdly, there’s no Android App yet and no announcements have been made to confirm that there will be one. Uptime lets users find, share and watch YouTube videos with friends, whatever their location, and comment in real-time.

More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/google-uptime-next-big-thing-live-event-broadcast