Paper registration forms and hand-scribbled RSVPs sent via fax are so 1990, don’t you think?
Not surprisingly, the most commonly used event technology among forward-thinking event professionals is event registration software. In fact, 85% of Eventprofs are using event registration software for their events according to a research from Event Manager Blog.
More information: https://blog.swoogo.com/how-to-select-event-registration-software
Your event registration software should be your best buddy, right?
When you’re spending a lot of time with a product, it helps if it’s your friend. Plus, if things turn stressful or hectic you want something by your side you can trust and rely on.
Conversely, choosing the wrong registration partner can turn managing your event into your worst nightmare, like a knife-wielding Freddy Kruger invading your dreams while you sleep (Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic) (MAYBE).
More information: https://blog.swoogo.com/12-must-ask-questions-for-buying-event-registration-software
Have you ever seen your attendees zone out at your events—you know, that zombie-deadpan look? Chances are your attendees do zone out at your events and it’s not necessarily your fault. Recent research has shown that because of the digital age we live in, people’s attention spans are steadily decreasing. In 2000, people’s attention spans averaged 12 seconds, and in 2018 people’s spans decreased to less than that of a goldfish—8 seconds. So how do you consistently capture your attendee’s attention during the entirety of your event? Event gamification may be the key.
More information: https://www.aventri.com/blog/tech-tuesday-using-gamification-to-capture-attendees
In addition to the native branded apps and web apps we continue to offer, we’re excited to introduce another event app option to the market: the new EventMobi App!
You may have heard a lot of industry chatter near the end of 2017 about the new Apple guidelines that affect event app providers like EventMobi, and the organizations that rely on them. Our new EventMobi App is an Apple-approved universal app (sometimes referred to as a container app) that allows attendees to access your event app from within the App Store, or using a dedicated Smart Launch link.
More information: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/flexibility-event-planners-attendees-new-eventmobi-app/
The Challenge of Event App Adoption
According to MPI, the biggest challenge with event technology isn’t figuring out how to design it into the event. It’s not even deciding which technology to purchase – it’s the slow event app adoption rate! Which means that even if you get the buy-in from your board or executive team, you’ll likely run into challenges with event app adoption.
More information: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/tips-to-increase-event-app-adoption/
Are you trying to figure out how to design an event experience? Technology is many event planners’ secret weapon and has the power to be massively impactful to achieving your event goals. A true experience designer will take a critical approach to analyze every significant touchpoint within the event lifecycle, with the goal of understanding where it makes sense to integrate technology.
More information: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/how-to-design-an-event-experience-using-technology/
If there’s one phrase that causes event planners to lose the most sleep—besides “The speaker dropped out!”—it’s probably “data protection”, especially when it comes to event app security.
Due to heightened sensitivity around data breaches and privacy, event planners are having to pay special attention to how their technology vendors—like event app providers such as EventMobi—are using and storing their event data.
More information: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/event-app-security-access-data-privacy-best-practices/