Not using video as part of your event promotion strategy? You’re not alone.
Video is incredibly effective, but it can also be intimidating. You may want your videos to look polished and professional, but you may not have the budget to hire someone to do it right. Ideally, you might hope one day to have the time to learn how to do so yourself.
More information: https://www.eventbrite.ie/blog/video-for-your-event-ds00/
For all the event planners out there trying to plan an incredible event and make a budget work, we hear you. It’s tricky. Event planning within a budget is no small task, so it’s no surprise that a question we’re often asked is “how can I save money on event AV?” In 2017, we discussed this very question in two insightful episodes of the EventIcons podcast which you can check out here and here.
More information: https://helloendless.com/how-to-save-money-on-event-av/
Event apps have a range of purposes from attendee management to attendee engagement. The ROI that an event app provides when done right, is worth the investment.
Planners are often in a dilemma in terms of the event app featuresthat they should include so that they maximize attendee convenience and interaction with the app leading to a higher event app adoption rate.
More information: https://blog.hubilo.com/user-document-event-app-feature/
An event app is one of the most profitable investments for event organisers. This one resource adds multi-faceted value to your complete event. From making the event more convenient for attendees to increase audience engagement, your event app does a lot of different things that can benefit you.
One potentially beneficial but highly neglected use of an event app is to leverage it for sponsor promotion. Yes! Your event application can help you provide some extra space to your event sponsors as well.
More information: https://blog.hubilo.com/leverage-event-app-sponsor-promotion/
New systems for mapping incorporate graphics engines into the mapping software, so instead of making a detailed map of an object, then creating content, it can be done in one step! Projection mapping is now simpler to produce but still has the impact if used creatively. Alan has some interesting ideas to show you.
View video at: https://www.avfx.com/next-gen-projection-mapping/
As 2018 draws to a close, it’s safe to say that this year was full of innovation and ingenuity in the event industry. Are you excited to discover what the best event technology trends are going to be in 2019? Read on for a forecast of the latest event tech trends and what we can expect to see gain momentum in 2019.
Unique Social Activations
The social media market is heavily saturated, with the push for user-generated content at events often resulting in forced posts that are quickly deleted after. Event technology companies have caught onto this. We can expect to see unique and engaging social activation tech becoming commonplace in the events industry in 2019.
More information: https://www.nutickets.com/blog/updates/2019-event-tech-forecast
It’s rare nowadays to attend an event that doesn’t have some kind of mobile app. Mobile event apps aide the attendee journey by providing content, schedules, speaker info, attendee info, maps, and more. Event apps are also a way for attendees to connect with each other through in-app messaging and networking opportunities and better connect with the event through things like gamification. In other words, an event app truly elevates the attendee experience. There is just one problem… What if no one downloads your app?
More information: https://blog.cvent.com/events/mobile/how-to-get-attendees-to-download-your-event-app/
The types of microphones you use for your event might not be something you ever think about. You might be thinking, does it really matter which types of microphones I use? Will it really impact my event? The short answer to those questions is yes! The type of microphones you use will make a difference on everything from sound quality to the speakers level of comfort and performers ability to perform.
More information: https://helloendless.com/what-mic-should-my-presenter-use-whiteboard-wednesday/
Ready or not, VR is here today
While virtual reality technology will not alter the fundamental needs of human communication, it will alter the format and medium of that communication and is therefore a core issue for meeting professionals. Counter to popular opinion, this technology is live and powerful today, and gaining adoption and market share Although, this tech has yet to break through the “tipping point” of broad adoption, meeting professionals need to be well-versed in currently available options.
More information: https://meetingtomorrow.com/blog/how-to-use-virtual-reality-at-events
Webcast. Broadcast. Simulcast. Video Conferencing. Satellite. Live Streaming.
All those jargon-y words essentially mean “a virtual event,” or the idea of sharing a live presentation with a virtual audience. If you’re planning a virtual event for the first time, you may have heard all those words and wondered what the differences are between them.
More information: https://meetingtomorrow.com/blog/guide-to-virtual-events
Sure, having a great event check-in app is bound to impress your attendees. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though. A key feature of an event check-in app is the ability to track audience behaviour and generate relevant data. An event manager can leverage the data to improve attendee experience in real time as well as for future events.
Read more at https://event2mobile.com/blog/event-check-apps-can-help-improve-attendee-experience/#D2opECkzkGZcBMrK.99
Even if you are not part of the tech industry, it is likely that you already know some of the incredible things Artificial Intelligence can do! In 2018, we really don’t need to go too far to see AI in action. You only need to check out an assistant like Siri or Cortana to realize AI is already here and becoming increasingly integrated into our lives.
Read more at https://event2mobile.com/blog/ai-improves-attendee-experience/#5gs97fTl0apGIftV.99
When most people think about projection mapping, their minds often go to jaw-dropping animated effects against unconventional backdrops, such as the side of a hotel or grand structures like the Hoover Dam. Specifically for events, planners have visions of lavish stage sets. These types of installations can be, and usually are, incredibly expensive. Let’s take a step back and look to see how we can do more with less in projection mapping.
More information: https://www.connectyourmeetings.com/how-to/projection-mapping/
Update event tech or accept mediocrity. No one can expect to rule the event industry without adopting latest technology. Have doubts about the efficacy of new tools on the block? Well, tools which are indispensable at present like mobile event apps, went through similar phases of doubts and scrutiny.
Popular tech buzzwords can give clues on the next big names. AI or Artificial Intelligence is one such tech term that is creating ripples in the event industry.
Read more at https://event2mobile.com/blog/ready-next-wave-event-technology/#4aZwImh5Jbjotekc.99
High-expense of B2B events makes it difficult for marketers to justify them to higher-ups. Data offered by event apps can support this cause. Marketers mainly need to focus on 3 types of data which are as follows:
1: Behavioral Data
Event organizers can hold surveys with the help of apps like Event2Mobile App. Organizers can gather tangible evidence like what attendees think of sessions and speakers.
Read more at https://event2mobile.com/blog/top-3-important-data-types-gathered-event-apps/#6r1ictsCMhQh7dxw.99
Right sponsorship programs can offset against costs of events or conferences. Wondering if event cum conference apps can be used to inspire sponsors to invest money into events! Let us find out.
The Significance of Homepage Screens
Homepage screens of event apps don the hat of spokespersons. Vital information regarding event and conference agendas, speakers, timings and venue locators, all are present on homepage screens.
Read more at https://event2mobile.com/blog/making-money-how-to-put-your-conference-app-to-work/#MQMgRwto2Hw4Kiiv.99
Mixed reality tools like virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) are beginning to impact meetings and events in the same way they are other industries. To keep with the times, the savvy planner needs to learn what their current options are and start thinking about how to implement them at their events. Here’s a breakdown.
VR is an immersive experience where the user wears goggles to see content in 360 degrees. The user only sees what’s projected inside the wearable device.
More information: https://www.connectyourmeetings.com/how-to/understand-use-vr-ar/
CES 2018 spotlighted advancements in smart technology, VR/AR innovations, OLED televisions and robotic dogs(!). And while a 3-in-1 laundry machine that washes, dries and folds clothes sounds great for personal use, we found five pieces of technology that can elevate your events.
More information: https://www.connectyourmeetings.com/feature/5-gadgets-from-ces-2018-that-will-elevate-your-events/
It wasn’t that long ago that having a mobile app for your event was considered cutting-edge. Yet in a few short years, for the vast majority of events, it’s become the norm.
It might come as a surprise, then, there are still quite a few planners out there who haven’t made the transition to mobile for their events, whether it’s due to attendee demographics, security concerns or government regulations, or simply a lack of knowledge.
More information: https://www.connectyourmeetings.com/how-to/7-essential-elements-every-event-app-should-include/
Jim Spellos, president of Meeting U., is a technology guru when it comes to what’s new, trending and obsolete. He is also a great resource for conference attendees, as he delivers more than 150 seminars annually to share his expertise. He will be speaking at Connect in Salt Lake City, Aug,. 23-25.
As technology continues to push the envelope of what is capable in the meetings and events industry (hello, chatbots) it is important that planners stay in the loop, being innovators or early adopters as Spellos calls them, to new technology developments.
More information: https://www.connectyourmeetings.com/feature/the-future-of-event-tech-according-to-jim-spellos/
As the event and conference industry is expected to expand up to 44% by the end of 2020, we can’t take attendee experience lightly. Going by the saying, ‘The First Impression is the Last Impression’, let’s us focus on how to offer an impressive check-in experience to event attendees with the aid of E2M REG.
Key Features of E2M REG
No need to skip lunches to create event registration pages.
Read more at https://event2mobile.com/blog/e2m-reg-game-changing-online-event-registration-app/#UGFmt2IC3yCxkreP.99
My event app smells like freshly baked chocolate chip cookies!”
Well, not exactly…but wouldn’t it be cool if it did?
Today’s attendee wants events to be experiences. They’re looking to see, try, taste and learn. They want to be part of what you’re creating or building. You design your events to provide immersive experiences for your attendees, so why shouldn’t your app help with that process?
More information: https://www.corporateeventnews.com/out-box-engagement-ideas-perfect-event-app-integration
Event planners are on the forefront of embracing new technology to add excitement and engagement to meetings and special events, but going with the very latest technology can be a budget breaker. Now, with the advent of LED video walls, it’s possible to make a huge impact at an affordable price point. Whether you are looking to have a dynamic backdrop for a keynote presentation or an interactive entryway to your event, LED video technology can make a lasting impression on your guests.
More information: https://www.corporateeventnews.com/interactive-led-walls-affordable-way-wow-your-audience
The busy fall conference, trade show and event season is about to be in full swing! We know event organizers are anxiously waiting to try new things and to see what their colleagues are up to with technology and beyond.
One big movement in the event space right now is part technology, part creative execution and part budget…of course!
We’re talking about a recipe for experiential brand activations, and it’s the future of all events.
More information: https://www.core-apps.com/blog/event-apps-for-experiential-brand-activations/
It’s time to up the ante and make your events even better and more valuable than ever. A great way to do this is by adding real-time response technology to your events. When you use live polling for your audiences, you’ll find that your attendees become more attentive, interactive, and invested in the proceedings.
Keep reading for the top five reasons to integrate real-time response technology into your events.
More information: https://blog.cvent.com/events/5-reasons-event-planners-should-use-real-time-response-technology/
The days of pre-printing badges and sorting through thousands of guest names during event check-in are over! Onsite badge printing solutions have replaced these tedious and time-consuming traditional methods. Not only do onsite badging solutions save you time, money, and energy, but they allow you and other exhibitors to focus on what really matters: forming real connections with attendees. Whether you choose on-demand printing, a mobile event app, or wearable RFID/NFC technology, incorporating an onsite badging solution into your next event can help you save money, cut check-in time, and collect attendee insights to better future events.
More information: https://www.aventri.com/blog/tech-tuesday-must-have-onsite-badge-solutions-for-events
Decades ago, marketers couldn’t fathom the ability to project an artificial projection of Bill Gates at a conference to interact with attendees in real-time. Fast forward to 2018, and millennials and Gen Z alike will be able to harness to power of holograms and augmented reality to make technology interaction more natural and accessible for all ages. Although holograms have been deployed for a few years, they have generally exclusively been used in the music space.
More information: https://www.cio.com/article/3309424/marketing-industry/holograms-make-a-comeback-for-enterprise-marketing.html