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Facial Recognition: The Future of Event Tech is Here

It’s no longer a concept meant for sci-fi films and futuristic visions: facial recognition technology is here and it’s poised to transform the meetings and events industry as we know it.

Imagine this scenario: an attendee walks into your event late, flustered and needs their badge. However, they conveniently forgot the printout with their confirmation, the email is nowhere to be found on their phone (if they can even find that) and they are running late for an important appointment.

Read more at: https://blog.experient-inc.com/2019/02/26/facial-recognition-the-future-of-event-tech-is-here/

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Great Event Experiences Start With Your Registration & Housing Site

When was the last time you added your event registration or housing site to your experience design checklist?

If most meeting and event strategists are honest with themselves, they’ve probably not paid too much attention to how these sites really function. Sure, they make them look sharp and on brand for that year’s event theme, but how often do they really examine the user experience?

Read more at: https://blog.experient-inc.com/2019/03/21/great-event-experiences-start-with-your-registration-housing-site/

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The Future of 5G at Events – Event Tech Podcast

5G is the next mobile leap in technology. It will reshape how we use our mobile devices and 5G at events is going to be a huge deal. Do you remember when we all had flip phones with green and black screens? If you downloaded anything (and there wasn’t much to download!) it would take forever. With great improvements in tech, we moved on to smartphones and 4g allowing us to be connected to pretty much anything we desired in the palm of our hands. And now comes the announcement of 5G at Mobile World Congress. So what does 5G have to do with events? More than you might imagine.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/5g-at-events/

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Event Check-In Tips: Tuning Up Registration

The registration desk is the first thing attendees see at your event. It’s your first impression onsite. When attendees check-in, the event starts. That’s why you have to make sure that your registration desk is the best it can be. That means using the best technology, thinking about flow, and providing assistance. Are you thinking about event check-in?

Read more at: https://blog.cvent.com/events/event-checkin-tips/

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9 Tech Tools Professional Speakers Should Master

Standing out as a professional speaker is about more than just presenting good info. These technology tools can help you become a more effective, engaging and dynamic presenter.

Speakers today are charged with a lot of interactive and social media requirements. Your duties as a professional speaker far surpass simply providing an interesting presentation.

You need to engage your audience, bring value to your stakeholders, and become part of the event community.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/9-tech-tools

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20 Event Planning Apps That Will Actually Save You Time

To be efficient in today’s hospitality industry, it’s crucial to be up to date on the technology that’s available to us. Luckily, there are so many event planning apps out there that can save you time.

The best event planning apps

Apps made for event planners

Super Planner

What it is: A business application for the professional event planner. Its features include calculators for venue capacity, staffing, catering, staging, projection and dance floor.

Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/event-technology/event-planning-apps/

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Access Control Technology for Events

Simple attendee badges are no longer making the cut in the event industry. With an overwhelming number of opportunities to optimize the event experience with smart and high-tech attendee badges, event planners are straying away from traditional paper name tags.

Instead, they’re opting for data-collecting, fast-paced, shareable and controllable tech. In addition to these advantages, event technology that enhances the attendee experience can also serve as a tool for event access control.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/tech-tuesday-access-control-technology-for-events