When you plan an event, you work hard to make it amazing.
You want attendees to come out of the event with a good feeling – for them to really think, Wow, I had a great time.
Getting attendees to buy tickets for your event —to actually experience it — can be a huge challenge, especially while you’re in the middle of decorating and organizing caterers.
Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/event-technology/event-ticket-software/
App structure and the organisation of event information makes the difference between a great and average user experience. Here are our 5 tips to enhance your app!
Organising general information
There is plenty of information to communicate to attendees via your event app
- Speaker, sponsor and exhibitor lists
- Directions and accommodation
- Contact information
Read more at: https://entegy.com.au/2018/12/11/5-tips-for-a-great-event-app-user-experience/
Entegy Partner Sprintr by AV1 offer a range of portable self-serve kiosks that print delegate name badges. Recently they delivered their solution to 6000 delegates for The World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) and we spoke with Chris Schlueter, Sprintr’s Product Manager to learn more.
During November the world’s leading accounting and finance experts gathered at the International Convention Centre Sydney for an inspiring global conference.
Read more at: https://entegy.com.au/2019/04/16/case-study-sprintr-deliver-registration-solution-for-6000-delegates/
The Oakleigh State School (OSS) in Brisbane recently hosted a community event to enable students to showcase their learning. The Oakleigh STEAM Showcase was a key strategy of their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) agenda. Entegy Partner, Eventium worked with the school to deliver an event app including scavenger hunt, raffle, schedule, map, sponsors, exhibitors and other event information.
Read more at: https://entegy.com.au/2019/05/15/case-study-community-event-showcases-student-learning-and-encourages-engagement-through-event-app/
Technology is the new business enabler. The event management industry is technology dependent. We all know that nobody buys an event ticket from the counter anymore. It is because, ticketing and event management platforms that have successfully bridged the gap between event organisers and attendees. Thus, event apps have found a way for stakeholder engagement to determine ROI.
Read more at: https://blog.townscript.com/how-technology-is-shaping-the-event-management-industry/
Our product updates are solely focused on making attendee engagement at events better. Event technology has surfaced in the events and meetings industry with the help of which event organizers have been able to increase their ROI. An event app is now a common aspect of event technology in mega corporate events.
Read more at: https://blog.hubilo.com/hubilo-preview-app/
If you haven’t heard of interactive and VR experiences for events, you haven’t been paying attention. Here at Endless, we’ve been covering a lot of topics related to this. And we did so because of the possibilities these new technologies bring to the world of events! They are exciting, ever-evolving, and there’s always something new to bring to the table.
So, on this week’s Event Tech Podcast, we’re shaking things up a little bit. Out hosts, Brandt Krueger and Will Curran, sit down with two very special guests.
Read more at: https://helloendless.com/introducing-bright-line-interactive-vr-experiences-for-events/
It’s time for another Whiteboard Wednesday, so take a sit and let’s talk switch…ers. Video switchers, to be more precise. Yes, this week’s episode is all about this small piece of equipment that you may or may not know you have! If you’re in the event planning industry, there’s a 99.9% chance you work with laptops or cameras. And if you do, then congratulations – you have a video switcher, and we’re here to tell you more about it.
Read more at: https://helloendless.com/video-switchers/
Many non-event planners probably wouldn’t believe us if we told them that building an effective online event registration form can actually get quite complicated. Finding a balance between asking for information you need without being overwhelming (and risking losing a potential registrant) is notan easy task. Not to mention, ensuring your registrants have a clear understanding of how to fill the form out and make their selections…
Read more at: https://www.eply.com/blog/what-should-i-include-on-my-online-event-registration-form
What is the best event registration software? This question gets asked a lot. Here are the best online event registration tools for your event.
What if there was a quick way to find and compare registration software?
Guess what, there is!
We have spent the past 7 years analyzing all the top tools, and we came up with a list that sums up what event planners and marketers need to know to select the best conference registration software.
Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/top-online-event-registration-services
From film, theatre and media to events and presentations, lighting has always played a critical role in directing audience attention. Lighting, especially when in the hands of an experienced AV company or technician, can create ambiance and can boost audience engagement by framing and making transitions from topic to topic seamless from start to finish.
Below are 6 cost-effective ways to take advantage of lighting that you might find useful as you plan your next event.
Read more at: https://meetingtomorrow.com/blog/affordable-stage-lighting/
The greatest feeling ever is finishing up an engaging, lively event that goes off without a hitch. But you know what makes that feeling even better? Knowing you have a recording of your event, so that audiences who weren’t in the room can enjoy it, too.
Companies record events for all kinds of reasons ‘ from archiving to splicing up event footage for social media. Recording audio, video, or a slide presentation extends the life of your event, and can even increase your return on your investment.
Read more at: https://meetingtomorrow.com/blog/recording-live-events/
Tracking event industry trends is a favorite activity here at Meeting Tomorrow. After sifting through all the noise, we wanted to highlight three trends that you should expect to see on the rise this year, and one surprising trend that might be on the decline.
Rising: AR/VR at events
There’s a sense out there that virtual and augmented reality are just fading fads, but what you’re seeing is actually just the first phase of adoption—call it the ‘Novelty Phase.’
Read more at: https://meetingtomorrow.com/blog/event-technology-trends-2019/
To be fair, microphone feedback isn’t always bad. Think, The Beatles, Jimmy Hendrix, The Who, and on and on. For some audiences, feedback is just fine. But, if you’re speaking in the event or conference environment, chances are you have a different audience. One that expects zero microphone feedback and presentations that come across as crisp, clean and easy on the ears.
Read more at: https://meetingtomorrow.com/blog/prevent-microphone-feedback/
In 2018, Michel Lévy Provençal, a cofounder of BOMA France, an innovation network that runs industry summits and other events, decided to experiment with biometric audience tracking. What could he learn from the facial expressions of his attendees?
Working with biometrics company Datakalab, BOMA mounted video cameras at the side of the stage to film the facial expressions of the audience.
Read more at: https://www.meetingsnet.com/event-tech/how-audience-engagement-monitoring-changing-presentations
The importance of registration and ticketing cannot be overstated. A cohesive and user-friendly ticketing/registration interface plays a vital role in the success of your event. If you are asking your attendees to register or purchase a ticket, it is important to make their data entry and/or purchase experience intuitive, efficient and mobile optimized.
When choosing a ticketing platform, customer support is paramount. Contrary to popular belief, a support line is not strictly used when a problem arises.
Read more at: https://www.meetingsnet.com/event-tech/21-questions-ask-online-registration-and-ticketing-providers
So many times, we hear our clients say, “I want a mobile app at our next event” but when we try to find out what they are trying to achieve and why they want an app, the response is normally “because we had one at our last event” or “my manager wants one”.
This is ‘using technology for technology sake’ in its plainest form and is on the rise as technology is becoming more accessible, more cost effective and more popular for corporate events.
Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/audience-engagement-and-interaction-is-technology-always-the-right-answer
Having delivered cashless wristbands to events all over the world for the past 8 years and now being part of a company that has exploded from start-up to a global market leader in half of that time, whilst continuing to grow exponentially, this is an area I know a thing or two about.
As such, I feel duty-bound as a person and a professional to set the record straight – for David’s own sake as well as any fellow RFID workers worried that they might be out of a job soon, having read David’s gloomy – and ludicrous – prediction.
Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/a-response-to-guest-blog-event-industry-cashless-wristbands-are-becoming-yesterdays-news
I only joined Event Industry News in March and am already stunned by the sheer vastness of the event industry. To claim my share of the knowledge shared by my new colleagues, I have thrown myself into researching everything about event planning, technology and terminology. My research material has included The Complete Guide to Audio Visual for Event Planners by Blitz AV, and it has given me a useful insight into the world of AV.
Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/the-complete-guide-to-audio-visual-for-event-planners
Event apps have opened some fantastic doors for everyone in the industry. In general, technology has been a top-notch ally to put together world-class events! And because Event Tech Podcast is all about, well, tech, today’s episode is a very special one. Our hosts, Brandt Krueger, and Will Curran get together to do a round-up of their favorite event apps!
There’s a little something for everyone, whether you’re a planner, a manager, or a supplier.
Read more at: https://helloendless.com/favorite-event-apps/