As two weeks of working from home led to a few months, and a few months led to a year, and a year led to indefinitely; many of us have come to accept that virtual meetings are likely to be a part of our lives for the foreseeable future.
But just because the location and medium in which many of our meetings take place have changed, this does not mean that we should abandon all sense of etiquette and professionalism.
Take a moment to think about the most fun you’ve ever had at an event. What made the experience so memorable? Chances are this event stuck out in your mind because you had fun. (Really, it’s that simple!)Creating an engaging attendee experience starts with getting attendees excited to participate and return year after year.
The key to creating a memorable meeting is to make activities interactive and exciting.
Event technology is evolving faster than ever before—and for good reason. Today, 90% of event professionals agree that technology can have a positive impact on the success of their events. With the rise of virtual events and hybrid events, many teams recognize that the right tech solutions can take their event experience to a whole new level. In fact, one study even found that event technology can increase event attendance by 20 percent and productivity by 27 percent.
A couple of weeks ago, we began our mini-series on the best virtual speaker kits. And the first episode was all about sound. What are the best microphones speakers can use to deliver top-notch presentations? As usual, our hosts Brandt Krueger and Will Curran did a deep dive into the subject. But no educational content surrounding this topic would be complete without going into the specificities of lighting and video.
You asked and the Event Tech Podcast delivered – it’s time to talk about the best speaker kits! Because now that we’re several months into the pandemic and, consequently, the world of virtual events, there can’t be any more excuses. We had the time to learn. And we had the time to put into that sweet research in order to get acquainted with the technology available. But it’s always good to get some input from the experts…so it’s Will Curran and Brandt Krueger to the rescue!
As planners are pivoting to virtual and hybrid events, venues need to take a lot into consideration. In this post, we take a a look at hybrid events for venues. We discuss what they are, break down some of the steps venues should take to ensure success, and give examples of successful hybrid events from recent years.
Virtual events are a rising engagement opportunity for organizations all across the globe. While it has been steadily increasing for some time now, its popularity and necessity has skyrocketed in recent months as a result of COVID-19.
Perhaps your nonprofit is in the beginning stages of virtual event exploration. Maybe you’ve already hosted one, maybe you’re in the planning stage, or maybe you’re still considering your options.
So much of an event planner’s or event management company’s day is spent brainstorming creative and innovating ideas on how to enhance an event and attendee’s overall experience.
Ensuring your event is engaging for your audience is absolutely imperative, so enhancing their experience where ever possible is key. By introducing creative and original ideas you will avoid any chance of them leaving unimpressed and not wanting to come back for future events.
Weeks into lockdown it’s no surprise that the demand for virtual events is skyrocketing. It’s heartening to see how adaptive the event planning industry can be.
We are working around the clock to meet the demand for tech to deliver high quality, and engaging virtual event experiences. It’s intense, but we are truly grateful to be busy and we are enjoying taking our clients on this journey.
CadmiumCD Project Manager Josh Miller knows a thing or two about capturing major events on camera.
With emmy-award winning experience on projects like the Super Bowl, the space shuttle Atlantis launch, and the Oscars, plus interviews with celebrities like Michelle Obama, Cal Ripken, and — let’s not forget — our very own CadmiumCD Super Planners, Josh knows his way around live and recorded broadcasting.
We surveyed 1,500 event professionals and the majority agree that engaging Attendees is the most crucial element of planning experiences. Event professionals do often a good job at engaging attendees live but what about the army of online attendees?
Live streaming can add that tech element to your event and create an interactive platform that leaves your audience engaged and entertained, while offering additional revenue streams.
How effective a presenter is at hosting their session, particularly for a virtual event, can make or break an attendee’s experience. With so many meeting and event professionals switching to virtual events because of the coronavirus, your presenters must be prepped and prepared with the best practices around every aspect of the process. That’s why we’ve researched and created this guide to the top five presenter tips for virtual meetings and events. Check it out.
How often do you sit around thinking about microphones for events? Probably not all that often. But that doesn’t mean you should disregard this part of your event! Because this is quite as much of a black and white question as you might think. While there is a logic to how many microphones you need, the answer isn’t straightforward. Well, at least not as straightforward as it seems. But fear not! As per usual, we are here to offer you some precious insight.
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.
Another Monday, another Event Tech Podcast, today we are telling the story of Crowd Mics for events! Everyone can relate to the annoyances of sound during a live event. Whether it’s the speaker, the audience, or the AV company, these little glitches affect everyone. Ultimately, they affect the success of an otherwise awesome event, and no one wants that.
Because the microphone is the piece of technology closest to your presenter’s words, it stands to reason that selecting the best microphone for your event type can make all the difference. For meetings and events, there are three basic types of wireless microphones to consider. Nick will walk you through the three options and describe which type of microphone is best for specific types of events and environments.
Because the microphone is the piece of technology closest to your presenter’s words, it stands to reason that selecting the right tool for the job can make all the difference. For meetings and events, there are three basic types of microphones to consider.
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.
Planners are constantly looking for new and exciting ways to engage with their attendees and make their lives a little less chaotic at events. Well look no further! We have curated a list of five products to use at your next event that will attract and excite attendees. From making networking easy and organized, to keeping attendees hooked on the words of your keynote speaker, the technologies listed below are simple to implement but will create a big impact while onsite and beyond!
eventcore is a solid event registration tool for corporate events. Here is our review.
Let’s start this review by saying that eventcore has been around for 34 years. It is a company that you may know of if you’ve worked on very demanding events that require sophisticated registration tools.
eventcore has been growing quite fast in the last few years, making the news on February 22nd, when it raised $4M.
Technology moves fast. Today’s latest and greatest is tomorrow’s old news, and keeping up with what’s hot can sometimes feel like a full-time job. Plus, new gear is expensive! Have no fear, we’ve compiled a list of the 15 coolest tech items that you can rent, so you can have your cake and eat it too, all without breaking the bank.
The best events transcend engaging the audience – they make the subject matter and entire experience come alive. An increasingly popular method is projection mapping, a technique that upends all our memories of flat-screen home movie projections and creates 3D experiences like those at the Courtyard by Marriott Super Bowl Sleepover in New York City.
This is the third in a series of articles by Core-apps about Event Tech Trends
Event organizers know the event app landscape continues to evolve. From changes in the Apple App Store to a continuous flood of startups, products and services penetrating the marketplace. Event organizers have no shortage of options to get an app out there, but one element of event app creation that should be consistent regardless of the platform is the user experience and the creative execution.
There’s nearly an endless (and ever-growing!) supply of technology you can utilize at trade shows and events. However, having the latest and greatest tech doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have a more successful event or get more leads at the show. In order to be truly great, event technology should be aligned with your event goals and used in a way that promotes engagement and interaction. It needs to compliment your brand vision instead of draw attention away from it.
Acquisition will expand Cvent’s industry-leading portfolio of mobile event technologies to enhance the attendee experience, generate meaningful sponsorship opportunities, and drive increased event ROI.
Cvent, a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, has announced its intent to acquire QuickMobile, a pioneer of mobile event apps, based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
How do I ensure a smooth and fast entry process for my attendees? How can I make sure that data can quickly be changed on-site at the event without causing delays?
XING Events, Boomset along and Choose 2 Rent have announced a new partnership. The aim of this partnership is to offer organisers a smooth and fully automated entry process with state-of-the-art technologies.
iVvy, the world’s first real-time booking engine for the events industry will be launching in the UK in June 2018.The software will enable venues to publish live-availability and pricing for their meetings and event spaces, while equipping them with the tools to market and manage their function space, all from the one centralised location.
After launching in Australia in 2009, iVvy now has over 12,000 users across 13 countries and has established corporate partnerships to allow for global distribution of inventory.
Mobile event apps have stormed onto the scene over the last few years. The rise of the smartphone has led to the almost universally held belief that they can supplant dedicated devices completely and will be better on all levels. Literally, hundreds of providers appeared in the market and they are all hungry for your business.
In some respects they are right. There are undoubtedly many more things you can do with a smartphone than you can do with an electronic voting keypad.
Whether it’s a classic like Monopoly or a newer game like Cards Against Humanity, we all love getting together with friends for game night. What is it about this experience that makes us love it so much? Is it the fun conversation the games spark, or maybe it’s the friendly competition? Whatever the reason, games have a special place in our hearts. As such, bringing that gamified experience into other aspects of our lives has proven to be very successful as well. Doing so keeps us engaged, entertained, and more likely to come back for more.
Have you ever heard of “nomophobia” before? Nomophobia is the fear of being without one’s phone. Whether or not you’ve heard the word before, you’re probably very familiar with the fear. People are emotionally connected to their phones. They feel anxious if they miss a text. Phones are so ingrained in our lives now that many people find themselves absentmindedly checking their phones when they get bored, or even when they aren’t.