BizBash’s technology-related reporting has centered around a number of different topics lately, ranging from new tech that can streamline health screenings to a look at why LED walls will trump video projection as live events return. We also highlighted an event tech company that’s repurposing old headphones into earmuffs for the homeless, and checked out how a recent art festival used AR technology to create a COVID-safe experience.
facial recognition systems are a form of technology that you may not even realise you are using on a daily basis. the fundamental use of this technology is that it is capable of matching a human face from an image via a camera or video frame against a database of faces. this is typically used to authenticate users within id services and works by using facial features within a specific image. the prevalence of this technology is best illustrated with the use of using your face to simply unlock your phone or check your banking. however, with the emergence of virtual conference software and corporate virtual events, we now pose the question of how facial recognition is paving its way into the virtual event world.
The value of face-to-face interaction will never go away, but there are times when going virtual is a necessary part of your event program. But how do you turn a multi-day conference, filled with networking opportunities, educational sessions, and the attendee insights they generate into virtual events?
And once you do, how do you ensure attendees are engaged throughout the event?
Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/virtual-events
One of the most important benefits of virtual events is that, much like any other digital marketing activity, they generate a wealth of valuable data about attendee engagement and more. This information is far easier to capture when events are held online since every action is trackable. That said, it is also important to collect offline event data in the case of hybrid and in-person events. But, regardless of how you collect event data, the challenge lies in demystifying it to drive smarter decision-making and determine event ROI, and that’s where virtual event metrics and analytics come in.
Beacons have captivated the attention of the tech media world. With the recent deployment of these low-cost devices by retailers such as Macy’s, Apple Stores, and sports venues such as Major League Baseball stadium, Oracle Arena, etc., beacon technology has stimulated the appetite of event marketers too.
For years, event organizers have pursued new ways to enhance visitors’ experience by delivering improved customer service and offering digital content through event-specific mobile apps.
When you’re planning an event, you want to sell as many tickets as you can, but you also want to keep your attendees happy. A ticket transfer allows you to do both. Offering ticket transfers gives your attendees more flexibility and allows them to adjust their event participation as needed.
Perhaps an event registrant has a scheduling conflict and needs to push Thursday night’s yoga class tickets to the next week.
The year 2020 marked the upsurge of events taking place in virtual venues.
With many countries and cities going on lockdowns since March and again in November, it was clear that virtual was the way to go. And that the virtual venue was the next big thing.
The coronavirus pandemic required both events management businesses and companies that regularly held physical events, for marketing or sales purposes, to consider alternatives.
Events have been an essential area for marketing, networking, and sales for many businesses for the past few years. But 2020 has forced companies to shift gears in this area.
Large-sized events like conferences are now going into a virtual setting and businesses are now shifting towards virtual conferences.
Many companies, small and large, have been forced to re-evaluate their business, strategy, and how they do things.
Who doesn’t want a successful virtual event?
Most businesses, big or small, want their events to be successful especially when they’re taking the plunge and shifting to virtual.
Before the pandemic, when many parts of the world were exploring virtual events, a report by Grand View Research valued the global virtual events market at nearly $78 billion. And that was in 2019.
Now that being at home or remote is the new norm, you can expect this industry to grow even more – and fast.
Read more at: https://eventtus.com/blog/virtual-event-success-tips/
If your attendees are getting frustrated with complex forms, log-in passwords and a long list of seemingly unnecessary questions – then chances are they’ll give up and look elsewhere. In fact – giving your attendees a good registration experience can have a HUGE impact on first impressions (and attendance!) so it makes sense to get it right. But how?
Audience engagement is a familiar topic. Keeping attendees actively engaged throughout the entire experience is instrumental in the overall success of your event. And while event engagement is clearly an important metric to keep track of within your larger event strategy, it can be hard to define, let alone measure.
This becomes even more challenging when translated into a virtual setting.
Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/audience-engagement-guide
Among them, industry conferences that have long attracted thousands of professionals on the lookout for inspiration, learning of trends, or networking have had to pivot to the virtual world.
With that in mind, we will review what exactly virtual conferences are, the best platforms to host them, the tools to make yours stand out from the clutter, and the best virtual conferences in 2020.
We know that event registration is the tried and true way of earning event revenue. It has also become one of the biggest sticking points for event organizing committees around the globe.
With what we’ve learned over the past year, let’s review 10 ways to earn revenue through event registration:
Add Perks to Registration
Look for opportunities to motivate attendees to sign up or spread the word. Boost your registration by offering:
Read more at: https://gtrnow.com/monetizing-event-registration/
2020 has been a year for trial and error as event marketers continue to navigate and perfect virtual events. We’ve seen an impressive amount of innovation from event planners, from virtual event strategies to virtual event production, and virtual event tools that help event marketers create meaningful experiences. We also expect hybrid events to be a major player next year, combining the best of in-person and virtual experiences.
Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/virtual-event-benchmarks
For those who are new to the virtual environment, there are a few key areas to focus on when starting out. These include broadcasting or pre-recording a live event session, creating engaging experiences for your virtual audience, and integrating tools with an existing event management platform to streamline event data.
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Welcome to the 2021 event technology guide. Here you’ll learn how to choose the right event technology for your next event to support your desired event outcomes.
What is Event Technology?
Event technology is any digital tool that helps you plan and produce an event. Some examples are event management software, engagement tools, virtual platforms, streaming services, and mobile event apps.
Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/event-technology-guide
All event organizers make it a priority to ensure a memorable experience for their target audience, from start to finish. And the best way to guarantee that is through lead capture technology, which works primarily as a digital identification system of each attendee. Then, you only need to use ID technology as the means for personalization. Not only does personalization offer a more seamless experience for attendees, but organizers benefit from the increased value of collecting key attendee data that can be highly valuable for follow-up actions or for planning better events in the future.
After building a successful and fast event registration strategy, it’s time to ensure the same for your event check-in. Plus, as an event organizer you’re also responsible for crowd control and management at your event. In this article, we’ll show you how to manage these event processes at once, in an integrated and innovative way.
As we already mentioned on our blog, you need to be clear about one thing: registrations and check-ins represent the very first impression attendees will perceive about your event, and your goal here is to create a good impression right from the beginning.
Events are key resources organizations use to engage supporters and interested members. Effective planning requires your organization to leverage all of your resources to the best of your ability.
Ensuring supporters stay engaged is a difficult task to tackle. In order to make sure your organization’s event attendees have a good experience, you’ll need to use software to collect data and use that data effectively.
As we enter further into the second quarter of the year, many look ahead for trends on the rise in their industry, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. 2020 is already a revolutionary year for corporate event management and although a lot remains uncertain, there are promising opportunities for event technology in the hybrid event space.
Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/event-tech-trends-2020
Hosting virtual or online events has become an increasing popular option for planners. Not only is it a way to go on with the show during unexpected disruptions (such as a virus outbreak or a natural disaster), but virtual events have also been touted as a way to promote inclusivity and expand your audience reach.
The end of the year is here! And as planners look forward to next year and start planning their meetings and events, it’s important to incorporate the biggest industry technology trends into their plans.
We spoke with some of Aventri’s leaders, Mike Burns, Aventri’s Chief Revenue Officer, Shane Edmonds, Aventri’s chief technology officer, and Ivan Lazarev, Aventri’s Group Head of Experiential Solution, to hear what the trending, must-have technology for planners in 2020. Check it out.
If you’ve set the date and booked your venue for your event, you’re ready for the next step: setting up event registration. Registration is at the heart of all meetings and events. Not only is it the way your company secures potential revenue, but registration is many times also acts as the first impression attendees will have of your event and thus your company.
Event technology changes at near-lightning speed. Like most planners, no doubt you’re stretched thin. Who has time to carefully evaluate the tsunami of options?
Here to help, the Aventri Marketplace is a new portal on the Aventri platform that gives customers quick access to premium event service and tech providers. Marketplace partners go through rigorous vetting. You can be sure each solution is top-notch, easy to deploy and compatible with the Aventri platform.
All event planners want to convert prospective attendees to register for their event. But how do you increase event attendance? If you’re using a fully integrated event management software platform, the answer is you can increase attendee conversion with your event registration website.
The Importance of mobile phones in daily life is increasing with the passing day and so it is imperative with the scenario in the event industry. The mobile phone has become an integral part of daily life in every aspect, some of them being information, entertainment, networking, engagement, communication and much more. So, integrating mobile phones in the life cycle of an event is the natural evolution for the success of an event and event planner.
As an event planner, one of your goals is to ensure that your attendees have a pleasant experience from start to finish, and adding in elements of personalization can be instrumental in creating such an atmosphere. Not only does personalization offer a more streamlined and unique experience for attendees, but planners have the added benefit of simultaneously collecting key attendee data that can help them plan better events in the future.
There are a million things you have to take care of as an event planner. Event registration is just one of them. It’s one of your top priorities, of course, but it can consume a lot of your time.
So let’s talk about event registration and ticketing software.
What do online event registration sites do?
The world of event technology is a vast and ever-changing one, so when the time comes to select your new event registration system, the process may seem overwhelming. While it will certainly take some time to find the right solution for you and your organization, the search doesn’t have to be daunting if you know exactly what you’re looking for.
If you followed our Event Essentials guide, you know how important registration is to meetings and events, and how to secure a good first impression with your attendees via your online registration. But how do you maintain this stellar first impression with attendees during your onsite registration? How do you minimize the chaos and long check-in lines during your onsite registration? Event management software technology!