Events are getting more mesmerizing with the aid of technological innovations. Specifically, the new add-on to this sector-‘ virtual event platforms’ are adding more value in this time of the pandemic.
However, event hosting is not a standalone process, whether it is a physical or virtual event! Helpfully, there is a range of innovative technologies that helps to turn the events more eventful such as mobile technology, event management software, 3D mapping, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Emotional/facial Recognition using AI, Wearables, and so on.
It’s already been established that virtual and hybrid events will be the industry’s bread and butter for a while. And even though planners have been avidly consuming educational content on the topic, there are still misconceptions going around. For instance, you probably read every article under the sun teaching you about virtual audience engagement, sponsorships, speakers, and more. But how much attention have you actually paid to the virtual event production aspect?
Read more at: https://helloendless.com/virtual-event-production/
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
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Welcome to another episode of #EventIcons, and this time around we’re talking 2020 event tech trends! If you know Endless, you know we love talking about event tech. So much so, we have another podcast entirely dedicated to the topic. And we thought this would be a great opportunity to bring you a crossover episode. In recent past episodes, we covered several 202o trends in the industry, including marketing and design. So now it’s time for the 2020 event tech trends to shine!
Read more at: https://helloendless.com/2020-event-tech-trends/
When we asked 14 of the smartest women in event technology to name the top tech trends for the coming year, two findings jumped out:
1) There is no single trend that will dominate discussion (though there are a couple that definitely got more mentions); and
2) There are a LOT of tech trends that event professionals will need to watch!
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are no longer figments of our imaginations – they’ve come to life! We’ve compiled 28 events dedicated to VR and AR to keep you up to date and involved with this innovative and revolutionary technology.
Once only seen in movies or described in storybooks, technology has advanced far enough to allow VR and AR to not only work, but to be reproduced at a commercial and consumer level. A new age has dawned and companies can now base their business models around these advanced technologies.
Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/ar-vr-events
There’s no doubt that immersive technologies can be a fun addition to business events. But what’s the point of using tech applications that don’t fulfill both attendees’ and exhibitors’ objectives for being there in person?
This question has become central to the work that John Kaplan does for clients who exhibit at events and who host events.
It’s time for the coolest conversation ever about AR and VR for events! This topic isn’t new for us here at Endless. And the reason we enjoy it so much is because it’s slowly but steadily revolutionizing the industry. As event planners, we need to make sure we’re always paying attention to the hottest trends out there. And especially those that have the power to improve the attendee experience. So on this week’s episode of #EventIcons, we’re breaking down all things AR and VR for events.
Read more at: https://helloendless.com/ar-and-vr-for-events/
Verizon announced with great pomp the first augmented reality (AR) 5G live concert in collaboration with The Chainsmokers. Here is what you need to know about it and what it means for your event.
I was checking my Twitter feed a few days ago when I stumbled into this tweet from Verizon.
Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/5g-augmented-reality
Virtual Reality (VR) has arrived and it’s here to stay. This revolutionary event technology is set to enhance the conference industry with its immersive visualisation experiences.
It’s not just VR that’s making waves in the meeting world either. The unique powers of Augmented Reality (AR) continue to gain traction — especially with Millennials.
So, just how relevant are VR and AR to the events industry? Let’s look inside a world where anything’s possible!
The event tech world is constantly evolving, with innovations in virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI) providing much of today’s fuel.
With the dizzying pace of change, it’s hard to keep up-to-date on what all the changes mean – especially for #eventprofs and #meetingprofs. VR, AR and AI are all changing every aspect of events – from the way they’re planned, visualized and even booked, to the way organizers, sponsors and vendors engage with attendees at events.
Remember how Keanu Reeves was transported to that white space with all the guns in The Matrix? That’s real now: You can transport your event attendees there with augmented reality and virtual reality for events.
From Pokemon GO to “dog face” Instagram filters and IKEA furniture planning, AR and VR tech is all around us.
Augmented Reality (AR) burst onto the scene in 2016, with the popularity of the smartphone app Pokemon Go. Many other consumer-facing brands took advantage of the AR frontier in 2018, and launched some of our favorite marketing wins of the year. Check out how they marketed to consumers with AR, why their campaigns topped our watch list, and how AR naturally works with User Generated Content (UGC).
The new year has begun, which can only mean one thing – time to round up the biggest event tech trends of 2019! While some trends change over time (virtual reality for one), it’s always surprising how many of trends stay the same, evolving over the years in sometimes very subtle ways. When it comes to technology, the biggest difference in trends is accessibility. As event technology continues to develop and be refined, it becomes easier to implement, making accessibility better than ever. That’s good news for everyone.
Augmented and virtual reality has been trending in the meeting and event industry for some time now. But what is it? Is it here to stay? What’s the difference between the two technologies? How can planners implement them successfully into their events? In this interview, Will Curran and Brandt Krueger will expand on episode 2 of their podcast, “Event Tech Podcast”, which focuses on augmented and virtual reality in the meeting and event industry and answer all of these questions, and more.
Software provider PTC held its annual user conference this week just minutes away from the company’s headquarters in the Boston Seaport. LiveWorx 2019 started off with a bang as PTC President and CEO Jim Heppelmann took the stage for the opening keynote. With pumping bass and flashing lights, attendees could be forgiven for thinking they’d accidentally walked into a rock concert rather than a tech conference.
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.
Virtual and augmented realities are quickly becoming the norm in our day-to-day lives and businesses. Gone are the days where VR/AR were used strictly for entertainment purposes. VR/AR technologies are now being utilized to effectively communicate messaging, increase brand awareness, train, grow sales pipelines, and so much more!
We hope you enjoy it… in whatever reality you find yourself in! If you can’t make it, please register and we’ll send you the recording and slides after the event.
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are no longer a figment of our imaginations – they’ve come to life! We’ve compiled 30 events dedicated to VR and AR to keep you up to date and involved with this innovative and revolutionary technology.
Once only seen in movies or described in storybooks, technology has advanced to allow VR and AR to not only work, but to be reproduced at a commercial and consumer level.
Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/ar-vr-events
As the world changes and technologies expand, we are faced with the chance to harness things like AR and VR in events for our advantage. More specifically, we learn the full power of these technologies and how much they can do for our industry.
While AR and VR in events have been around for a while, the concepts can still be quite baffling. More than that, it becomes a challenge to learn exactly how they can be leveraged in a successful way. With trial and error, and a considerable dose of headaches, it’s possible to turn AR and VR into serious allies.
Arnold, MD, January 4, 2019 – Core-apps, the leading technology supplier to the trade show and events industry, announced today the launch of COREality, a new augmented reality (AR) feature that will be integrated into their event app platform.
COREality is an augmented reality feature that event organizers can add to their Core-apps event app.
More information: https://www.core-apps.com/blog/augmented-reality-for-trade-shows/
If your exhibitors are only thinking about better swag or a bigger fishbowl to collect business cards, you might want to help bring them up to speed. If you’re in the know, you already heard a bit of buzz on augmented reality or AR as a new tool in trade show exhibits.
To help you stay on the up and up, it’s important to know a few ways you might encourage your trade show exhibitors to leverage AR to attract their target audience and elevate the overall quality of your event.
Events Industry has undergone a vast amount of changes for the betterment of attendees and also improved upon them, raising the standards and adapting to the latest event technology as well.
There are several reasons why an individual or a company delegate would like to attend a business event. And amongst those, the major is Networking.
More information: https://blog.hubilo.com/boost-attendance-using-event-technology/
Technology evolves faster every day and that’s a great thing when it comes to the event space. This rapid innovation means there are new event technologies available at a constant pace, bringing new ways to collect data, engage audiences, manage details and more.
But how can event professionals stay on top of these new offerings and figure out what best applies to their needs and challenges?
You’ve all heard about AR and VR at events. The terms have been buzzwords for years now, they are constantly on the biggest trends lists and talked about. But how do you use AR and VR at your events? What can you really do with it that will enhance your event? If those questions have popped into your mind you aren’t alone.
In today’s episode of Whiteboard Wednesday, Brandt Krueger, of Event Technology Consulting will be walking us through how to use AR and VR at your events.
More information: https://helloendless.com/how-to-use-ar-and-vr-at-your-events/
Event technology has now been bubbling up around for a while and has fascinated event professionals and event techies across the world due to the latest advancements in the space. Upcoming technologies are filled with capabilities of further enhancing attendee experience and are making the job of event organizers more efficient and simpler by automating tasks.
The industry is accelerating with thousands of ideas, apps, and innovations and has been able to find and deliver event technology that is way more profitable and immersive.
The events industry is stepping into the future with certain innovations already on their way to becoming mainstream. Events are now quite a tech-driven affair.
Event technology has developed leaps and bounds in past years. Certain event-tech trends are bound to stay while some technologies will see major updates. Here are our predictions for event-tech trends in 2019:
More information: https://blog.hubilo.com/top-10-event-tech-trends-2019/
Extended reality (XR) is taking businesses by storm, opening up opportunities for easy remote access and faster, safer learning. The emergence of augmented experiences—the strongest application of extended reality—has revealed an intriguing new playground for event technology.
I get asked very often about what’s next in event technology.
The past three waves of eventtech trends have saturated the market with somewhat satisfying adoption.
More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/extended-reality-events