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.
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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.
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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.
Read more at: https://beamian.com/lead-capture-technology-event-personalization/
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.
Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/attendee-experience-guide/
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.
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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.
Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/4-tools-that-enhance-the-virtual-event-experience
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.
Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/meeting-and-event-technology-trends
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.
Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/strategies-to-improve-your-event-registration-process
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.
Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/5-tech-solutions-to-take-your-events-to-the-next-level
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.
Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/7-ways-to-convert-attendees-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.
Read more at: https://www.evenzhub.com/blog/top-4-reasons-why-every-event-technology-should-support-mobile-phones
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.
Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/the-power-of-personalization-for-events
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?
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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.
Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/how-to-select-an-event-registration-system
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!
Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/event-essentials-onsite-registration
You’ve planned the perfect event and now you’re ready to start inviting guests. The best events are those that generate a considerable amount of interest, ensuring that plenty of people register. However, you don’t want to invite more attendees than you have resources or space to provide for. The key to finding the right balance is to open and close your event registration at the right times.
Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/event-planning-when-to-open-and-close-registration/
Onsite check-in at an event is a crucial part of the attendee journey. After all, it’s the first physical touchpoint they have during the event experience. When it’s an easy, quick and high-tech process, attendees leave with a positive impression throughout the rest of their time onsite. Long lines and wait times, however, spell disaster.
Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/how-to-enhance-the-onsite-check-in-experience
It happens all too often. An organization creates a beautiful web site for their conference or trade show, only to have their brand obscured by an online registration form that looks like a cheap invitation. Apparently someone thought that the idea of a consistent marketing message ends at the time of registration.
This, of course, is a big mistake. Here is why:
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Registration is at the heart of meetings and events. It’s is how planners secure attendees and thus how you secure potential revenue. In addition, pre-event registration acts as the first impression your attendees will have about your meeting or event and may impact their event satisfaction. As a result, you need to ensure your pre-event registration is as efficient and user-friendly as possible.
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Do you need to organise business events, meetings and conferences? Do you need to sell several thousand tickets and provide convenient payment options for your attendees? On the day of the event, will you need to register hundred people every minute, but your company simply doesn’t have enough hands to carry out this procedure? A reliable event registration management system is what you need!
Read more at: https://www.globalsignin.com/blog-technology/the-event-management-registration-process/
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/
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/
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/
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
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
One of the biggest mistakes you can make with online event registration is not absolutely scrutinizing your form before releasing it to your audience. The only way you’ll truly know if it’ll be a seamless experience for registrants is by getting in there yourself! And if the experience isn’t seamless, there’s a good chance they’ll abandon registering altogether.
By following these seven steps, you’ll be able to identify and quickly eliminate any online event registration hiccups:
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In honor of Earth Day, we’re thinking about how planners can go green at their events. With all the event technology available for meetings and events, planners can easily use tools such as event badge printing, to collect important attendee and event data, enhance the attendee experience, all while saving money and keeping your events sustainable.
Learn how event badge printing can drive attendee satisfaction and value at your events.
Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/event-badge-technology-3-ways-to-create-a-sustainable-event
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/