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EVENT TECHNOLOGY: THE 2021 GUIDE

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

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How to Use Engagement Scoring to Track the Attendee Journey

What are your attendees thinking? It’s a common question for planners and marketers, and finding the answer doesn’t rely on telepathy, but on technology. Using technology to track customer touchpoints, companies can create multiple engagement scores per event that provide actionable insight into the customer journey. For marketers and planners, the engagement score ties to virtual, hybrid, and in-person events, looking to event touchpoints to show the attendee journey. The scores can provide full insight into your customers based on their event interactions.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/engagement-scoring

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Digital Events: Finding Ways to Connect Through the Screen

It’s a scenario we are all too familiar with. You log on to your computer to start your day, excited by the prospect of an entire Monday with no meetings. It seems too good to be true! And then it hits you – it is. You suddenly remember that you registered for a few digital events. You have to be on camera all day, which means changing out of your faded sweatshirt and running a comb through your hair. And you have to talk to people. It takes you one minute to decide that you are not going to be joining the conference.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/digital-events

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Virtual Meetings in 2021: Tips, Ideas & Tools

Many of us now attend virtual meetings every day, sometimes, a lot more than we would like. Virtual meetings are often blocked out into our schedules a week in advance or are thrown onto that one free block of time on our calendars an hour before they begin. During COVID-19, individuals have spent more than 5.5 billion minutes in virtual meetings, according to Entrepreneur.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/virtual-meetings

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How to use lead capture technology for event personalization

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/

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Virtual Engagement Ideas to Keep your Event Attendees Engaged

Over the past few months, I’ve witnessed a lot of event organisers who are planning virtual events, tell their clients to keep timings short, presentations succinct and the overall event length to under an hour in order to maintain virtual engagement. The reason? Apparently, our attention spans have been so degenerated by TikTok-style short bursts of content that we can no longer cope with staring at a screen for any significant length of time.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/virtual-engagement-ideas-keep-your-event-attendees-engaged

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Exploring Virtual Events: 6 Best Practices for Nonprofits

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.

Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/exploring-virtual-events-6-best-practices-for-nonprofits/

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How much does a mobile app for events cost [with price comparison tool]

Currently, 85% of event planners use mobile app for events, 61% use event marketing tools, and 54% use survey tools. The main reasons for that being convenience to the participants, agility to obtain information and the possibility of creating interactive experiences that passively collect data.

Read more at: http://blog.inevent.com/en/digital-transformation/how-much-does-a-mobile-app-for-events-cost-with-price-comparison-tool.html

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4 Tips To Enhance Attendee Experience

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.

Read more at: https://pathable.com/4-tips-to-enhance-attendee-experience/

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40 Event Planning Apps to Watch in 2020

We decided to put together all the apps we have reviewed in the last year, to give you a highlight of the technology we see impacting events in 2019.

This is by no means an award, some sort of ranking, or a top ten list.

As we spent a lot of time going through these apps, we analyzed the thinking behind them, talked to the founders, and tried and tested them.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/event-planning-apps

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39 Event Planning Apps to Watch in 2020

We decided to put together all the apps we have reviewed in the last year, to give you a highlight of the technology we see impacting events in 2019.

This is by no means an award, some sort of ranking, or a top ten list.

As we spent a lot of time going through these apps, we analyzed the thinking behind them, talked to the founders, and tried and tested them.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/event-planning-apps

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Three Tips for Powering Personalized Events with Technology

Personalization is more than just a nice to have — it’s a necessity. This is especially true at events where there are multiple messages competing for an attendee’s attention. Taking a traditional one-size-fits-all approach just doesn’t cut it anymore as your customers are becoming more and more adept at filtering out generic advertising.

Read more at: https://blog.hubb.me/three-tips-for-powering-personalized-events-with-technology

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Take your virtual events to the next level with these easy tips

As more events go online, marketers need to take extra care of the brand they represent. Regardless of whether you are using online conferencing platforms like Zoom, Skype or a virtual meeting app, it is important to save your event from perils of technical issues, distractions, and unprofessional audio. To take your virtual events to the next level, it is important to keep these aspects in mind. Here are some practical tips that can help you create a memorable and professional virtual event even if it is your first time.

Read more at: https://www.eventdex.com/blog/take-your-virtual-events-to-the-next-level-with-these-easy-tips/

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All You Need To Know About Virtual Meeting Apps and Events

As the world wakes up to the new normal, many things changed including events and the way they are planned. The events industry incurred a whopping $650+ million loss by mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic (inc42). Fortunately, events planners around the world are embracing virtual or hybrid events to mitigate these losses and drive meaningful conversations with virtual meeting apps.

Read more at: https://www.eventdex.com/blog/all-you-need-to-know-about-virtual-meeting-apps-and-events/

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Capturing Your Event Content: Live Streaming and Recording Best Practices

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.

Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/capturing-your-event/

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Improve Attendee Event Experience with Tech: A Short Guide

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/

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The Secret to Attendee-to-Attendee Engagement? An Event Mobile App.

One of the main reasons why live events have been so successful over the years is because they give people a unique opportunity to meet and network face-to-face with their peers. While this has certainly suffered in 2020 due to the absence of in-person events, there’s no reason why you can’t still encourage or facilitate opportunities for your attendees to engage with one another during your digital or hybrid events.

Read more at: https://www.certain.com/blog/the-secret-to-attendee-engagement-event-mobile-app/

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How to leverage event technology to elevate your next event

What is Event Technology?

Event technology is any kind of software that improves the event process for both event planners, and/or attendees. In the last 10 years, the industry has seen a number of innovative event technology platforms emerge to help event planners set up, promote, and execute an event, as well as leverage attendee data and feedback to improve the process for future events. On the other hand, event attendees have become accustomed to event technology serving as an enhancement to their overall experience.

Read more at: https://www.eply.com/blog/event-technology

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2020 EVENT MARKETING STATISTICS, TRENDS, AND DATA

The most comprehensive list of event marketing statistics, event management statistics, and event planning statistics on the internet for 2020 and beyond.

While unprecedented circumstances related to COVID-19 have forced companies and the event industry as a whole to pause, step back, pivot, and make remarkable changes in the short term, there is no doubt the power of connection and community will prevail.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/event-marketing-statistics

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Building Event Attendee Loyalty: 5 Tips to Boost Engagement

If your organization plans and launches events, you know how important it is to make your attendees happy. These events are a way for your members and supporters to come together and engage with each other. And if you’re in charge of planning these events, you know that attracting attendees can be similar to the way stores attract shoppers.

Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/building-event-attendee-loyalty-5-tips-to-boost-engagement/

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Engaging Attendees With Virtual Matchmaking App – Eventdex

One of the primary reasons for guests to attend an event is to meet new people in their industry and network. But with the COVID-19 pandemic taking the world by the storm, networking seems a wish far removed from reality. As event managers look towards digital to save their events, many are struggling to create enough networking opportunities. In such a dismal scenario, Eventdex’s virtual B2B matchmaking app seems to be the superhero who can save the day for event planners.

Read more at: https://www.eventdex.com/blog/engaging-attendees-with-virtual-matchmaking-app/

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Virtual Events: 9 Powerful Tips For Hosting Successful Online Events Amid COVID-19

Without a doubt, the meeting and event industry is one that’s creative and resilient. It’s why among the news of event cancelations or postponements, many events have announced they’ll be going virtual during the COVID-19 outbreak.

While other options make sense for some, going virtual comes with many benefits such as keeping attendees safe, audience retention, increasing inclusivity, and recouping some losses (both financial and creative).

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/virtual-events-9-powerful-tips-for-hosting-successful-online-events-amid-covid-19

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Optimizing Your Virtual Event with the Aventri Mobile App

We know that your top priorities when hosting a virtual event are keeping your attendees engaged, ensuring that sponsors get the greatest ROI from their event investment, driving leads and successfully translating content from a physical to virtual environment.

Lucky for you, the Aventri Mobile App allows planners to do all of that and more.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/optimizing-your-virtual-event-with-the-aventri-mobile-app

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4 Ways to Get Your Attendees to Put Their Devices Away

Keeping attendees focused and not glued to their devices throughout an event is a common challenge for planners, so we thought it would be helpful to share what we did to keep everyone on our team engaged throughout RKO, so that planners can apply these tips to future meetings and events!

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/ways-to-get-your-attendees-to-put-their-devices-away

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The Best Event Apps for Every Type of Event: 2020 Edition

Event apps are no longer a nice-to-have for big events. Tech-savvy attendees expect them, while sponsors and partners love the granular data they get from them.

When integrated seamlessly with your events, they can help you deliver a personalized experience at scale. But with so many apps out there all boasting similar features, how do you choose the right one?

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/best-event-apps-ds00/

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3 Ways to Fully Leverage Your Mobile Event App’s Polling Feature

Event management apps promise event planners an easy way to manage and successfully deliver their events. With the sheer range of apps available, it’s difficult – not to mention time-consuming – to identify the best event management app for your needs. If you’re looking for a mobile app for events, the answer is quite simple – a live polling app can provide a range of features that will help make your event a success.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/how-to-successfully-leverage-a-live-polling-app

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5 Ways your mobile event app can make everyone feel welcome at your event

While planning any event, usually we obsess over the things that we feel are important like logistics, registration, marketing etc. But the success of any event is measured by the engagement and comfort the attendees feel. Most of the time the organisers miss putting thoughts into making attendees feel comfortable. Instead of wanting to spice things up with interesting and unexpected events, we focus on the completion of the event without any complications.

Read more at: https://www.grupio.com/blog/ways-your-mobile-event-app-can-make-everyone-feel-welcome-at-your-event/

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Level Up Your Event App with These Educational and Engaging Tools

Mark Whitaker recently shared some great tools that will take your event app to the next level (watch the recording).

If you don’t have the time to watch the replay, we’ve created a quick overview of all the tools he discussed below.

Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/level-up-your-event-app-with-these-educational-and-engaging-tools/

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MOBILE EVENT AND CONFERENCE APPS: THE 2020 GUIDE

Mobile event and conference apps have now become a pillar of the event experience. In this guide, we will explore event app best practices for 2020 and beyond.

An event app allows attendees to more effectively network, keeps everyone aware of the latest event updates, and most importantly, provides a rich dataset that event organizers can draw insights. Given an event app’s versatility, it’s no wonder that 91% of event organizers stated that adopting a conference app resulted in positive event ROI.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/event-apps-guide

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Is Your Event App Working for Attendees—and for You?

Meeting hosts that look at their event app as more than simply an information and networking tool for attendees can enjoy long-term benefits—but that requires a strategic focus on the app far ahead of an event. That was the overarching advice offered by Kate Gray, event marketing manager for app provider EventMobi, during an educational session at the recent IMEX America show in Las Vegas.

Read more at: https://www.meetingsnet.com/event-tech/your-event-app-working-attendees-and-you