The complexities of your event mobile app

Event Philosopher

Please all, and you will please none. Aesop What do we want out of a mobile app for our event? Feedback (surveys) Engagement with content or people (QR codes, connections, check-ins) Maps of venues Agendas, especially if they are personalized Notifications from partners or updates to agendas Partner content To work on iPhone, Android and Win 7 phones And then there's all the random stuff we might want to add: games, rewards, etc.

2011 14

Why I love hotels.

Event Philosopher

I stayed in a really old hotel last night. They sent me a wake-up letter. Steven Wright I love hotels. I have always loved hotels.

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Mining your networks for a cause

Event Philosopher

The way of the world is meeting people through other people. Robert Kerrigan Social media buzz – loads of fun, keeping up with friends, updating your resume, posting pics of the kids. But where’s the value? I have a real-life case study of the value of my LinkedIn network. I hosted a Corporate Event Marketing Association event in Austin and, not knowing a whole lot of event marketers in the area, I began leveraging the network.

Thank you, American Airlines

Event Philosopher

The average American is nothing if not patriotic. Herbert Croly While sitting on an American Airlines flight on my way to a site visit to Vegas, I witnessed something that warmed my heart. Say what you will about the airlines, but I just saw a flight attendant gift a U.S. Army serviceman an upgrade to first class when there was a seat left. I absolutely love seeing things like that!

Conference justification letters

Event Philosopher

The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity. - Zig Ziglar I’m seeing a lot of conference justification letters around the internet these days. I like the concept: provide a ready-made letter for managers to understand the benefits of sending their employee to a conference. But the execution of a lot of these letters is cheesy and pure marketing language.

SpotMe selected as a 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Winner

Event Industry News

Launched in 2001 as a proprietary mobile device enhancing networking at events, SpotMe pivoted in 2011 into a mobile […]. SpotMe, a global technology provider of mobile event platform solutions, has been selected as a Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe Winner.

2001 31

Virtual Meetings Lower Costs … and Interaction

Conferences that Work

Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. “Intel’s annual meeting was entirely virtual.

Hybrid Meetings Doomed to Failure? Not So Fast

Velvet Chainsaw

I’ll admit that in 2011, when the Virtual Edge Institute (now called the Digital Experience Institute) first co-located its conference with the Professional Convention Management Association’s Convening Leaders, the experience fell flat for me.

Save $100 on Adrian Segar’s first 1½ day participation techniques workshop!

Conferences that Work

Transform Your Sessions With These Participation Techniques Here’s a short introductory video about my 2½ hour workshop at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011, July 23-26, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. I’m excited!

Danco secures The Big Feastival contract

Event Industry News

A feel-good festival of food and music for all the family, The Big Feastival began its journey in 2011 on Alex James’ Farm in Kingham. Now looking ahead to the 7th edition, Danco are pleased to have recently been confirmed as the primary marquee hire contractor.

2011 22

Participatory voting at events: Part 2—Low-tech versus high-tech solutions

Conferences that Work

Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011.

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The interpersonal dynamics of silent retreats

Conferences that Work

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Get attendees more involved with Appendee

Event Industry News

The need for mobile communication during events has been solved by twoppy since 2011. To respond to the upcoming need for powerful tools to increase involvement before, during and after events the founders of twoppy now release their premium app… Appendee.

2011 14

The architecture of assembly

Conferences that Work

Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011.

2011 21

Working in Non-Traditional Event Venues

Eventinterface

Building her career, turning traditional real estate into event spaces and launching the popular venue, Location 05 in 2011, PS was inspired to co-found Space in the Raw. On this episode of Event TALK we are speaking with PS Ives, Co-Founder of Space in the Raw.

2011 23

DoubleDutch lays off 25% of its workforce

Event Industry News

The company, founded in 2011, has raised over $78 million in funding to power its mobile tools which allow event organizers to create dedicated app experiences that give them the ability to easily share […]. Mobile events and conferences company DoubleDutch announced today that it will be laying off 55 of its employees as a part of a company-wide restructuring.

2011 23

Guaranteeing audience engagement at your events

Conferences that Work

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4 Ways to Market Your Event to Millennials

Eventinterface

The award-winning platform has been used to source, plan and execute over two million events since 2011. Move over, Baby Boomers, Millennials have taken over as the largest demographic in the United States.

2011 28

What’s the best learning model for conference sessions?

Conferences that Work

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The Best of New Orleans: Food

Connect Your Meetings

A cult following has helped the locale grow from a food cart in 2011 to having multiple locations throughout the city today. The Big Easy is one of the culinary capitals of the United States, if not the world. To that end, we break down the best New Orleans eats for you.

2011 26

To build connection and engagement at events — give up control!

Conferences that Work

Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011.

2011 28

Omni Dallas Offers Meeting Planners Bright Branding Opportunities

Smart Meetings

The hotel, which opened in 2011, includes an exterior LED lighting system with 6,660, 3-foot light fixtures that cover nearly 20,000 linear feet or 3.8

Who owns your event?

Conferences that Work

Whoever they are—young developing leaders, Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011.

2011 39

Use pair share to quickly improve your conference sessions

Conferences that Work

Related posts: Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011. In less than three minutes, you can improve almost any conference session with pair share.

2011 33

Is Twitch Communities The Perfect Event Backchannel?

Event Manager

When Twitch started back in 2011, it was a revolution in social video for gamers. Could Twitch Communities be the backchannel eventprofs have always hoped for? We take a look at what the new feature brings to the gameplay streaming platform and how it could benefit the events industry.

2011 10

A Specialz Summer for Xylobands

Event Industry News

They seem to have been a part of the Coldplay arsenal of live audience participation forever but in fact, the very first Xylobands were used on 6th October 2011 for Coldplay’s launch show for Mylo Xyloto in Madrid.

6 Ways to Cut Coffee Costs

Connect Your Meetings

Cate Smith, executive director of Education Law Association , says her eyes nearly bulged out in 2011 when a gallon of joe was $110 at a conference. The dramatic rise in coffee prices is turning planners into bean counters. Now that’s the norm Smith and other event professionals face as global supply drops and demand increases. Rather than wait for bad news when your final F&B bill arrives, percolate on these ways to keep the java flowing. Start with the RFP.

“Less Meetings, More Doing?” Nope!

Conferences that Work

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2011 21

Reduce Chinese-style self-censorship at your meetings

Conferences that Work

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2011 28

EPISODE 4: Liz King, How To Create A Strong And Compelling Brand For Your Events

The Modern Event

She was named Top 25 Most Influential Event Planners in 2013, also was named 40 Under 40 Up-and-Coming Event Planners in 2011, the #Eventprofs Most Thought Provoking Blog and People’s Choice Award.

2013 13

An introduction to participatory voting—Part 3: Public, semi-anonymous, and anonymous voting

Conferences that Work

Related posts: Participation techniques you can use in conference sessions Here’s the summary handout for my workshop on participation techniques you can use in conference sessions that I’ll be leading at MPI’s World Education Congress 2011.

2011 34

Power in Numbers: The Mighty SMERFs

Smart Meetings

Since the crackdown in 2011, which involved a 30 percent reduction in travel expenses through 2016, senior-level review of conference-related spending of more than $100,000 and many other restrictions, government meetings have been scaled back, to say the least.

Exhibitors Aren’t Feeling the Love

PCMA Convene

In 2011, it was major blow to CES when Microsoft, an anchor exhibitor for two decades, announced that it would leave because CES no longer fit its needs.

Add Connect on Snapchat!

Connect Your Meetings

Launched in 2011, Snapchat got a bad rap for its aforementioned usage, but it’s transitioned into a valuable and incomparable social outlet that reputable businesses have added to their social media marketing strategies.

PCMA Convening Leaders in Full Swing in Austin, Texas

Smart Meetings

His most recent books include The Zero Marginal Cost Society (2014), The Third Industrial Revolution (2011) and The Empathic Civilization (2010). PCMA Convening Leaders is the annual convention put on by Professional Convention Management Association.

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How A Resort In New Mexico Gives Abandoned Horses A Second Chance

PCMA Convene

The program was launched in 2011 to address the rising number of abandoned horses following the recession as well as the increasing size of wild-horse herds.

Brazil Hotel Industry Faces Big Challenges

Smart Meetings

Four Seasons announced in 2011 that it would build two properties in Brazil, but has postponed one of the projects.

How To Hypercharge Your Events (and Personal Brand) With Experiential Marketing

PCMA Convene

When Johnny Earle, aka Johnny Cupcakes , opened a retail shop (his fourth) on London’s Regent Street in 2011, hundreds of fans waited on line for hours — some of them camping overnight — to be among the first to visit the store.

Dear Adrian — How does group size impact process design?

Conferences that Work

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Create stunning event apps your attendees will love with crowdcomms

Event Industry News

Many clients have worked with us since we started in 2011. CrowdComms provides event apps to hundreds of the UK and Australia’s leading companies and associations. They continue to choose because we provide the world’s #1 event app platform along with an exceptional level of service.