What Wireless Technology to Choose for Your Next Event

GEVME

People attend events to connect. This simple truth should be the guiding light for every event professional who expects his or her work to bear fruit both during and after an event. The key reasons to use wireless technologies at events. Keep event data safe.

Event Tech Awards – Best Use of Wireless Technology Winner QuickMobile

Event Industry News

By pairing a well-tailored event app with ‘beacon’ technology, QuickMobile transformed attendees’ smartphones into personalised content centers that responded to physical […]. Editor's Choice Event Technology Features News

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15 Ways to Use Beacons to Support the Event Experience

Quickmobile

After winning “ Best Use of Wireless Technology ” at the Event Tech Awards, we thought we would share some interesting use cases for beacons technology that we have seen at meetings and events. Sure we could talk about heat mapping and traffic flows, but in this post we want to focus on some innovative ways to use beacons in support of the event experience. However, there are plenty more ways that you can use location technology to support the event experience.

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How To Get Work Done On The Road – #EventIcons Episode 109

Endless Events

Most event profs have experience trying to balance travel with their everyday work and sometimes the two can be difficult to mix. Follow our iconic guests on Twitter: Will Curran of Endless Events ( @itswillcurran ). Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting ( @BrandtKrueger ).

Live from #GoWest19 – #EventIcons Episode 149

Endless Events

GO WEST is the largest gathering of event professionals in Western Canada. The event focuses on education, innovation, and networking. Getting everyone connected and building relationships is one of the events main goals. and Arlene Schilke of Timewise Event Management Inc.

Our Best Tips to Finding Engaging Conference Speakers

Endless Events

We all want to create an event that is full of uniquely engaging conference speakers, but how do we do that? Most events no longer want basic conference speakers. To really engage the audience you’ll need to find someone that appeals to them and can provide a unique feel to your event.

IoT in Events: What to Expect in the Future?

NVOLV

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to transform event management forever. The ability to connect devices and appliances is considered to have a huge influence on the logistics, preparation, and execution of big events. These logistical concerns are significant to event organization and over time, increased number of event apps will be part of the Internet of Things. Attendee experience plays a significant role in event success and event plan.

Everything You Need to Know for Killer Conference Breakout Sessions

Endless Events

Below we will work through the perks of adding breakouts to your next event, how to organize conference breakout sessions, the importance of adding tools that foster engagement, and most importantly we will go over 8 ‘Out of This World’ breakout sessions to include at your next event.

FEATURE FRIDAY: Fall Event Lineup + Intrepid Museum NYC Event Venue

Boomset

As the year winds down, event professionals are only getting started on holiday parties and all the great things in store for the event community in the new year ahead. Can’t make it to any of the events to meet our team?

Top 10 Reasons to Switch to Onsite Badge Printing

Expo Logic

Badges are a key component of any professional event since they identify attendees and foster networking. While ID badges have long been an important fixture of events, the role of these badges has changed over time. Any experienced event planner knows to expect no-shows.

10 Event Tech Trends for 2018

Hubilo Blog

Though event technology has now been around for a while, newer and newer advancements in the field keep fascinating event profs across the world. Every year, we are finding event technology that is way more immersive and profitable. Event gamification. Event wayfinding.

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Event Wi-Fi Terms Every Event Planner Needs To Know

Endless Events

Learning about event Wi-Fi can feel like learning another language. Often when you try to research event Wi-Fi terms, best practices and more you are greeted with technical papers written by engineers. These are the basics of event Wi-Fi terms.

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7 Ways to Make Event Check-in Delightful for Attendees

GEVME

Over 50% of event revenue comes from registrations, and this is why the prime focus of any event strategy is getting people through the door. From highly-segmented event campaigns to aggressive social media promotion, it’s all about selling tickets to the target audience.

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How an Event Check-In App Improves the Attendee, Sponsor & Exhibitor Experience

Socio Events

You’ve planned an amazing event. But then you look at the entrance and see that the absence of an event check-in app threatens all your hard work: An unorganized mass crowds the check-in table. With an event check-in app, you do more than avoid these delays.

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The Top 3 Beacon Technology Apps for Event Planners

Capterra Event Management

This year, ISFLC introduced an online event app embedded for all attendees to use. The app included attendee messaging, venue mapping, event notifications, and schedules to keep attendees and event planners organized and informed. But the app wasn’t perfect.

A Free App For Online Communities, Offline Events, Or Your Next Side Hustle

EventTechBrief

In most medium- to large-sized organizations, online community management, and offline event coordination are two separate responsibilities. Both jobs can be automated through different applications—community management software and event mobile apps, respectively—or as part of a single, multi-purpose platform. However, the cost of these solutions can be out of reach for a small nonprofit, hobbyist, business, community-based group, or a part-time event planner.

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5 Ideas for Swag Bag Items with Staying Power

Attendify

While their assembly may may make event pros across the world groan, there’s no doubt that swag bags breed excitement in attendees. But as the meetings and events industry embraces a new era of sustainability, the environmental impact of these branded goodies also must be considered.

5 Ideas for Swag Bag Items with Staying Power

Attendify

While their assembly may may make event pros across the world groan, there’s no doubt that swag bags breed excitement in attendees. But as the meetings and events industry embraces a new era of sustainability, the environmental impact of these branded goodies also must be considered.

Surveys: Med/Pharma Meetings are Growing

Smart Meetings

While Amex M&E estimates health care providers see an average of 16 event invitations a year—and usually attend about eight—some of the report’s respondents saw far more. “I The use of mobile events apps can be of significant help for gathering information.

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5G is coming: How will it change your events?

Eventbase

5G network technology has been the subject of great excitement and debate within tech spheres and has been one of the major highlights at this year’s CES 2018 event. For event planners, the opportunity to capitalize on wearables and beacons has higher potential than ever before.

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Crowd Mics: Turning Phones Into Mics For Events

Endless Events

Another Monday, another Event Tech Podcast, today we are telling the story of Crowd Mics for events! Everyone can relate to the annoyances of sound during a live event. Ultimately, they affect the success of an otherwise awesome event, and no one wants that.

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Event Technology Upgrades You’ll Need in 2018

Cvent

By adopting these latest event technology upgrades, event organizers can deliver exceptional events and stand out from the crowd. The Event Technology of the Moment – Artificial Intelligence. Biometric Authentication (especially Facial Recognition) for Events.

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10 Best Tips to Make the Most of Your Event WiFi

Endless Events

Bad event WiFi can ruin your event. If you have bad WiFi your attendees might forget about all the great parts of your event and only remember the WiFi sucked. WiFi when they come to your event. We know event WiFi is important. Event WiFi is not one size fits all.

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8 Event Tech Trends for 2018

Connect Your Meetings

Event tech probably will never replace face-to-face meeting. But new technology can drive those interactions to make events more meaningful. To decipher what might happen next, here’s a look at eight important event tech trends for 2018. Joe Schwinger, founder of MeetingPlay, a mobile event apps company in Frederick, Maryland, says, “The ability to search a database of faces in real time can speed up check-ins and boost security protocols.”.

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Top tools for audience engagement

Plan Your Meetings

I’ve been asked to host webinars on the subject, clients have approached me looking for recommendations and even while I was speaking with a candidate for our local city council, the subject of audience-interaction apps came up as soon as he heard about what I do.

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8 Takeaways from the 2019 IACC Meeting Room of the Future Report

All Seated

That’s a tough question to answer, especially as event technology continues to evolve and the demand for experiences rises within the industry. IACC found that younger generations increasingly influence and drive the need for experience enhancement at conferences, meetings, and events.

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55+ Event Planning Resources From Event Experts

Bizzabo

If you're responsible for event organizing or marketing, you are probably over-stressed, constantly busy and lacking the resources you need to learn and grow as a professional. We have a solution for you — this guide to awesome and free event planning resources. Cross event analytics.

20 Portland Event Venues Your Attendees will Love

Bizzabo

From 1911 parking garages to floating dance floors, this Oregon city is also home to some amazing event venues. Hosting an event in a venue your attendee will love will always be at the forefront of an organizer’s event strategy. Looking to host a large event of up to 200 people?

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Save Your Hybrid Event from Epic Fail with These 24 Insights

Planning Pod

Hybrid events are those that have two distinct audiences – one live in-person audience and another virtual online audience – and they have been on the rise over the last few years. The growth of hybrid events and hybrid meetings is understandable because of two main reasons.

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Save Your Hybrid Event from Epic Fail with These 24 Insights

Planning Pod

Hybrid events are those that have two distinct audiences – one live in-person audience and another virtual online audience – and they have been on the rise over the last few years. The growth of hybrid events and hybrid meetings is understandable because of two main reasons.

Planning Events For Millennials

Canadian Special Events

The shift in philosophies between generations will significantly impact our event industry in ways we never considered. When planning an event catering to millennials there are important factors to consider. Event creative and collateral should be clever and unique.