10 New Tech-Forward Venues in Orlando/Central Florida


PRA Orlando, Destinos India Among Winners of 2018 SITE Crystal Awards

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Program: Major High-Tech Firm Elite Event. Awarded to: PRA Orlando. So, PRA Orlando created a memorable experience. The post PRA Orlando, Destinos India Among Winners of 2018 SITE Crystal Awards appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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Serious About Business Innovation? So Is Orlando.

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Orlando is more than just fun and games. One of Orlando’s simulation-training facilities. Orlando has long been associated with magic, but that’s not the “tomorrowland” quality that has made it a Top 10 “American City of the Future,” ( fDi Magazine ).

Visit Orlando App Features Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence


Destination marketing organization Visit Orlando has partnered with WayBlazer artificial intelligence and IBM Watson technology to create an innovative travel app that boasts tailored itineraries and personalized suggestions for one of the most visited destinations in the United States.

2019 Tech Conferences: The #1 Tech Events Guide


The most authoritative 2019 tech conferences directory on the web. This carefully curated conference directory features over 200 (and growing) 2019 tech conferences across multiple industries. Tech Events featured in in this list take place all throughout the year, all around the globe.

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A Gem of a Show in Orlando

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Sponsored by the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and Visit Orlando, the one-day PCMA Roadshow in mid-May in Orlando gave a group of association and corporate event organizers — along with Convene — two back-of-house tours.

Hilton Launches Meetings-Focused Brand

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The meetings- and events-focused brand, Signia Hilton , is scheduled to eventually go global; its triad of openings will begin with Signia Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Signia Hilton Atlanta and Signia Hilton Indianapolis.

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

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There is no shortage of high-tech systems that can poll an audience. Here are three reasons why high-tech ARSs may not be the best choice for participatory voting: ARSs necessitate expense and/or time to set up for a group.

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Delta Says Yes to More Comfy Seats

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airline to begin flying the Airbus A220-100, a new airplane that is described as very high-tech and quieter in the cabin. Delta has also been adding flights to Europe from nonhub cities, with transatlantic runs from Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Raleigh, Orlando and Boston.

Where to Host Your Next Conference: 8 Best Locations

Endless Events

It has a growing tech scene with lots of start-ups, and the city’s convention center is green and on the cutting edge of new technology. Orlando, Florida. With an average hotel rate of $114 a night, Orlando is one of the most affordable major convention cities. Las Vegas, Nevada.

2019 Event Trends That Will Change the Path of Events

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Using Wearable Tech Wisely. Orlando, Florida. A continuous stream of cyber threats has hit even tech giants like Facebook and established brands like Under Armour. Using Wearable Tech Wisely. The year 2019 is almost upon us.

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Guaranteeing audience engagement at your events

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Pádraic suggests that hi-tech polling methods can be used to increase engagement. No high tech was needed with one optional exception — we projected a Google Doc at the end, to capture and display all the group feedback during the closing public workshop evaluation.

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New & Renovated: Multimillion-Dollar Renovations

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As a way for properties to meet the tech and design expectations of today’s groups and other guests, hotels are constantly reinventing themselves. Although reinvention is exciting, it can be a long process, not to mention the immense amounts of money involved.

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Create memorable learning experiences and connections at simple workshops

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All they need for success is good process, competent facilitation, and a few low-tech items. I often design and facilitate workshops for association members who mostly haven’t met before.

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Eventbase wins two ‘Best Event App’ titles in 2018


Event Technology Live Awards UK Sharing in our ‘Best Event App’ title from the Event Technology Live awards, part of the Event Tech Live 2018 conference in London, is South by Southwest (SXSW) and their official app SXSW GO.

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TOP 25 women in technology events to attend in 2019


Benefits for women specialists at every stage of Tech career. After all, there needs to be a rather impressive list of pros for women from attending women in tech events. 1 European Women in Tech Conference. 9 RUN THE WORLD TECHFORMATION 2019 Women in Tech Conference.

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

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In the first two parts of this series on participatory voting at events, I introduced the concept and compared low-tech and high-tech approaches. High-tech methods typically default to anonymous voting: i.e. we have no information on anyone’s individual vote.

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AllSeated’s Top Blog Posts Of 2018!

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In our event spotlight, we featured the Orlando Science Center’s Inspiration Innovation Gala. Orlando Science Center gala honoring Dr. Peter Pritchard, photo by Roberto Gonzalez. As 2018 comes to a close, we wanted to reflect back on our top blog posts and highlights from the year.

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Interviews with Planners – Sharon Fisher


The Orlando Chamber of Commerce named her company one of the Top 25 Best Places to Work in Orlando, proving that her passion for play works. Being in Orlando, we have lots of unique spaces for events. Tech is just one, albeit terrific, tool in the box.

2018 Education Conferences: The #1 Education Events Guide


This conference directory features over 60 must-attend education conferences located all around the world in a wide range of fields including higher education, education administration, education management and education tech. Orlando, FL. New Tech Network Conference.

Hilton Launches New Meetings and Events Brand


Cities with signed contracts for a Signia Hilton include the meeting hubs of Indianapolis and Orlando, and there will be a property adjacent to Atlanta’s 3.9-million-square-foot Georgia World Congress Center. .

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‘Everyone Should Experience the New Orange’

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The OCCC Campus in Orlando. The Orange County Convention Center(OCCC) in Orlando is no stranger to managing an array of events, having played host to medical professionals, building experts, pop-culture fans, and athletes just in the first quarter of this year alone.

10 Unconventional Ways to Connect Your Attendees

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Metropolitan Events & Production Company used the budding use of Social Media for creating a networking campaign for the Makeup Shows in Chicago and Orlando. . For the Orlando Show, they turned this practice into a contest by adding a gift bag as a winning prize. .

Top Events to Attend in 2018 - For Event Professionals


Thought Leaders Summit | October 29 - November 1 | Orlando, FL. Event Tech | November 12-14 | Las Vegas, NV. #SaveTheDate! Attending industry conferences is a great way to brush up your skills and connect with like-minded event professionals. With that in mind, we put together a list of the top events for event professionals to attend in 2018. Check out now these must-attend conferences in the meetings industry!

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40 Must-Attend Customer Success Conferences in 2019


Why You Should Attend: INBOUND is one of the most well known and loved names in the tech events industry. Date and Location: August 20 - 22 in Orlando, Florida. First off, the conference is held at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL.

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Your Favorite Meeting Venues in the South

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Orange County Convention Center in Orlando drew the support of William Blue, director of Director Potter’s House International Pastoral Alliance. Matthew Probst, vice president of conference planning at Ivy Tech, sings the praises of Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Spa , JW Marriott Austin and New Orleans Downtown Marriott New Orleans at the Convention Center. Orlando. Your favorite venues in the South represent some of the best facilities in the country.

8 March Madness-Inspired Meeting Destinations


Orlando, Florida. The tournament provides yet another reason to visit Orlando , central Florida’s theme park and convention hub. It opened in 2010 as the home court of the NBA’s Orlando Magic and a premier regional performance venue.

9 Event Security Tips That Can Save You from Disaster

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However, the awful event catastrophes at the Bataclan theater in Paris, the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice have made it painfully obvious that event security needs to be at the top of our event preparation list.

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15 of 2016’s Hottest Meeting Destinations


Its growth as a major technology hub—in 2015, Forbes named it the top city for tech growth in the United States—has gone hand-in-hand with its expanded food and beverage options, and several attractive new hotels, including the 1,012-room JW Marriott Austin, which has 112,000 sq. Los Angeles.

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Airport Therapy Dogs, Pigs and Ponies Reduce Travel Stress


Apparently tech savvy, too, she even has an Instagram account. It’s just to ease anxiety levels, put smiles on faces,” Wendi Orlando, airport customer service senior manager, told National Public Radio. Remember when spotting a dog in an airport terminal meant a red alert?

10 Most Popular Destinations in the United States


Orlando. of meeting space and a mind-blowing array of entertainment options, it’s no wonder Orlando attracts millions of meeting and convention attendees every year. Travel search engine KAYAK calculated its 10 most-searched destinations based on more than 1 billion user searches.

16th Annual Meetings Industry Forecast

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It’s easy to explain Houston’s reversal of fortune with problems in the oil sector, but big group markets like Chicago, New Orleans, and Orlando have also sold fewer rooms through August. 2017 is going to be the year of the integrated tech marketplace. What’s in store next year?

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A Playful Approach to Community Service

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Research showed that people knew very little about orthopedic surgeons — and when they did think of them, it was as high-tech practitioners.

Meet in Miami, a Destination That Dazzles


Located in the heart of South Beach, the new Miami Beach Convention Center is a bright, glass-encased facility as innovative and tech-rich as it is beautiful.

Holograms Put Keynote Speakers in Two Places at Once


NH Hotel Group, which has over 400 hotels in 25 countries, hired Musion, who holds a patent for a 3-D holographic projection system, to incorporate this augmented reality into the hotel’s presentation at The Global Business Travel Association convention in Orlando in 2015.

Airport Therapy Dogs, Pigs and Ponies Reduce Travel Stress


Apparently tech savvy, too, she even has an Instagram account. It’s just to ease anxiety levels, put smiles on faces,” Wendi Orlando, airport customer service senior manager, told National Public Radio. Remember when spotting a dog in an airport terminal meant a red alert?

How Inclusive Are Your Meetings?

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Holly Strout, director of diversity and inclusion at PTE Productions, an Orlando-based event-services company, works with organizations to break down these kinds of assumptions. “It’s Illustration by Ping Zhu.

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5 Unique Event Venues in Las Vegas

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The entire ceiling is a high-tech moving chandelier, which transforms to look like a spaceship landing on the dance floor. Sunshine serves as the hub of communication and marketing for the brand’s locations in Orlando, Ft.

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20 Charlotte Event Venues Your Attendees Will Love


The space has hosted a wide variety of gatherings in the past, including tech conferences, art exhibitions, and business brainstorms. Orlando Event Venues. When it comes to Charlotte event venues , there's plenty of options.

5 Innovative Meeting Formats

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It’s a great tool when you have a captive audience, or a truly motivated or engaged audience that wants to know the information,” said Sharon Fisher, CEO and “idea sparker” of Orlando-based Play With a Purpose, which applies experiential learning and other innovative models to meetings. “I