News & Articles - event apps

  • How to help your event newbs: Tips for helping first-time attendees build relationships before an event

    Most of us can relate to being the new person in some form or another. A first-time attendee, a new member, being the only staffer from your company attending an event, etc. awkwardly sipping your drink while you look around the room, trying to make eye contact with someone or to possibly creep your way into a conversation that you’ve been eavesdropping on. Not the greatest feeling. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could help people avoid that feeling for…

    Event Branding & Marketing, Event Operations, Meeting Checklists, Social Media & Technology

  • Disruption happens: What are you doing about it?

    For several years, there has been a theme of disruption. Meetings and events are being disrupted by technologies offering everyone access to new models for accommodation, transportation, meeting space booking, and transparent buying of a plethora of goods and services. We receive messaging saying we must integrate now. The question becomes, how do we prioritize our adoptions of new demands and technologies? SWAG! SWAG, the “Stuff We All Get” is a simple shift to start with. While there remains an…

    Event Branding & Marketing, Event Operations, Site Selection, Social Media & Technology

  • Ways to create easier check-in and facilitate networking with event apps

    By Jenn Heighington, senior Event Coordinator at Managing Matters The world of event planning has evolved, and so has the way events are executed. The days of registration spreadsheets printed by the dozen, haphazardly highlighted as attendees check in are long gone. When a registrants asks “has <insert name here> checked in yet?”, we no longer have to sift through and cross reference three different lists to be able to provide them with a quick yes or no answer, because,…

    Event Operations, Event Registration, Social Media & Technology

  • Conference technology requirements 101

    Meeting planners are under increasing pressure to keep up with conference technology in order to source the right suite of apps, software and AV that will wow attendees so they leave with a lasting, memorable and immersive experience. With an often diverse attendee demographic, a need to “look modern”, engage the audience, deliver content of value and bring it all within budget, meeting planners realize that arranging for the right technology takes as much or often even time than organizing…

    Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • Digital meeting solutions: Four ways using technology can enhance your next meeting

    By Alejandro Contreras The evolution of the internet and connectivity, along with the popularity of mobile and tablet devices, has altered the way individuals communicate, transact, and manage their lives. Digital-savvy individuals have come to expect the same level of connectivity in their professional lives as they enjoy during their personal time. As technology continues to change the way we work, it is increasingly important for meeting planners to implement new solutions as part of their meetings program. Digital meeting…

    Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • Is your event app engaging or simply functional?

    By Ben Moorsom I was at a conference recently and was using a mobile application to find my way from one part of the event to another. As I checked my schedule, it got me thinking: Are we maximizing the potential of mobile technology in the event space? These apps are great for physically moving people from place to place, but couldn’t they also be used to move people, in the sense of engagement? No longer is it enough to…

    Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • How event technology is transforming engagement

    By Claire Harrington As technology makes the map smaller and flattens the world of hospitality, can the meetings and event industry of the 20th century rise to meet the demands of the 21st century attendee? Can your company? Can you? The innovations available within the hospitality marketplace today have evolved beyond simple, one-service focused products to become pragmatic, sensible solutions for cost-conscious, productivity-oriented, data-hungry planners while simultaneously enhancing attendee engagement, communication, and satisfaction. Engagement Event and meeting planners are currently…

    Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • Mobile event apps increasingly more strategic for meeting planners

    IMEX Group and QuickMobile recently released the findings of their first annual mobile event technology research study. According to the survey of international meeting planners, mobile event apps continue to enjoy torrid growth, with 60 per cent of the event planners surveyed using a mobile app for at least one of their events in the last two years. While the popularity of events apps is clearly on the rise, those immersed in the industry believe that adoption is far lower…

    Breaking News, Event Operations, Industry Research, Meeting Community, Social Media & Technology

  • Smart meeting apps: Four tech tools for a successful event

    By Leanne Andrecyk Today’s busy event planners are constantly juggling copious amounts of information. Organized by nature, the planner is the ultimate multi-tasker so it’s great when easy-to-use technologies, like meeting apps, are available to help improve efficiency and streamline tasks to foster the success of an event. At the top of the list is the smartphone – with an emphasis on “smart.” Talking and texting are the secondary functions of this little gem combining a phone, computer and camera,…

    Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • Deciding between mobile apps or text messaging for your next event

    By Rick O’Connor According to Pew Research Center, (report here) 56 per cent of adults in the US own smartphones and can download an app, but only 50 per cent choose to do so. My math tells me that 50 per cent of 56 per cent is 28 per cent. That means about 28 per cent of your event attendees might download an event app. The same report states that 81 per cent of adults send and receive text messages…

    Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

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