Event Technology

When it’s imperative that you keep your attendees connected, here’s what you need to know about Wi-Fi, video feeds, simulcasts, apps, social media, and more. We look at what works and what doesn't, and talk to meeting professionals about their favorites.

Virtually There: Connecting Digital Event Attendees to Physical Places

These digital gatherings connect participants to the physical world, transporting them to real places and engaging their senses and emotions.

BY Convene Editors March 31, 2021

3D Technology Helps Transport Event Attendees Elsewhere

A real-life location in Chicago anchored the Uber Freight Deliver Conference in fall 2020. Here’s how event designers took online participants there.

BY Barbara Palmer March 30, 2021

Booking Meeting Venues Site Unseen

The digital tools that make it possible to conduct all or part of site visits remotely have come to the forefront over the last year, in ways that may change how planners book meetings in the future. Planners and destinations share their strategies.

BY Kate Mulcrone March 10, 2021

Piccles App Draws People Together

The collaborative drawing app Piccles helps conference participants express themselves while they connect online — and can reveal to organizers and each other something new about how they think and feel.

BY Barbara Palmer February 26, 2021

3 Ways Event Professionals Are Using Clubhouse

Event professionals are joining Clubhouse, an audio-chat app, to connect with one another and new audiences.

BY Barbara Palmer February 22, 2021

What Event Tech to Watch in 2021

Convene asked technology experts and event professionals what event tech and tech companies they expect to make a splash in the business event tech space in 2021.

BY Convene Editors February 1, 2021

Building the National Association of Realtors’ First-Ever All-Digital Event

Unlike many other industry sectors, real estate has boomed during the pandemic — and yet NAR members said that they felt more isolated than ever. Here’s how the association made community part of the event’s foundation.

BY David McMillin January 29, 2021

Experimenting With Virtual Reality

‘Co-presence’ is starting to find its way into virtual exhibition halls. Organizers of the Morningstar Investment Conference (MIC) offered a virtual reality experience for exhibitors and meeting participants at their fall digital event.

BY Barbara Palmer January 25, 2021

Sensory Space: Montreal’s OASIS immersion

Newly opened space at the Palais de congrès de Montréal immerses participants in color, sound, and light.

BY Barbara Palmer January 18, 2021

Thomas Friedman on How to Thrive A.C. — After Coronavirus

The globalization expert talks with Convening Leaders participants on what to expect and how to adapt to the coming explosion of innovation.

BY Barbara Palmer January 11, 2021

How AI Is Changing Our World

As artificial intelligence (AI) penetrates more aspects of our lives, it’s important to remember our human role to reinforce empathy and governance, says Ayesha Khanna, head of AI company ADDO AI, and Convening Leaders Main Stage speaker. 

BY Jennifer N. Dienst December 23, 2020

Our Picks for the Business Event Trends of 2021

The editors of Convene looked back over 2020, asking this question: What’s one meeting and event trend on my radar in 2021?

BY Convene Editors December 21, 2020