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.

There’s an App for That: 11 Apps to Help Event Professionals

Organizing an event or your work life? Here are suggestions for the tech tools you’ll want on your smartphone or laptop.

BY Cristi Kempf December 3, 2018

4 Predictions for Event Tech in 2019

As people talk to smart speakers at home and scan their faces to unlock their phones, they are likely to grow increasingly comfortable with the evolution of technology at events. Here’s a look at how digital engagement is expected to evolve next year. (PCMA Partner News from Freeman)

BY David McMillin December 3, 2018

Convening Leaders to Employ Virtual Reality Empathy Machines

Virtual reality is transforming media, entertainment, and a range of other industries — including events. Can it also change perspectives?

BY David McMillin November 28, 2018

Do Phones Belong in Meetings? There’s No Black-or-White Answer

Author Liza Kindred says that phones should be put away during meetings, but only sometimes. She offers recommendations on how to embrace the technology.

BY Barbara Palmer November 19, 2018

Simplifying Your Approach to Collecting Attendee Feedback

HappyOrNot uses smiley-face indicators to measure the happiness of retail customers, airline passengers, and health-care patients. The system could make a big difference for collecting opinions from attendees and exhibitors, too.

November 9, 2018

Making Analytics Count at Data for Good Exchange

Bloomberg built a sold-out event focused on the ways data science can make the world a better place.

October 30, 2018

Technology: What to Focus on Now

We asked three leading tech experts — women all known for being ahead of the curve — what business-event organizers should be keeping top of mind going forward.

BY Michelle Russell October 16, 2018

Are Event Strategists Ready for Multi-hub Meetings?

Meeting Design Institute President Maarten Vanneste says rapid tech evolution is driving this format but many planners are not yet embracing it.

October 15, 2018

Is Telepresence Coming to a Screen Near You?

The next chapter of digital events will include speakers who are streamed as holograms. Learn about Vimeo’s new feature that will make the sci-fi-sounding world of 3D holograms a reality.

BY David McMillin October 12, 2018

Is Facial Recognition in Your Meeting’s Future?

Facial-recognition technology is starting to transform travelers’ experiences as they check in to hotels, go through airport security, and obtain their credentials at events. Here’s what to expect in the near future — and what it might mean for your own events. 

BY David McMillin October 2, 2018

Breaking Records Using VR at Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting

A virtual-reality simulation at a medical meeting sought to educate in an innovative way — while setting a world record. 

BY Ellen Ryan October 1, 2018

5 Top Internet Trends for Business Events

We picked five trends most relevant to business events from venture capitalist Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends report.

BY Casey Gale June 13, 2018