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.

Study Finds Event Marketers Continue to See Gaps in Event Tech

Fifteen months into the pandemic, some event marketers are still struggling to achieve similar results from their digital events as their previous in-person versions, according to a study from videoconferencing company BlueJeans.

BY Casey Gale June 11, 2021

Chasing Down Viable Hybrid Meeting Solutions

PCMA’s Rocky Mountain Chapter held a hybrid/hackathon event on Global Meetings Industry Day designed for participants to arrive at a way to engage chapter members dispersed over several states throughout the year, online and in person.

BY Michelle Russell June 7, 2021

Hybrid Events Expected to Double in 2021

A new GBTA study finds that hybrid will reign supreme for corporate meetings and small in-person meetings will soon make a full comeback.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst May 25, 2021

Risk Brings Rewards for Event Production Company

Signature Production Group, previously specializing in live events, leaned into the pandemic shutdown, investing in and expanding its business to include virtual and hybrid production.

BY Curt Wagner May 12, 2021

How an Association’s Standalone Virtual Health Challenge Checked a Few Important Boxes

After being forced to cancel its annual in-person meeting, the American Association of Endodontists took a unique approach to digitally convening its members and corporate partners without trying to recreate its event online.

BY Casey Gale May 12, 2021

No-Cost COVID-19 Testing for Event Registrants to Take at Home

AIM Meetings and Events has teamed up with Inspire Diagnostics and Unisys Corporation to offer a new test — at no charge to attendees — to assist the business events industry in returning to safe, in-person events. 

BY Curt Wagner April 26, 2021

Draw a Tree That Will Grow in the Real World

To celebrate Earth Day, digital platform Piccles will plant a tree for every tree submitted on its collaborative drawing platform. It could be the start of a new way of creating digital experiences to do good in the world.

BY Barbara Palmer April 21, 2021

Temporary Fix or Permanent Change? An AV Perspective on the Evolution of Trade Shows

Sean Wargo, senior director of market intelligence, AVIXA, says we need to move away from the idea that a trade show is a “calendared moment” and think of conventions “as content that has a long tail.” Here’s what that looks like.

BY Michelle Russell April 19, 2021

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