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.

Webinar: Reimagine Virtual Event Storytelling through Extended Reality

Streamed live from AUX Immersive Studio in Singapore, join this webinar to build a practical understanding on Extended Reality (xR) and unlock new ways to engage your audiences with virtual event storytelling.

BY Darren Chuckry Nicholas Chan Nicholas Tan Eelynn Tan Cesar Caceres August 24, 2021

Hackathon Points to More Biases in Twitter Algorithm

At Def Con 29, held online and in-person in Las Vegas in August, hackathon participants uncovered how a Twitter algorithm was coded with implicit bias against older people, those with disabilities, and Muslims, in addition to Black people.

BY Curt Wagner August 18, 2021

Has the Pandemic Changed How Planners Think About Event Technology?

Event technology has exploded over the last year — here are two views on what new tools will mean for planners in the future.

BY Barbara Palmer August 11, 2021

Can Organizers Guard Against Fake Vaccination Cards?

With mandates on the rise, organizers have few options to double check proof of vaccination. Health-tech may have an answer.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst August 10, 2021

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