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.

A Change of Scenery — Without Leaving the Ballroom

How the event technology company Encore brought host city Washington, D.C. to a ballroom for a VIP audience.

BY Barbara Palmer April 12, 2024

Do International Attendees Seeking Visas Need Letters of Invitation?

Members of PCMA’s Catalyst community offer meeting manager some guidance on what international attendees need for their visa applications.

BY Convene Editors April 8, 2024

Who Is More Creative: Humans or Gen AI?

The thinking about generative AI so far has been that it is best at rote tasks and cannot compete with human ingenuity. But research from The Wharton School and Cornell University suggests otherwise.

BY Michelle Russell April 1, 2024

How to Market Your Event App

Event apps can enhance the in-person event experience for attendees — but you’ve got to get them to engage first. Here are a few tips on how to encourage app use before and during an event.

BY Casey Gale February 16, 2024

Who Organized the Event Better — Humans or AI?

Humans faced off against AI in an event-planning competition at PCMA Convening Leaders 2024, and the result of the exercise shines a light on industry gaps and opportunities.

BY Magdalina Atanassova February 9, 2024

How AI Could Help Build Better Meeting Spaces — Online and IRL

VML Intelligence’s Future 100 trend forecast spotlights “Imagination Stores,” digital retail spaces created with the help of gen AI. How might that trend translate to the business events industry?

BY Curt Wagner February 5, 2024

Spotlighting Trust in 2024

After reading a Convene online story about trends, a reader pledges to cut through the social media noise and demand trustworthiness of others — and herself — in the coming year.

BY Convene Editors January 24, 2024

Safe Spaces for Feelings

Some event management students in professor’s undergraduate class believe that virtual events are “outdated.” PCMA’s Catalyst Community offered their ideas on how he could dig deeper for more insight.

BY Convene Editors January 12, 2024

Generative AI: ‘The Essence of What Will Create Our Future’

Monday’s Main Stage speakers at Convening Leaders 2024 explored the future of generative AI — after which PCMA and Gevme announced a new feature of their proprietary AI Spark tool for event professionals.

BY Curt Wagner January 8, 2024

Nina Schick: ‘The Business Events Industry Must Be Vigilant’ Concerning AI

Main Stage presenter Nina Schick applies her AI expertise to the events industry in a pre-Convening Leaders Convene interview.

BY Michelle Russell January 7, 2024

New and Improved Tech Labs at Convening Leaders 2024

Tech Labs, a format that launched at EduCon 2023, is returning to Convening Leaders in an updated version.

BY Magdalina Atanassova December 14, 2023

The Rise of LinkedIn

The popularity of social media’s most businesslike channel — LinkedIn — has exploded in recent years, including among event professionals.

BY Barbara Palmer November 27, 2023

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