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.

Can VR Experiences Be a Force for Good?

At PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2019, the Virtual Reality Empathy Experience, designed by researchers at Stanford University, gave participants a chance to experience the power of VR for themselves and to evaluate its potential use for their own events.

BY Michelle Russell August 1, 2019

Two Strategies to Optimize Revenue and Attendee Experience

Event organizers often face competing needs: Suppliers rely on booth traffic while attendees want to pack in as many sessions as possible. Velvet Chainsaw’s Dave Lutz outlines strategies to please them both.

BY Dave Lutz, CMP June 25, 2019

Rethinking the Traditional Model for Your Conference’s Education Program

Organizers spend a lot of time putting together their conference’s education sessions. Models vary, but most include a 15- to 20-person conference committee (slotters) and an army of reviewers (graders). It’s time to rethink the traditional model for creating your conference’s education program.

BY Dave Lutz, CMP June 1, 2019

Hey Alexa, Who Won the UFI Digital Innovation Award?

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how Freeman developed its award-winning AI-powered event chatbot service with smart tools including — of course — Alexa.

BY David McMillin May 29, 2019

All Tech Is Human Founder Looking to Future

David Ryan Polgar, who started the initiative to help create a more thoughtful future towards technology, talks about how to approach event tech from an ethical standpoint.

BY Michelle Russell May 23, 2019

How to Use Influencers to Market Your Events

Research shows Southeast Asians spend more time online than any other region, meaning social media influencers may be a key way to reach your audience.

BY Kim Benjamin May 21, 2019

TEDxMelbourne’s Jon Yeo Forecasts AI’s Impact on Business Events

For large conventions, logistics will hugely benefit from AI. Anything from people flow, food distribution, layout and power, security, and hospitality can all be supported with AI, says TEDxMelbourne’s Jon Yeo.

April 2, 2019

A Quantum Leap with Freeman’s Quant Data Tool

At Convening Leaders, a large screen shared real-time data points with all attendees — thanks to machine learning and a few humans.

BY David McMillin February 26, 2019

3 Predictions for Event Technology

When it comes to event-tech decisions, your rule of thumb should be that customer experience trumps staff efficiencies. This means that instead of organizing around your organization’s products or silos, organize around your customers.

BY Dave Lutz, CMP February 26, 2019

The Power of Personalisation

Rory Brett, VP and senior creative director for Jack Morton Worldwide, explores what artificial intelligence means for events.

January 29, 2019