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.

Most Event Professionals Satisfied With Digital Meeting Technology — But See Room For Improvement

Many digital events rely on two or more platforms to get the job done — planners responding to the latest Recovery Dashboard survey say they are looking for more seamless solutions.

BY Barbara Palmer August 31, 2020

Clean Bill of Health

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association was able to safely convene a 450-person face-to-face event using a health-screening tool for attendees.

BY Danica Tormohlen August 28, 2020

Turning an In-Person, One-Off Event to Online All the Time

The United Fresh Produce Association made its annual convention into a digital experience and ‘built a year-round convention center’ for commerce, engagement, and learning. Here’s what’s worked and what hasn’t.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst August 18, 2020

Event Companies Share Their Visions of Live Events in the COVID-19 Era

Freeman and Shepard have released videos that walk planners through a live event with safety protocols in place.

BY Curt Wagner July 15, 2020

Tech Tools to Measure and Increase Racial and Gender Diversity

Two nonprofit initiatives have strengthened their focus to fight gendered racial inequities on conference stages and elsewhere — and lead transformation.

BY Barbara Palmer July 13, 2020

Social Distancing Solution: Wristbands Do the Talking for Attendees

When face-to-face events return, some attendees will still want to shake hands; others will want a six-foot bubble around them. Here’s a way for everyone to convey their preferences without creating awkward moments.

BY David McMillin June 25, 2020

Data Tells the Story of Meetings and Events

According to responses to Convene’s 29th annual Meetings Market Survey, many organizations have changed how they collect and use participant data (attendee and/or exhibitor) relative to their events.

BY Michelle Russell February 27, 2020

Will Your Event Website Be Shamed by Google?

Google is toying with the idea of “shaming” slow-loading websites by displaying a “Usually loads slow” splash screen in place of a homepage when someone is trying to visit the site using Chrome. Here’s what you need to know — and what you should make sure you’re doing now to speed up the user experience.

BY Joe Dysart January 30, 2020

What Meeting Trends We’ll Be Watching in 2020

The editors of Convene looked back over 2019, asking this question: What’s one meeting and event trend on my radar in 2020?

BY Convene Editors January 6, 2020

Conference Brings Blockchain’s Possibilities to Life

With scannable food, helicopter-ride fares paid with cryptocurrency, and an on-site Bitcoin ATM, the 2019 Blockchain Futurist Conference walked and talked the block(chain).

BY David McMillin January 5, 2020

Prepping Industry Speakers for Your Events

You may think you do a good job of preparing your presenters, but there’s a lot at stake. Here are tips to help them do their best and provide the greatest value to your audience.

BY Dave Lutz, CMP November 25, 2019