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.

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

5G in the Event Space: What Can Strategists Expect?

What should strategists expect this year and next?

January 22, 2019

The Best Way to Send Texted Emergency Alerts During Events

Mass alerts about an emergency situation might actually incite panic at an event. Here’s a more strategic — and safer — way to send text notifications. 

BY Casey Gale January 16, 2019

What’s Trending in Business Event Technology

What are the top technology trends in the business events industry in the coming year? Who better to ask than the tech experts at Convening Leaders, many of whom presented educational sessions in the Innovate and Elevate Arena. We asked: “What’s the one technology trend you are keeping your eye on in 2019?”

BY Convene Editors January 8, 2019

Experience Design, Sponsorships Among Hot Braindate Topics at CL19

All Convening Leaders participants were automatically registered for the Braindates platform for peer-to-peer networking. As the conference got underway Jan. 7, approximately 68 one-on-one and 51 group meetings had been scheduled, and more than 138 topics had been offered.

BY Barbara Palmer January 7, 2019

Time to Get More Serious About Protecting Data, Using It Wisely

Freeman’s Ken Holsinger offers his perspective on respecting each attendee’s data and points the way to a brighter future in which appropriate data capture leads to better decisions and better experiences.

BY David McMillin January 5, 2019

What 5 Meeting Trends Will We Be Keeping an Eye on in 2019?

Five Convene editors looked back over 2018, asking this question: What’s one meeting trend we’ll be keeping an eye on in 2019?

BY Convene Editors December 27, 2018

There’s an App for That: 11 Apps to Help Event Professionals

Organizing an event or your work life? Here are suggestions for the tech tools you’ll want on your smartphone or laptop.

BY Cristi Kempf December 3, 2018