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.

Making the F&B Experience a Theatrical Event

With its new EAT Stations, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre merges local food with tech and AV to wow attendees.

BY Curt Wagner June 17, 2019

Rethinking 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

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