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.

Safe Spaces for Feelings

A Convene reader asks how event organizers can help communities navigate ambivalence, fear, and anger over climate change at their meetings.

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

10 Tips for Event Professionals Using LinkedIn

In the last two decades, LinkedIn has evolved far beyond a platform where professionals could post their resumes. Here are ideas for getting the most out of LinkedIn from three savvy event pros.

BY Barbara Palmer November 27, 2023

Hey Chatbot, What’s the Wi-Fi Password?

Say hello to the new generation of event chatbots powered by conversational AI.

BY Barbara Palmer November 13, 2023

’The Event-Industry Adaptations Are Coming Fast and Furious’

Technology journalist Michelle Bruno shares what — in addition to AI — planners should keep their eye on in Convene’s annual Events Industry Forecast.

BY Barbara Palmer October 30, 2023

Powering Human Connection with AI

What three experts predict will happen when artificial intelligence meets event technology.

BY Barbara Palmer October 30, 2023

Keeping Digital Events Relevant

Some event management students in professor’s undergraduate class believe that virtual events are “outdated.”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 October 5, 2023

Why Generative AI Can’t Replace Event Organizers’ Jobs

A recent analysis of the kind of jobs most likely to benefit from — rather than be threatened by — generative AI reads almost as if the World Economic Forum lifted it from a business event strategist job description.

BY Barbara Palmer September 26, 2023

Exploring Event Tech’s Present and Future

The organizers behind EduCon’s Tech Labs share what event technology solutions excited them most before and after the event.

BY Magdalina Atanassova September 1, 2023

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