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.

Why This Conference Wanted to Make Most Attendees Disappear

When organizers of an energy grid cybersecurity conference wanted to drive home the imminent danger of an attack on the U.S. power grid, the production team at Freeman created an eerily realistic experience.

BY David McMillin November 5, 2018

Making Analytics Count at Data for Good Exchange

Bloomberg built a sold-out event focused on the ways data science can make the world a better place.

October 30, 2018

Technology: What to Focus on Now

We asked three leading tech experts — women all known for being ahead of the curve — what business-event organizers should be keeping top of mind going forward.

BY Michelle Russell October 16, 2018

Are Event Strategists Ready for Multi-hub Meetings?

Meeting Design Institute President Maarten Vanneste says rapid tech evolution is driving this format but many planners are not yet embracing it.

October 15, 2018

Is Telepresence Coming to a Screen Near You?

The next chapter of digital events will include speakers who are streamed as holograms. Learn about Vimeo’s new feature that will make the sci-fi-sounding world of 3D holograms a reality.

BY David McMillin October 12, 2018

Is Facial Recognition in Your Meeting’s Future?

Facial-recognition technology is starting to transform travelers’ experiences as they check in to hotels, go through airport security, and obtain their credentials at events. Here’s what to expect in the near future — and what it might mean for your own events. 

BY David McMillin October 2, 2018

Breaking Records Using VR at Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting

A virtual-reality simulation at a medical meeting sought to educate in an innovative way — while setting a world record. 

BY Ellen Ryan October 1, 2018

5 Top Internet Trends for Business Events

We picked five trends most relevant to business events from venture capitalist Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends report.

BY Casey Gale June 13, 2018

6 Good Reasons for Creating a Multi-Hub Digital Event

There are lots of reasons why organizations are expanding their digital events to include multiple hubs. Here are six of them.

May 30, 2018

Can Artificial Intelligence Be Unbiased?

Short answer: Yes. But machine learning is only as good as the data it’s based on. And that’s where it gets challenging.

BY Casey Gale May 29, 2018

Could a Landmark Piece of U.S. Legislation Intersect With GDPR?

GDPR goes into effect tomorrow, but its impact will not be confined to the EU. One legal expert points out how U.S. courts might interpret the law in the future.

BY David McMillin May 23, 2018

The Role of Meetings in the Rise of the Selfie

Is the selfie an unintended consequence of meeting technology?

BY Barbara Palmer March 28, 2018