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.

Capturing ‘Lightning in a Bottle’ Event Data

When COVID-19 forced the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) to make Global Pet Expo a digital experience in 2021, show management learned valuable lessons about data capture that it has put into practice at its in-person show.

BY Michelle Russell February 25, 2022

Don’t Make Your Tech Tool Your North Star

Crafting a successful digital or hybrid attendee experience goes deeper than the technology you use. It’s about developing a foundational process that frees you up to be creative.

BY Joe Faulder February 24, 2022

A Dickens of a Breakthrough

Dickens scholars and computer scientists got together online and solved a century-old literary puzzle. What can the meetings industry learn about the value of collaboration from their success story? 

BY Barbara Palmer February 21, 2022

We’re on the Cusp of the Next Gen of Events

A session at PCMA Convening Leaders 2022 contrasted the evolution of the business events industry against other business sectors and explored what insights we should glean from that — and why the future may be here sooner than you may think.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst February 8, 2022

Tech Experts Weigh In: How Has the Digital Event Experience Changed?

Convene editors asked companies at Convening Leaders 2022’s Tech Village at Caesars Forum to identify what’s changed about the digital attendee experience over the last year.

BY Convene Editors January 13, 2022

Tracking an Event’s Carbon Footprint

Maritz Global Events recently announced BPA Worldwide’s iCompli Sustainability division is now a part of the company’s Wellbeing Network to help give clients a yardstick to measure — and lessen — their events’ carbon footprint.

BY Casey Gale December 6, 2021

Automated Contact Tracing: The Next Big Thing for Events?

ECEF attendees tried out a contact-tracing wearable that helps event organizers measure and communicate COVID-19 exposure risk to participants.

BY Barbara Palmer November 22, 2021

How Event Storytelling is Being Reimagined Through Extended Reality

In a recent webinar presented by PCMA APAC, an event experience company showcased how it’s breathing new life into virtual business events.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst October 1, 2021

Webinar: Reimagine Virtual Event Storytelling through Extended Reality

Streamed live from AUX Immersive Studio in Singapore, join this webinar to build a practical understanding on Extended Reality (xR) and unlock new ways to engage your audiences with virtual event storytelling.

BY Darren Chuckry Nicholas Chan Nicholas Tan Eelynn Tan Cesar Caceres August 24, 2021

Hackathon Points to More Biases in Twitter Algorithm

At Def Con 29, held online and in-person in Las Vegas in August, hackathon participants uncovered how a Twitter algorithm was coded with implicit bias against older people, those with disabilities, and Muslims, in addition to Black people.

BY Curt Wagner August 18, 2021

Has the Pandemic Changed How Planners Think About Event Technology?

Event technology has exploded over the last year — here are two views on what new tools will mean for planners in the future.

BY Barbara Palmer August 11, 2021

Can Organizers Guard Against Fake Vaccination Cards?

With mandates on the rise, organizers have few options to double check proof of vaccination. Health-tech may have an answer.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst August 10, 2021