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.

How AI Is Changing Our World

As artificial intelligence (AI) penetrates more aspects of our lives, it’s important to remember our human role to reinforce empathy and governance, says Ayesha Khanna, head of AI company ADDO AI, and Convening Leaders Main Stage speaker. 

BY Jennifer N. Dienst December 23, 2020

Our Picks for the Business Event Trends of 2021

The editors of Convene looked back over 2020, asking this question: What’s one meeting and event trend on my radar in 2021?

BY Convene Editors December 21, 2020

An Interactive Tool for Planners to Determine COVID-19 Indoor Risk Factors

As gatherings move indoors during the winter months, MIT researchers have created a tool that helps people determine the risk of COVID-19 transmission based on a number of factors.

BY Casey Gale December 1, 2020

How Hybrid Is Taking Center Stage in Convention Centers

To meet the evolving needs of the business events industry in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, convention centers and other meeting venues are adding broadcast studios to their list of options for event producers.

BY Barbara Palmer November 29, 2020

Getting Personal in a Digital Crowd

A group of Georgia Tech students, and the event technology company they founded, have created a platform that allows for flexible, self-selected conversations in the digital space.

BY Barbara Palmer October 21, 2020

Most Event Professionals Satisfied With Digital Meeting Technology — But See Room For Improvement

Many digital events rely on two or more platforms to get the job done — planners responding to the latest Recovery Dashboard survey say they are looking for more seamless solutions.

BY Barbara Palmer August 31, 2020

Clean Bill of Health

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association was able to safely convene a 450-person face-to-face event using a health-screening tool for attendees.

BY Danica Tormohlen August 28, 2020

Turning an In-Person, One-Off Event to Online All the Time

The United Fresh Produce Association made its annual convention into a digital experience and ‘built a year-round convention center’ for commerce, engagement, and learning. Here’s what’s worked and what hasn’t.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst August 18, 2020

Event Companies Share Their Visions of Live Events in the COVID-19 Era

Freeman and Shepard have released videos that walk planners through a live event with safety protocols in place.

BY Curt Wagner July 15, 2020

Tech Tools to Measure and Increase Racial and Gender Diversity

Two nonprofit initiatives have strengthened their focus to fight gendered racial inequities on conference stages and elsewhere — and lead transformation.

BY Barbara Palmer July 13, 2020

Social Distancing Solution: Wristbands Do the Talking for Attendees

When face-to-face events return, some attendees will still want to shake hands; others will want a six-foot bubble around them. Here’s a way for everyone to convey their preferences without creating awkward moments.

BY David McMillin June 25, 2020