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.

PCMA APAC Labs – Recap on Future of Work: Impact of AI on the Workforce

The “Project SPARK: The AI Tool for Eventprofs, by Eventprofs” webinar on 18 July 2023 received incredible feedback on how SPARK can support and help them regain their precious time from repetitive tasks.

“AI will not replace you and your job, but people who use AI will.”
Veemal Gungadin, Founder & CEO, Gevme

Hear from our participants on their thoughts and how they used SPARK:
As a marketer for business events, SPARK saves me valuable time by swiftly extracting key takeaways from lengthy videos, summarise and transform them engaging LinkedIn posts. This allows me to focus on the aspects that require a human touch.

Ethan Ng, Managing Partner, MET Communications
“SPARK is an amazing tool for business events! I wish I had discovered it sooner when when I was crafting a session description from scratch last week. I dropped my content into SPARK, and it effortlessly outperform my copy!”
Karen Bolinger, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Destination Gold Coast

July 26, 2023

Learn How to Use AI Tools, Creativity Expert Says

Musician David Usher, founder of the artificial intelligence creative studio Reimagine AI, showed the PCMA EduCon 2023 audience how human creativity and AI can work together.

BY Curt Wagner July 10, 2023

Tech Labs Transform EduCon Participants’ Ability to Interact With New Technology

Have you wanted to get your hands dirty trying out a new event tech? You’ve come to the right place.

BY Magdalina Atanassova June 25, 2023

3 Ways Convene Used PCMA’s Spark AI Tool

On June 26 at EduCon, PCMA President & CEO Sherrif Karamat will announce a new generative AI tool specifically for the business events industry, developed by Gevme in collaboration with PCMA. Convene has taken it for a test ride. Here’s how it worked.

BY Magdalina Atanassova June 25, 2023

5 Ways to Use AI to Help Spark Event Session Ideas

Artificial intelligence is the new power tool for events, but keep in mind its limitations — and be ready to verify and edit the information it gives you.

BY Beth Surmont June 12, 2023

How AI Can Bring Ideas to Life

These imaginary brand collaborations illustrate how AI can amplify human creativity — and make us wonder: What’s possible in the business events industry?

BY Barbara Palmer June 2, 2023

Shaving Carbon Usage to Zero, Via Data

Organizers of the MIT Sustainability Summit 2023 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology used a food categorization tool to help ensure the event was carbon neutral.

BY Corin Hirsch May 1, 2023

A Guide to New Technologies for Event Professionals

Emerging tech — Web 3.0 and the metaverse, AI and ChatGPT, and artificial reality among them — will have an impact on business events. Here’s a primer to help you understand them.

BY Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes April 20, 2023

Is AI Putting Our Humanity at Risk?

As thousands of tech leaders urge a pause for the development of advanced artificial intelligence, we look back at an earlier call for prioritizing human connection.

BY Barbara Palmer April 7, 2023

Is Event Technology Prepared for Another Pandemic?

Three event executives discuss strategic challenges for international business events — including whether event technology is better positioned to handle another public health crisis that requires events to return to digital-only experiences.

BY Casey Gale April 5, 2023

The Metaverse and Events, According to ChatGPT

Convene asked ChatGPT, a generative artificial intelligence released by OpenAI in 2022, how the metaverse will improve business events. Here’s what it told us.

BY Convene Editors March 31, 2023

What Does an Event in the Metaverse Look Like?

The World Economic Forum, along with partners Microsoft and Accenture, gave us a preview of the possibilities at its Annual Meeting in January 2023.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst March 31, 2023

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