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.

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Some event management students in professor’s undergraduate class believe that virtual events are “outdated.”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

Adventures with MidJourney

Convene experimented with generative AI tools MidJourney and ChatGPT to come up with meeting spaces of the future. See what the collaboration created.

BY Magdalina Atanassova August 28, 2023

How One Event Professional ‘Onboards’ ChatGPT

ChatGPT users often consider the tool a co-pilot in the creative process. Marc Ghafoori, senior vice president of brand strategy for Heritage Exposition Services, thinks of the tool as a new employee ready for training.

BY Michelle Russell August 25, 2023

EduCon’s Tech Labs Flip the Script

In the traditional event tech exhibit hall or demonstration area, organizers get pitched to. Here’s how a new format at EduCon took a less salesy — and more interactive and informative — approach.

BY Magdalina Atanassova August 23, 2023

How AI Is Transforming Event Data

This may be the first time since the arrival of the smartphone that events and associations have been immersed in technology innovation at the same speed as the world’s leading technology companies.

BY Joe Colangelo August 23, 2023

The Future of Emotional AI for Events

How one AI company is sussing out the emotions behind decision-making — because that’s how most of our decisions, including whether or not to attend an event, are made.

BY Michelle Russell August 22, 2023

Dissecting the Generative AI Disruption for Events

In a recent PCMA webinar, four event professionals shared how they are using generative AI tools to save time and enhance their creativity.

BY Magdalina Atanassova August 21, 2023

How AI is ‘Revolutionizing’ Work for This Event Professional

Megan Finnell, director of meetings and conferences for the Medical Group Management Association, is using generative AI tools to ramp up her productivity.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst August 11, 2023

How 8 Event Marketers Are Using AI Now

From ChatGPT and DALL-E to Photoshop integrations, generative AI is everywhere — and a hot topic of discussion across marketing departments. Eight mdg specialists share how they are thinking about these tools and putting them to work.

BY Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes August 7, 2023

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