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.

5G in the Event Space: What Can Strategists Expect?

What should strategists expect this year and next?

January 22, 2019

The Best Way to Send Texted Emergency Alerts During Events

Mass alerts about an emergency situation might actually incite panic at an event. Here’s a more strategic — and safer — way to send text notifications. 

BY Casey Gale January 16, 2019

What’s Trending in Business Event Technology

What are the top technology trends in the business events industry in the coming year? Who better to ask than the tech experts at Convening Leaders, many of whom presented educational sessions in the Innovate and Elevate Arena. We asked: “What’s the one technology trend you are keeping your eye on in 2019?”

BY Convene Editors January 8, 2019

Experience Design, Sponsorships Among Hot Braindate Topics at CL19

All Convening Leaders participants were automatically registered for the Braindates platform for peer-to-peer networking. As the conference got underway Jan. 7, approximately 68 one-on-one and 51 group meetings had been scheduled, and more than 138 topics had been offered.

BY Barbara Palmer January 7, 2019

Time to Get More Serious About Protecting Data, Using It Wisely

Freeman’s Ken Holsinger offers his perspective on respecting each attendee’s data and points the way to a brighter future in which appropriate data capture leads to better decisions and better experiences.

BY David McMillin January 5, 2019

What 5 Meeting Trends Will We Be Keeping an Eye on in 2019?

Five Convene editors looked back over 2018, asking this question: What’s one meeting trend we’ll be keeping an eye on in 2019?

BY Convene Editors December 27, 2018

There’s an App for That: 11 Apps to Help Event Professionals

Organizing an event or your work life? Here are suggestions for the tech tools you’ll want on your smartphone or laptop.

BY Cristi Kempf December 3, 2018

4 Predictions for Event Tech in 2019

As people talk to smart speakers at home and scan their faces to unlock their phones, they are likely to grow increasingly comfortable with the evolution of technology at events. Here’s a look at how digital engagement is expected to evolve next year. (PCMA Partner News from Freeman)

BY David McMillin December 3, 2018

Convening Leaders to Employ Virtual Reality Empathy Machines

Virtual reality is transforming media, entertainment, and a range of other industries — including events. Can it also change perspectives?

BY David McMillin November 28, 2018

Do Phones Belong in Meetings? There’s No Black-or-White Answer

Author Liza Kindred says that phones should be put away during meetings, but only sometimes. She offers recommendations on how to embrace the technology.

BY Barbara Palmer November 19, 2018

Simplifying Your Approach to Collecting Attendee Feedback

HappyOrNot uses smiley-face indicators to measure the happiness of retail customers, airline passengers, and health-care patients. The system could make a big difference for collecting opinions from attendees and exhibitors, too.

November 9, 2018

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