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.

Digital Strategy to Combat for Possible Declining Registration

Conference organizers say they are concerned that the travel ban will make potential international delegates less willing to travel to their U.S.-based events. Do they plan to double down on their hybrid and digital offerings to offset lower attendance?

BY Michelle Russell August 16, 2017

Case Study: How Can Planners Use Social Media to Leverage Events?

Looking to generate buzz for your next event? Social media livestreaming can help.

BY Jasmine Zhu August 8, 2017

How Design Thinking Is Disrupting the Status Quo in Health Care

Design thinking can help planners improve the attendee experience — if attendees are willing to accept change.

BY Casey Gale August 2, 2017

Your Event App May Become Harder to Find

Will a new rule prevent your event app from being accepted in the App Store?

BY Dave Lutz, CMP August 2, 2017

My New Favorite App: Monzo

My favorite app at the moment is Monzo. Available in the U.K., Monzo is an app that allows me to create, manage, and use a bank account (with a “funky” pink card they provide) entirely through the app, with no international fees. Recently, Monzo’s banking-license restrictions were lifted, meaning that I now get real-time updates

BY Convene Editors July 31, 2017

How Can Data Analytics Transform Meetings?

As an association that focuses on analytics, INFORMS wants a sophisticated data system — like those used by its members — to help it make better decisions.

July 31, 2017

Share Your Location?

What is your legal responsibility to ensure that attendees know that location-sensing technology is in use at meetings and events? We asked a lawyer.

BY Barbara Palmer July 26, 2017

Event Marketing: C-Suite Strategy Talks

To bring events up to speed with the desires of modern consumers, planners should learn to integrate emerging technology into live events to create memorable experiences.

BY Casey Gale July 19, 2017

Canada’s Nurses Meet, Speak Out in Calgary

How a medical association is using its app to amplify members’ voices, at their meeting and beyond.

BY Calgary TELUS Convention Centre July 17, 2017

The Best App to Use to Track Food and Exercise

Business travel doesn’t have to sideline your wellness goals.

BY Convene Editors July 3, 2017

A Robot Who Makes Site Visits

A newly acquired robot being tested at a Boston hotel may help you make long-distance site visits and — in a pinch — sit in at meetings.

BY Casey Gale June 20, 2017

Does the Events Industry Really Need a New Conference for Digital Strategy?

Yes, according to the organizers of Transform USA, which debuts in Washington, D.C., next month.

BY Christopher Durso June 13, 2017