Tools & Apps

Will Your Event Website Be Shamed by Google?

Google is toying with the idea of “shaming” slow-loading websites by displaying a “Usually loads slow” splash screen in place of a homepage when someone is trying to visit the site using Chrome. Here’s what you need to know — and what you should make sure you’re doing now to speed up the user experience.

BY Joe Dysart January 30, 2020

Hey Alexa, Who Won the UFI Digital Innovation Award?

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how Freeman developed its award-winning AI-powered event chatbot service with smart tools including — of course — Alexa.

BY David McMillin May 29, 2019

A Quantum Leap with Freeman’s Quant Data Tool

At Convening Leaders, a large screen shared real-time data points with all attendees — thanks to machine learning and a few humans.

BY David McMillin February 26, 2019

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

Breaking Records Using VR at Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting

A virtual-reality simulation at a medical meeting sought to educate in an innovative way — while setting a world record. 

BY Ellen Ryan October 1, 2018

The Role of Meetings in the Rise of the Selfie

Is the selfie an unintended consequence of meeting technology?

BY Barbara Palmer March 28, 2018

15 Ways to See the Future of Event Technology

We asked vendors and experts participating in Convening Leaders’ Future of Face2Face space to sum up their take on the future of event technology, in as few words as possible.

BY Michelle Russell January 16, 2018

Two Video Elements to Better Engage Your Audience

Tips for better engagement from Convening Leaders’ Media Studio.

BY Casey Gale January 11, 2018

Five Tips for Producing Your Own Video Content

Video tips from Convening Leaders’ Media Studio.

BY Casey Gale January 9, 2018

Four Tips for Making Your Own Podcast

Podcast tips from PCMA Convening Leaders’ Media Studio.

BY Casey Gale January 8, 2018