Tools & Apps

Hackathon Points to More Biases in Twitter Algorithm

At Def Con 29, held online and in-person in Las Vegas in August, hackathon participants uncovered how a Twitter algorithm was coded with implicit bias against older people, those with disabilities, and Muslims, in addition to Black people.

BY Curt Wagner August 18, 2021

Can Organizers Guard Against Fake Vaccination Cards?

With mandates on the rise, organizers have few options to double check proof of vaccination. Health-tech may have an answer.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst August 10, 2021

Hybrid Events Expected to Double in 2021

A new GBTA study finds that hybrid will reign supreme for corporate meetings and small in-person meetings will soon make a full comeback.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst May 25, 2021

How an Association’s Standalone Virtual Health Challenge Checked a Few Important Boxes

After being forced to cancel its annual in-person meeting, the American Association of Endodontists took a unique approach to digitally convening its members and corporate partners without trying to recreate its event online.

BY Casey Gale May 12, 2021

Booking Meeting Venues Site Unseen

The digital tools that make it possible to conduct all or part of site visits remotely have come to the forefront over the last year, in ways that may change how planners book meetings in the future. Planners and destinations share their strategies.

BY Kate Mulcrone March 10, 2021

Piccles App Draws People Together

The collaborative drawing app Piccles helps conference participants express themselves while they connect online — and can reveal to organizers and each other something new about how they think and feel.

BY Barbara Palmer February 26, 2021

3 Ways Event Professionals Are Using Clubhouse

Event professionals are joining Clubhouse, an audio-chat app, to connect with one another and new audiences.

BY Barbara Palmer February 22, 2021

What Event Tech to Watch in 2021

Convene asked technology experts and event professionals what event tech and tech companies they expect to make a splash in the business event tech space in 2021.

BY Convene Editors February 1, 2021

Experimenting With Virtual Reality

‘Co-presence’ is starting to find its way into virtual exhibition halls. Organizers of the Morningstar Investment Conference (MIC) offered a virtual reality experience for exhibitors and meeting participants at their fall digital event.

BY Barbara Palmer January 25, 2021

Getting Personal in a Digital Crowd

A group of Georgia Tech students, and the event technology company they founded, have created a platform that allows for flexible, self-selected conversations in the digital space.

BY Barbara Palmer October 21, 2020

Clean Bill of Health

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association was able to safely convene a 450-person face-to-face event using a health-screening tool for attendees.

BY Danica Tormohlen August 28, 2020

Turning an In-Person, One-Off Event to Online All the Time

The United Fresh Produce Association made its annual convention into a digital experience and ‘built a year-round convention center’ for commerce, engagement, and learning. Here’s what’s worked and what hasn’t.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst August 18, 2020