Tools & Apps

Capturing ‘Lightning in a Bottle’ Event Data

When COVID-19 forced the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) to make Global Pet Expo a digital experience in 2021, show management learned valuable lessons about data capture that it has put into practice at its in-person show.

BY Michelle Russell February 25, 2022

Don’t Make Your Tech Tool Your North Star

Crafting a successful digital or hybrid attendee experience goes deeper than the technology you use. It’s about developing a foundational process that frees you up to be creative.

BY Joe Faulder February 24, 2022

Tracking an Event’s Carbon Footprint

Maritz Global Events recently announced BPA Worldwide’s iCompli Sustainability division is now a part of the company’s Wellbeing Network to help give clients a yardstick to measure — and lessen — their events’ carbon footprint.

BY Casey Gale December 6, 2021

Automated Contact Tracing: The Next Big Thing for Events?

ECEF attendees tried out a contact-tracing wearable that helps event organizers measure and communicate COVID-19 exposure risk to participants.

BY Barbara Palmer November 22, 2021

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