Tools & Apps

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

Rotary International Tells Immersive Story with VR ‘Empathy Machines’

Rotary International wanted to give attendees a unique glimpse into the organization’s efforts to eradicate polio and establish peace. So they created a massive simultaneous virtual-reality viewing experience.

BY David McMillin October 5, 2017

An App That You Wear

Wearable-tech jewelry keeps a meeting manager on track — and in style.

BY Convene Editors September 26, 2017

Yelp Is on the Way

To provide attendees with top drinking and dining options in San Diego, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization partnered with Yelp.

September 25, 2017