Tools & Apps

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

Data Lessons Learned From a First-Time Beacon User

Beacon technology helped answer some longstanding questions for the Water Quality Association — along with much more.

September 1, 2017

How Event Tech Helped Turn a Conference Into a Global Movement

The 3% Conference tackled the issue of gender imbalance in the advertising industry — five years later, it has evolved into an international community that is enacting real change.

August 28, 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

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

3 Takeaways From Freeman’s Global Brand Experience Study

Nearly 1,000 global marketers shared how live events fit in their overall strategy, shedding light on opportunities for growth and development in the industry.

BY Michelle Russell June 6, 2017

This App Will Help You Find The Cheapest Flights Possible

Skyscanner keeps an eye on airfare fluctuations, so that you don’t have to.

BY PCMA Admin June 1, 2017