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Event Technology Panel

April 23, 2019 @ 11:30 am2:30 pm EDT

Join us for a tech refresh with representatives from EventRebels, Core-apps and Freeman.. You’ll get tips and tricks for choosing a new system, get ideas for increasing audience engagement with your programs, an overview of GDPR and emerging privacy standards and their impact on events, along with  the opportunity to explore how augmented reality can enhance your event experience.


GDPR, Privacy and Events – An overview of GDPR and emerging privacy standards and their impact on events.

How Augmented Reality Will Transform the Events Space in the (Near) FutureA look at what augmented reality is (and isn’t), and how if differs from other cutting-edge technologies.  We’ll explore why and how it will change and enhance the nature of f2f events over the next five years.  Specific examples of projected use cases for the events space will be presented, and will include exhibits, sponsorships, gamification, event promotion and education.  Topics will include ideas on how to bring it to your event and monetize it.

Audience Engagement – Cutting-edge technology tools and trends planners should consider for a unique experience that attendees can remember and talk about for months to come.


K.C. Hopson MS CMP, President, CEO and Founder of EventRebels, has been doing business with meeting planners, associations and others in need of registration, trade show, mobile and conference software solutions for over a decade. Author of two published books, K.C. frequently writes about technology and meetings on his company’s blog. He is currently serving on several meeting industry boards and international committees and is President-Elect of PCMA Chesapeake chapter.

Wayne Crawford, CEM has over 30 years’ experience in the events space, with extensive stints as both an organizer and a supplier.  He is currently Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Core-apps, which was recently acquired by Community Brands.  His experience on the “organizer” side of the business includes executive and management roles with such iconic events as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, NXTcomm and the JCK Jewelry Show.  Wayne’s experience on the supplier side of the business includes exposition management platforms, mobile applications, CRMs and registration.  He is frequent speaker at IAEE, PCMA and SISO events.

Oscar Sandoval is a Digital Sales Manager with Freeman in Washington, DC and is a native of Guatemala, but considers Baltimore as his hometown. In his role with Freeman, he is responsible for managing Incoming Digital Sales leads and working with his existing clients to further their digital partnership with them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Overview of GDPR and emerging privacy standards and their impact on events
  • Provide basic overview of augmented reality as a technology
  • Present predictions on why and how it will transform f2f events over the next five years
  • Discuss real-world use cases for adoption and monetization of augmented reality for events
  • Assess your current strategy for engaging attendees to find methods for digital solutions.
  • Incorporate digital solutions that best support your new strategy objectives.
  • Grow engagement and attendance by integrating digital solutions before, during and after the event.


11:30 a.m. – Registration / Buffet Lunch Opens

12:30 p.m. – Program and Presentation

2:00 p.m. – Venue Tours

Professional Members – $20, Supplier Members – $40
Non-Member Professionals – $30, Non-Member Suppliers – $50

The first 20 PCMA Chesapeake Professional Members to register can have their fees WAIVED by using code VEGAS, courtesy of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Thanks to our host venue!

Maritime Conference Center

692 Maritime Boulevard
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-1952

Free parking in Lot C – Tours available before and after the program

Thanks to our sponsor!


April 23, 2019
11:30 am– 2:30 pm
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Maritime Conference Center
692 Maritime Boulevard
Linthicum, MD 21090-1952 United States
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