Online survey solutions provider MeetingMetrics has introduced Session Needs Survey, an innovative pre-meeting survey, which is specifically designed to help attendees express their education session preferences directly to individual session presenters.
The session needs survey works by first collecting important data regarding attendees’ session preferences such as learning objectives, learning style, activities and interests. With the help of collected data, it creates specially formatted report and sends it ... read more
Poll your audience in real time by downloading a slide from the Poll Everywhere site and inserting it into your PowerPoint file. Audience members can respond to questions by texting or going to your customized PollEvereywhere web page all from their phones, tablets or computers. Results are almost instantanous and display live on the PowerPoint slide being shown during your event or learning program. You can use both poll questions as well as open ended questions.
Now you can engage your in person audience and inc... read more
The Freeman Technology Suite provides meeting planners with six solutions in one integrated suite. Each tool has been designed to serve the specific needs of exhibitors, event producers and meeting planners from one location. Passport allows graphic project management. Concierge Elite allows show managers and exhibitors connect before, during and after the event. Presentation Management manages speaker presentation materials and Site Line allows meeting planners to check in on rooms and activities from an iPad. F... read more
Site visits and venue assessments are exhausting. You're touring multiple properties in one day. As the hours stretch on, your notepad fills up with information on wifi, amenities, available meeting space, square footage...and it all just blurs together until you want to lie down and take a big old nap. How often have you tried to go back and decipher your notes to make decisions, thinking "There has got to be an easier way to do this."
Now there is, thanks to th... read more
It's a busy week for awards, with two "top 10" lists guiding professionals to useful technology. Here are the highlights of lists from EVENTagist and eventplanning.com.
The Top 10 Very Smart Phone Apps
EVENTagist is a community of event and meeting professionals from across the globe, led by Engage365 member Stefania Conti-Vecchi. EVENTagist is currently attending TechFest2012, a London conference of event professionals. It used the occasion to release its "Top 10 Mobile Apps for Meetings and Events."
Highli... read more
It's easy to do an event calendar in an smartphone app, so app-makers face a challenge: what else can their software do? EventLink and Core-Apps answer the question by focusing on communications before and during the event.
(EventLink and Core-Apps appear as separate publishers in the iTunes app store, but are slightly different brands of the same company. Their software has been functionally identical, so we're reviewing the apps together.)
These apps offer the features you should expect from an event... read more
Many of the conventions that I've been to have featured program books that were almost works of art. The glossy covers and essays about speakers were a joy to look at, and I sometimes held on to them for years after the convention. Just one problem: they were so bulky that I never actually used them for their purpose of finding things and being on time.
CrowdCompass has made a business out of creating event apps that solve this problem. Their apps are not quite as pretty as a well-made program book, but they l... read more
Sometimes the simplest tasks are the hardest to replace. It's easy to mark the name of an event attendee off on a list, so why use the Check in Easy app instead?
Two words: "information management." The power of Check In Easy is not in what happens at the door, but in the information it returns to an event's central operations.
Check In Easy uses a synchronization function to keep a central attendee database up to date. This keeps everyone doing check-ins armed with the latest information and makes it easy ... read more