Attendee demand for mobile apps is growing every day, but how do you know which app is the best fit? Find out in this recording of our July 19 webinar!
In a fast-paced presentation, Michelle Bruno took on several of the key questions event planners have to consider when choosing a mobile app for their event. Key learning points included:
How mobile solutions can address a number of attendee needs simultaneously
How to develop a mobile event strategy
The common features and functionality of today'... read more
Wristbands are already an essential tool for event management. But when you add RFID technology to them, you multiply their uses by a factor of ten.
What are RFID Wristbands?
Radio Frequency Identification technology has been in use for several years. It uses an electromagnetic field to transmit identification information. As a product identification measure, it makes product pricing and inventory easier and protects against theft. As a pet identification measure, pet implants help in the identification of stra... read more
Attendee demand for mobile apps is growing every day, but how do you know which app is the best fit? Find out at our July 19 webinar!
Michelle Bruno is a certified exhibition and meetings professional (with CEM and CMP designations), writer, and blogger who has written for industry publications, research organizations, and online media for more than a decade. In this webinar, she'll educate and empower you to make decisions around mobile apps for events.
This webinar will cover:
How mobile solutions ... read more
Did you miss last week's #engage365 Twitter chat? Here's a transcript to catch up with. Read on for a great discussion on introducing new technologies to events. Many thanks to @AssociCom, @kkish, and @RandyChoco for their thoughts and tips!
Join us Friday, March 30 at 1 p.m. for an all new #engage365 Twitter chat on bad traffic -- inside and out of your event!
Chris Aylott @ChrisAylott: Welcome to our “Old Events, New Tricks” #engage... read more
Social media is the key to making your webinar a success. Use it before, during and after your webinar to engage with your audience on more than a superficial level. You may develop new professional relationships or get new customers by taking the time to interact with your webinar's audience.
Frost & Sullivan, a growth consulting business, reported in April 2010 that a survey of 1,500 employees found that almost 2/3 used social media for work, and almost ¾ used it for personal reasons. Social media is a powe... read more
In case you've missed it last week: PlannerTech DC , the Technology Showcase for Event Planners. A short recap on an inspiring power conference.
What do you get when you let a small team of driven event peeps (Liz King of Liz King Events, Lindsey Rosenthal of Events For Good and Liz Mazzei of Pogby) bring together 10 state of the art event technology start-ups, a group of engaged event organizers, a magician for MC (Josh Norris), and mix them with some top notch partners to add s... read more
I don't know about you, but I go cross-eyed just thinking about the many app choices there are out there, let alone trying to figure out which of them best meets my needs.
That's why I yelled "YES!" when I literally StumbledUpon a site that compares free apps.
According to the site, "CatchFree is an online service that makes it easy to find the best free solution for anything from streaming music to managing projects online."
While it doesn't list every app category under the sun, the categories CatchFree does lis... read more
There’s a term I used to use, called “show feet.” It referred to the achy swollen condition my feet would be in after working a large trade show or exhibit in heels. Sometimes it would take an entire month for my show feet to heel, especially if I worked as a moderator in some sessions. If you’ve ever been a moderator during a seminar, you know it’s a pretty straightforward job. For the most part, you stand there, make sure the A/V is connected, the speakers’ presentations look pretty and hold up time car... read more
Conference & event attendees want to be sure internet communication with their clients or office back home will flow smoothly. But not all venues are well equipped for this. So how can meeting planners ensure they know how a venue rates for all of their technology needs BEFORE signing a contract?
Meeting technology experts James Spellos of Meeting U and Corbin Ball of Corbin Ball Associates have devised a checklist to help planners assess venue technology offerings. The TechSpec Checklist is free and can be down... read more
Associations have always recognized the power in creating a space where people feel connected through shared experience. For centuries groups of people have organized by shared interest or belief and enjoyed the camaraderie of like minded people. As the world has grown exponentially in size, the need for finding a place in your community has maintained or perhaps even grown in its importance.
In our more recent history, and particularly in this past generational shift, this need for community has shifted from a l... read more
Exhibit designers make a big deal about how trade show exhibits are 3-dimensional – they have length, width, and height. That 3D perspective creates much greater visual impact than 2D marketing mediums.
Yet exhibits are actually 4-dimensional, the 4th dimension being time. We exist in three spatial dimensions and in one temporal dimension, which combine to be called spacetime.
During a trade show your static 3D exhibit can be transformed into an interactive 4D exhibit attendees exper... read more
When it comes to tradeshows, Michelle Bruno sees the big picture. As a leading tradeshow industry journalist with experience as a supplier (her company Bruno Group Signature Events provides content marketing, promotion, and content development services for events), meeting planner and exhibition organizer, she is well positioned to see and chronicle where tradeshows have been and where they are going.
For some time she has focused on emerging technologies and their impact on meetings, conferences and exhibitions. Sh... read more
What would happen if you transformed your event with a game? Would it inspire creativity, problem solving and innovation among your attendees? Would it energize everyone? Or would it be so stressful that it wouldn’t be worth the effort?
The Green Meetings Industry Council used gaming to transform their learning and communication platform. GMIC designed an interactive and collaborative game that created incentives for attendees to (A) apply the learning from the conference in real time, (B) support... read more
As some of you know, I liked Event Camp so much when I attended Twin Cities 2010 virtually that I became part of the valid virtual statistic that shows virtual attendance piques interest in f2f attendance and I attended Chicago in February 2011. It was engaging both in presentations and the people present, and I returned rejuvenated and wanting more.
After asking enough times about when it would be on the West Coast (imagining myself in California in the winter) it turns out that enough people in Vancouver thought i... read more