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Month: February 2018

Live Streaming 101: All You Need to Know for Your Next Event
Feb 21, 2018 by
Over the course of the last 18 months, broadcast video has grown by leaps and bounds. Corporations have found it to be a cost-effective way to reach remote employees, and associations think it’s a great way to increase exposure to members and non-members. In fact, one virtual event technology company, Digitell, found that 30% of individuals who watched a live stream event came to the in-person meeting or conference the following year. Still not convinced live streaming will help? Here ar...
The ABCs of Gamification Laptops
Feb 16, 2018 by
  It’s no secret that video gaming is wildly popular in the United States. In fact, two-thirds of American households regularly play video games, according to a recent study by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). Perhaps even more interestingly, gamers age 18 or older represent 72 percent of the video game-playing population, and the average gamer is 35 years old. But how does that carry over to the events industry? Well, for those of us who strive to engage audiences ...
CES 2018 – Crossover Tech Trends for the Event Industry
Feb 09, 2018 by
The general theme for consumer technologies most likely to cross over into the event industry is flexibility.  The ability to adapt quickly to a changing environment is at the core of successful event planning. This year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018), we saw new technologies applied to old event technologies to make them more dynamic and responsive, raising the bar for what event attendees will expect in the near future.   Artificial Intelligence (AI) Two leaders in ...
Must-Have Technology for 2018
Feb 08, 2018 by
From the largest events to the most scaled down, attendee engagement continues to reign supreme as we begin the New Year. While conferences and conventions will always be centered on keynote speakers and face-to-face interaction, technology is an ever-growing source of empowerment for taking engagement to a whole new level. Today’s megacorps are using state-of-the-art technology to create futuristic experiences that often seem like something out of a science fiction movie. For instance, aug...
Dedicated Service is the Key to a Successful Event
Feb 08, 2018 by
When you envision a successful event, you might imagine an audience captivated by brilliant speakers touting the benefits of your cutting-edge product line, supported by bold presentations delivered via the latest technology in a setting that’s been carefully curated to inspire guests and make them feel like they’re a part of something special. Such an event is certainly possible, but not without a decent budget and several months of exhaustive planning by a team of highly experienced profe...
8 Technology Trends of 2017 That Really Caught Our Eye
Feb 01, 2018 by
  With 2017 in the books, it seems only appropriate to look back in time to see which technologies had the greatest impact on meetings and trade shows. Although some of the tools listed below are not new, they did and will continue to make a difference in the event industry in the coming year. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane.   2017 Technology that Made the Cut Whether it was Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) or Mixed Reality (MR), this technology r...

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