The Future Is Now: The Case Of Event App Design

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Before the pandemic hit in 2020, the events industry was a well-oiled machine. Virtual and hybrid events were nowhere near as common. While every big event already had its own event app, event app design was something only a few businesses dealt with.

Event Apps Best Practices: Increasing Adoption Rates – Event Tech Podcast

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Event planners everywhere now have the power of harnessing the immense potential of event apps. These handy platforms are great tools to help attendees engage with each other and make the most out of what you’re offering, but doubts on how to increase the adoption rates, and how to successfully implement the apps still loom over the industry. In this week’s Event Tech Podcast, Will Curran and Brandt Krueger are joined by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey of Pathable.

Event App Bible 2021: Hybrid Edition [Free Report]

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What does a hybrid future mean when it comes to event apps? This year’s edition of our widely-downloaded Event App Bible will answer these questions and more with the most comprehensive research on event apps and their providers to date. Event Management

5 Benefits of Using a Native Mobile Event App

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Do you know the difference between a web-based event application and a native mobile event app? A native app is one that you install directly onto your smartphone – like your favorite social apps!

Event App Platforms: Jack of All Trades or Master of None?

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All rise for this week’s Event Tech Podcast on event app platforms! This is far from being the first time we’ve covered event apps on the blog. When we’re talking about event app platforms, there are always two sides of the debate. This is something that concerns every business, but we’re placing focus on choosing event tech and event app platforms. Press play, it’s Event Tech Podcast time!

Your Event App Doesn’t Have AI, It Has Predictive Analytics!

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In the last Event Tech Podcast episode, they talked about face recognition technology in events. And since nothing gets tech nerds riled up more than AI, they’ll be talking about AI in event apps today. ” AI In Event Apps: Chatbots.

Stay Connected: A Complete Guide to Conference Event Apps

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Conference event apps are a must for any conference in today’s world. Adding conference event apps to your next event will create accessibility with content, notifications, feedback, and everything else you will need to communicate with your attendees. A great app will also allow you to track your ROI and monetize sponsors. Conference event apps are no longer a nice addition to your event, they are expected. Create Your Own Event App.

Why is It Important to Market An Event App? By @SwetaGovani of @Yapp

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The benefits of an event app are clear for attendees, sponsors, planner and everyone else involved. You’ll need to market your event app! The truth of the matter is, regardless of how awesome the app is, attendees will not download it unless you ask them to. The onus is on the planner and marketers to show the value of the app to the attendees. As you market your app, you’re marketing your event. It’s fantastic brand exposure for the event.

5 Logistic Challenges Your Attendees Can Overcome with a Mobile Event App

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This article highlights how adding a mobile event app to your conference or strategy can help you overcome any unforeseen logistics challenges. Event Planning

Top Planners Use These Event App Features to Drive Engagement

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Our recent whitepaper, Tech-Savvy Planner Secrets , surveyed planners to find out how they use event apps. The results offer a unique window into how top planners strategize when it comes to apps. Specifically, when asked about which features they use to drive engagement, clear patterns emerged, revealing how planners use features to keep their attendees engaged. The top features, listed here, are a road map for all planners looking to boost engagement.

7 Signs You Should Invest in an Event App

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Are you questioning why you need an event app? No matter what your event goals are — engagement, networking, revenue, etc. — an app will help you reach them. Apps have become an integral part of events for both planners and attendees, and as a planner, you want to jump on every opportunity to wow your guests. Here are seven signs you need to invest in an app for your next event.

4 Benefits of Event Apps Compared with Paper By @SwetaGovani of @Yapp

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Take a relatively small event with just 1,000 attendees and 100 sheets of paper distributed per attendee. Simply put, mobile event apps are Earth-friendly. For an event with 100,000 printed pages, it can cost $20,000 just in printing costs (at 20 cents per page). Additionally, there are costs for shipping, packaging and preparation pushing the costs into thousands of dollars depending on the event. Superhero app to the rescue!

How to Show the Value of Your Event App (and Increase Downloads)

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Our recent whitepaper developed following a survey of meeting planners, Tech-Savvy Planner Secrets , digs into some of the common challenges planners face when using event technology. One major insight is that 40 percent of survey respondents thought their attendees don’t understand why downloading an event app is worthwhile. The lesson here: it doesn't matter how much cutting-edge technology you pack into your app if you don't market it well.

The Definitive Guide to Selecting a Mobile Event App

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The Need for a Mobile Event App. It’s hard to believe because we’re so reliant on them now, but mobile apps

Looking for an Event App Provider? Here’s What You Need to Know

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The high level of convenience is hard to ignore, making an event app an ideal way to connect with attendees. Additionally, most participants don’t just want a mobile app to help them navigate conferences and meetings; they expect one. Apps Android Event Planning iPhone Mobile App TipsSmartphones and tablets have become a staple in homes and businesses nationwide.

Could a Chatbot Replace the Need for an Event App?

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Digital Innovation At Events – #EventIcons Episode 106

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In the in events industry data is the new gold. Wouldn’t you love to get inside your attendees minds to better your event? With digital innovation at events now you can. Find out how to get important data about your attendees such as what parts of your event they spent the most time in, who they are networking with and beyond. Having access to this type of data allows for you to create the best experience possible for your events in the future.

Why You Shouldn’t Care About Platforms Getting Investments

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Event app platforms have been all the rage for quite some time now in the world of event tech, so it’s only natural that investments in event platforms come next. Hopin , the 2019 London-based start-up, is considered a unicorn among event apps.

How to Measure Event Marketing Success

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As an event prof, you probably have a good feel for if an event was successful or not. But, with the ability today to measure metrics and pinpoint specific results, it’s essential to be able to show how event marketing efforts were successful. Not only that, but measuring what event marketing efforts were and weren’t successful, can help you establish a plan for improving marketing efforts for your next event. Measuring event ROI in two ways.

Brandt Krueger & Will Curran’s Favorite Event Apps

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Event apps have opened some fantastic doors for everyone in the industry. In general, technology has been a top-notch ally to put together world-class events! And because Event Tech Podcast is all about, well, tech, today’s episode is a very special one. Our hosts, Brandt Krueger, and Will Curran get together to do a round-up of their favorite event apps! And then what are those apps that you re-install right away?”

Top Event Tech Trends in 2019 – #EventIcons Episode 143

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We are bringing together arguably the best minds in the #eventtech and social spaces to talk all about the top event tech trends in 2019. Our iconic panel Corbin Ball of Corbin Ball & Associates , James Spellos of Meeting U , and Nick Borelli of Borelli Strategies are joining us and weighing in on the event tech trends. And now for the main topic in the episode below, 2019 Event Tech Trends! Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting ( @BrandtKrueger ).

Looking Forward – 2018 Event Industry Trends- #EventIcons Episode 95

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This week we are celebrating the new year and looking forward to 2018 event industry trends. In this episode, our hosts – Brandt Krueger, Alex Plaxen, Tahira Endean & Audrey Gallien are here to talk about what is trending in the event industry in 2018. Some topics they address in this episode include diversity, event safety, event apps, hybrid events and MUCH MORE! So, jump into the video below and watch and learn the 2018 event industry trends!

SXSW – Everything You Need To Know – #EventIcons Episode 108

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SXSW is one of the most iconic events around. The iconic event is so successful because there are a boatload of experiences that create lasting memories for attendees, such as HBO’s Westworld experiential event. Today the iconic Hugh Forrest of SXSW joins us to discuss everything an event planner would want to know about the event. We will discuss how the South by Southwest Interactive Festival turned into the event it is today.

How To Get Work Done On The Road – #EventIcons Episode 109

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Most event profs have experience trying to balance travel with their everyday work and sometimes the two can be difficult to mix. In today’s episodes, our very own Will Curran of Endless Events and Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting are taking you through their very best tips to keep focused and get work done on the road. Follow our iconic guests on Twitter: Will Curran of Endless Events ( @itswillcurran ). Our Favorite Event Prof Tools Of The Year.

This Is How To Do Event Tech On A Budget

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Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to talk event tech on a budget! And if the Event Tech Podcast is your Bible on all things technology related to the industry, today we bring a brand new gospel. Not to mention the sort of technology you’d want for a large scale event! So this week, we’re covering the hot topic of event tech on a budget. Adam is responsible for content on Event Industry News regarding Invent Technology. App Adoption.

How to Choose Event Technology, Should Cost be the Main Factor?

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Today on the Event Tech Podcast we are talking all about how to choose event technology and why cost should not be the sole deciding factor. Cost is always a factor when planning events but if it shouldn’t be the deciding factor when choosing event tech then what should be?

Tips and Tricks for Event Planners: Minimizing Stress and Boosting Productivity

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Marketers and event planners are aware and know too well how stressful their life can be. Planning a conference, planning an event for a huge crowd, an event where you are supposed to present your company, products, services, etc. Even the most seasoned event planners sometimes have to take a breather and step down. Efficient work habits are the basis of productive event organization. Event planning software. There are even apps for schedules.

What Mobile Apps for Conferences and Events Should I Choose?

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Mobile apps for conferences are becoming staples. If you don’t have one yet for your future events, it’s high time to give some thought to if an event app is a fit for you. Are you able to keep your audience’s private information secure before, during, and after the event? Beyond the data they provide, it’s also important to provide data security during the event itself when they access their accounts online.

AI for Events: The Future is Here

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Notably, in the form of chatbots as well as integrated into fully-fledged event apps. Each has their perks for both event profs and event-goers, and we’ll be looking at how the functions you may already know them to have can be pushed further in future events. Now’s the time to ensure your attendees are having the best experience possible and receiving a previously unheard of level of assistance, with the support of AI for events. Event team support.

Conference Networking: How to Help Attendees Make Meaningful Connections

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A recent study done by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) showed that 76% of almost 9,000 participants said networking was a top driver when deciding whether or not to attend a conference or event. A lot of event planners think simply bringing people together in the same place is enough to help attendees network—think coffee breaks and cocktail mixers. Use technology to enhance your networking events. Conference planning is well underway.

Harnessing Buying Signals To Deliver Value To Your Stakeholders

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And how many times do you find yourself brainstorming ways to make events better for your attendees? How to deliver the highest value to every single stakeholder involved in your event? Observing and analyzing the behaviors of the people your event is targeted to, or that somehow matter for your business, is a full-proof way to achieve your goals. So what that means is you provide them choices at different points of the event. Including things like event apps.

Tips for Corporate Event Planning, Enterprise Marketing, and Getting Event Sponsors

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Top-level corporate event planning requires a certain skill set to pull off. You need to get sponsors to foot part of the bill for the event. You also need to do enterprise event marketing and take your management, analytics, and execution to a higher level. During the event itself, you need to accommodate VIP guests and influencers while also encouraging interaction among the other attendees. As a bonus, here’s our free event planning checklist.

Try New Event Ideas For 2018: Create a Roadshow, Book Underrated Venues, Create a Unique Event Experience

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As we kick off 2018, we’re excited to discover a lot of new event ideas for 2018 to energize our event planning. More than the technology itself, it’s really great to finally see innovations in personalization and customization gearing up to be the central theme in this year’s events. On top of that, we encourage event professionals to really use data to make their events better this year. Grab These 7 Free Event Reports Today.

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Tips for Choosing the Right Event Management System, Event Partners and More

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Whether it’s picking out the right event management system or marketing partners for promotion, we face a dozen important decisions about our events each day. So with that in mind, we set out to give you a few tips for making the right choices for your events. Below are articles about how to choose partners for marketing, choosing event management software, and even how to run events to max out engagement. Preparation is everything in events.

Event Planner Networking: 4 Creative Ways to Connect Attendees

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Networking is often listed as the number one reason people attend conferences and events. Unfortunately, event planner networking often falls to the bottom of event planners’ priorities. It’s a key part of ensuring your event is a success. When it comes to event planner networking ideas, it can be difficult to find new and exciting ways to effectively bring the right people together. This, in turn, helps increase awareness about your events.

Corporate Event Planning Ideas: Amazing Social Spaces, Be Family-Friendly, and More

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Corporate event planning can be a daunting task, especially if it’s on top of your already jam-packed schedule. If corporate events are your thing, check out this week’s roundup of corporate event planning ideas for a few tips for organizing these kinds of occasions. And don’t forget to use our free event planning checklist to make your life easier! Turn Your Free Events into Blockbusters. B2B Event Marketing Reloaded.

Alternative Event Venues – Think Outside The Ballroom – #EventIcons Episode 115

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Alternative Event Venues are a huge and growing trend this year. In fact, we listed it as one of our emerging event trends for 2018. As an industry, we are pushing the boundaries and definition of where events can be held. But how do you find these alternative event venues? Are there really major differences from planning an event at a standard ballroom? They will discuss what you need to know to be prepared for an alternative event venue.

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Live from #GoWest19 – #EventIcons Episode 149

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GO WEST is the largest gathering of event professionals in Western Canada. The event focuses on education, innovation, and networking. Getting everyone connected and building relationships is one of the events main goals. Today our iconic guests; Dustin Westling of OneWest Event Design , Brent Taylor of Timewise Event Management Inc. , and Arlene Schilke of Timewise Event Management Inc. Brent Taylor of Timewise Event Management Inc. ( @brentjtaylor ).

Conference Networking: How to Help Attendees Make Meaningful Connections/ ?Edit

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A recent study done by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) showed that 76% of almost 9,000 participants said networking was a top driver when deciding whether or not to attend a conference or event. A lot of event planners think simply bringing people together in the same place is enough to help attendees network—think coffee breaks and cocktail mixers. Use technology to enhance your networking events. Conference planning is well underway.

Our Best Tips to Finding Engaging Conference Speakers

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We all want to create an event that is full of uniquely engaging conference speakers, but how do we do that? Most events no longer want basic conference speakers. To really engage the audience you’ll need to find someone that appeals to them and can provide a unique feel to your event. By using the tools and tips below, you’ll surely find engaging conference speakers that will keep the attendees connected to your event and will leave wanting to come back year after year.

How to Use Crowdshaping at an Event to Boost Engagement

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Gone are the days when you had to rely on feedback from participants after the event, to make the next one better. Now, you can adjust things as they happen by implementing crowdshaping at an event. It starts by collecting real-time big data to measure different aspects of event-goer behavior, from biometric readings through to foot traffic. After all, event planners have been crowdshaping for years, from their gut feelings.

How to Plan a Music Festival: 10 Mistakes You’re Making

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But all those factors mean if you take a shortcut, a lot of attendees could be affected, and the success of your event may be a disappointment. When you provide a limited range of food options for event goers, you’re less likely to please them. Event catering should also meet dietary requirements wherever possible. So, how to plan a music festival and keep your event goers hydrated? Understaffing your event. It’s also a big problem for your event staff.

7 Project Management Tools to Manage Any Kind of Event

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Events have a lot of moving parts. That is why it is important to know and use some of the online management tools for events now available to event managers. Educate yourself on the different options available and learn how to leverage online products and project management tools for events that go off without a hitch. It’s vital to know and use some of the online tools now available to event managers. After an event, no one likes a surprise bill.