Technology

Keeping Up With the Social Media Joneses

If you're an independent event planner or anyone who works with a brand, you probably rely heavily on social media for your business. You make connections, earn new clients, and find resources by using Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. But every now and again, you feel the tide shifting...read more

Designing Spousal Programs for Corporate Events

While most guests involved in spousal programs for corporate events are still female, the demographic is gradually shifting and there are more and more men in attendance. Coming up with gender neutral activities and activities that are appealing for men can be a challenge. Today, I'll provide a few...read more

What's Hot: Immersive Gamification and Entertainment Technology

To appeal to Millennials and, eventually Generation Z participants, it's important for event planners to keep abreast of emerging trends. Yet, it can be challenging to keep track of what's new and hot, and sort out one technology from another Here is a quick primer with inspiration for using GoPro,...read more

Simple Steps for Social Media Success: FAQs on Boosting Onsite Attendee Engagement

Social media is one of those marketing strategies that you know is important, but it probably hasn’t made it off your “nice-to-have” list just yet. If it has, I sincerely applaud you and encourage the #humblebrag.  However, if you’re just getting started with social media, don’t get overwhelmed or...read more

Meetings 411: Event Planning Tips for Generation Z - Part 2

I recently discussed the implications of what we already know about Generation Z for designing meetings and event planners. Here 5 specific tips for designing meetings and events that are effective and engaging for Generation Z participants. Build on Their Strengths Design collaborative,...read more

4 Places To Find Event Education

Event education is one of the most important things we can pursue as event planners. Being in a very flexible industry, things are always changing and we need to do everything we can to stay on top of the trends. But how do you get access to education? The path in our industry is very winding; it's...read more

3 New Gadgets You'll Love For Your Events

As a techy event planner, I'm always looking for new gadgets that will help in my event planning or make events a little more fun. I'm always on the scout, so here are 3 new gadgets I've recently found that I love!  Karma GoThis is great for event planners on the go who are looking for Wi-Fi...read more

Cvent Connect Chronicles: Tech Innovation @cventconnect

Conferences and tradeshows are some of the best places to keep abreast of technology trends and discover emerging technology. Attendees can pick up ideas not only from exhibitors but also from examples used by keynote speakers and in breakout sessions. Since Sunday, attendees from hotels, resorts,...read more

What You Need to Know About Periscope and Meerkat

Have you heard about the new tech craze sweeping events? It's all about live streaming from the user perspective and apps like Periscope and Meerkat are leading the way. Live streaming is nothing new, but it has been cost-prohibitive and logistically heavy for the average event producer. Apps like...read more

Mobile Smarts: 6 Ways to Save Wherever You Roam

If you're fortunate enough to live in a country that is a member of the European Union, then, due to legislation that comes into effect on December 15, 2015, you'll pay the same rates whether you make mobile phone calls or send text messages in your home country or throughout the European Union. In...read more
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