Austin on the Move

Think you know Austin? Think again. With so many new hotels and meeting spaces opening, you may not recognize the cityscape. Add in new restaurants, nightlife spots, shopping destinations and cultural happenings, and you’re going to find it hard to keep up with us. No worries, though. We’ve provided a hit list to help you


How to Create a VR Experience, Not Just Another VR Video

Virtual reality videos are transforming the travel and events industries. From site selectors exploring a potential venue, to meeting planners promoting their events to attendees; 360-degree video has become a useful and practical tool in the industry. But virtual reality doesn’t only mean watching a 360-degree video. Virtual reality is about the experience. By immersing


The Hippest Southern City You Have Yet to Discover

With several distinct shopping districts and a recently revitalized downtown, tons of new shops, restaurants and other thriving businesses mixed in amidst old favorites like The Nickelodeon, Mast General Store and King’s Jewelers. The best part? Columbia SC grants you front row access to all of this with affordable prices, manageable traffic, lots of parking and


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3 Ways to Use Live-Stream Footage

Gone are the days when live-streaming was used just for band performances and baseball games. With several established social media channels having rolled out their own free live streaming apps, live streaming has become more accessible than ever, and therefore, more common. Streaming your events live online is now no longer just a trend, but


Download the Cvent CONNECT Mobile Event App Now!

The Cvent CONNECT mobile event app, powered by CrowdCompass by Cvent, is now available for download! Explore Cvent CONNECT through your mobile device. You can find your personalized schedule, receive real-time updates with push notifications and learn more about the event exhibitors, sponsors, and Innovation Pavilion. Want to network with fellow attendees? You can do


4 Reasons To Plan Your Event Near Washington, D.C.

There are plenty of factors to consider when choosing the next destination to host your meeting or event. You’ll think about room capacity, price flexibility, staff to sales service, and participant experience; but most importantly “Location, location, location!”  Have you thought about hosting your next meeting or event in Washington, D.C.? Here are 4 reasons


10 Ways to Incorporate Social Media into Your Events

Planners and marketers alike want attendees actively posting to social media and using the mobile event app. At our upcoming user conference, Cvent CONNECT, we’re encouraging our attendees to share experiences, engage with each other, and help this event live beyond the walls of the amazing Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Mobile and social are


Event Security is Now More Important than Ever

Safety and security is not an unfamiliar topic to be discussed in the business event industry. For many years host cities, venues and planners alike have improved their measurements and established best practices, technologies and innovations to secure a smooth and safe execution. However, after recent worldwide events, the issue of event security has become


5 Reasons Why Your Next Meeting Needs a Mobile App

It’s that time of year again: meetings season. Whether it’s an internal company meeting or a conference like Cvent CONNECT, mobile apps are an integral part of any successful event. Our CONNECT app is now available for download, and we can’t wait for our attendees to start using it. When it comes to closed company