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Topic Archive: Mobile technology

Should You Ban Cell Phones From Your Meetings?

Event and meeting professionals continue to debate over whether attendees should be allowed to use mobile devices.

News Posted January 25, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

5 Lessons Event Pros Can Learn From Retailers

From virtual reality to texting, many brands are testing out new strategies to attract consumers. Here are some ideas planners can “shoplift” for their events.

Event Intelligence Posted January 20, 2016, 7:45 AM EST

New "Uber for Food Rescue" App Helps Donate Leftovers From Events

Find out how Transfernation simplifies the donation of food from meetings and events.

News Posted January 12, 2016, 7:00 AM EST

2016 Preview: Tech Trends for the Coming Year

Facial and gesture tracking, expanded use of virtual reality, and a focus on creating frictionless user experiences are some of the topics that will impact events next year.

News Posted December 22, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

Best of 2015: 21 Big Debuts and Updates in Event Tech

Here's a roundup of the event tech products that launched and updated in 2015.

News Posted December 15, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

New Attendee Tracking System Puts Beacons on Every Badge

Eventbit is intended to eliminate the limitations of app-based Bluetooth low-energy tracking services.

News Posted December 8, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

How to Use Your Event App to Personalize the Attendee Experience

Millennials are driving a trend in creating connections based on personal as well as professional interests.

Event Intelligence Posted December 1, 2015, 7:30 AM EST

See How an App Transforms Selfies Into Artistic Masterpieces

Find out how the app’s beacon-based system can be used to create custom experiences at trade shows, product launches, and other types of events.

Event Intelligence Posted October 22, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

A New Tech-Based Option for Fund-Raising

Find out how Connect & Go is using N.F.C. tags to manage instant donations, silent auctions, and raffles.

News Posted October 13, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

See a Photo Booth That Eliminates Lines

A Florida-based company uses N.F.C.-enabled wristbands and lanyards to get rid of photo booth lines.

The Scout Posted August 31, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

Q&A: What's New in Event Analytics

Find out about the latest digital developments that can help planners evaluate the value of their events.

Q & A Posted August 11, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

How Brands Are Using Live-Streaming Apps to Connect With Consumers

Find out how some brands are using Periscope and Meerkat to engage customers.

News Posted July 28, 2015, 7:45 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2015: Sean Holladay & Tim Holladay

The founders of Crowd Mics found an innovative solution to a common problem at large meetings and conferences.

Event Innovators 2015 Posted July 1, 2015, 5:15 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2015: Christine Renaud

The C.E.O. and co-founder of E-180 launched the Web platform to facilitate "brain dates."

Event Innovators 2015 Posted July 1, 2015, 4:10 AM EDT

Event Innovators 2015: Anthony Palermo & Dominic Gagnon

The founders of Connect & Go are developing new ways to use R.F.I.D. at events.

Event Innovators 2015 Posted July 1, 2015, 3:30 AM EDT

How Sapphire Now Is Using Attendee-Tracking Systems

Find out how the tech conference is using iBeacons and Wi-Fi heat mapping to improve the customer experience.

Event Report Posted May 7, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

Checklist: 11 Things Every Check-In Station Needs to Run Smoothly

Ensure your guests have a positive experience upon arrival by keeping these ideas in mind.

Event Intelligence Posted April 21, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

7 Apps Guests Are Using to Find Events

Find out about these new and updated event discovery systems.

Event Intelligence Posted April 9, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

The Evolution of Event Technology: Cracking the Code

How can new advancements in technology be used in meaningful ways for events?

Event Intelligence Posted April 6, 2015, 8:10 AM EDT

The Evolution of Event Technology: Functioning in a Mobile Environment

A look at how the ubiquity of smartphones and other handheld devices have changed the way planners approach events.

Event Intelligence Posted April 6, 2015, 7:55 AM EDT

How To Use a Conference App for Long-Term Engagement

Find out how Marriott employees are using their conference app for ongoing networking.

Event Intelligence Posted March 26, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

Why SXSW Is Using iBeacons for Hyper-Local Networking

Organizers say a massive installation of Bluetooth low-energy beacons combined with tagged attendee profiles will help people make meaningful connections.

News Posted March 12, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

8 Event Tech Updates You Should Know About

Find out about new tools available from mobile apps and event management systems, all aimed at helping planners and attendees make the most of their face-to-face experiences.

News Posted February 26, 2015, 7:45 AM EST

8 Tips for Using Drones at Events

Keep these pointers in mind before using this new option for aerial photography.

Event Intelligence Posted February 24, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

2015 Preview: 9 Event Tech Predictions

From expanded use of sensors to virtual reality and wearable technology, here are the technology trends you should know about it for the year ahead.

News Posted December 23, 2014, 7:45 AM EST

Best of 2014: 11 Useful Tech Tools Event Pros Should Know About

Check out some of the coolest apps, online systems, and tech gadgets we heard about this year.

News Posted December 16, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Most Innovative Meetings 2014: #1 C2 Montréal

In just its third year, the unconventional conference has established a name for itself with a creative design, inventive networking strategies, and marquee speakers.

Feature Posted December 9, 2014, 4:15 AM EST

How a Simple Pop-Up Generated More Than 90 Million Impressions

See how the mobile app Talkspace’s unconventional promotional strategy paid off big time.

News Posted November 18, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

See Johnnie Walker's R.F.I.D. Tasting Tables

The whiskey brand used technology to provide an uninterrupted social sharing experience.

Event Report Posted November 11, 2014, 7:15 AM EST

7 New Tech Tools for Meetings and Events

From beacon-based attendee tracking to simple video conferencing, find out about the newest apps and products for your next event.

News Posted October 28, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

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