Will These Tech Advances Change the Future of Events?

By Anna Sekula February 13, 2013, 2:45 PM EST

Photo: Courtesy of Displair

Major advances in technology in the past decade have vastly changed the way the industry plans, executes, and measures the success of events and meetings. There are apps and sites that let planners raise money, send invitations, control seating plans, and sell tickets. LED walls can now react to human movement, while NFC- and R.F.I.D.-enabled bracelets and other devices connect guests to their social media accounts and other digital platforms. Are post-event surveys necessary when you can track attendee feedback on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other places? There's even a way to use holograms to replace—or resurrect—performers. But what else is coming?

From furniture that tweets to indoor clouds that can predict the weather outside, here's a look at some cutting-edge tech developments that could change the face of events.

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