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How To Decide on the Best Event Technology for You

How To Decide on the Best Event Technology for You | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It seems like every day there is a shiny new piece of event technology touted as “the next best thing” for managing event details, increasing productivity, collecting registrations and RSVPs, connecting attendees, and so on.

But with more and more event tech solutions available, the anxiety over which option to choose increases. And when you do make a decision, sometimes you are left with the feeling that there was probably a better solution than the one you ended up choosing.

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Suzanne Axt's curator insight, April 19, 9:36 AM
Many forget their objectives and go for "the shiny"...put some thought into your "strategy WHY".
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8 Tips for Corporate Event Photography That Isn’t Boring

8 Tips for Corporate Event Photography That Isn’t Boring | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There’s no denying it: capturing a compelling picture of a corporate or business event can be a challenge. After all, shots of people in suits networking at a conference can start to blend together. But boring corporate event photography doesn’t just reflect poorly on your brand — it can also hurt registrations. In fact, consumers use imagery as a primary way to determine the value of an event before they register.

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3 Big AV Trends That Will Excite and Engage Your Attendees

3 Big AV Trends That Will Excite and Engage Your Attendees | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

AV is a unique element of events. Most people, upon hearing the term, think of monitors and microphones and leave it at that. But thanks to the exponential growth of technology, it’s pretty much everywhere at every event. It can be used for everything from providing big visuals that excite attendees to providing helpful and clear instructions to help attendees find their way around your event.

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5 Benefits of Pre-Registration for Events

5 Benefits of Pre-Registration for Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Every event professional has experienced it - whether as an attendee or as a part of the conference or event team. Everything before the event seems to be running smoothly - all affairs are in order  There's backup for backups, and extra of extras - this conference is bound to be a massive success. The day of the event comes. Ample staff has been hired, and directions are recited and memorized. 

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Stop Wasting Your Valuable Small-Meeting Spend Data

Stop Wasting Your Valuable Small-Meeting Spend Data | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Marketing, sales, and team culture are still driven by human contact, perhaps now more than ever—the main difference is that meetings are getting smaller as the need to connect face-to-face to offset digital fatigue and isolated working conditions grows.

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How to Use Video to Increase Your Event’s Value

How to Use Video to Increase Your Event’s Value | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
It’s probably a pretty big understatement to say that online video consumption has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade and it’s definitely no surprise that there’s no s…
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Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage

Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Cybersecurity is more important than ever for meetings and events .Security has always been a concern in planning meetings. But in an increasingly complex world, few would argue that the need to keep information secure is taking on new levels of importance, especially when it comes to online interactions.

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Blockchain in Travel for Dummies

Blockchain in Travel for Dummies | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

While still in its infancy a lot has been written about blockchain, the technology believed to transform many of the business models that we know today. The buzz it’s been generating especially over the last year has been massive, comparable to that of the Internet in the early 90s. And the blockchain is often referred to as the next generation of the Internet – the Internet of Value.

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A Digital Marketing Checklist for Events

A Digital Marketing Checklist for Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There’s a popular book within productivity circles that focuses on one simple tool that makes a world of difference when it comes to planning. It’s called “The Checklist Manifesto” by Atul Gawande. In the book, Gawande discusses the value of using checklists in order to organize teams, increase efficiency, and cut down on mistakes and mishaps when dealing with complex operations (like flying a fighter jet or performing surgery).

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Here’s What Makes For A Successful Hackathon

Here’s What Makes For A Successful Hackathon | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Jenine P. Humber, CGMP, GVEP, is no slouch when it comes to meetings. As special-event coordinator for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) at Harvard University, Humber has access to some of the most technologically advanced venues in the United States. She is both a Certified Government Meeting Professional and a Government Virtual Events Producer.

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7 Event Ticketing Platforms for Your Next Conference

7 Event Ticketing Platforms for Your Next Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Ticketing can be a critical part of the event and conference planning process. Often, you have ideas regarding how you want to manage ticket sales and need a solution that can bring your vision to life. Luckily, there are numerous options available in the ticketing platform space. To help you find the one that is right for you, here are seven event ticketing platforms (and a bonus option) to consider for your next conference or event.

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Are Mobile Apps Taking People Away From Your Room Block?

Are Mobile Apps Taking People Away From Your Room Block? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Attendees used to rely on one screen for all their housing needs: their desktop computer. But as the mobile revolution shrinks the size of their devices, they’re enjoying the anywhere-anytime ability to compare room rates from their smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches. And their searches are taking them to many digital destinations outside the “Hotel & Travel” section of the typical conference website.

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The Exhibition Industry Revolution Will Be Digitized—Are You Ready?

The Exhibition Industry Revolution Will Be Digitized—Are You Ready? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The trade show industry has quietly begun to undergo a revolution, spurred by the emergence of big data, analytics, and digital technologies. And yet all too many exhibition organizers, still happy to rely on traditional exhibit revenue streams, have been reluctant to plan for long-term digital transformation, says Denzil Rankine, executive chairman of events global events strategy consultancy AMR International.

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Are Digital and Face-to-Face Marketing Frenemies?

Are Digital and Face-to-Face Marketing Frenemies? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Think about the last time you went a trade show, conference or networking event. There was a hubbub of noise and conversation. You are there to learn, meet, listen and, if you are booth staff, greet and teach. Imagine that you are approached by someone, or maybe are seated next to someone, and you exchange mutual hellos. 

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Inside Information

Inside Information | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The National Association of Realtors creates an engaging online experience with the help of experts — its own attendees.
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Your Burning Wi-Fi Questions, Answered

Your Burning Wi-Fi Questions, Answered | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
How many connections can an access point handle? Will the day come when we don’t have to worry about Wi-Fi because all attendees have unlimited cellular data plans? Do hotels really block data signals to force planners to buy Wi-Fi?
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Anne Berrevoets's curator insight, April 6, 10:24 AM
One of the few articles that actually tackles the real questions! great content!
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Easy Ways to Engage Attendees with Virtual Reality

Easy Ways to Engage Attendees with Virtual Reality | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As event planners and marketers, we all know how important it is to stay on top of trends, especially when it comes to event technology. Having new technology can increase attendee engagement, which is frequently the most important KPI for measuring event ROI. Implementing new trends at events sounds easy, but the difficult part is choosing the right ones for your event and deciding the specific ways to showcase them to your attendees.

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The CX Manifesto: Are You Designing Event Experiences with a Blindfold On?

The CX Manifesto: Are You Designing Event Experiences with a Blindfold On? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
When you design your event, are you creating a customer experience that you think they want or are you using behavioral data to know what they want.
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How to Make the Most of Content Production Opportunities at Events

How to Make the Most of Content Production Opportunities at Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When people think of events, they often focus on the opportunities of the day. This can include the ability to attend sessions, network with other professionals, and generate sales leads. But an event can offer much more than what you can see in a day.

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How to Seamlessly Migrate to the Right Event Software 

How to Seamlessly Migrate to the Right Event Software  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event planners on the hunt for a new software provider may find that there are more options to choose from these days than in previous years. That’s because our industry is growing and fast, with research showing that the global event management software market will increase 8.24% by 2020.

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Selecting the right mobile event app

Selecting the right mobile event app | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The growth of mobile app usage for meetings and events continues to climb rapidly, and the tipping point might be occurring right now. The 2016 Event App Bible revealed that while 30 per cent of event professionals already incorporate mobile event apps, an additional 37 per cent said they planned to use event apps within the next year.

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How to Design an Event Registration Website That Converts

How to Design an Event Registration Website That Converts | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In today’s world of events, your event website matters more than ever. Here are eight effective event website design best practices you need to follow.
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What You Need to Know About Wi-Fi Pricing

What You Need to Know About Wi-Fi Pricing | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Planners know that Wi-Fi is a key component to a successful program these days. But how can they get the best bang for their buck? What may at first blush sound like the best deal—an offer of free or comped Wi-Fi on the part of the host facility—may be good for the bottom line, but not so good for attendee experience.

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