Smart Meetings

Bringing Advanced Audiovisual to the StageGadgetsTechnology

The entertainment industry has advanced the development of hologram technology such that it is nearing practical use in the realm of business events. Already, live concerts include three-dimensional performances that are difficult to tell from the actual thing on stage.  

Time for Real Behavioral UnderstandingGadgetsTechnology

All planners want to know how they can improve the attendee experience, but getting honest answers to the question of “what is working?” can be challenging. Luckily, both event apps and smart badge technology has evolved to the point that when combined with advanced analytics, they can track attendee movement throughout an event. This gives…

Walt Disney World Resorts Adding Exciting New Group OptionsDestinations

Meeting planners might not always think of Walt Disney World as an exciting venue for clients with serious business in mind, but the “House the Mouse Built” is continually evolving to offer new options for incentive trips, conferences and other corporate gatherings.

Eventprofs to the Rescue: A Story of Disaster AvertedCase StudyEvents

Salvaging a situation that involves entities outside a hotel property can be especially difficult. But Ann Renneker, director of event management at Sheraton Dallas Hotel, was recently able to accomplish that for a 900-person group—and on just one hour’s notice. The event was a “walk of remembrance”—part of a three-day educational and support conference for…

ai registration events

Harnessing the Power of AI in Hotels and Meeting SpacesGadgetsTechnologyTechnology News

As more hotels provide in-room electronic concierge systems such as Alexa—which can do everything from answer spoken questions to making restaurant and spa reservations—attendees will soon come to expect that event hosts provide on-demand artificial-intelligence (AI) solutions for meeting-related inquiries and needs. One example of how this personalized technology can benefit event attendees is the…

Nominate a Smart Woman for Special RecognitionNews

The event industry is filled with visionary, passionate, talented women who dedicate their time to bringing people together, getting business done and putting a little more joy in the world. Last year, author and speaker Fawn Germer was one of the top women honored, and she told our editor that the most important tip for…

first impression registration

Innovating the First ImpressionAppsTechnology

Online registration for events is nearly universal now. Sophisticated event apps maintain a personalized agenda in attendees’ phones. However, people still have to check in once they physically arrive at the venue to obtain an identification badge. This is where the event experience can go awry, souring perceptions just moments after walking in the door….