Category Archives: Technology

Upgrade Your Event with These Tech Innovations

 Meeting planners manage approximately 12,647 details throughout the year. And with each passing year, more of them are related to technology. Tech now helps planners engage attendees before the in-person event; assists attendees as they participate in the event; and continues this interaction with attendees, while also facilitating interaction between attendees, after the event.

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Smartphone Etiquette 101

As you look around in restaurants, on street corners and in our workplaces, you will recognize “the state of monomaniacal obliviousness” that overcomes fellow humans when they’re “absorbed in an activity to the exclusion of everything else,” in the words of Henry Alford, author of Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That: A Modern Guide to Manners.

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Projection Mapping Turns Pixels into Art

Projection technology has been used for decades in meetings by projecting a film or presentation onto a white screen. Now, projection mapping, also known as video mapping and spatial augmented reality, brings visuals to life in a 3-D world. The food and beverage, tourism, entertainment and sports industries are just a few of the businesses using projection mapping to bring new experiences to guests.

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7 Unconventional Vending Machines for a New Age

Remember the days of dropping a coin in a slot and getting a bag of chips, candy bar or cold beverage out of a machine? Some clever “in-vend-ors” have created some new machines for our bustling, grab ‘n’ go society. Check out the novelty items you might run into next time you’re at a hotel, airport or trade show floor.

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5 Questions to Ask Your Event App Provider

Some of the most devastating attacks are not carried out with guns or cars crashing into buildings, but instead at the digital level. We are all more vulnerable to cyberattacks stealing our data than ever before, and the meetings industry has a heightened responsibility to keep information about its attendees safe.

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Employ the Latest in Earpieces and Headsets

Security teams keep attendees safe by corresponding with colleagues via headsets. And onstage, in-ear monitors are used by singers to help keep them pitch perfect. Headset technology has come a long way, and promises to add even more to the event experience of the near future.

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Get Ready to Like Your Airport Experience Again

Almost everyone can agree: there are fewer things more stressful than long lines when you’re rushing to make your flight on time. The travel industry isn’t blind to these problems. Here are some improvements that might soon be coming to an airport near you.

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