Category Archives: Technology

Air and Water Can Fire Up Your Phone

While traditional charging stations remain relevant, emerging technologies offer alternate ways to juice up batteries—and some of them are so innovative that Apple’s forthcoming wireless charging mat, AirPower, may have a run for its money.

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Airlines Tap Social Media to Address Passengers’ Issues

Delayed flights, missed connections, lost luggage and malfunctioning TV screens are all part of air travel, but where do you turn when you need to air grievances? Meeting and event planners and other flyers have increasingly looked to social media in hopes of having their questions answered quickly and effectively. Airlines, in turn, have met…

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Bringing Advanced Audiovisual to the Stage

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.  

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Time for Real Behavioral Understanding

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…

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Harnessing the Power of AI in Hotels and Meeting Spaces

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…

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Innovating the First Impression

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….

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