New tools and tech are transforming many industries, and for events organisers new conference technology is proving to be worth it’s weight in gold.
Virtual reality, wearable technology, live streaming, digital goody bags – all add value, practical support and the all-important wow factor to events, prompting delegates and visitors to talk about them long after the final chair has been stacked away.
Of course, conference technology can never replace good old-fashioned human endeavor, intuition and interaction, and communication skills are always going to be at the heart of any conference organiser’s toolkit.
However, tools which help you reach your target audience, register attendees and get attendees actively involved in your event, are worth investigating.
Here are some to consider:
Smart Watches, Go Pro, Apple Watches and Google Glass are leading the way in wearable technology. Event organisers can tap into this trend to send GPS directions to attendees, to automate the check-in process, make e-transactions, distribute audience polls and to gather live responses. Some wearable tech can even allow you to monitor the heart beat rate of your audience so you can alter your delivery to suit the mood.
Services like Meerkat and Blab stand out in the field of live streaming and using live streaming can broaden your audience greatly. Here at 99 City Road we offer a streaming room that seamlessly broadcasts presenters, presentations and audio content.
At 99 City road we pride ourselves on our conference technology, have a look at our organisers manual to see all the state of the art tech we have to offer. And remember if we don’t already provide it, we can help source it. Come in and speak to our one of our experienced AV technicians to see how we can give your next event the Now Factor.