Meetings & Events

Immersive Experiences Are the Future of Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Immersive Experiences Are the Future of Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

It won't be enough to attend a meeting anymore. Conference attendees are going to need to see events in a whole new way — even if that reality is augmented.

5 days ago

How Augmented Reality Will Impact Meetings and Events

How Augmented Reality Will Impact Meetings and Events

Sheryll Poe, Skift

Move over virtual reality, there's a new reality taking over at meetings, conferences, and events. Augmented reality has the potential to change the way people see events — literally.

6 days ago

The Unshakeable Value of Live Events — Meetings Innovation Report

The Unshakeable Value of Live Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

The importance of face-to-face meetings and live events is more invaluable than ever.

2 weeks ago

Meeting Planners Will Face Challenge of Rising Attendance Costs in 2018

Meeting Planners Will Face Challenge of Rising Attendance Costs in 2018

Sheryll Poe, Skift

When it comes to attending a meeting or event in the year ahead, it really is a seller's market. Meanwhile, travel costs for attendees and planners are on the rise. Buckle up for increased spending.

2 weeks ago

Timing Is Everything When It Comes to Event Planning — Meetings Innovation Report

Timing Is Everything When It Comes to Event Planning — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Will there ever be a day when last-minute event or meeting RSVPs are a thing of the past? Probably not.

4 weeks ago

Meeting Planners Are Experimenting With New Tactics to Avoid Last-Minute Registrations

Meeting Planners Are Experimenting With New Tactics to Avoid Last-Minute Registrations

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

Event overload is causing attendees to register later than ever, and early-bird discounts are so yesterday. It's time for planners to get innovative.

4 weeks ago

Face Value: The Rise of Facial Recognition Event Software — Meetings Innovation Report

Face Value: The Rise of Facial Recognition Event Software — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

As with all advancements in technology, we need to ask ourselves: Is facial recognition software a good thing? And what are the potential consequences?

1 month ago

How Facial Recognition Is Shaping the Future of Conferences

How Facial Recognition Is Shaping the Future of Conferences

Sheryll Poe, Skift

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, your face may be your ticket to your next event. Thanks to improvements in facial recognition technology, meeting and event planners have access to a whole slew of tools to make their conferences and events more interactive, engaging and secure.

1 month ago

Chat Is the Future of Everything at Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Chat Is the Future of Everything at Events — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

In 2017, SXSW, IMEX, BizBash and other event companies all rolled out new chatbot platforms, which leverage artificial intelligence to customize messaging. This is how we'll engage with all brands in the future.

1 month ago

Behind the Rise of Chatbots in Meetings and Events

Behind the Rise of Chatbots in Meetings and Events

Greg Oates, Skift

Chatbots offer the first glimpse into a future where meeting and event planners can deliver mass personalization at scale using artificial intelligence.

1 month ago

Tech Adoption for Event Organizers Is Spotty

Tech Adoption for Event Organizers Is Spotty

Dave Montali, Skift

Increasing competition in the event sector has attracted more technology companies to provide solutions for current bottlenecks.

2 months ago

A Win-Win for Meeting Planners and Sports Venues — Meetings Innovation Report

A Win-Win for Meeting Planners and Sports Venues — Meetings Innovation Report

Deanna Ting, Skift

Sports venues are quickly becoming a preferred event venue of choice for groups that are looking for a memorable and unconventional meeting.

2 months ago