The Do’s and Don’ts of Using Conference Apps

Posted by Jenn Egroff

Apr 15, 2014 1:05:00 PM

Insight from The Cloud Factory Conference Organizers


  Jeff Lawson, Twilio CEO speaking at The Cloud Factory

 When Boast Capital and the Canadian Cloud Council set out to find a mobile app for The Cloud Factory conference, we were simply looking for an engagement tool. Something that would help our attendees make connections and follow the conference agenda. That’s it. But when we discovered Bizzabo, we soon realized it met all of our needs and more!

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Topics: Tips, Event Planners, Conferences, Eventprofs, Do's, Don'ts

The Top 35 Social Media Marketing Speakers

Posted by Stephanie Brenner

Apr 11, 2014 3:38:00 PM


We’re back with more awesome speakers! As a part of our speaker series, we have composed a list of some of the most sought after Social Media Marketing speakers. These guys can share mind-blowing talks on many amazing social media topics including such as social influence, social media lead generation, social branding, social management and more. By the way, having one of these influencers as your speaker will also help you increase awareness of your upcoming conference. Enjoy! 

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Topics: Social Media, Event Planners, Conferences, Eventprofs, Twiiter, Speakers

Is Your Event Ready to Tech?

Posted by Stephanie Brenner

Apr 8, 2014 3:10:00 PM


Event planning can be total chaos. There are a million things to do and only one of you! To make matters more complicated, there’s all this newfangled event technology all the youngins’ are using! If this is your attitude about innovating your next conference, it shouldn’t be. Event technology can help facilitate networking and increase retention, while being easy to use!

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Topics: Conference Networking, event technology, Conferences, Eventprofs, Checklist, Event Planning

20 Must-Read Event Industry Blogs

Posted by Stephanie Brenner

Apr 4, 2014 4:17:00 PM


Though we do our fair share of bizzablogging, we still look to other helpful resources to stay on the ball. Event blogs are chock full of goodies to help organizers and attendees get the most out of their conference planning and event going experience. We’ve put together all the must-reads to stay informed and get inspired!

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Topics: Bizzabo, event technology, Event Planners, Conferences, conference planning tips, Blogs

The Thing That Every Conference Booth Needs (and almost none of them have)

Posted by Mike Riches

Mar 28, 2014 11:21:41 AM

This is a guest blog post by Mike Riches, Online Marketing Manager at Printsome, an online t-shirt printing agency offering tailored solutions to events organisers and marketing professionals along with expert consultation and advice


The booth is looking great, your staff are smiling and you have all the information ready to wow anyone who wanders past your stall, but there is one thing that you are probably missing. One thing that could drive hoards more potential clients to your booth. One thing that could make you the talk of the show and keep the conversation going well past the doors have closed. What is that one thing?

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Topics: Event Planners, Conferences, Eventprofs, conference planning tips, events

The 100 Speakers Who Should Be Seen More at Tech Conferences

Posted by Stephanie Brenner

Mar 21, 2014 2:34:00 PM


Last week we published a blog post showcasing the 100 Most Wanted Speakers at Tech Conferences. There was quite a lot of buzz surrounding this post, which raised the question of why there aren’t more women and diversity on this list of 100 top speakers. So we decided to ask the tech community, followers and supporters, which top tech individuals they would most like to see speaking at the upcoming conferences they are planning to attend. Based on their recommendations, we have compiled a new top 100 list, which is, not surprisingly, both gender balanced and representative of a wide number of communities!

The Tech Community has spoken! People want to see a more diverse lineup of speakers sharing their knowledge and success stories. Out of the hundreds of recommendations we received (thank you for the tweets, comments and emails), we narrowed it down to the top 100 speakers you thought SHOULD be seen more at tech conferences!

If you have more suggestions for great speakers not listed, please share them in the comments below. This list is not ranked in any specific order. Enjoy!

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Topics: Bizzabo, Conference Networking, Conferences, Eventprofs, events, Speakers, Community

The 100 Most-Wanted Speakers at Tech Conferences

Posted by Stephanie Brenner

Mar 12, 2014 10:36:00 AM


At Bizzabo, we live and breathe conferences. We know it is always a challenge to find great speakers, so we came up with a list of the most wanted speakers at tech conferences (we promise to list speakers at other industries in the near future). How did we come up with this list? We dug into our database of more than 3,000 conferences (including hundreds of tech events), compared our speaker popularity metrics with social media insights and search engine results (number of followers, number of appearances in search results) and of course - asked event organizers for their dream team of speakers. Some names might be surprising! Enjoy! 


Disclaimer: This is an impartial list based on data compiled from tech conferences. It does not in any way represent the views espoused by Bizzabo as a company or as individuals. Needless to say that we hope to see more women and minorities play a major role in the tech industry in general and as event speakers in particular.  


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It's Sleek, It's Sexy, It's the Bizzabo App 3.0

Posted by Emma Borochoff

Mar 11, 2014 4:45:09 PM


Bizzabo 3.0 for iPhone was released earlier this week, now joining the Android version in a sleeker, even more user-friendly interface for conference networking.  We're incredibly grateful for the feedback we've gotten from users over the past few months (we even made it into InformationWeek's Top 10!) so we've gone ahead to make our app even better!

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Topics: Bizzabo, Conference Networking, New Features, In The News, event technology, Event Planners, Mobile Apps, Eventprofs

The Newcomer’s Guide to Conference Planning

Posted by Leytal Ross

Mar 10, 2014 12:36:00 PM

This is a guest blog post by Leytal Ross, who is Head of Business Development at imonomy, technology that scans the text from web pages, and automatically matches relevant images to the written content.


Are you a first time conference goer? Well, if that’s the case the good news is you’re not alone. Conferences are one of the best places to network, learn, and get inspired, but being a newbie on the scene may prove to be a bit unsettling if you don’t come properly prepared. Not too long ago, I was representing imonomy as first timer on the conference scene and at times it certainly felt as though I was wearing a neon “New Girl” hat as I walked through the exhibit hall. Suffice it to say, after a few solid tours around the conference ring, I now consider myself a seasoned pro. Looking back on my conference baptism and subsequent first steps, I have come to realize that the key to a successful conference is all in the prep work. That being said, there are many little details, and important tips that I wish I had known when my conferencing days were just starting out. So as a means of paying it forward, here is my checklist of important steps to planning a successful conference:


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Topics: Conference Networking, Tips, Social Media, conference planning tips, events

Real-Time Polling & Voting Has Arrived! Boom.

Posted by Emma Borochoff

Mar 6, 2014 3:51:00 PM

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We know you've been waiting for this, and we've been working hard to bring you a beautiful feature that will pump up your event engagement even further!  Our new surveys and real-time polling features mean more audience participation, more valuable feedback and more value out of session content.

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Topics: Bizzabo, Conference Networking, New Features, event technology, Event Planners, Mobile Apps, Eventprofs, Event Polling

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