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5 Tips To Jumpstart Event App Adoption

Posted by David Epstein

Aug 1, 2014 9:58:46 AM

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Using an event app at your next event is a great way to provide value to attendees, sponsors and speakers. Suggesting who to meet, updating attendees for last minute changes, interacting with speakers, are just a few examples of the value event apps can provide to your event experience. They can maximize attendees’ precious time while at your event and help sponsors increase brand exposure and generate qualified leads. However, in order to enjoy the awesomeness that your app provides, they must actually download and use it. So here are 5 tips to increase event app adoption and keep everyone happy:

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Topics: Tips, Event Planners, Event Planning, Event Industry

The 16 Best New York City Venues

Posted by Hannah Weiner

Jul 28, 2014 2:18:00 PM

AffiniaFor event organizers, New York City is the land of tall buildings, hip hangouts, and unique hole-in-the-wall spots. It’s home to big commercial spaces and smaller edgy places. So, unless you’re totally in the know, finding the perfect venue for your event in NYC can feel overwhelming, to say the least.

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Topics: Event Planners, Event Planning, New York, Event Organizer, Event Industry

6 Things We’ve Learned from Partnering with 4,000 Conferences

Posted by Alon Alroy

Jul 24, 2014 2:12:00 PM

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We recently reached the awesome milestone of having our platform utilized at over 4,000 conferences worldwide.  That’s a big number we’re all very proud of! We’ve had the honor of partnering with truly amazing events - from social media conferences to meetings on the future of Bitcoins and Mixed martial arts tradeshows.  We’ve come a long way since introducing our platform in the summer of 2012 and have learned a great deal about the exciting meetings industry, event technology and meeting planners. In addition, we learned a lot about ourselves and our product.

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Topics: Bizzabo, event technology, Event Industry

The Guide To Essential Event Tech Terms - Part I

Posted by Hannah Weiner

Jul 22, 2014 2:36:59 PM

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When I started familiarizing myself with the events industry, one thing made itself very clear: the event industry is a world unto itself. Some articles felt like I was reading a different language, and in a sense, I was. But the more research I did, the more I started to comprehend the nuances within the events industry — especially regarding event technology terms.

In my uphill climb, diving into event management blogs, I began to compile a reference list of key event industry terms. Since there are so many necessary terms out there, I thought it best to break this down into a series. First up - essential conference terms and event tech lingo! So, whether you’re new to the event industry, or just in need of a brush-up on some event technology key words, look no further than this list of essential event tech terms:

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Topics: event technology, Event Planners, Event Planning, Tech, Event Industry

8 Tips For Using Your Conference Content To Keep Attendees Engaged

Posted by Dean Ronnie

Jul 17, 2014 2:12:00 PM

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The chances are that if you are organising a conference, you are going to have access to a wealth of content, content that would have taken you months to research, prepare and create. Rather than just letting this content go to waste, thinking that it has served its purpose, why not utilize it in other ways?

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Topics: Conferences, Marketing

The Top 10 Event and Conference Venues in the UK

Posted by Mike Riches

Jul 15, 2014 1:19:00 PM

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Here in the UK we are lucky to have a variety of truly unique event and conference venues, each offering something slightly different. Although it must be said that London is home to a lot of these venues, the rest of the UK also provides some interesting alternatives to the capital including countryside castles and woodland retreats.

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Topics: conference planning tips, Event Planning, Event Industry

Know Your Acronyms: A Guide to Event Industry Associations

Posted by Hannah Weiner

Jul 11, 2014 12:16:00 PM

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When walking down the yellow brick road of the event industry, you’re bound to encounter a scramble of letters that stand for event industry associations. For newcomers to the land of Oz, these associations sound slightly intimidating: there’s so many of them, and you want to know which ones make the most sense for you to be a part of!

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Topics: Event Planners, Event Planning, Guide, Event Organizer, Event Associations, Event Industry

5 Tips for Successful Selfie Marketing

Posted by Hannah Weiner

Jul 9, 2014 3:58:00 PM

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(Event selfies: why they’re not embarrassing, and how to use them for your company)

What started as an embarrassing, narcissistic and Myspace-esque habit now finds itself among the annals of the human condition; you can find it in most people’s phone galleries, the dictionary, or in a Google search for “most retweeted file in Twitter’s history”. But recently, smartphone users (or anything with a camera, really)—and brands—have decided to strip the stigma from the “selfie” and, instead, embrace it.

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Topics: Bizzabo, Tips, Event Planners, 2014 Trends, Marketing, AIBTM, Event Promotion

10 Beautifully Designed Event Websites

Posted by Hannah Weiner

Jul 3, 2014 11:39:00 AM

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The first sense of an event: the event’s website. It can cause the first rumblings of hype (or dread). The web designer’s job is to master the event’s aura before the event even happens, capturing the scene in fonts, colors, and design. These websites show us, uniquely, how to mold an event’s aesthetic into something digestible, useful, and that accurately reflects an event’s story. Each person has a story, product, and business has a story—and so does each event. An event website acts as the storyteller and, if the story seems consistent and cool, then people will want to experience the story for themselves and attend the event. Here are the best and most beautiful event websites that function as great storytellers (in no particular order):

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Topics: Conferences, Eventprofs, events, UX, Do's

The 12 Best San Francisco Venues for Your Next Conference or Meetup

Posted by Stephanie Brenner

Jul 1, 2014 4:31:00 PM

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So, you want to plan an event? First thing's first, you need a killer venue. San Francisco is an amazing city with a ton of exciting and unique venues to choose from.  From the curvacious curves of Lombard street to the sweet, sweet, $2 tacos of the Mission District, this city is anthing but lacking in cool places to host your high-profile tech conference or your laidback networking meetup.  We gathered both attendee feedback and opinions from our event industry friends to bring you a list of some of the sweetest venues SF has to offer. Check it!

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Topics: Conferences, conference planning tips, events, Event Planning, Venue

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