Today’s attendees have high expectations and they bring multiple devices including smartphones, laptops and tablets. As a result, reliable and fast Wi-Fi technology is becoming ever more important in events and meetings as digital event strategists learn how to harness this new capability to engage attendees throughout the program and enhance social and networking opportunities. The importance of Wi-Fi, just like Internet bandwidth, makes sense, since stable Wi-Fi network is essential for communication, offers mobi... read more
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The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) annual Convening Leaders conference was held in Orlando in earrly January and although final numbers aren't published yet, PCMA expects to crest the 4,000 in person attendance number while attracting another 700 more online with their hybrid program.
In a press conference, Deborah Sexton, executive director of PCMA noted that over 100 virtual attandees from 2011 had atte... read more
What’s Your Goal?
The goal of the PCMA Convening Leaders experience is to showcase the PCMA brand, deliver a high-level education program and give attendees many opportunities for networking. The online event is the primary tool for reaching an extended audience of those who can’t physically be at the meeting. The goal is to attract and engage the remote audience, and convert them to members if they aren’t already, and help them realize the benefits of being at the next PCMA event in person.... read more
Lowered costs, extended reach and the ability to create new revenue streams are key factors contributing to the growing popularity of digital events. But research suggests that many event professionals can find it difficult to know where to start and to understand the real benefits digital events deliver. Furthermore, they aren’t sure about expenses and whether they have requisite capabilities and resources for executing successful digital events.
Virtual Edge Institute’s Digital Event Center™ (DEC) program ... read more
Event planners around the world are always looking for ways to design meetings that enhance the attendee experience and improve group dynamics and interaction. But deciphering what really matters to attendees and improving their performance at meetings may be even more difficult than planners think, particularly if they are making assumptions instead of using information generated from in-depth scientific studies.
The PCMA Education Foundation recently released a new guide The Appliance of Science: 39 Ways to Impr... read more
Poll your audience in real time by downloading a slide from the Poll Everywhere site and inserting it into your PowerPoint file. Audience members can respond to questions by texting or going to your customized PollEvereywhere web page all from their phones, tablets or computers. Results are almost instantanous and display live on the PowerPoint slide being shown during your event or learning program. You can use both poll questions as well as open ended questions.
Now you can engage your in person audience and inc... read more