Our latest Event Profs Panel roundtable brought together our
panel and specialist event production company, Universal Live, to
discuss the most popular tech for 2018 conferences.
The findings came as Universal Live showcased how event
engagement apps, live content projection and wireless presentation
systems can be used to enhance an event, and even improve how
delegates and event organisers communicate with one another.
The tech demonstrated on the day included:
- Meetoo- a web and app based platform that
helps both delegates and event organisers tocommunicate before,
during and after a conference.
- Smart Marker- allows content to be
transferred from any kind of surface, such as a white board orclear
screen, on to a larger projection in real time, as well as allowing
the user to stream content toattendees' computers or mobile
- ClickShare -is operated using a central
dongle, connecting multiple devices that allows presentersto share
their screen easily without the need of swapping computers and
- Virtual Reality (VR)- is a computer
technology that uses virtual reality headsets or multi-projected
environments to generate realistic images.
The key conclusion taken from the session was that the must-have
tech used at conferences is not about having the latest gimmick,
but about having tools that support the management of the event and
help deliver real-time engagement. But other findings included:
- That the Meetoo event organisation app is the tool most likely
to be adopted in the future.
- Although the panel had assumed that Smart Marker would be too
expensive, it's a cost-effectiveway of bringing a presentation to
- ClickShare is starting to be widely used at events, making
this kind of tech an expectation at aconference rather than added
- VR fell to the bottom of the list as the panel were concerned
that this kind of tech would be morebeneficial when showing clients
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