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What Are Some Technology Trends that Are Reshaping Event Planning?

What Are Some Technology Trends that Are Reshaping Event Planning?

There’s no question that technology has changed the way we do so many things. Meeting and event planning is no exception. At Unique Venues, we take pride in helping event planners and business leaders find interesting and cool places and meeting centers to hold their next events. From colleges to movie theaters, we love to introduce event planners to new venues that will help make their next events a success. Over the years, we have noticed how new technologies have transformed events. Here are a few of the most prominent:

Crowd Streaming: Even five years ago, it would have been very difficult for individuals to broadcast their experiences at an event. This is no longer the case. You can now crowd stream to people all over the world through various mobile apps, and it allows your event to be seen from the perspective of the attendee, adding a level of authenticity. Encourage your guests to crowd stream and spotlight your event.

RFID Technology: Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology uses radio waves to track and identify objects. It is frequently used in inventory management. However, it is also used in a wide variety of other applications, including event planning. Everything from registration and check-in’s to social media engagement and contest sign-ups can all be done using RFID technology. Event planners can also use RFID technology for quantitative and qualitative data analysis to determine what works and what might need improvement for future events.

Event Apps: The days of the thick event binder could be in the past very soon. More event planners are using event apps to present itineraries, panel information, speaker bios, and more in a convenient manner on one’s phone or tablet. However, it’s important to know that these apps can be expensive so they must provide use to guests after the event is over to realize their full value.

Wearable Technology and Virtual Reality: Wearable technology is already well-known to the public, but we are only starting to see the benefits event planners experience using it. Wearable technology can be used for everything from registration and facial recognition to food and beverage selection, completely changing the logistics of an event. Virtual reality booths are a cool way to present information and provide answers to questions attendees might have.

Want to learn more about venues that can support these technology trends and others? Contact us today to find the perfect venue for your next conference, meeting, or special event.
During this global pandemic, the team at Unique Venues has been working to serve our industry planners and venues with free resources including roundtables, webinars, and workshops. You can visit our COVID-19 Resources page to learn about our upcoming programs this month and next that you may be interested in registering for. Be sure to follow Unique Venues on Facebook (@uniquevenues) and be on the lookout for Facebook Live sessions from Unique Venues CEO, Chuck Salem who will be providing tips and trends for weathering the storm.