Technology is changing and growing faster than ever before! It can feel overwhelming to sort through all the tech options information to find what works for your event, your culture, will be more important to you and your company in 2018. As a Destination Management Company in Boston and Greater New England, we stay up on what is trending and also how to best incorporate those ideas into your event. Here are 3 topics to consider this year to stay connected!
Live Streaming on Social Media
Live streaming on Facebook and Instagram are as popular as ever. If you are hoping to live stream your panel make sure to plan ahead. The bandwidth of your WIFI network and your event team will play a role to make sure this goes off without a hitch!
App Technology has become easier to enable an expected part of events. Attendees enjoy the convenience of having a simple way to access their customized agenda, connect with other attendees, or even activate live session polling. Don't underestimate the impact a simple app-based game can have on attendee engagement! It is all worth exploring.
Balancing High Tech with High Touch
Being high tech is great but if your audience doesn't feel connected to your technology you've missed the mark. Review your audience demographics pre-event and consider having a tech help desk staffed with friendly staff ready to guide new users.
Technology done well is a seamless and amazing compliment to your goal. Technology done poorly is stick in the gears of your well-oiled event. Do what feels comfortable. Your attendees will love it... Just remember to rent phone chargers for your guests to keep everyone's devices powered!
Last week, Micha Brooks, Senior Account Manager, and Erin Phinney, Account Manager, attended the PCMA Convening Leaders conference in Nashville. It was their first time in Nashville and with Corinthian Events being a Destination Management Company, they naturally were enticed to explore and venture out to expand our knowledge of the best and most interesting the city has to offer. The City of Nashville, PCMA, and our GDP Partner - Destination Nashville, brought out all the stops with an amazing conference from the start of the general session. Check out the ceiling – there was a LED panel design on it in the shape of a guitar. The fun continued with top notch entertainment, great food and people throughout the entire experience. Check out our favorite highlights below!
Chip Epstein and Clare Bowen from CMT's Nashville rocked the house in the opening reception.
Little Big Town & Peter Frampton at the Musician's Hall of Fame and Museum. They were amazing and the venue blew us away with it's grand concert hall.
So clearly our diets fell to the wayside as we dove into decadent foods including this hot chicken biscuit sandwich and blueberry compote bonuts at Biscuit Love. Yup, its called a bonut – warm doughnut ball with a sugary coating with a mascarpone topping. Micha shared that she would take a flight back to Nashville JUST for these. Want to join?
Have you heard of Hattie B's? They were on Food Network so we had to check them out! So good.
Are you keeping track of calories? We clearly were not at this point when Destination Nashville recommended us head over to Jeni's Icecream. We followed suit and were so glad we did!
Have you heard of the upscale neighborhood in Nashville The Gulch? It is an awesome place to visit. They stopped by Kelsey Montague's piece #WhatLiftsYou, which is part of a series of interactive pieces she has created all over the world.
They had an opportunity to get back on the fitness bandwagon so Micha signed up for the Nash Dash 5k run at the Nissan Stadium. Looking good Micha!
What a great time we had exploring Nashville, meeting with our GDP Partners - Destination Nashville, and just having an awesome time.
See you next year in Pittsburgh!
See you next year in Pittsburgh!