Conferences and their technologies have developed in the past year and the changes affected the way we view, plan and experience conferences. While certain trends are bound to stay, some technologies will see major updates in 2019. We asked our team about their predictions and trends for the coming year, and here are their answers:
Capturing insights and real-time data is now easier, quicker and more effective then ever before: The latest update of our analytics platform* allows you to evaluate your impact and measure your event’s success, giving you the ability to make data-driven decisions backed by real numbers. Here is a quick round-up of our analytics’ possibilities and what we’ve improved:
2 months ago, we introduced a new set of features that made it easier for attendees to network, meet up and stay connected throughout the year. To make these networking features even more effective, our developers connected them with another powerful tool: Push notifications. Now, your attendees will never miss a new contact, meeting or chat message again*. Here’s how it works.
It was a year we won’t forget: From new laws and changing guidelines to innovative technologies, a lot happened in 2018. As another year passed by, changes in the event industry affected the way we view, plan and experience conferences. We asked our team about some of the biggest changes and news in 2018, and here are their answers:
This month, we are bringing new updates* to one of our favourite tools: The Eureka Ask feature. We like this tool so much because if gives the audience the opportunity to take part in a presentation and to raise their questions, but in a way that keeps you in control. To make the experience for the attendees and you as the organiser even better, we now let app users know whenever there are new questions, so they don’t have to leave the Ask screen. Furthermore, all question- and like-updates are now happening in real time, so you won’t miss anything.
Q&A sessions are part of most scientific and medical conferences these days, and widely popular amongst attendees. And that for a good reason: They give them the rare opportunity to ask questions directly to an expert and interact with the presentation content.
Yet, blindly choosing one attendee out of a big crowd has its pitfalls. While you as the organizer and the presenter can spend weeks preparing for a presentation, the Q&A session is largely out of your control. Questions can be random and or regarding subjects that are not interesting for a majority of the audience. This is why an “Ask” feature in your event app can make a big difference. Here, attendees can submit questions from their seats via a mobile app and send them to the podium. A moderator will then see the submitted questions and can choose which ones are answered by the presenter. Not only will this put you back in control, it will also allow attendees that don’t like to speak in front of an audience to ask their questions.
To make your Q&A a success, our Head of Customer Success Management Clara shares 3 questions that you should ask yourself when using the Ask feature of your mobile app.
Did you know that videos are processed 60,000x faster in the brain than text? Not only that: We are also programmed to retain visual content better. Studies have shown that the average viewer remembers 95% of a message when it is watched, whereas only 10% when read*. Reason enough for us to spend the past weeks creating a video about the Society App, in which we show you the clear design, smart features and endless possibilities of this app solution for associations and conferences. Today, we are happy to launch our very first product video:
Having a well-established network is an important part of our lives and one of the main reasons why professionals attend conferences. For just a few days, experts from all around the world come together and create the unique opportunity to make connections that wouldn’t have been possible before. At Conference Compass, it is part of our vision to enable and build powerful connections, so we added some great new features* to our apps to make the networking around events and conferences even easier.
With many in-app opportunities that offer exposure, interaction and insights to your sponsors, it is crucial to know which features offer which benefits to them. By doing so, you can include the right options in your sponsor packages and generate additional revenue for your event. Our head of project management Clara Lluch shares 5 tips for a smooth and efficient in-app sponsor promotion.
With increasingly stricter sponsorship guidelines for events, medical and scientific associations are looking for new ways to offer their event sponsors the visibility they seek. Yet, visibility alone is not enough anymore: How can you enable your sponsors to interact with the attendees in an ethical manner, fostering qualitative engagements and knowledge exchange?
How can a congress app be of assistance?
For most societies and event organisers, their sponsors represent an important budget source for their conferences and educational events. But aside from budget, remember that your sponsors also bring expertise and innovation to your conference. The challenge is to bring these two together, in a way that moves away from plain advertising and towards knowledge exchange. Here’s how your conference app can help: