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.
We assisted many clients in the planning and execution of app-powered Q&A sessions – and have learned a lot from them. 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 essential tips for an 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:
Our client’s feedback is extremely important to us as it helps us to improve our apps and service. In the past months, we talked to many clients who planned smaller events or meetings and were overwhelmed by all the functionalities, features and options that our CMS has to offer. It was time for a change and today, we are happy to introduce you to the Event lite!* Now, you can choose: Would you like to create an app for a big conference or a smaller meeting? Continue Reading ->
With large amounts of event data and extensive event programmes, the accurate import and organisation of these into your app is of great importance. Feedback from scientific and medical conferences tells us that this data process can prove to be challenging and is at times even a source of frustration. Therefore, we zoomed-in on this challenge and offer some solutions.
From our UX Designer Annette Voesenek
Your app structure and the organisation of your event data in your app can make the difference between a great and mediocre user experience. Therefore, the definition of your conference app’s structure is an important factor in its successful employment. Our UX designer Annette Voesenek gives 5 tips for a high-quality app experience.
Google just announced a recent update to their Developer Policy, including changes in their child endangerment, violence, financial, and spam policies. According to Google, the changes are meant to ‘make Google Play a positive experience for both developers and consumers.’, which we as app developers couldn’t agree more with. Especially the spam policy update caught our attention, as it names new guidelines for apps that contain repetitive content. Here’s the new policy.