Are you purchasing a mobile app for a medical or scientific conference? Between numerous available event app options, it can be a challenge to identify which features should be prioritised. What is most important when it comes to events that are characterised by a vast amount of information, sessions, and attendees? Over the past years, Event Manager Blog analysed 98 healthcare events with mobile apps to isolate the most popular features. After all, knowing what the majority of event organisers have chosen in the past years can give you an indication of what features you might want to consider for your own event app. We have a closer look at the top 10 features to explain their benefits.
Messages are the perfect way to keep your attendees in the know about your organisation. You can use them to announce event updates or to share your latest news. But how can you post urgent information like time changes or deadlines without running a risk to clutter the app’s newsfeed? The solution: expiration dates. Our latest feature within the message scheduler allows you to keep the right focus by showing messages only while they are relevant. Here is how:
One of the most asked questions to our Customer Success Managers is: “How can I ensure that my event app will be a success?” Making an event app successful doesn’t only mean offering the right functionalities and features, it is also closely connected to your app promotion. Just providing a great app doesn’t necessarily mean that all your attendees will use it. But what happens if the app promotion becomes another point on your already packed to-do list? Conference Compass wants to make this easy for you with our all-new App Promotion Kit.
For event planners, it is exciting to see an engagement peak within their mobile app during a conference. The app gathers an active community of attendees, professionals, and members and presents a unique communication channel. But what happens once the event is over? App users leave the app because they no longer see its use and the once active online community fades. The challenge is to keep the engagement up and activate users year-round. Most event profs fear not to have enough content or expertise to fill their mobile app throughout the year. Luckily, it doesn’t take a dedicated team or much time to uphold your mobile community. Here are 3 steps that will help you to create year-round mobile buzz with minimal effort! Continue Reading ->
Did you know that every time an attendee creates a personal profile, asks the speaker a question via your app or votes during a presentation, Eureka is involved? The Eureka platform is the driving motor behind the social and interactive features of our apps and empowers speakers, attendees and event organisers. Since we recently re-designed Eureka, some things might look or feel a little different, so we invite both Conference Compass veterans and newbies to have a look at our intro:
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.
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.
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:
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.