An afternoon of plastic fishing in the canals of Rotterdam left our team inspired. Last week, Conference Compass became the 30th organisation to sign the IAPCO Plastics Pledge. The International Association of Conference Organisers launched the campaign for its 50th anniversary in 2018. With the help of their mascot “Ticky the Turtle”, IAPCO wants to inspire 50 organisations to make measurable changes at their events by the IAPCO Annual Meeting in February 2020. Continue Reading ->
As we announced in June, Conference Compass has moved to a beautiful new office in the BINK36, a creative hotspot in The Hague. Previously occupied by the “Staatsbedrijf der Posterijen, Telegrafie en Telefonie” (Public Postal, Telegraphy and Telephony Services), the BINK36 now houses nearly two hundred creative and innovative organisations. The relocation to a bigger office became a necessity after our team outgrew the former workspace in the heart of Delft. Now, we are excited to share the first pictures of our new workspace.
As of May 26th 2019, Conference Compass has moved to a beautiful new office in the BINK36, a creative hotspot in The Hague. The relocation to a bigger office became a necessity after our team outgrew the former workspace in the heart of Delft.
Previously occupied by the “Staatsbedrijf der Posterijen, Telegrafie en Telefonie” (Public Postal, Telegraphy and Telephony Services), the BINK36 now houses nearly two hundred creative and innovative organisations. We are excited about this new chapter of our company history and are looking forward to welcoming clients, partners and visitors in our new office.
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:
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:
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:
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.
It’s finally here – The Conference Compass Web App! After months of hard work, our developers now present you with our latest feature and a new way for attendees to experience your event app: Anytime, on any device!
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will not only affect the way that organisers are planning events, but also the event technology they use! Event apps are used at almost every event today and process a lot of personal data. It is therefore important to know everything there is to know about the GDPR and event apps before the regulation comes into full force on the 25th of May. In this video, our CEO Jelmer van Ast will inform you about the upcoming changes – so you can look confident into the future.
There is a lot that meeting planners and associations need to worry about when it comes to the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but their event app shouldn’t be one of them! We guarantee all our clients our best effort to be GDPR compliant. To find out what exactly this includes, our CEO Jelmer van Ast answers the most asked questions about the compliance of our apps and services.