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.
If your business is operating in Europe or working with European clients, you have likely been affected by the General Data Protection Regulation. Event planners, associations and PCO’s are no exception: The GDPR forced them to rethink their use of personal data and how they can optimise their procedures to ensure security and privacy. This includes their mobile apps, as these contain sensitive information like speaker profiles or contact information. Seeing this challenge, we released a new feature that will help you to stay in control – User roles. Now, it will be easier than ever to give the right people access to your app and it’s data.
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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:
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.
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.