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:
Our team is looking forward to exhibiting at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) for the second year. In 2019, the conference will take place from the 10th to 13th of August in Columbus, Ohio. Meet our app experts and learn more about the Society App: A unique app solution that allows associations to translate their whole annual calendar of conferences, meetings and events into one white-label multi-event app. Continue Reading ->
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.
Conference Compass is looking forward to catching up with old friends and making new connections during IMEX Frankfurt, the worldwide exhibition for meetings, events and incentive travel. In 2019, the international trade show takes place from 21 – 23 May. Our app experts Sjoerd, Nuria, Younes, and Dominika will be pleased to meet you at stand D777 and show you how our apps can help your organisation to reach its goals.
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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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:
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.
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: