Are you an event planner struggling to keep up with today’s technology-driven attendees? Wondering how to implement digital technology into your strategy? Curious about innovation but don’t know where to start? Try testing the waters at The Meeting Pool.
The Meeting Pool is all about helping event professionals and meeting planners stay up-to-date on current trends in technology, social media, and business. “The pool” (to which it is colloquially self-referred) is a great resource for the knowledge-craving event planner, who can read articles and watch presentations about event technologies, and then research and compare different services all in the same place.
The Meeting Pool has articles that span a variety of topics: tech, social media, apps, business, lifestyle, and even pool bar - a tongue in cheek category that has actual drink recipes and music videos to provide some comic relief and entertainment. Here’s a more in-depth look at the categories:
Tech contains how-to articles about emerging technology, as well as tips and advice on anything in the digital realm, ranging from webcasts to wifi.
Social Media is similar to the tech category in that it contains how-tos and tips, but the articles all pertain to social media, content marketing, and online networking.
Apps contains articles about making the most of mobile technology.
Business contains news about actual businesses, as well as advice on working smart.
Lifestyle contains post-event images and event planner anecdotes, the latter of which are thoroughly entertaining.
The Pool has an excellent tool called Event Tech Decision Engine, which, as its title suggests, is ultimately meant to help event professionals choose the technology most appropriate for their specific requirements. There are five categories to choose from: Audience Response Systems, Event Management Platforms, Event Mobile Apps, Event Registration Companies, and Membership Management Platforms. Within each category, the tool gives you a wide variety of options, allows you to research the different services, and provides side-by-side comparisons for picking the one best suited for your event technology needs.
Learn From the Professionals
Industry Resources is an impressive repository of presentations from AIBTM at the Future Events Experience. Here you can learn about technology trends in multiple formats, including videos, images, white papers, and infographics.
Event Industry Calendar is another great feature that shows upcoming events from today until 2015, giving you an organized look at what is ahead, and allowing you to plan in advance for events of interest. You can view the calendar in multiple layouts, permitting the viewer to see just the highlighted dates, or to see the events in the scheme of the month or week.
The Meeting Pool is a place for event planners to convene, learning and exploring the digital innovation that is available to them. Whether you’re a new meeting planner or an established event professional, there is always something to add to your event planning toolbox. Dive in to The Meeting Pool to begin your digital innovation!
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