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    Tech Tuesday: How to Simplify the Management of Your Exhibitor Staff

    It still happens at too many trade shows – long lines at the exhibitor check-in area. In most cases the person waiting is an exhibitor who is registering onsite. In other situations the exhibitor has pre-registered but the badge cannot be found. Additional frustration can be caused if each booth has a limit on the staff allowed. You may have to manually cross-reference how many staffers a company has registered and if that additional staffer is allowed entry. If you do not have cross-referencing in place you may find out after the show that companies have frequently gone over their... Read more »


  • Mobile Monday: Lessons From TED

    Last week, in Vancouver, was TED’s annual conference; aptly themed “Truth and Dare” this year. I read a great article this morning from BizBash called “TED Conference Photos: 18 Steal-Worthy Ideas to Inspire Attendees,” which got me thinking. It’s one thing to steal an idea to use at your conference, but what about stealing an idea from TED that could be used year round? TED does something really well in the mobile world that I’m surprised has not yet been adopted by other conferences. With their TED talks app they share their education year round to inspire their users on... Read more »


  • Rebel Roundup: Apple, TED, Wi-Fi, Disney Magic Bands, and Marriott

    This week’s rebel round-up includes articles about Apple, TED, Wi-Fi, Disney Magic Bands, and Marriott’s new digital travel magazine!  Enjoy! How Apple Is Changing The Attendee Hotel Experience – PCMA (@PCMAhq) TED Conference Photos: 18 Steal-Worthy Ideas to Inspire Attendees – BizBash (@BizBash) New Attendee Acquisition Benchmarks and Practices Study Released – TSNN (@TSNN_com_US) We can finally figure out real Wi-Fi speeds of hotels before we decide where to stay – Road Warrior Voices (@USATODAYtravel) Disney’s $1 Billion Bet On A Magical Wristband – Wired (@Wired) Behind Today’s Launch of Marriott’s New Digital Travel Magazine – Skift via Greg Oates (@gregoates) See you next week with more interesting articles for the event... Read more »


  • Wanderer Wednesday: Austin, TX

    This week we’re taking you to the home of SXSW, Austin, Texas! Austin has become a must-visit destination, in no small part to the yearly SXSW festival. The destination has become synonymous with music, film, and interactive innovation. Which is why it’s no surprise that conferences are coming to Austin. Let’s take a look at 3 of the unique venues Austin has to offer. Austin Music Hall The Austin Music Hall is Austin’s premier concert and special event facility. The building’s art-deco interior creates a first class atmosphere for 3000 people. In addition to the venues regular concerts, the Austin Music... Read more »


  • Tech Tuesday: Meerkat Explodes At SXSW

    “We’ve seen a lot of people taking it to conferences, streaming to more than 1200 people. Have you ever held your phone with 1200 people watching?” said Ben Rubin, CEO of Meerkat, the live video tweet app that has taken SXSW by storm. Meerkat lets users live-stream video over Twitter and interact with followers who are watching. “The mission of the app is to get live video to travel in the speed of tweets,” Meerkat CEO Ben Rubin said in an interview with USA TODAY broadcast over the app. Meerkat’s popularity is more proof that attendees of events and conferences... Read more »