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  • The September/October 2017 Issue of Corbin's TechTalk Newsletter/Blog Now Available +

    The September/October issue of TechTalk  (19th Anniversary Edition) is now available and is packed with new meetings technology articles, links and ideas! 
    In this issue:
    • NEW ARTICLE: 8 Events Tech Trends to Watch for 2018
    • NEW ARTICLE:  How to Leverage Live Social Media Coverage For Event Engagement
    • NEW ARTICLE: Evolutionary Changes in the World of Event Tech
    • 15 LINKS FOR MEETINGS, BUSINESS AND
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  • Corbin to Chair IBTM's Technology and Innovation Watch Award for the 14th Year. +

    This award is the longest running and one of the events industry's most significant award recognizing technology innovation. I am very pleased to I have been asked again to chair the judging committee. This award is a great opportunity for technology companies to show their new stuff and get a free booth at IBTM in Barcelona as well. More information
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  • Corbin Ball & Co. Marks Its 20th Anniversary +

    In April of 1997, I left my career as Head of Conference Operations for a high-tech association (SPIE) and set out to form my own speaking, consulting and writing firm focusing exclusively on technology for events, exhibitions and meeting venues. I was the first person to do this full-time -- the 'OG' of event tech! Today, I am happy to say
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    Latest Articles

    • 1 Eight Meetings Tech Trends to Watch for 2018
    • 2 How to Leverage Live Social Media Coverage for Event Engagement
    • 3 Evolutionary Changes In The World Of Event Tech
    • 4 The Rise and Benefits of Text Apps and Chatbots for Events
    • 5 5 Major Developments in Augmented Reality (AR) that will Impact Events, Exhibitions and Venues
    • 6 3 Digital Technologies That Are Quickly Becoming Exhibitor Trade Show Essentials
    • 7 How Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Is Making Headway at Exhibitions and Events
    • 8 Maximizing B2B Sales from a Tradeshow Exhibit
    • 9 Negotiating the Internet Landscape at Hotels and Convention Centers: A Primer for Event Planners
    • 10 Chatbots, Voice Activation and AI – What to Expect for Events
    • 11 8 Content Ideas for the Screens in Your Trade Show Booth
    • 12 Meetings and Marketing Meet: Three Ways Events Are Becoming Central to an Overall Marketing Effort
    • 13 5 Stages of Digital Marketing for Sold-Out Events
    • 14 Trade Show Traffic 101 - How To Get More People Into Your Booth
    • 15 Meetings Technology Innovation Trends Highlighted with IBTM World’s 2016 Technology & Innovation Watch

    Mobile Applications for Meetings and Tradeshows: How Smart Phones and Tablets are Revolutionizing Events

    Most meetings and trade show attendees are carrying web-enabled phones. These powerful pocket computers are increasingly being used for networking, lead exchange, electronic ticketing, way finding, audience polling, surveys, pocket programs, pocket exhibit guides, course notes/literature collection, geofencing, wearable computers and much more. New phone apps for events are emerging daily. This program will cover the hottest new mobile trends for meetings and what is likely coming in the next few years.
     
    Learner objectives:
    • Explore the wide range of emerging mobile applications for meetings and tradeshows.
    • See how these tools can help meeting planners do their jobs more efficiently, greatly improve the attendee experience and help reduce the blizzard of paper commonly found at events.
    • Receive numerous links for free meeting-industry related phone applications that you can start using today.
    Recent audience comments regarding this program:
     
    "Fantastic program. Thanks for the insight into the future."
    Perry Garner, Communications Director, National Farmers
     
    "Just continue with your informative presentations. The interaction during presentations is great!"
    Rick Buchborn, VP, Meetings Innovations
     
    "Great session. Lots of interesting topics shared."
    Nicole Sell, Business Forms Management Association
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    What The Audience Is Saying

    • Your session blew me away. I could easily listen to your information all day. This was incredibly informative.
      Michael McNutt Human Capital Manager
      Information Experts
    • "On a scale of 1 to 10, your session was a 20!"
      Joanne Langevin Manger of Meetings and Events
      College of Family Physicians of Canada
    • "Way beyond the best I could have imagined!"
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      Environmental Protection Agency
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