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  • The November/December 2017 Issue of Corbin's TechTalk Newsletter/Blog Now Available +

    The November/December 2017  issue of TechTalk   is now available and is packed with new meetings technology articles, links and ideas! 
    In this issue:
    • NEW ARTICLE: Event Technology Innovation Trends from IBTM World’s 2017 Technology & Innovation Watch Finalists
    • NEW ARTICLE: The Top 5 Benefits of Augmented Reality for Trade Shows
    • NEW VIDEO:  Cutting-edge Event Trends
    • 18 LINKS FOR MEETINGS, BUSINESS AND FUN
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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 7 Event Design Ideas from EventTech Las Vegas
    • 2 Blockchain and Ethereum -- How Can They Be Used for Events?
    • 3 Overcoming SMM Technology Challenges
    • 4 Event Technology Innovation Trends Highlighted with IBTM World’s 2017 Technology & Innovation Watch
    • 5 The Top 5 Benefits of Augmented Reality for Trade Shows
    • 6 Eight Meetings Tech Trends to Watch for 2018
    • 7 How to Leverage Live Social Media Coverage for Event Engagement
    • 8 Evolutionary Changes In The World Of Event Tech
    • 9 The Rise and Benefits of Text Apps and Chatbots for Events
    • 10 5 Major Developments in Augmented Reality (AR) that will Impact Events, Exhibitions and Venues
    • 11 3 Digital Technologies That Are Quickly Becoming Exhibitor Trade Show Essentials
    • 12 How Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Is Making Headway at Exhibitions and Events
    • 13 Maximizing B2B Sales from a Tradeshow Exhibit
    • 14 Negotiating the Internet Landscape at Hotels and Convention Centers: A Primer for Event Planners
    • 15 Chatbots, Voice Activation and AI – What to Expect for Events

    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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      ACTE
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      HB Stubbs Company
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