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  • The January/February 2018 Issue of Corbin's TechTalk Newsletter/Blog Now Available +

    The January/February 2018  issue of TechTalk   is now available and is packed with new meetings technology articles, links and ideas! 
    In this issue:
    • NEW ARTICLE: 7 Event Design Ideas from EventTech Las Vegas
    • NEW VIDEO: 2018 Event Industry Trends
    • NEW ARTICLE: Overcoming SMM Tech Challenges
    • NEW ARTICLE: What are Blockchain and Ethereum and How Can They Be Used for Events?
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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

    The Top Technology Trends Transforming the Events and Tradeshow Industries and What It Means for You!

    Technology will likely change events more in the next five years than it has in the past fifteen! This interactive and information-packed session will cover the major technology trends creating these changes and what you can do to prepare for them.
     
    Learner Objectives:
    • Understand the important technology trends including social media, mobile technology, location-based technology, wearable computing, virtual meetings and more.
    • Receive lots of links, apps, and ideas that you can put to use immediately.
    • Learn steps to prepare for these changes to be able to work more efficiently and effectively.
    Audience Comments recently received about this presentation:
     
    "Awesome – I learned so much and feel more up to date now."
    Max Wood, Director, Wood and Associates.
     
    "Extremely informative info and high energy presentation"
    Marian Abe, Sales Manager, HyattRegencyOrangeCounty
     
    "Your presentation was great. I like your casual yet professional approach. Thank you so much."
    Maria Nazario, Associate Director, California Society of CPAs
     
    "Wonderfully amazing presentation. I’m excited to what is coming."
    Heather Fredrickson, Group Sales Manager, Radisson Los Angeles Westside
     
    "Excellent session! An education for work and real life applications."
    Rick Brush, Manager of Private Groups, Bickmore Risk Services
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    What The Audience Is Saying

    • "Way beyond the best I could have imagined!"
      Russell Clark Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S.
      Environmental Protection Agency
    • Amazing! I have not learned so much in such a short time ever! I want more!
      Rafael Olivares Sales Executive
      Finnish Tourism Board
    • Corbin, ALWAYS a homerun presentation of great info!
      Peter O’Brien Marriott Global Sales
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