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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 Event Technology Innovation Trends Highlighted with IBTM World’s 2017 Technology & Innovation Watch
    • 2 The Top 5 Benefits of Augmented Reality for Trade Shows
    • 3 Eight Meetings Tech Trends to Watch for 2018
    • 4 How to Leverage Live Social Media Coverage for Event Engagement
    • 5 Evolutionary Changes In The World Of Event Tech
    • 6 The Rise and Benefits of Text Apps and Chatbots for Events
    • 7 5 Major Developments in Augmented Reality (AR) that will Impact Events, Exhibitions and Venues
    • 8 3 Digital Technologies That Are Quickly Becoming Exhibitor Trade Show Essentials
    • 9 How Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Is Making Headway at Exhibitions and Events
    • 10 Maximizing B2B Sales from a Tradeshow Exhibit
    • 11 Negotiating the Internet Landscape at Hotels and Convention Centers: A Primer for Event Planners
    • 12 Chatbots, Voice Activation and AI – What to Expect for Events
    • 13 8 Content Ideas for the Screens in Your Trade Show Booth
    • 14 Meetings and Marketing Meet: Three Ways Events Are Becoming Central to an Overall Marketing Effort
    • 15 5 Stages of Digital Marketing for Sold-Out Events

    Harnessing the power of wearable and location-aware computing for your event

    The latest CES show was abuzz with hundreds of wearable computing products. Tied closely to this are very significant advances in location-aware services all of which hold very significant potential for events. This session will cover the latest in this emerging field with lots of ideas and ways that they can be applied to improve the participant experience including wearable/ultra-portable products, automated badge printing/notification upon arrival, CME tracking tools, iBeacons, geofencing options to provide attendee information or to protect valuable equipment on site and more.
     
    Learner objectives:
    • Experience a range of wearable and location-aware tools emerging for sharing, funding, voting, and much more.
    • Learn best practices and case studies to get the most out of these tools.
    • Receive apps, links, web tools, which you can use to harness their power.
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    What The Audience Is Saying

    • Excellent session! Best one I have attended at PCMA. Needed to be 2 hours! Bring it back in 2014.
      Marguerite Leishman Meetings Manager
      ACTE
    • Fantastic seminar! Very exciting advances to come. Your enthusiasm is contagious.
      Michele Mamacos Manager of Events Services
      Northlands
    • Corbin, ALWAYS a homerun presentation of great info!
      Peter O’Brien Marriott Global Sales
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