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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

    5 Apps to Better Share Your Next Event


    ©2016 By Jackie Eisenberg, Fueled


    It’s important to get your event out into the world quickly. It shows that you take initiative, you’re an awesome planner and you know how to get the guest list poppin’ in a second.

    Everyone knows how to create an event on Facebook, but what about on your mobile device? By using the following apps, all of you guests will soon be buzzing about your event in no time.



    The invites, the guest list, the ticket sales — who can keep track of it all? Bizzabo helps you manage everything you need when planning an event. Plus, it’ll create and publish the event for you. An awesome networking app as well, Bizzabo has been used at more than 5,000 events worldwide and helps with event analytics.



    Manage your guests’ credentials with Whova. Not only does this free app create and share events, but it can scan and keep track of your guests’ business cards and check out their professional profiles in one place. Scan your guests’ backgrounds and find out what makes them tick. Let the networking begin.


    Super Planner

    This is the real deal. Calculate the capacity for 15 different types of venues, including banquet halls, theaters and reception halls. Or if you need to figure out what type of venue works best for your number of guests, the calculator can tell you that too. This app can help you figure out how to keep your event budget in check, and to make sure who’s coming — and most definitely staying.



    Evernote has been around for a while, and most people are aware of its existence. But not everyone has been using it as an event planning tool. If you’re unaware of how this free app works, it stores all your notes in one place and syncs to all your devices so you can find your Evernotes on your laptop, tablet and smartphone.

    If you have an Apple Watch, you can dictate your notes directly and save them. Did you need to unexpectedly add a guest to your list? Tell the app on the spot, and save it. You can manage event checklists, discuss the event with your collaborators and simply get things done.


    Pro Party Planner

    With this app, you can: create seating charts, manage your guest list and make sure everything's running smoothly. If your guests use Eventbrite, you can integrate any updates for your guests into the app. You can also collaborate with your teammates and delegate any incoming tasks to the appropriate person.

    If you get these five apps, your guest list will be overflowing — and your event will run more smoothly than ever.
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