Corbin's July/August 2018 TechTalk News

Volume XX, Issue 4

Welcome to the latest edition of Corbin's TechTalk Newsletter providing the latest in technology to nearly 10,000 events, tradeshows and hospitality professionals in over 70 countries. This issue is packed with articles, links, videos and ideas on how you can use technology to improve the business process for events and tradeshows. 

In this issue:

  • NEW ARTICLE: As Technology Changes Events, These Five Elements Will Stay the Same
  • NEW PODCAST: Leading Learning: Technology, Meetings and Learning with Corbin Ball
  • NEW ARTICLE: 5 Trends That Will Revolutionize Trade Show Marketing in 2019
  • NEWS
  • 15 LINKS FOR MEETINGS, BUSINESS AND FUN
  • QUOTES OF THE MONTH
  • RECENT ARTICLES WITH "QUOTES FROM CORBIN"
  • SUBSCRIBE AND THE FINE PRINT

We are living in a time of unprecedented technology change. How will these changes affect meetings and tradeshows? Will they remain a central form of education, networking and marketing? Will virtual meetings and other communication technologies replace the need for face-to-face events and exhibitions? Although there will likely be very significant changes in these next few years, there are some strong drivers that bode well for the future of events.
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This article covers five constants that will keep meetings viable in the future.

This podcast, recorded and transcribed by Leading Learning, covers a wide range using technology for meetings, virtual meetings, virtual/augmented reality and more.

Exhibitions and tradeshows are great ways to engage an audience. New technologies mean the landscape of trade shows changes with each passing year. Here are some emerging trends that are revolutionizing trade shows that marketers need to be aware of.

NEWS: 

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Corbin to Chair IBTM's Technology and Innovation Watch Award for the 15th Year
This award is the longest running and one of the events industry's most significant award recognizing technology innovation - the "Academy Awards" of events technology. 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.
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The IBTM Technology Watch, established in 2000, is the original meetings technology award! I have had the honor of chairing the judging committee for the past 15 years and am eagerly looking forward to doing so again this year. This award has highlighted wide assortment of international events technology innovations that continue to impact the events industry. With new ideas bubbling up every day, I expect that this year’s competition will be excellent.
More information will be forthcoming here at the IBTM Tech Watch page and through my website and newsletter. The award will be given November 28, 2018 in Barcelona.
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Tech Watch Application Form:
Does your company have a new, innovative technology product applicable to the meetings and tradeshow industry? Would you like to get substantial free publicity for it? And a free booth at IBTM World in Barcelona as well? If so, apply HERE.

15 LINKS FOR MEETINGS, BUSINESS AND FUN
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5 Meeting Industry-Related Sites: 

5 Business/Utility/Reference Sites:


5 Sites Just for Fun

QUOTES OF THE MONTH:
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Artificial intelligence is sort of the end goal of computer science. Computer science is about automating stuff, and artificial intelligence is about automating everything.”  -- Alex Krizhevsky, Computer Scientist and Google Scholar
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"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away."  -- William Shakespeare

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SHORT-SIGHTED TECHNOLOGY PREDICTIONS OF THE MONTH:
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"The Panama Canal is actually a thing of the past, and Nature in her works will soon obliterate all traces of French energy and money expended on the Isthmus." -- Scientific American (1941)

"There is practically no chance communications space satellites will be used to provide better telephone, telegraph, television or radio services inside the United States."  -- T. A. M. Craven, FCC Commissioner (1961) 


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My July/August 2018 travel schedule brings me to Las Vegas, Butte, Sarawak Borneo and a few other places as well via webinars. Click the link above for specific details and links. I would love to make your city one of my destinations as well, so please contact me and let's set a date.
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CONTACT INFO: 

Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, DES, MS
Corbin Ball & Co.
506 14th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 USA
Phone: 360-734-8756
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Thanks to our sponsors who make TechTalk possible:

ungerboeck

Ungerboeck Software has 30+ years of experience providing event management software to the world's top exhibitions, conferences and associations. Ungerboeck offers an industry-leading solution that contains a CRM system designed for booth sales, a comprehensive event registration system, modern CAD floor-planning tools, and integrated accounting. Visit ungerboeck.com for more information.
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aventri
Aventri (formerly etouches) is a global end-to-end event management software solution. The success-oriented and cloud-based platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process and increase ROI. With a focus on event sourcing, registration, marketing, logistics, engagement and data, the software solution has been able to serve more than 20,000 event professionals in corporations, associations, agencies and educational institutions.

AttendeeNetAttendee Management Inc.
AMi breaks down the barriers to online registration, housing, travel and e-marketing. No license fees, no software to manage, just dedicated, experienced service. Pay only for what you need, and provide the solutions your attendees and clients expect. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 512-842-1612

CadmiumCD
CadmiumCD
At CadmiumCD we focus on the technology needs of event planners. We specialize in technology tools and services to collect, manage and distribute educational materials at conferences and events.  Our services include: Call for Papers, Speaker Data Management, Conference Proceedings, Audio Recordings, Electronic Meeting Posters, Online Itinerary Planners, Conference Apps and Online Evaluations.
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Certain Logo
Certain is the leading enterprise Event Automation solution that helps data-driven marketers and event professionals integrate rich buying signals and attendee insights into omni-channel marketing campaigns to improve sales and marketing results and deliver event ROI. Certain partners with hundreds of companies across tens of thousands of events with millions of attendees.
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cvent
Cvent is a leading provider of event management technology offering integrated solutions for venue sourcing, registration, event management, check-in, badging, mobile guides, RFID attendance tracking, lead capture, event feedback, metrics and analytics.
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DigitellInc
Helping associations leverage their content with content capture/distribution, live streaming, webinars, online education services and INCREASED revenue.

evenium

Evenium
Evenium provides technology covering the entire event management value chain, from registration and check-in to interactivity before, during, and after your meeting. Evenium empowers professionals with the tools needed to design interactive events where attendees are captivated by engaging presentations thanks to the event app ConnexMe. Evenium solutions are used by more than 15,000 event professionals across the globe.

EventsAir
by Centium Software is for event organizers needing a turnkey solution to efficiently manage events. Easy to use and mobile optimized, it features unique capabilities, including real-time data, mobile apps and multiple productivity tools in a secure cloud environment. It's an end-to-end solution developed by and for event professionals.
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iceberg
The Iceberg
The Iceberg is an industry-supported vehicle that is powerfully equipped to promote the global Meetings Industry effectively – both as a source of information and resources to members engaged in advocacy, and as a communications force in its own right, with media networks that can open up new audiences.
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IMEX18
IMEX America
October 16-18, 2018, Las Vegas
Experience the country's biggest trade show for the incentive travel, meetings and events industry! It's FREE and bursting with business, networking and education, including around 3,400 exhibitors from coast-to-coast and 150 countries. Build valuable relationships, and reap rewards that last the year—and your career.

ITN 2018

ITN International
ITN International, the world leader in mobile NFC and cloud-based event solutions, serves corporate event producers, event agencies, tradeshow managers, and exhibitors on six continents.
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MeetingEvolutionLogo New
Meeting Evolution (ME) - a web-based Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) platform managing the entire meetings lifecycle. ME SMM includes event request processing; sourcing of venues, custom contract management, post-event reporting and meeting spend analysis; event planning to create BEO's; attendee registration and housing with a dynamic on-line/mobile APP for your attendees.
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