Using technology at your conference can help you in a lot of ways to improve the attendees’ experience. However, you need to be aware of the kind of technology that is allowed to be used at your conference. In addition, you will have to budget accordingly prior to the event. Here are just a few technological trends that will ensure the success of your conference.
RFID is basically a radio-frequency identification that can be used for multiple purposes. One of the main advantages of using RFID badges at your conference is monitoring the behavior of those who attend the conference. You can also add such a useful functionality as cashless payments, so the RFID badge will become a smart device. By reducing the number of name tags or cash, you can ensure the smooth flow of events as well as make the attendees feel like they are attending the best conference ever. You can also include VIP features in the RFID badge, for example, the attendees can visit the VIP booth where guest speakers are hanging out. For this option, they can make a payment with the RFID badge at the entrance of the VIP booth allowing them to experience your conference to its full extent.
By using facial recognition software you will be able to achieve a couple of important things at your conference. First, you do not have to use any extra staff at the check-in to give out name tags to the attendees. Before they arrive at the conference, they can be asked to upload their photos to the online pre-check-in page. During the check-in process, the facial recognition software will match the face of the attendee to the photo in the system and will print the name tag. This makes for a personalized experience and a smoother conference.
Nowadays, it is important to understand that the majority of people want to learn new things and attend interesting conferences. For the success of the conference and better experience, you should consider doing the live translation of the event. This can be simply done by using one of the apps that will allow for the live translation of any event from any language. There are a lot of successful start-ups whose business is aimed to deliver the live translation to all kinds of events. One such company is Interactio, a Lithuania based company that serves a wide variety of events in different languages.
Don’t forget about live-streaming advantages. While you may not want to advertise the fact that you will be live-streaming the event on Facebook or any other platform, you can keep it a secret until the event starts. During the event, on your social media page, you can invite online users to join and interact with the conference by asking questions or participating in polls. Make sure to keep the recording afterward, as you can use it as a webinar or upload it to a podcast website where you can also make some profit by selling the information from the conference.