Tech to the Rescue: Ensuring Engagement at Your Next Event

It’s a struggle as old as time – keeping attendees engaged and involved during an event. When applied judiciously, technology can be a powerful sidekick. Here are some of our favorite ways to harness tech for good:

Event Apps

Imagine a one-stop shop for your attendees. Event apps let them access schedules and speaker bios and even connect with other participants. No more scrambling for handouts – everything’s at their fingertips! Plus, you can send real-time updates and polls, keeping everyone in the loop.

Interactive Presentations

We’ve all seen enough boring, poorly formatted slides to last a lifetime. Instead of tiny bullet points and presenters reading in monotone, consider moving to something more, well, interactive.

Several platforms (Mentimeter, Slido, Google Slides) let you add polls, quizzes, and live Q&A sessions to your presentations. It allows your attendees to answer questions on their phones, seeing the results instantly – like a game show for learning! Bonus points if you encourage gamification during presentations with prizes.

Live Streaming & Virtual Participation

Can’t be everywhere at once? No worries! Live streaming lets remote attendees join the fun. Plus, it’s a great way to expand your reach and attract participants who cannot travel. The Lisa Maloff University Center meeting spaces allow for seamless live streaming with state-of-the-art cameras, microphones, and screens.

Social Media Walls

Encourage attendees to share photos and tweets using a designated event hashtag. Then, set up a social media wall to display them in real time. It’s a fantastic way to generate buzz and get everyone feeling connected. Check out vendors like Flockler and Social Tables to get started.

Networking Tools

Help attendees make valuable connections by using platforms that allow them to create profiles, search for others with similar interests, and even schedule one-on-one meetings.

Technology may be one tool in your meeting planning quiver, but when applied creatively, it can turn your next event into a memorable one (in only the best ways). Rest assured that at the Lisa Maloff University Center, our cutting-edge technology means that our professional staff will take care of your technology needs.

Reach out to us today – we’d love to host your next event!