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UK-Based Pathfindr is Blazing a Trail for More Accurate Event Wayfinding

“Wayfinding” is the art and science of ensuring that visitors to any location can easily and quickly get around. It’s particularly important at large, heavily-trafficked locations, like stadiums, shopping malls and airports. Pathfindr is a new patent-pending technology that could help event planners make navigating large-scale events an interactive mobile affair. Read more…

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A Quick Intro to Social Seating Software for Event Managers

At the end of the day, events are all about people. Great food, fabulous entertainment, gorgeous location – none of it really matters without good company. Problem is, everyone’s definition of “good company” is different, and event planners have little insight into who wants to be where. Named one of 2014′s event trends, Social Seating allows attendees to choose who they sit next to based on data in their social network profiles, or allows event managers to assign seating based on pre-determined groups. Read more…

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Compassionate Events: Enable Passive Attendee Donations with Checkin for Good

We just stumbled across this, found it inspirational, and we think it deserves some attention: One of the event industry buzzwords in 2014 was definitely “sustainable events”, and we saw a lot of great blog articles and innovative guides on how the we can better plan to cut down waste and protect the environment. But green isn’t the only way to compassionate event planning, and we wanted to highlight another way that event managers can give back, called Check-in for Good. Read more…

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Keeping Warm: 4 Neat Ways to Incorporate Fire into Your Event

It’s hard to lure attendees out of doors once the February chill sets in, but the promise of a roaring fire might galvanize your audience to bundle up and get outdoors. Here are a few ideas for (safely) incorporating fire into your next event. Read more…

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The Ultimate Guide to Audience Response Systems for Event Managers: A Talk with Scott from Vistacom

A few months ago, Decibel published a post on Audience Response Systems, but spectacularly failed to profile Vistacom, a worldwide leader in audience response for nearing two decades. Scott Casey, owner of Vistacom, is an audience response guru and author of his own ARS software, VPOLL. We sat down to chat about Scott’s experience in the ARS industry, asking him what event managers can get from ARS, and what they need to know to ensure setup and install goes smoothly. Read more…

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