Over the past two years, I’ve developed somewhat of an obsession with event technology. The mobile apps, online communities, social media tools and a plethora of other options provide numerous ways for us to enhance our events. It seems that the more I learn, the more obsessed I become. The possibilities with event technology are limitless. My company, Liz King Events, now creates Technology Integration Plans (TIPs) for our clients, and we are gearing up to host our fourth PlannerTech event—introducing event planners to up-and-coming event technology companies. While not every event planner has the time or interest to learn about these things, there are a few things I think all event planners should know about event technology. Here they are, in no particular order.
If you think something can be done more easily, it probably can.
We all encounter moments while planning where we think to ourselves, “There must be an easier way to do this!” In my experience, there often is. From searching for venues to finding speakers, there are products popping up to help you in all these processes. Use a simple Google search or ask an event planning colleague and there is typically a solution for your challenge.