Dylan Monorchio has been creating content for the event industry for nearly a decade. Beginning his writing career in an event tech firm, Dylan enjoys exploring the industry’s nooks and crannies in pieces ranging from tech reviews and trend reports to market and business ethics analyses. Dylan currently splits his time between Toronto and Lisbon.
Who Really Controls High-Value Attendee Data From Events?
Event tech providers take different approaches to how they collect and manage attendee data. Now, there is growing concern among organizers about how this data management may impact them down the road. Here’s what you need to know.
Are Event Tech Providers Delivering the Stellar Support They Promise?
A wide range of providers have emerged over the last 18 months to serve increasingly complex virtual and hybrid events, and if there’s one thing that separates the veterans from the rookies, it’s support. Will new players find the right balance of price and service level?
Is Event Tech Evolving to Pit Event Planners Against Their Competition?
As investments continue to pour into event tech, many providers are gunning for more end users. What are the implications for the way attendees find and interact with content, and will it impact how much control event brands have over their own audiences?
The Essential Role Communities Could Play in Multi-Hub Events
Multi-hub events may seem like the obvious solution as ongoing restrictions, uncertainty, and sustainability concerns force us to consider smaller, more local events. But the added cost and logistics make scaling the strategy a daunting prospect. Could community-run events be the answer?
Los Angeles Tourism Partners with Clear Health Pass to Support the Return to Large-Scale Events
Los Angeles County is open for business, but it's not out of the woods yet. The recent partnership between the city's official tourism promotion agency and identity verification company Clear aims to make it easier for large-scale events to come back safely.
Event Tech Providers Brace for Hybrid Impact by Offering AV and Production Services
When events went virtual, event tech providers had to upskill to meet the demand for virtual production support. Now, as in-person events start to trickle back, providers are once again extending their end-to-end service offerings, but this time to onsite production.
Tech Giant Cvent Teams Up With Encore to Get an Edge on Hybrid Events
Event tech giant Cvent announced a strategic partnership with leading event production company Encore, signaling a new trend in event tech that redefines the term ‘end-to-end’ as in-person events return.
Format vs Funnel: Is Virtual Just for Brand Awareness?
Thanks to vaccine rollouts, in-person events grow more viable every day. At the same time, virtual event tech adoption rates have never been higher, and providers are beginning to look towards year-round engagement. How will these different formats factor into a larger marketing and event strategy?
What Is Artificial Intelligence Really and When Will It Matter for Events?
More and more event tech providers are adding and promoting features powered by “artificial intelligence," but some believe it has become a meaningless buzzword. Is the term overused? What is artificial intelligence, and when should you care?