Event Tech Podcast
Mindfulness In Events: Shaping The Leaders of The Industry

Mindfulness In Events: Shaping The Leaders of The Industry

June 8, 2020

Mindfulness in events. These three words might seem foreign to many. And to others, they can actually be scary. But what does mindless in events even mean? How does it help professionals in the industry? And most importantly, should we practice it? Well, the short answer to the last questions is yes. Because it’s no secret to anyone that event planners tend to use stress as a badge of honor, right? We’re always busy, always scrambling, and there are a million things that demand our attention. Especially in times like these, when everything is so uncertain, mental health suffers. But are we really so busy that we forget to think about ourselves?

That’s what our very special guest for this week wonders. The extraordinary Lee Papa is an internationally recognized Mindfulness and Meditation speaker and trainer, specializing in the Meetings, Events, Hospitality, and Travel industries. For years, Lee has been teaching professionals in the industry about the importance of mindfulness in events. And today, she’ll be walking us through her personal experiences, the importance of this practice, and exactly why we should be doing it. So grab a nice, warm cup of tea and join us for an incredible edition of the Event Tech Podcast – it might just change your outlook on life!

Ziotag: Creating A Searchable Content Database For Attendees

Ziotag: Creating A Searchable Content Database For Attendees

May 27, 2020

It’s time to learn about how to create a content database! When an event reaches the end, most planners forget all the amazing content opportunities it can still provide. And especially now with virtual events, the possibilities are endless. Because you have all of these amazing hours of content recorded. They’re at your disposal and, if you make good use of them, at the disposal of your attendees. But what happens once you reach a point where there is simply too much-recorded content? Hours and hours of video of people talking about extremely interesting topics? How do you make it more accessible? And how can you harness it into a digital marketing tool to promote upcoming events?

Well, that’s exactly what we’ll be talking about on this episode of the Event Tech Podcast! Our incredible host Will Curran is joined by Todd Giannattasio, the co-founder of Ziotag. And Ziotag is the tool event planners everywhere have been waiting for! It’s an AI-powered video player that will help you create a seamless content database using your existing library of videos. The results? More views, increased engagement, and a powerful marketing tool for planners. Are you curious? Then press play and join us on yet another exciting adventure through the world of event technology!

Event Pricing: Attendees Paying What They Choose

Event Pricing: Attendees Paying What They Choose

May 18, 2020

What are the odds you've been thinking hard about event pricing? With all that is happening in the industry right now, we're guessing they're high. Because virtual events are now the norm. And figuring out how much you should charge your attendees is a challenge. With an in-person experience, it was easier. You had previous examples to draw from, and the numbers were a little more clear. But now that the paradigm has shifted, the questions about event pricing changed too.

And we previously covered some ways you can learn to figure out how to price your virtual event. But today, we wanted to bring you yet another interesting option. Imagine a world where your attendees pay what they want for the experience. A world where they attend and only after do they decide how much the experience was worth. Sounds strange, right? But in reality, it can be a game.changer for you! So, in order to explain everything a little bit better, we welcome Kahlil Ashanti of weshowup. He'll tell you and our amazing host, Will Curran, all about this event pricing model. Join us right now and learn how you can adopt it!

The Ultimate Guide To The History Of Event Tech

The Ultimate Guide To The History Of Event Tech

May 11, 2020

We're taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting the history of event tech! And what better place to do it than the Event Tech Podcast? Over the course of several episodes, we've covered everything event tech-related. From Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to cybersecurity for events and virtual event platform reviews, this podcast has done it all. But the history of event tech is so big, bold, and intricate, that we simply had to dedicate an entire episode to it. Fans of event technology have a real treat waiting for them this week. And since revisiting the past is a great way to see into the future and learn from previous mistakes, today's episode will be a valuable lesson.

But we couldn't bring you the history of event tech without inviting a true connoisseur. So joining our incredible host Will Curran is none other than Corbin Ball. And Corbin is no stranger to Endless! He's been featured on #EventIcons before. And as the leading meeting event tech guru, Corbin has plenty of wisdom to share. So, if you're ready to embark on this unforgettable journey and geek-out, press play and join us right now. We're revisiting the history of event tech!

How To Bring Broadcast Quality To Virtual Events

How To Bring Broadcast Quality To Virtual Events

May 8, 2020

Today's episode of Event Tech Podcast is all about how to bring broadcast quality to your virtual event. As of right now, everybody is busy doing a shift to remote work. And that means that event profs, in particular, are getting very acquainted with streaming and video calls. But in a world where we’re shifting to virtual events, that’s a good thing! You can now put yourself in the shoes of potential attendees – to a small scale, of course. What comes along with this is a deeper notion of how things can go wrong. The audio quality is bad, the video keeps lagging and the images aren’t clear…and you worry.

We thought you might. And that’s why we invited Rodrick Pauley, a previous guest on #EventIcons, to chat with us. Our amazing host Will has a lot of questions for Rodrick. And they’re all around the topic of how to bring broadcast quality to your virtual event! Pauley has ten years of experience in the subject. Which means he has plenty of tips, tricks, and best practices to share! Because we’re all on the same boat right now, we should share the wisdom. So if you’ve been wondering how you can take your virtual experience to the next level and make it unforgettable, press play and join us right now!

What is possible with virtual events?

What is possible with virtual events?

April 16, 2020

It’s safe to assume you’ve been thinking a lot about virtual event possibilities. Because let’s be fair, virtual events will be the norm for a while. And surprisingly enough, not many event profs have experience with this format. So it’s only natural that dozens of questions pop-up into your head. Where do I even begin? What are the limits? How much of the in-person experience can be faithfully translated into this virtual format? These are only a few of the doubts we know event planners have.

But here at Endless, we love nothing better than to educate. And because the industry is witnessing such an enormous shift, we want to help where we can. So on this week’s episode of the Event Tech Podcast, we’re giving you some answers. Our incredible host Will Curran sat down with Andrew Latimer to tell you all about virtual event possibilities. So if you’re curious to learn exactly what can be achieved with virtual events, then wait no longer and press play now! For all the resources and more be sure to check out the blog here

Zoom For Virtual Events: An Event Tech Podcast Review

Zoom For Virtual Events: An Event Tech Podcast Review

April 8, 2020

Zoom for virtual events: is it really your best option? This has been the question on many planners’ minds. And now that virtual events are set to be the norm in the industry, it’s more pertinent than ever. Because everyone knows Zoom. It’s been around for a while and many companies use it as their go-to conference platform. But how does it fare where virtual events are concerned? Should you even bother looking for another option since Zoom seems like a safe choice?

These are only some of the questions we’ll be answering today. Our incredible host Will Curran is a veteran Zoom user. So that means he can offer you all the guidance on the topic of Zoom for virtual events! If you’re ready to learn more, then wait no further – press play and join us for another awesome edition of the Event Tech Podcast! Check out the resources, transcription and more for this week here! 

Audio Augmented Reality For Events

Audio Augmented Reality For Events

March 23, 2020

Yes, you read that right - we're discussing audio augmented reality for events today! And yes, we've discussed the topic of augmented reality before. We touched upon it on the Event Tech Podcast. And we even dedicated a couple of #EventIcons episodes to it. But what we're discussing today is a very specific sub-section of the topic. While the whole thing seems like a word salad, it's still a conversation you'll want to pay attention to! For the full audio transcription and blog check here

Imagination And Events: Immersive Events Through Storytelling

Imagination And Events: Immersive Events Through Storytelling

March 16, 2020

When it comes to putting together unforgettable moments, imagination and events must go hand in hand. And consistently coming up with ideas can get quite exhausting. But at the end of the day, it’s what makes an event special. One that has a story, a story where attendees can immerse themselves in. It’s not just about tying together points A, B, and C. And it’s not just about having the venue, the speakers, and your AV company in place. It goes a lot deeper than that!

So this week on the Event Tech Podcast, we’re talking about imagination and events. And to help us out, we have two experts joining our hosts Will Curran and Brandt Krueger. Anthony Hickson is the Director of Imagination Studios, and Stephen Van Elst is the Global Creative Innovation Director for Imagination. They’re experts in bringing technology and storytelling together to create amazing events – and they’re here to tell us all about it. Press play and join us on this journey! Click here for the Blog.

PSAV Is Now Encore: What Does It Mean For The Industry?

PSAV Is Now Encore: What Does It Mean For The Industry?

March 9, 2020

We have some major news on the event tech front – PSAV is now Encore! The events industry is in constant mutation and news of acquisitions and mergers are not rare. And this time around, the Event Tech Podcast is here with the freshest update to reach our ears. It’s exciting, it’s interesting, and it will have consequences. But of what kind?

Will Curran and Brandt Krueger are ready to give you the scope on the PSAV is now Encore news. Did we see it coming? What does this mean for the events industry? And more specifically, to the world of event tech? Well, if you want all these questions answered, wait no more – press play and join us on this special edition of the Event Tech Podcast!