Event Tech Podcast
Introducing Bright Line: Interactive & VR Experiences For Events

Introducing Bright Line: Interactive & VR Experiences For Events

May 13, 2019

On this week's Event Tech Podcast, we're shaking things up a little bit. Out hosts, Brandt Krueger and Will Curran, sit down with two very special guests. Donnie Nufus, and Tyler Gates from Bright Line! They are an immersive technology company that creates experiences, and simulations for commercial, for the military, for the government. They will discuss how you can apply this technology to create VR experiences for events.

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Bright Line Interactive

Bright Line - Vimeo

How To Plan An Event Without Visiting The Venue – #EventIcons Episode 161

Reality vs illusion: Unity real-time ray tracing

Live Streaming Your Event 101

Live Streaming Your Event 101

May 6, 2019

We're nerding out on event live streaming today! It's a fantastic new time we're living in, no doubt. And an exceptionally exciting one for the event industry. Nowadays, there are countless options to choose from if you want to take your event to the next level. Of course, one of these cool choices is the possibility of live streaming your event. Think about it: you can get people from all over the world to experience your event, without having to physically attend!

Of course, this comes with its perks and complications. Everything does, but live streaming is definitely worthwhile. And if you have any questions or doubts lingering when it comes to this, don't worry. On this week's Event Tech Podcast, Will Curran and Brandt Krueger have got you covered. Let's take the leap and learn all about event live streaming!

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How to Engage Your Live Stream Audience – #EventIcons Episode 80

How To Live Stream Your Event – Whiteboard Wednesday

The SlingStudio

Slido

Brandt Krueger & Will Curran’s Favorite Event Apps

Brandt Krueger & Will Curran’s Favorite Event Apps

April 29, 2019

Event apps have opened some fantastic doors for everyone in the industry. In general, technology has been a top-notch ally to put together world-class events! And because Event Tech Podcast is all about, well, tech, today's episode is a very special one. Our hosts, Brandt Krueger, and Will Curran get together to do a round-up of their favorite event apps!

There's a little something for everyone, whether you're a planner, a manager, or a supplier. And no matter if we're looking at security, productivity, or things directly related to your line of work, there's surely an app for you. Today's episode is all about making your life better and your job easier, so let's get going - it's time to know more about Brandt and Will's favorite event apps!

Crowd Mics: Turning Phones Into Mics For Events

Crowd Mics: Turning Phones Into Mics For Events

April 22, 2019

Another Monday, another Event Tech Podcast, today introducing Crowd Mics for events! Everyone can relate to the annoyances of sound during a live event. Whether it's the speaker, the audience, or the AV company, these little glitches affect everyone. Ultimately, they affect the success of an otherwise awesome event, and no one wants that.

How often have you asked yourself: "Wouldn't it be awesome if I could just turn my phone into a mic?". Well, you've probably wondered about this in several situations of your life. But with events, in particular, imagine just how much this small tweak could be a game changer. No more mic runners for anyone! If an attendee wants to ask a question, he could just turn his phone into a wireless microphone. Almost sounds like magic, right? Well, it's not - it's actually Crowd Mics for events!

Back in 2013, two brothers conceived this idea. The following year, the product was launched, and our host Brandt Krueger got to sit down with them for the first time. And today, five years later, Brandt and Will Curran welcome brothers Tim and Sean Halladay. For this week's Event Tech Podcast, the four reminisce about the rollercoaster past, what's new in the present, and what the future might bring. Amp up your speakers, because this week is all about the journey of Crowd Mics for events!

AV Pricing Part II - How To Negotiate AV Prices The Live Audit!

AV Pricing Part II - How To Negotiate AV Prices The Live Audit!

April 16, 2019

If you tuned in last week, you know Event Tech Podcast dived deep into the waters of how to save money on AV. Will Curran and Brandt Krueger sat down to share their tips on how this matter, so you can learn how to get the best value for your money. However, that was only part one of the" how to save money on AV extravaganza"!

Today's episode brings a brand new voice and a brand new concept. Will and Curran are joined by Andrew Latimer, Design Engineer, and Endless Events’ AV Einstein. Last episode, Event Tech touched a little bit upon the how's of negotiation. At Endless, we know that you can never know too much about how to save money on AV. Because of this, today, Will and Andrew will do a full live AV audit with a quote provided by Brandt.

You can learn what you should look for and what questions you should ask, while our hosts dissect AV proposals. Grab a pen and paper, and be ready to take notes on how to save money on AV!

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AV Pricing Part I: How To Save Money On AV Bills For Your Events

AV Pricing Part I: How To Save Money On AV Bills For Your Events

April 8, 2019

One of the most common questions related to organizing events is "How can I save money on AV?". This is obviously a no-brainer, considering AV is one of the most expensive parts of an event. Here at Endless, we're fully aware of this! As a consequence, we've spent our fair share of time providing information on the matter of AV pricing.

There's always something new to add, especially when trying to understand all the little things involved. Why is AV priced the way it is? How can you save money on AV? How can you be sure you get the right equipment? Overall, how can the process be as smooth as possible for the client and vendor alike?

If any of these questions have been buzzing on your mind lately, you've come to the right place. On this week's Event Tech Podcast, Will Curran and Brandt Krueger walk you through all you need to know to save money on AV. Join them for the hottest tips on AV Pricing!

Make sure you tune in next week for Part II of AV Pricing when Will and Brandt will be joined by Andrew Latimer, design engineer, and Endless Events' AV Einstein, for a live AV audit. Subscribe to the Event Tech Podcast here and never miss a beat!

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Exploring Augmented Reality And Virtual Reality In Events

Exploring Augmented Reality And Virtual Reality In Events

April 1, 2019

In today's episode of Event Tech Podcast, Will Curran and Brandt Krueger discuss all things AR and VR related to events. What are the controversies associated with the technologies? How have they been implemented successfully, or not so much? What were the reasons for this? What does the future hold? Join them as they travel through the unexplored world of AR and VR in the event industry! And to make sure you never miss an episode, subscribe to the Event Tech Podcast here.

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Event Apps Best Practices: Increasing Adoption Rates

Event Apps Best Practices: Increasing Adoption Rates

March 25, 2019

 

Event planners everywhere now have the power of harnessing the immense potential of event apps. These handy platforms are great tools to help attendees engage with each other and make the most out of what you’re offering, but doubts on how to increase the adoption rates, and how to successfully implement the apps still loom over the industry. While the use of an app can be a particularly valuable addition to an event, the lack of knowledge when deciding to go for it might prove to be too much in the end.

In this week’s Event Tech Podcast, Will Curran and Brandt Krueger are joined by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey of Pathable. The three discuss best practices of the implementation and use of event apps, in an effort to increase adoption rates. Join them while they tackle the why’s and how’s of event apps! And to make sure you never miss an episode, subscribe to the Event Tech Podcast here.

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The Future of 5G at Events

The Future of 5G at Events

March 18, 2019

In today’s episode, Will Curran and Brandt Krueger are going to talk all about mobile advancements and  5G at events. They will discuss how it could revolutionize the industry. Will and Brandt will also debate about the ways it will change WiFi at events, virtual attendance, and more. They will also discuss folding phones and their uses at events.  If you are curious how 5G at events will change the game listen below!

Event Cybersecurity Risks Every Event Prof Should Know

Event Cybersecurity Risks Every Event Prof Should Know

March 11, 2019

As event profs, we hold so much data within our registrations, software, and events. We have peoples addresses, credit card numbers, emails, phone numbers, even flight, and hotel information. If you aren’t protecting people's information you are making yourself and your clients an easy target for a cyber breach. If event cybersecurity is not on your radar yet we guarantee you by the end of this episode of Event Tech Podcast you will be running to your computer to implement the tips we are about to share!

In today’s episode, Will Curran and Brandt Krueger are going to talk all about cybersecurity at events, why it will be the next big thing (and should be!) in event tech, and how you can take steps to improve your event cybersecurity. Will and Brandt will share their top three ways to protect your events information, how and what cyber attackers will look for, personal anecdotes and more. You cannot miss this episode!