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Corbin Ball -- Convention Technology Expert Corbin Ball -- Convention Technology Expert
Bellingham , WA
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

 


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 Corbin's March/April 2013 TechTalk Newsletter
    Volume XV, Issue 2














Welcome to Corbin's TechTalk Newsletter, in its fourteenth year of providing the latest in technology to more than 9,200 events, tradeshows and hospitality professionals in 70+ countries. This issue is packed with articles, links, videos and ideas on how you can use technology to improve the business process for events and tradeshows. 


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In this issue:
  • NEW ARTICLE: Mobile Social Networking Improving the Attendee Experience
  • NEW ARTICLE: App Aptitude: Choosing the Best App for Your Conference or Event
  • NEW VIDEO: Front and Center Interview
  • NEWS
  • 21 LINKS FOR MEETINGS, BUSINESS AND FUN
  • QUOTES OF THE MONTH
  • RECENT ARTICLES WITH "QUOTES FROM CORBIN"
  • CALENDAR, CONTACT INFO AND THE FINE PRINT 











 


NEW ARTICLE: Mobile Social Networking Improving the Attendee ExperienceOne good contact made at an event can often pay for the whole trip! Yet, until recently, the way most events managed this very important component did not get much thought. For decades, the name badge was the principal networking tool. By chance, attendees would notice a name badge, strike up a conversation, and make a contact. Although this works, there is much to be desired in this haphazard approach.Fortunately, with the combination of social media and mobile technologies, there is a plethora of possibilities to improve the networking process. Meetings were the original social media and mobile social tools are a natural to path of development. And the good news is that many of them are free or very low cost! This article covers a number of them.






 









 
Websites designed for mobile devices are popular ways to share information with attendees. However, understanding the differences between, native, web-based and hybrid mobile apps are essential in choosing the right technology for your event or conference.



NEW VIDEO: Front and Center Interview by Tom Costell 
 









NEWS


 
Certain Launches Integrated Hotel Sourcing Solution through Lanyon Partnership


http://tinyurl.com/b28qokc

Very significant news in for Strategic Meetings Management!



Corbin's Meetings Technology Link File Updated (1,500+ categorized links) 

 "Corbin's Favorites", the web's most comprehensive list of categorized web links on events and tradeshow technology has just been reorganized and updated. The Mobile Technology section has been significantly expanded with 19 subcategories. If you are looking for a specific meetings or tradeshow technology product, it is very likely on this list!

ACTIVE Network Announces Preferred Relationship with HRG
http://ow.ly/hGrNN

HRG is a very large international corporate service provider. They will now be using Active's StarCite exclusively for global sourcing of meeting venues and service. The is a significant expansion of strategic meetings management (SMM) programs to track and manage meeting spend on a global basis.

Constant Contact's EventSpot adds to its inexpensive online registration system
http://ow.ly/hQy3I

Social media integration, surveys, mobile check-in, and Passbook integrations are among the additions.


Certain releases EventsPro software as a stand-alone entity to Centium











 
 
21 LINKS FOR MEETINGS, BUSINESS AND FUN
              7 Meeting Industry-Related Sites:





TripBuilder - very complete mobile conference app
http://www.tripbuilder.com/mobile/mobile-slideshow.php




Live Intstagram slideshows for events
http://eventstagr.am/



Launch.it http://bit.ly/EurekaParkPartnershipThis highly social news management platform creates digital publications for conferences to create a central location for ALL your news. An online exhibit guide on steroids.


BoothTaghttp://boothtag.com/Interesting mobile lead exchange system for attendees and exhibitors using QR codes and gamification.
Spotmehttp://www.spotme.com/

One of the original mobile devices for meetings has upgraded their product for most mobile devices.

MeetingGold
http://meetinggold.co.uk/


Meetings management iPad app that helps to distribute meeting notes, manage actions, monitor progress and collaborate with colleagues.

TisBest


 
Great give-away option for booths and speaker gifts -- "cash cards" where recipients choose their charity to donate to. 


 
 



 
 
7 Business/Utility Sites:




Highway System Of The Future Glows In The Dark
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBTx87xiscs

The drones are watching: Incredibly high resolution from 20,000 feet






Real-time web monitor
http://www.akamai.com/html/technology/dataviz1.html

Birthrates vs. child mortality: The river of myths
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwII-dwh-bk

DEFCON Documentary Preview (20 minutes)
http://vimeo.com/56234900The world's largest hackers conference.

Submarine Cable Map 2013
http://submarine-cable-map-2013.telegeography.com/Explore the charts at the bottom. Some very interesting data.

Future tablets to be thin and flexible as sheets of paper!


 







7 Sites Just for Fun:



The Paperless Future taken too far
http://www.flixxy.com/the-paperless-future-emma.htm#.UUIb5xyG2So



Turbo Encabulator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLDgQg6bq7o&feature=youtu.be

Great example of non-sense geek-speak!

People are Awesome 2013 (HD)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3OQgh_h4U4

Very cool Interactive 360° Videos  

Helicopter over volcanoes: 
http://ow.ly/hrnkkNorway: http://ow.ly/hEyVO

Use your mouse to navigate your view and zoom.

Interspecies friendships
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGqzTj1Pllw


Welcome Home flash mob


 




 
 





QUOTES OF THE MONTH:


 
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other"  -- Abraham Lincoln
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn?t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"

-- Mark Twain

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page"

-- St. Augustine




SHORT-SIGHTED TECHNOLOGY PREDICTIONS OF THE MONTH:

"Dear Mr. President: The canal system of this country is being threatened by anew form of transportation known as 'railroads' ... As you may well know, Mr. President, 'railroad' carriages are pulled at the enormous speed of 15 miles per hour by 'engines' which, in addition to endangering life and limb of passengers, roar and snort their way through the countryside, setting fire to crops, scaring the livestock and frightening women and children. The Almighty certainly never intended that people should travel at such breakneck speed
-- Martin Van Buren, Governor of New York, 1830


"The idea that cavalry will be replaced by these iron coaches is absurd. It is little short of treasonous"

-Aide-de-camp to Field Marshal Haig, at tank demonstration (1916) 







RECENT ARTICLES WITH "QUOTES FROM CORBIN"
MPI One+: RFID -- A New Meeting Frequency
http://www.mpiweb.org/Portal/Technology/20130205/A_New_Meeting_Frequency


 


PCMA Convene: On the Horizon: Technology's Influencehttp://tinyurl.com/alaya7o

Successful Meetings: Conference Centers - Staying on the Cutting Edge
http://www.successfulmeetings.com/Event-Planning/Conferences/Articles/Conference-Centers--Staying-Cutting-Edge/

iMeet: Industry Visions - Corbin Ball
http://www.meetingsandmedia.com/blog/2013/02/11/Industry-Visions-Corbin-Ball.aspx



Before It's News: 
Going Native: iPad use is on the rise and event planners see the advantages




 





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CORBIN'S SPEAKING CALENDARMy March/April travel schedule will bring me to Jakarta, Bali, DC, Las Vegas, Antibes, São Paulo, San Diego, Madison, Lake Louise, Richland and likely a few other places as well. Click the link above for specific details and links. I would love to make your city one of my destinations as well, so please contact me and let's set a date. CORBIN'S PRESENTATION PROGRAMS

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