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ABCey’s #TechTuesday: Top 5 Event Tech Trends in 2018

#TechTuesday highlights the best and brightest ideas in the tech world. Today’s #TechTuesday features the top 5 event tech trends to make  your events stand out.

1. Facial Recognition

Man getting his face scanned - tech trends
Facial Recognition

Facial recognition serves many different functions at events, such as speeding up the registration process, improving security, and it helps with getting feedback from attendees. FR also allows you to reach new audiences via social media. Try encouraging your guests and staff to post photos of the event to Facebook and to tag themselves, which will help showcase your event!

2. Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Chatbot being shown - tech trends
Chatbot

AI has also recently joined the event tech trends family, mainly because it has the ability to personalize guests’ experiences. One aspect of AI that has caught the attention of event planners are chatbots, which offer automated customer service to guests. Give it a try!

3. Event Apps

Someone holding an iPhone - tech trends
Event Apps

Event apps can help your event run more smoothly and efficiently, and has been a prominent event tech trend for a while. Grupio and CrowdCompass are just a few of the great event apps we recommend. Use our list of the Top 5 Apps for Event Engagement to find the best app for your next event!

4. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)

A man using virtual reality - tech trends
Virtual Reality

These two tech trends are on the rise and can help make your event more interactive. VR is useful if you want to transport your guest into a completely different worldAR is helpful if you want your guests to be able to incorporate the environment around them so they can view and interact with it on their personal devices.  Which one will you use?

5. Social Media

The logos of different social media platforms - tech trends
Social Media Platforms

There are so many new ways to incorporate Social media into your next event. Try having a social vending machine filled with event or brand related swag/apparel! Another social media trend to use at events is a hashtag mosaic. Luster has a fun tool that takes your event hashtag to make a mosaic wall. These tools are sure to get your guests excited!

Which event tech trend will you use at your next event? We’d love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

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