Every year brings the same question for event professionals, “What conferences and events should I attend this year?” 2015 is shaping up to be another great year for event technology, bringing with it many quality conferences. But, let’s face it, no one has the time or budget to attend every one. Which ones are right for you? Well, if your bread and butter comes specifically from event technology, consider these four (with a bonus event at the end.)
Eventex Congress 2015 (Sofia, Bulgaria): February 25-26, 2015
This two day Congress features two one-day conferences on Event Technology and Event Marketing. Learn about the latest event tech trends and how to use them the first day; then delve into all the ins and outs of using technology to market events. On your breaks, meet providers and network with your peers at the Expo portion of the Congress. With the Awards Gala Ceremony the first evening and Eventex Party at the end of the second day, you’ll have a fun AND productive couple of days.
More interested in good looking event technology? Then this London event, which proclaims “It’s all about looks at Tech Fest 2015,” is right up your alley. With a line up of great speakers and a relative low cost if you sign up before the end of January (that’s right, pretty much NOW), this one day event is a good bang for your buck. Want a sample of what will be available, check our their videos from 2014. http://video.tech-fest.co.uk/
Need a North American location? Touted as “the world’s largest event technology lab,” this conference boasts unusual features such as a “Campus” conference, where all the sessions and tech are located in one huge space so you can attend a session and go straight to trying out the technology. Combine this with more than 100 sessions taught by industry leaders, the Event Technology Awards, and a warm location in November, and this event is a contender for your list.
Focused on event technology education, this Expo is geared for the corporate, association, independent and trade show planner. MTE educational seminars also qualify for CAE hours and CMP CEU credits. A nice feature you don’t find everywhere are the MTE 1-on-1 appointments, where planners use your registration info to match you with the vendor that will be the most likely solution for your needs. Though the location and date are not yet announced, you can get on the list to be the first to find out the when and where for 2015 here: http://www.meetingstechexpo.com/attending
It seems that planning for Event Tech Live 2015 is still in it’s early stages, but 2014 was a great event and we expect this year to be no different. ETL is Europe’s only free to attend dedicated event tech show with seminars and demos totally focused on the use of technology at events. Here’s your bonus: 2014 sessions can be viewed on their website so you can find out about new trends without leaving the sofa!
What events will you attend this year? Let us know in the comments section below!