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#feature 14 MEETINGS TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO WATCH FOR 2014 BY CORBIN BALL, CMP, CSP T hese are exciting times. The rate of technology change is accelerating with thousands of ideas, apps and innovations bubbling up to help meeting planners, exhibitors, venues and other meeting participants to do their jobs better. This annual review covers many of the major events tech trends to watch for this coming year. 1 Crowdsourcing and a crowd sharing will be more widely used for events. Crowdsourcing is the process of obtaining services, ideas, answers or content from a large group of people (typically an online community) rather than from traditional suppliers. A range of crowdsourcing tools are emerging for sharing, funding, voting and much more. Benefits include lower costs, greater choice and better input - all of which can be used in a variety of ways for events. This will change the way meeting participants get sleeping rooms (airbnb.com and easynest. com), share travel (sunyride.com), cocreate event content (panelpicker.sxsw. com, allourideas.org, ideascale.com and stereopill.com) review events (yelp.com and hubb.it) and fund/promote events (peoplefund.it, planana.com and picatic. com), to name a few. Additionally, mobile audience polling devices can be used during an event for insight capture, market research and real-time feedback to assist in making strategic decisions. Continued on page 8 info@mpigny.org 7 http://www.airbnb.com http://www.sunyride.com http://www.allourideas.org http://www.ideascale.com http://www.stereopill.com http://www.yelp.com http://www.hubb.it http://www.peoplefund.it http://www.planana.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Winter 2014

ASK THE BOARD
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
14 MEETINGS TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO WATCH FOR 2014
10 EVENTS IN NORTH AMERICA YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IN 2014
SPORTS INCENTIVES AND MEETING PLANNING A WINNING TEAM
HOSTED-BUYER PROGRAMS: A PLANNER AND SUPPLIER Q&A
#stickwithmpigny
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT A CONVERSATION WITH JULIE GREEN
TECHNOLOGY CORNER BY WALTER J. RECHER
TIME. WARPED.
LEGAL REVIEW BY BARBARA F. DUNN, ESQ.
FITNESS FOCUS BY KELLY FILIPPONE
NOTES FROM THE FIELD
NEWS
DESTINATION: MANHATTAN
NEW MEMBERS
ADVERTISER’S INDEX

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