Posts Tagged ‘event apps’

Keeping Up to Date with Digital Trends at Events

Posted on: November 26th, 2018 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

Just like in any other field, events organizers are using technology to create a simpler, more enjoyable and more effective experience for the people who are attending the event. Whether you want to create fewer lines, get people really integrated and engaged with the event itself, or to help network and share information, there is now event technology available that can do all of this.


What 6 Studies and Experts Say is that Best Way to Prepare for an Active Shooter at Your Event

Posted on: January 15th, 2018 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

No one wants to think that their event or conference will be disrupted by an active shooter, act of god, or terrorist attack. Unfortunately, there are clear precedents from the last few years that show event planners must be prepared regardless.

Even though an active-shooter or terrorist event is still very unlikely at your event, we’ve gathered recommendations from 6 studies and experts to help you prepare, just in case.

Assess Your Risks and Have a Plan

In a recent

Apple Rule 4.2.6 and Branded Mobile Event Apps

Posted on: August 28th, 2017 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

We wanted to touch base again regarding the recent rumors about Apple Rule 4.2.6. and answer questions about whether or not branded mobile event apps will be allowed on the App Store. We continue to hear from concerned event managers over email and in person at events, so we wanted to update you on Pathable’s stance.

We do not believe that branded event apps are dead. The Apple rule 4.2.6 will not affect Pathable’s ability to offer you high-quality, mobile

5 Reasons We Love Being Event Planners

Posted on: August 17th, 2017 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

Probably 90% of my event planner colleagues and I laugh when someone asks, “did you know you wanted to be an event planner when you grew up?”

Overwhelmingly the answer is no. Most of us had very different career paths lined up. We just fell in love with the industry, the people, the job.

But, that makes it sound like a career no one would want. That is definitely not the case. Employment of meeting, convention, and event planners is

How to Choose an Effective Event Hashtag

Posted on: July 28th, 2017 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

Pathable loves hearing from planners and suppliers in the field. Today Teagen, a planner with Shop4Pop in the United Kingdom, is sharing insights about how to choose an effective event hashtag. Have a worthwhile event management strategy or tactic you’d love to share with our audience? Send us a note and let’s chat! 

Choosing an Event Hashtag 

Social media can have a profound effect on the number of attendees at an event. With hashtagging features making it even easier to

Are Event Apps Dead? What Event Planners Need to Know

Posted on: July 26th, 2017 by Jordan Schwartz

A recent TechCrunch article and rumors from Apple’s developer conference have people in our industry asking: are event apps dead?

Short answer: no. And the longer answer: still no. Let’s dig in why…


Event Apps Tips 2.0: What’s Next?

Posted on: July 19th, 2017 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

What are some of the most valuable event apps tips out there? The ones that don’t just look to the baseline features, but the options that allow an event planner to customize and personalize their meeting or conference. And stop doing as much manual or redundant work.

As writer Savannah Osburn says, “Nearly every event app’s baseline features include meeting agendas, venue maps, and sponsor information, but today’s technology makes it possible for planners to track attendance, organize virtual competitions,

What’s More Important: Meeting Form or Function?

Posted on: July 11th, 2017 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

Pathable’s leadership and development team is in the process of imagining the next phase of event apps and conference websites for meetings and conferences. As we’ve been researching, discussing various ideas and concepts, and developing ideas on the whiteboard, we discovered that we wanted to open up the conversation a little larger to hear from industry experts on how innovation and imagination are changing events and hospitality. One topic that continues to rise to the top is around event and

7 New Ways for Event Managers to Rethink Failure

Posted on: May 28th, 2017 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

If you want to be great at event management, you need to get comfortable with failure. Being an event planner requires you to constantly put yourself on the line: From taking a chance on an unknown speaker and convincing your board to change up how you program your conference or adding a new event app like Pathable so you can better connect your attendees with the relationships they want.


Secret Tech Tools for Event Planners & Executives

Posted on: May 18th, 2017 by Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey

(Recorded May 17, 2017)

What if you could schedule a meeting without having to send three dozen emails to find a time everyone could meet? Or automate the little tasks that keep you from the real work of creating phenomenal attendee experiences? Or create on the fly pro-looking videos that capture those amazing moments you just want to share with your conference community?

And what if you could pull all this off straight from your mobile device — without an