1 Big Feature Your Event App Is Missing
For the event attendee, a great event experience depends a lot on how well their networking has gone. For <a href="http://<a rel="nofollow" href=http://blogs.webspiders.com/wp-admin/www.iaee.com/docs/TEI-PCMA-IAEE-Research-EXECUTIVE-SUMMARY-FINAL-2-2-15.pdf” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>75% of attendees under 35, webinars and other digital conferences are convenient but they can’t replace real events. Networking is the one big reason why they feel so.
Let’s be honest here. As organizers, you know that each attendee comes with a specific need and very little time. So, even if your venue is spectacular and you have great games and trivia planned, if your attendees can’t connect with the right people, it will not be a great success.
Event apps have not only become commonplace but truly have become the event planner’s best friend. They let you transfer a lot of information about the event in a digital space, increasing accessibility while making the process of information retrieval faster. This is a big advantage of having apps but not the only one. Networking through a digital platform is one of the biggest pluses. In this blog, let us see if you really need in-app meeting schedulers to make your event stand out.
Meeting Schedulers: A hit or a miss?
‘Coffee breaks’, ‘bar nights’, and ‘meet cute’ sessions are outdated and very ineffective. Like all other aspects of an event these days, networking too should be more intuitive and fruitful. For bigger events, the issue of fruitful networking becomes profound. With several sessions happening simultaneously, and so many attendees trying to connect with the right people, serendipity hardly works.
Using an app allows you to share the entire listing of sessions and speakers with all attendees. Instead of a few humans trying to ‘match’ attendees with speakers and mostly doing a bad job, let the attendees make their agendas themselves. Meeting schedulers are the just the right feature that helps them do it. No more giant session charts or hassled attendees trying to comb through the information.
event2mobile (e2m) comes with a simple 2-step meeting scheduler that lets attendees search by name of the speaker, topic etc. and schedule a meeting using the date and time picker.
The e2m meeting scheduler can be customised from the ground up for all your events. Everybody using the app gets a hyper-personal sessions information based on their interest and lookouts. A big part of the joy of using a meeting scheduler is how easily attendees can handcraft their schedules from the main schedule in a few taps. It is easy to scroll through speakers, check their bios and add to their personal agenda. Say bye to hunting through paper programmes and going back and forth with emails to schedule a meeting.
Event apps and the in-app networking modules not only provide a digital base for attendees and speakers to virtually meet but also, proactively encourages them to ‘open up’. Starting conversations with strangers can be intimidating for some. With meeting modules, attendees can bypass awkward conversations completely.
Meeting schedulers are a definite hit. Having one integrated into your event app makes it really convenient to track everything that’s going on at the event while making networking efficient. It is an upgrade you should be thinking of before getting an app for your next event.
The meeting scheduler is built in the event2mobile app and comes at no extra fee. Contact us for more information.