Recently, I had the opportunity to moderate a PYM Knowledge Series discussion of three meetings and events technology experts on “Better Meeting Planning Through Technology.”
From cost-saving audio/visual tips to things that seem more at home in a science fiction novel, like self-cleaning tablecloths and augmented reality, the panelists share their ideas for how meeting professionals can use technology to enhance events without breaking the bank.
- Dr. James Hogg of the University of Central Florida
- Keith Johnston of Plannerwire and OnSite Events
- Chance Carpenter of Essential Event Technologies and Leverage Point Consulting
I think of myself as rather tech savvy and talking with these guys made even my head swim…in a good way. Wow, they convinced me that we’ve only touched the tip of the iceberg with technology innovations in events. I could have talked to them for hours. You really should watch the video.
If you hear thunder in the background, it’s from the tornado watch that was happening in my hood! And it felt a little like the opening of the Brady Bunch with four of us talking face-to-face via the internet and Oovoo. (What is Oovoo?) Check out the recording and the use of this Web 2.0 technology tool for professional development webinars as well. Cool stuff all the way around.
Don’t miss other outstanding videos in the PYM Knowledge Series. Thanks Kristi Sanders and PYM for including me. I enjoyed it.
Kristi Casey Sanders says
Thanks for jumping in and moderating. And I’m glad the tornado decided to leave your house standing during the taping process!
Dr. Hogg’s an amazing educator. If you want the skinny on some more emergent technologies (in a way that will blow your mind), check out this presentation he gave at one of our past PYM LIVE Events: http://www.planyourmeetings.com/advice/2008/11/emergent-technologies-for-meeting-professionals/
Danny Brown says
Gotta say, Jeff, Oovoo looks pretty cool stuff 🙂
Love the idea of collaborative video chats as well – more on the radar?
Jeff Hurt says
It was my pleasure. & thanks for the link to some great info too!
Oovoo is pretty cool. You can do the same with Skype now. Thanks for adding to the discussion.