BLOGExplore the evolution of event amplification and learn about emerging tools
Any heated debate surrounding your event should be about the issues pertaining to the conference, not about logistical niggles that could have been averted. In this post, we explore some simple techniques for avoiding a social media backlash about the organisation of your event.
Should amplified events include a quiet area for delegates who do not want to take part? In this post we consider attitudes towards noise and privacy at amplified events and ask whether the quiet area still has a role to play in an effective event amplification strategy.
Small workshops can be valuable spaces for discussion, knowledge sharing and problem solving, but often pass by unnoticed by the wider community. Can event amplification help?
Have you considered using the free YouTube live streaming service? Got reservations? In this post, we explore the myths, perks and perils of using YouTube Live Events and how it could make live streaming more economically viable for conference organisers.
Showzee is a new visual platform to showcase your talents and interests and connect with likeminded people. But can it be a useful tool for events?
Could live audio streaming and audio recording at conferences provide more opportunities to share ideas? In this post we explore how podcasting and audio reuse can be used to amplify conference papers.
Creating closed captions for event videos is often overlooked or dismissed as too costly. But could YouTube’s closed captioning tools make it easier for event videos to become more accessible and discoverable?
Creating digital resources is only one aspect of amplifying your event. Getting those resources to the widest possible audience is also vital. We consider how using descriptions, tags and other metadata can help make your digital event materials more discoverable and accessible.
Conferences are really important occasions to make sure that your logo is seen by EVERYONE. But is it possible to overboard on the branding? In this post we look at some good and bad practices when branding an amplified event.
Could an event amplifier personalise your delegates’ event experience by responding to their context? In this post, we consider some very simple steps to improve a delegate’s day, inspired by The Age of Context by Scoble and Israel.
Twitter Chats can be extremely useful platforms to exchange ideas, debate issues and pick up new knowledge. But what happens after the chat has ended? We consider how to summarise a Twitter Chat using Storify.
Can Google Hangouts on Air be used effectively at conferences and events? In this post we describe how to use Google Hangouts in an event context and explore some of the potential issues for event organisers.
How can you take an amplified event to the next level and involve the remote audience directly in the live event? In this post we discuss how FOTE14 aims to do just that.
Could an app help to amplify audience questions? We review CrowdMics – a smartphone app based microphone system for conferences that aims to do just that.
‘Film it and they will watch’ is the prevailing strategy of many conference organisers. But could event video do more?