Speaker Name: Tyler Gates, Managing Principal, Brightline Interactive
Session Date / Time: Sunday 26-Jan / 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
“Virtual & Augmented reality. Most everyone has heard of these technologies or even experienced them in some form or another. While most people who have seen or experienced these technologies think they understand it, the truth is they don’t. And what we see today is only scratching the surface of what is possible.
In this session, we explain why virtual is going to have such a major impact on our industries and everyday lives. We correct the misconceptions about what these technologies actually do and the benefits of using them. We will show how the technology that seems like science fiction is here right now and more readily available then we thought. And most important we will show how this technology will fundamentally change the way we learn, interact and understand the world around us. Welcome to our new reality.
Technology Trends Influencing Event Experience
Speaker Name: Madeleine Bart, National Director, Creative + Digital Innovation, Freeman & Chuck Corrigan, National Director – Event Production Group, Freeman
Session Date / Time: Sunday 26-Jan / 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Building unique experiences for attendees is your opportunity to shine as an event designer. Technology is one delivery method that can create these unique experiences, but understanding how these tech tools fit into your strategy is vital. Will your group embrace engagement technology? Will you be able to use data to influence future meetings? Will virtual reality or holographic effects play a role in your next event? Through this showcase of event technology trends, you will not only hear what is new in the field and making a splash, but also learn which forms of technology continue to make the most impact and is worth investing in.
Are You Digitally Secure? 5 Things You Need to Know Now
Speaker Name: Jim Spellos, President, Meeting U
Session Date / Time: Sunday 26-Jan / 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Today’s high-profile hacks of major organizations and institutions have increased awareness of the issues of digital security, yet most people are compromising their personal and company’s information on a regular basis, which can put their business…and themselves…at risk. What can you do right away to increase awareness and digital protection for yourself, your staff and event attendees? Attend this Tech Central exclusive mini-session to find out.
SITE: Our Digital Journey
Speaker Name: Anthony Kelly, Head of Marketing, Penguins / DRPG
Session Date / Time: Sunday 26-Jan / 4:15 PM – 4:45 PM
In early 2019 SITE launched its Digital Transformation Task Force with the goal of creating a digital presence that represents our community and supports our future goals. In this session we will explore why we are undertaking this task, the importance of this for the future of SITE, what has been achieved to date and what is in store for the future.