The Future in Focus: 5 Event Tech Trends in 2016

Presenter: Kevin Yanushefski & Curt Apanovich

Thursday, October 15, 2015
1:00 PM EDT
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Foresight is perhaps an event planner’s most important and frequently used skill. On a recurrent basis, you’re responsible for peering into the immediate future and making decisions about everything from minor menu items to what speakers, content, and experiences are most likely to leave lasting impressions on attendees. When you’re a planner, anticipating what lies ahead comes with the territory.

You not only have to prepare for the micro logistical, marketing, and management issues that determine event success, you have to think about the larger industry trends that will establish whether your events remain relevant and truly memorable and marketable. And the best way to do this? You guessed it—plan ahead.

This webinar will dive into the top five event technology trends set to dominate 2016. You will discover technologies primed to enhance visual, social, face-to-face, and real-time feedback experiences.

Here are a few learning objectives of the webinar:

  • Get up to speed on the latest immersive AV trends
  • Learn how to use real-time social media sharing to engage attendees
  • Discover the latest in interactive technology like beacons, wearables, and event mobile apps
  • Find out how real-time event insights can help you gain instant feedback
  • Get the knowledge you need to keep your events modern and relevant

It might seem too soon to start thinking about 2016, but it’s not. By familiarizing yourself with what’s on the horizon, you can start adopting new technologies to ensure that your events continue to engage attendees and lead the way in the upcoming year and beyond.

Earn CEs: This program qualifies for 1 CE hour in the Marketing Domain of the CMP International Standards.


Kevin Yanushefski, Product Marketing Manager at Cvent. Kevin has been with Cvent for over 6 years, with responsibilities ranging from launching new products, creating educational content, and driving registration for over 1000 live events annually, including Cvent CONNECT, a 2,500 person conference. He's made just about every mistake in the book when it comes to event marketing, and is passionate about sharing what he's learned along the way. When not at Cvent, he moonlights as a movie buff/craft beer enthusiast/rock star, and is frequently found singing 90's alternative at karaoke night. Kevin graduated from the University of Virginia where he studied Psychology and Economics. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinYanu and connect with him on LinkedIn:

Curt Apanovich, Creative Director at AV Concepts.  Curt Apanovich is the Creative Director at AV Concepts, and is responsible for overseeing the creative direction, design and execution for our keynote and general sessions. An industry veteran, Curt founded Hieroglyphic Productions, an award-winning production company, over fifteen years ago. Curt has experience with everything from network television launches to full-length features, and has worked with ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS, Touchstone, and Disney. Curt offers a combination of creativity, technical expertise, and marketing experience to manage every angle of a creative, audio-visual project or production.



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