X-CD Technologies http://www.x-cd.com/ A cloud-based conference management platform.
X-CD Technologies (pronounced "Exceed"!) has been supporting the association and conference industry since 1995. All of our software modules are proprietary and developed in-house which gives us the flexibility to make customized changes to meet all of our clients unique needs.
Our clients include both small and large associations and conferences and events range from as small as 100 to 5,000 attendees. Our client base includes universities, corporations, associations, private companies, conference management groups and government.
MeetUp http://www.meetup.com/ Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.
Meetup's mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize.
Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.
Smore : flyers and newsletters [option for educators] https://www.smore.com/educators Smore : flyers and newsletters [option for educators]
Special, affordable pricing for educators, with all the features you need.
Want to promote something online but don't know how? Smore makes it easy.
It's also fun, for a change.
Smore has tools that make promoting your content easy and effective.
Use analytics to see what's working and what isn't.
YouCanBookMe https://ga.youcanbook.me/ YouCanBookMe
Everything on the system can be configured to match your organisation's brand. You can seamlessly blend your booking process into the rest of your website design.
We don't use a separate calendar tool to manage or synch your appointments with your real diary - you connect your booking system direct to your Google Calendar.
With our auto-detect features, your customers will automatically see dates and times that make sense for their location. We take all the hassle out of booking across borders and time zones.
Allow more than one person to book in to each of your slots. You can also manage a pool of resources that reserve, a bunch at a time, up to your chosen capacity.
Amiando http://www.amiando.com/ Amiando is the worldwide software-as-a-service platform for online event registration and ticketing.
Our award winning tools help organisers promote events more successfully and save costs and effort at the same time.
How To : Visually Record Ideas Using an iPad http://bit.ly/15sEPrQ Visual recording is similar to audio recording: they both use the same concept that is : recording. One uses voice and the other uses visual cues like diagrams, charts, lines, arrows...etc. Think about visual recording as visual mind mapping.
Visual recording using your iPad is something you can best do via the help of some powerful apps. The video below will walk you through the process of how to capture your ideas visually on your iPad. It will also show you how to use each of the four apps suggested.
Visual Recording not (in this case) Visual Facilitation
Conference Alerts http://conferencealerts.com/ Conference Alerts
Find conferences and professional development events, webinars etc. an have them pushed to you.
This is also a platform to promote your own events.
Eventifier http://eventifier.co/ Eventifier
We all are interested in Events and to know about all the happenings in and around the events. Who were the speakers? What were the tweets for the event? Shared pictures & videos and what were the slides for the various sessions?
However this dataflow is scattered; searching, finding and storing this information in the vastness of internet is broken to us. These data are very random; hard to find and sort.
Eventifier was born from this annoyance. We thrive to make your information flow and archiving of event data effortless.
Scribble http://www.scribblelive.com/ Scribble meets the needs of media organizations and brands looking to embrace real-time content creation and publishing with a flexible and feature-rich platform that powers live blogging, real-time journalism and on-the-fly storytelling
Curate and feature content from Twitter and Facebook, and quickly import content from services such as YouTube and Instagram into your live blog.
Whether it's a conference, town hall or meeting, ScribbleLive engages audiences and customers with real-time updates to deliver content, updates and drive engagement.
Storyfying Teachmeets http://www.l4l.co.uk/?p=3236 I have been trying to think of a way to capture what goes on at key teachmeets quickly and efficiently for researchers in the future so TeachMeet can be seen to be a viable and sustainable CPD resource
Why archive the tweets? Well they disappear almost immediately two weeks after from the Twitter “firehose” so they need to be archived sharpish and Storify does that admirably.
Leaderboarded http://www.leaderboarded.com/ Leaderboarded enables you to “engage your tribe” by creating your own online leaderboard, all powered by social data.
Take creative control of the leaderboard while your players enjoy a personalized experience and share social media friendly leaderboards. Social Ambassador Leaderboard – recognise and reward anyone in your organization for promoting your organisation on social media; Social Event Leaderboard – amplify media coverage of your event by encouraging participants to update their status; Social Status Leaderboard – engage and reach out to an online tribe by showing how they rank against each other.
YouCanBook.Me http://youcanbook.me/ YouCanBook.Me is a one stop solution to all your booking and scheduling needs. Seamlessly integrating with your Google calendar, it simplifies the booking process for any business -- reducing phone calls and eliminating duplication.
It even provides email and text message reminders for both you and your clients.
Just a few clicks is all it takes to create a bespoke booking calendar that is simple to manage and easy for your clients to use. You can have a stand-alone minisite or integrate the whole thing into your existing website.
Whether it is dealing with multiple time zones, a variety of services or unconventional office hours, youcanbook.me provides unique and invaluable features that help manage your time and allow you to focus on running your business.
Asana : The First Post-Email Application http://www.asana.com/product Asana : The First Post-Email Application
Asana is FREE for teams up to 30 members.
RegOnline http://www.regonline.hk/ RegOnline's leading event management software lets you easily create online registration forms and event websites to take care of those tedious, time-consuming tasks so you don't have to.
RegOnline offers best-in-class online event management, registration, and planning software.
Turn your next conference, meeting, trade show into a huge success. Event management solutions include registration forms, event websites, badges, event marketing, credit card processing and so much more.
Sign up today for a free event website.
Twubs : #hashtags made useful http://twubs.com Twubs : #hashtags made useful
Read Twitter #hashtag streams
Twubs Conference Suite ... Easily create a hub of all things social media around your conference. Right here. It's easy.
You may be looking to engage participants attending or those watching remotely.
Sharypic http://sharypic.com/ You no longer have an excuse for not sharing your photos of events, it's now as easy as sending an email!
In any of your sharypic event, you can now setup an email adress (firstname.lastname@example.org for instance) which will be available during the full event duration. You and your friends will then be able to send photos by email to this address in order to enjoy them together on sharypic!
Attendease https://attendease.com/ Attendease is a tool for you easily manage events, create registration forms, set up schedules and presenters and take care of all your attendees.
After creating your Attendease event, your event's website is ready to show to the world. Your attendees can start registering right away, with ease on their desktops or on their mobile devices.
Attendease is completely FREE if your event is FREE.
Meetin.gs http://www.meetin.gs Meetin.gs is an internet service that makes it ridiculously easy to organize meetings – it is fast, integrated, and simple to use.
Our main customers are busy business people, who do two things for a living: they go to meetings and they send emails. Meetin.gs enables them to organize meetings effortlessly with people from different organizations and use email in more effective ways.
If you are one of them, upgrade your Meetin.gs today. The sign-up process is effortless and takes less than 60 seconds – alternatively, just send an empty email to email@example.com.
The basic service is free for all users. The Meetin.gs PRO is a paid service available for professional use.
The Conference Streaming Service http://www.conference-streaming.com/ The Conference Streaming Service (CSS) provides live-streaming and video services for various kinds of live-events:
Social Mobile Apps & Calendars For Events http://sched.org/ Social Mobile Apps & Calendars For Events
SCHED* provides your events with:
-Personal schedule builders
-Seamless social networking
-Mobile websites and applications
-Speaker, sponsor and exhibitor lists
Organising a Teachmeet http://teachmeet.pbworks.com/w/page/19975363/Organise What is TeachMeet?
TeachMeet is an unconference, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't need organising. Early on, get a small group together to get everything sorted out for your event.
The main part of TeachMeet is hearing stories about learning, from teachers.
This is not an event to present about a product or theory - this is a chance for teachers from all types of establishments to hear ideas from each other.
Real narratives of practice that make a difference. It is about being engaged and inspired by our immediate colleagues and a whole bucket load of networking to boot!
Seven minute micropresentations | Two minute nano presentations |
14 Apps That Should Accompany You to a Conference http://bit.ly/fPFWqv 14 Apps That Should Accompany You to the Next Conference
HOW TO: Use Social Media to Enhance Your Event http://mashable.com/2010/11/21/social-media-events/ HOW TO: Use Social Media to Enhance Your Event
Using social media to enhance events might seem like a no-brainer, but many conferences — even social media ones — fail to take full advantage of the low-hanging fruit that social platforms offer, like ways for attendees to communicate with each other, broaden their participation, share information and have fun. If you’re planning a conference, here are some ways to incorporate social networking into your big day.
Eventbrite http://www.eventbrite.com/ Evenbrite
At Eventbrite, we’re passionate about bringing people together around a live experience. Whether it's a photography class or a sold-out concert, an inspiring conference or an air-guitar competition—we're true believers in the magic of events and the power of connecting people.
Our service allows everyone to discover events and experience the excitement of bringing them to life.
We do this by making it incredibly easy to create, find or attend an event. We help you manage the hard stuff—such as registrations and selling tickets—and we set you up with the tools to help your event spread virally through social networks. It's event management, search, and promotion all coming together for the first time. We call it social commerce.
SignUpGenius http://signupgenius.com/ SignUpGenius is a FREE online tool for creating and managing group sign up lists.
"This is prefect for teachers, students, and parents who need to create and manage lists for things such as clubs, class snack list, and so much more. Simple to use and share with others, SignUpGenius is a useful and helpful tool."
Lanyrd : The Social Conference Directory http://lanyrd.com/ Lanyrd : The Social Conference Directory
I suspect this might become a MUST place to list your conferences .. regardless of if you are organising, presenting or attending ... in real life and online. Add this to your PLN .. personal learning network
Pigeonhole Live http://www.pigeonhole.sg/ We provide tools that enable you to do more fun & cool things with your live audience. Find out what Pigeonhole Live is about and how it can help you engage your audience more effectively!
Pigeonhole Live is a audience response system tool under Pigeonhole that allows speakers to engage their audience in a live setting using their smartphones, laptops and even iPad!
With Pigeonhole Live "Ask" feature, whenever you have a question, post it to Pigeonhole Live straight away. Fastest hand first/person to the mic is so yesterday.
With anonymous identity, you can ask all the questions you have without fearing the judging eyes of others. Who knows, your peers have the same question too. ;)
Vote for the question that concerns you the most, and get answered first. No more waiting for the McNanny during that precious 5-minute
Hosting a Virtual Technology Conference in Moodle http://bit.ly/9uXUCj Hosting a Virtual Technology Conference in Moodle
HOW TO: Organize A Successful Meetup http://mashable.com/2010/06/26/how-to-meetup/ HOW TO: Organize A Successful Meetup
Gathering friends, followers and “likers” online can only take you so far in the world of networking. Organizing a Meetup is a great way to move your virtual network to a tangible territory.
Quite simply, a Meetup is a planned event where like-minded people meet and typically chat over cocktails and listen to a guest speaker. Organizing one of these events is an excellent way to establish yourself or your business as a “go-to” person in your industry.
CoverItLive http://www.coveritlive.com Whether it's Live Blogging, hosting a weekly Question & Answer session or simply reporting on Breaking News, all readers agree: Live is Better.
CoveritLive is already being used by thousands of bloggers and large media companies to engage millions of readers each month.
A web option that could be used to stream key note speakers or panels onto the web.
Wiffiti http://wiffiti.com Wiffiti is used extensively in digital signage networks ranging from huge jumbotrons in Times Square to thousands of screens in bars, cafes, schools, entertainment centers and even churches!
New Wiffiti messages are instantly displayed center screen and are easily viewable from a distance. Older messages then fade back and move as an animated cloud, providing enough ambient activity to continually stimulate audience attention and encourage engagement.
Wiffiti now makes it even easier for event organizers, digital signage operators, or location owners to create interactive displays. A location display can be up and running in minutes, all via the web.
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EventCaster http://www.magnify.net/solutions/events EventCaster
Having an event? Have plans to provide a multi-media feed to attendees and web followers?
The EventCaster gives organizations the ability to aggregate video and media feeds from multiple sources and provide a dynamic one-stop destination for event goers to upload, watch and share content related to an event.
Plan and Promote Events With Social Media http://mashable.com/2009/04/29/events-social-media/ HOW TO: Plan and Promote Events With Social Media
Many conferences and event planners have come up with unique and powerful ways to promote and plan gatherings via online social tools.
This guide will help you understand how social media can power and drive an event, step-by-step ...
BigHughLabs http://bighugelabs.com/ BigHughLabs : Helping you do cool stuff with your digital photos since 2005.
Badge Maker: Make your own ID card, press pass, name tag, unofficial Flickr badge, or any other kind of identification.
Billboard: If you've got something important to say, say it BIG. Billboardize your message and a fabulous photo!
Map Maker: Make a map of where you've been or where you're going.
EasyChair http://www.easychair.org EasyChair is a free conference management system that is flexible, easy to use, and has many features to make it suitable for various conference models.
It is currently probably one of the most commonly used conference management system.
BarCamp Community Wiki http://barcamp.org/ BarCamp Community Wiki
BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants.
The name BarCamp was inspired as a complement to FooCamp.
BarCamp http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BarCamp BarCamp is an international network of user generated conferences — open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants — often focusing on early-stage web applications, and related open source technologies, social protocols, and open data formats.
BarCamps are organized and evangelized largely through the web, harnessing what might (pretentiously) be called a Web 2.0 communications toolkit. Anyone can initiate a BarCamp, using the BarCamp wiki.
ConfTool http://www.conftool.net/ ConfTool is a Web-based conference management system that was developed to support most administrative tasks of conference, workshop and seminar organizers.
It can help to make the management of events easier and much more efficient. ConfTool integrates the submission/review-process as well as the registration of participants, invoicing and many other tasks.
It has been constantly developed since 2002 and is technically mature.
The standard version "VSIS ConfTool" is an open/shared-source system that is available under different licenses.
A free license of the standard version is available for non-commercial conferences and events (i.e. non-professional/regular organizers, only voluntary staff, less than about 150 participants, student discounts).
OpenConf http://www.zakongroup.com/technology/openconf.shtml OpenConf is a peer-review / conference management system, under active development, that facilitates the electronic submission, review, advocacy, and acceptance of papers, along with management of the whole process by a Program Chair or Editor.
OpenConf is available for free as long as no fee is charged/paid for its install/use or other OpenConf-related services
Open Journal Systems http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Journal_Systems Open Journal Systems
Open Journal Systems (OJS) is open source software for the management of peer-review journals, created by the Public Knowledge Project, released under the GNU General Public License.
OJS was designed to facilitate the development of open access, peer-reviewed publishing, providing the technical infrastructure not only for the online presentation of journal articles, but also an entire editorial management workflow, including article submission, multiple rounds of peer-review, and indexing. OJS relies upon individuals fulfilling different roles, such as the Journal manager, editor, reviewer, author, reader, etc.
Open Conference Systems http://pkp.sfu.ca/?q=ocs Open Conference Systems (OCS) is a free Web publishing tool that will create a complete Web presence for your scholarly conference. OCS will allow you to ...
Eventell http://www.eventell.com/ Eventell isn't just about invites. It's about creating living records for events. Before the event you can find out who's going, what'll be going on, and decide if it's for you. While at the event send photos or video from your phone. When you get home discuss it on the message boards, post photos, link to youtube videos, and more.
SimulConference Solutions http://www.simulconference.com/ SimulConference Solutions - give your conference an online element.
Conferences and Conventions Online
The most valuable commodity in any conference, convention, or seminar is the knowledge shared and the relationships cultivated among participants. Now there are new online approaches that multiply the success and profitability of meetings and tradeshows.
Provide exhibitors, sponsors, and advertisers with new opportunities to reach a wider Internet audience. Open new revenue sources ranging from expanding customer/member services to e-publishing and transforming conference sessions into online training resources.
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