Every event needs to drive high-quality attendee engagement. Here’s twenty ways to use your event application to foster meaningful experiences, interactions, and connections.
A thoughtfully designed event application builds pre-event anticipation, deepens on-site engagement and strengthens post-event connections – all top attendee engagement objectives.
We’ve collected twenty ways you can leverage an event application to improve engagement with content, speakers, sponsors, other attendees and you.
Enhance attendee engagement pre-event
1. Deliver important pre-conference FAQs
2. Publish detailed speaker & session information for review
3. Introduce a chatbot to answer pre-event questions 24/7
4. Tease your audience with hints of fun to come
Enhance attendee engagement with content and speakers
5. Offer personalized agenda building
6. Share slides for note-taking
7. Allow attendees to download & save favorite documents
8. Integrate audience polling in presentations
Enhance attendee engagement with sponsors
9. Align relevant offers with interested attendees
10. Ease appointment scheduling between exhibitors and attendees
11. Offer a click-through to learn more about sponsors
12. Use geofencing and location-based messaging to let attendees know what is nearby
Enhance attendee engagement with other attendees
13. Share a full attendee list
14. Let attendees build custom profiles
15. Facilitate contacting other attendees with private messaging
16. Create a private social network to promote sharing photos & ideas
Enhance attendee engagement with you
17. Send push notifications alerting attendees to what’s happening next
18. Request feedback on sessions and activities with real-time surveys
19. Update program and content changes as they occur
20. Encourage conversations with regular posts to the event’s private social feed
One more thing
Adding gamification to an event app can further incentivize attendees to spend time exploring everything the event has to offer. Stay tuned for our next blog to discover the must-have elements of successful event application gamification.
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