An important date for any Events organisation, this year’s ‘Meet the Future’ conference: Event Technology Challenged will take place on 9th June at Central Hall, London. A leader in driving the future debate of event technology, the ‘Meet the Future’ event series encourages peers to share both ideas and available resources as a way of staying ahead in a constantly evolving industry.
With White Light acting as one of this year’s sponsors, the conference will allow (for one of the first times) senior event buyers to experience event technology by placing them in the role of the delegates who they would normally be organising events for. The aim is to show attendees how new event technology can improve their own events by learning from real-time use cases.
The conference will be delivered in two parts. In the morning sessions, attendees will be given ‘hands-on’ demonstrations of cutting edge technology, gaining an insight into how it may be utilised by delegates at future events. The afternoon sessions will focus on live demonstrations of the real-time data collected by key technology in the morning, giving organisers a unique insight into the backend use and benefits with relevant case studies.
The conference will also feature three keynote presentations from professionals working throughout the field of events technology. Renowned neuroscientist, Dr Beau Lotto will be discussing his work on Neuro Design, a process for designing communications which allow businesses to connect with customers on a neurological level. Dr Lotto presented at WIRED 2013, has given two TED talks and has been invited to speak at one of Google’s Zeitgeist events, using illusions, games and interaction to engage his audience.
The second keynote will be delivered by Corbin Ball. Recently named as one of ‘The 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry’ by Successful Meetings magazine, Corbin is an international consultant and writer who has 20 years experience of running international technology meetings and helping clients worldwide use technology to improve their own productivity.
The third and final keynote will be delivered by BBC technology journalist Kate Russell, who currently appears weekly on BBC2 and BBC World News, reporting for technology programme Click. Russell has been writing and speaking about technology, gaming and the internet since 1995, speaking regularly at technology events and conferences, inspiring the next generation of technologists.
Maria Schuett, Marketing Manager at Central Hall and Meet The Future event organiser, comments: “Last year’s conference was a great success and our 2015 event is set to be bigger, more interactive and creatively challenging the norm. We have fantastic keynote speakers confirmed and the breadth of technology that is already in place is very exciting, not to mention our lead sponsors White Light, who will be going beyond the realms of traditional conference AV technology to create a fully immersive conference experience and creative hospitality solutions delivered by Kudos catering.
Maria further adds: “We feel it is important to go further than just demonstrating new technology – we’re going to devote the second half of the day to exploring the benefits of event technology from the organiser’s viewpoint in order to provide a picture of the whole process. Registration is still open, although places are very limited – so get in quick!”
Richard Wilson, Business Development Director, states: “We are extremely proud to be part of this event. It is the largest event we have delivered yet at Central Hall Westminster and it will also provide us with a great opportunity to showcase our new technology”.
For those wishing to register for the conference, there is the option of either attending the morning talks and workshops, or registering for the whole day experience. The registration page is available here: www.c-h-w.com/future.