Networking

Guest post by Alon Alroy of Bizzabo. 2 weeks ago I attended one of the best mobile events of the year, the MLOVE ConFestival Europe. Wired Magazine has called it the “TED for Mobile” – it truly is. The venue, speakers, activities and attendees, can all be described as “inspiring”. Unlike many conferences and events […]

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As an Advisory Board member of SXSW 2012 and a 3-times veteran of the event, the organizers interviewed me about what is the best “tool” to network with other attendees.  SXSW was interested in stories about particularly serendipitous moments from past SXSW Interactive Festival that we have attended.

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Creating “interactive experiences” is essential for live events, be them face-to-face (f2f), virtual) or hybrid (a mix of f2f and virtual). Interactive experiences are one of the reasons that justifies being present,  a way to connect attendees with each other, with the content and with the speakers. Creating interactive experiences is also an over-hyped expression […]

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Evernote (web) goes by the tagline “remember everything” and it’s latest free app —Hello (iTunes)– becomes a faithful follower of that motto specifically built to help you remember people you meet (for example at a conference).

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This is the first guest-post by Ana Silva, specialist in Enterprise 2.0 and social media, and scholarly on serendipitous matter (more on Ana at the end of the article). Serendipity, the art of looking for something and ending up finding something else, at times more valuable than the thing you were looking for in the […]

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If you haven’t yet, watch the following genius campaign that British retailer TESCO implemented in the South-Korean subway. Their local branch called Homeplus had the goal of becoming the n.1 grocery without increasing the number of stores. It was a win-win proposition because TESCO increased its business by offering a service that people waiting at […]

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Reflecting over a busy year of conferences and the main characteristics that made my experience as an attendee better, I always come back to event size and intimacy. In his recent article “An industry challenge: build “MicroSXSW” to bring back fun times at SXSW”, Robert Scoble complains on the big size that South by Southwest […]

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In a previous article I wrote that the 2010 edition of Le Web had about 3,000 attendees which could be both a networking blessing or a nightmare.  For me it was the former as I managed to have those 8 or 10 meaningful meetings that justified my stay in Paris. I was able to do […]

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It’s clear that Loic and Geraldine Le Meur have righteously created what’s the “Number 1 Internet Conference in Europe”. If there is one particular characteristic to define Le Web (web, twitter, facebook, youtube) is that it is a huge networking machine, with the 2010 edition attracting around 3,000 attendees from 60 countries (mostly European but […]

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Timo Arnall (web, twitter, linkedin) is a designer and researcher working with interactive products, media and emerging technologies, with a specific focus in Radio-frequency identification (RFID) and Near Field Communications (NFC). After his recent presentation at Mobile Monday Amsterdam, we discussed on the use of RFID/NFC technology to stimulate social interaction during conferences, and how […]

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