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Lanyrd is one of the few services in the event space (granted, with a strong focus on tech conferences but not only) that keeps innovating and launching new features for event organizers, speakers and attendees alike. They recently introduced two new features: Speaker Directory, helps find speakers via several filters Enhanced Speaker Profile, allows speakers […]

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A new player is trying to crack the event search vertical: Daybees. So far it works mostly for the UK but is planning to expand over to the USA in the next months. From their website: This Beta version of Daybees is the first step towards realising our goal of creating the world’s most advanced vertical […]

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On November 28th 2012 I’ll be running a workshop at EIBTM — the leading global event for the meetings, incentives, events and business travel industry — in Barcelona as part of the Corporate Programme track (link). I’ll present some of the most useful tools event organisers can use to create meaningful events and we will attempt to draft a few […]

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As an advisor to the South by Southwest Startup Accelerator Program I’m happy to announce that the application process is open! If you think you’re onto something big, are working on what will become the next Twitter or have just launched the beta of an amazing, then you should grab the stage you deserve… Apply […]

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South by Southwest (SXSW: web, twitter) is like a rave party for tech, music and film but startups are the real stars (in particular of the “interactive” segment of SXSW). Twitter (2007) and Foursquare (2009) rose to fame there, as several other startups did over the last few years. The SXSW Accelerator is a competition […]

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Almost one year ago Slideshare was announcing the development of iPad and Iphone apps and just today it sort of backtracked on that decision by announcing that the whole website has been ported away from Flash and to HTML5, so that it will be usable from desktops and ANY mobile device alike (iOS, Android, BlackBerry, […]

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F8 (web), Facebook’s developer conference, took place today in San Francisco but also all over the world through live streaming… which accounted for 100,000+ simultaneous viewers. Now if you compare that with TV, it does not seem that much but for a tech conference (or any kind of conference for that matter)… that’s huge! I’m […]

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Later this week the first edition of The Conference Basics Tribune (A.K.A. the newsletter) will see the light of day. You can sign up for the newsletter here. It will share on a regular basis (but not more than once a month, I promise) a selection of the most relevant articles and resources for conference organizers […]

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This feature has been a big request from event organizers to Foursquare: let us create events within a venue! (It’s been a basic feature in other geolocation services like Gowalla). Users have found workarounds which were far from perfect like creating an event as a venue, but some attendees would check-in to the “event-venue” and […]

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The team behind the presentation software Prezi published today a free App to view Prezis on the iPad (iTunes link). While the application does not allow you to edit your files (they say it’s coming), you can download the ones stored  in your online account to show them on Apple’s tablet. I’m a long time […]

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