There’s an App for that: 2015 Event Industry Trends

People have been celebrating important life events for centuries. Weddings, birthdays, baby showers, meetings, and conventions all have one thing in common: people. This makes the event planning industry a living, breathing organism. This industry is young, and ever evolving, but I’ve attempted to make a few predictions in two popular event categories that I’m sure you will find helpful.

Meetings
Meetings and conferences are becoming more personal. The buzz word is “drenched.” This means that attendees will be completely saturated and immersed in the experience. Gone are the days of boring one-sided conferences. People attending conferences in 2015 are looking to interact and be heard. The most popular tools making this happen are:

The events that can break the boundaries between host and attendee will find success in 2015.

Weddings
If you haven’t heard, wedding season is upon us. While 2014 saw a backlash against technology being a part of weddings, I think the opposite can be said for weddings in 2015. While most of us are familiar with apps like Pinterest that make wedding planning seem like a breeze the apps of choice this year will actually be used by wedding guests. Two such apps allow the day to be recorded from the aspect of the guests.

  • Vyclone: allows you to take the videos that your guest records and mash them into one video.
  • Wedding Party: allows the couple to see photos taken by their guests and upload them to wedding.com.

iphone-wedding-e1354129823455While brides of 2014 were going technology free, this year brides are posing for their closeups.

I’ve only covered two areas of the event planning industry, but I can say with confidence that technology will be a catalyst for change in all aspects of this amazing industry. Comment below and tell me how you are using technology to help you plan your next event.

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4 thoughts on “There’s an App for that: 2015 Event Industry Trends

  1. I have been to several weddings that used the Wedding Party app and I think its ingenious! I look forward to using some of the other apps mentioned in this article. Great report!

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  2. Thank you for this information – i am in the middle of planning a conference and will most certainly want to use some of the newest, hottest trends at it! Look forward to hearing more!

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