Event Tech

Event Technology 2022: Trends You Must Know As an Active Event Speaker

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The technology you use impresses no one. The experience you create with it is everything.” – Sean Gerety.

As the event industry is growing leaps and bounds, you, as an event speaker, act as a significant deciding factor in how the event will turn out. In 2022, speakers are upgrading by learning how to leverage the latest event tech, software and gadgets to deliver a life-changing experience to the audience!

Before you move on to preparing notes and getting ready to speak at an event, take a breather and look at the latest event tech trends every speaker must make use of.

Create Large-Scale Shared Experiences With Live Translation

After the pandemic, people have woken up to realize the importance of being connected. The turbulent times have instilled a stronger need to share experiences with the rest of the world. So, as an event speaker, you can expand your scope by enabling knowledge transfer with audiences who do not speak your native language. This way, you can even spark interest amongst international audiences!

Live translation in the event space will help you break all language barriers to cultivate a diverse and inclusive experience that offers event attendees a sense of global connectedness.

Live translation for events is available in two formats:

I. Remote Language Interpretation – The Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Technology enables expert interpreters to translate in real-time during demos, speeches or presentations from anywhere.

II. Closed Captions – Various captioning technologies like automatic speech recognition (ASR), human captioning and machine-translated captions provide attendees with a visual aid to understand the content in their preferred language.

Where to find: Platforms like Interprefy integrate with event apps to make multilingual exchanges in the truest sense possible!

Going Live Made Easier: Schedule Sessions for Your Audience


Throughout 2021 and 2022, event companies have made tremendous tech event management advancements in offering live streaming to accommodate virtual attendees. What if you can sync in-person and virtual audiences in multiple locations and effortlessly integrate live and pre-recorded sessions? Sounds too good to be true? It’s true!

With concepts like Simulive, an amalgamation of simulation and live broadcast, you can record a video in advance and schedule it as per the event time to go live. In addition, it gives attendees the feel of a live session as the options for polls, Q&As and chats are available.

Where to find: Platforms like Nunify help you mitigate the risk of failing to merge and play multiple videos live. You can pre-record sessions and schedule when to go live in front of your audience at hybrid and virtual events.

Leverage Projection Mapping to Go Above and Beyond

Attendees need a justification for the cost they are paying to attend an event! To provide transformational event experiences, speakers have to think beyond being informative and educational. One aspect to take heed of is that we all respond to aesthetic and beautified event elements. So, to break the monotony, and if your budget permits, you can venture into 3D projection mapping.

Projection mapping is also known as Augmented Spatial Reality. It uses event technology solutions to cast imagery on objects instead of old-fashioned flat surfaces. So, for example, to make your event presentations more enticing, you can project videos on buildings and objects! Sounds exciting, right?

Also, an attendee does not require any 3D glasses to see the projections. The special projectors help you create a 3D world that can transform any surface into something exciting.

One good example of projection mapping is when VCI Event Technology partnered with Ingram Micro in 2019 to create state-of-the-art AV imagery for the attendees at the company’s conference at the Aria in Las Vegas. The stage was covered with  20,000 ANSI lumen HD projectors which were projected on widescreen projection surfaces.

Speak Anywhere With Portable Conference Speakers

Portable conference speakers are the real deal! If you are a periodic event speaker and there are times when you need to get up and run to speak at a conference, you can just use portable speakers with a 360-degree microphone to get the show on the road.

When choosing a microphone, you have to consider different aspects, like how it pairs with devices. For instance, Bluetooth will let you pair up your speaker with any device close to you, like your laptop or smartphone.

Companies like Jabra and Sennheiser have designed specialized portable speakers just for events, meetings and conferences.

Conclusion

Being an event speaker, it might be challenging to develop delightful ideas that appeal to the ever-evolving audiences. However, you can easily connect with your audience and try out the event tech trends mentioned earlier! So, keep all of these trends in mind while preparing your speaker strategy for upcoming events.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some categories of modern meeting technologies?

The modern meeting technologies used for B2B events are:
  • Video conferencing
  • Large screen monitors
  • Touch-screens
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Virtual reality systems
  • Lead capture devices

What are the benefits of leveraging technology in event planning?

Some key benefits of using tech in event planning are:
  • It helps to save time by cutting out the manual work
  • It eliminates human errors
  • It gives you real-time engagement stats during the event
  • It allows you to capture attendee data for future events
  • It enables you to plan better for the time ahead

How can you keep up with the latest event technology trends?

There are multiple ways to keep up with the event tech trends that are up and coming.
  • You can join various tech forums
  • Follow event tech leaders on Twitter for the latest information
  • Attend seminars
  • Read comments from event stakeholders
  • Subscribe to newsletters from event companies
  • Attend expos

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