While many worry that technology will replace face-to-face marketing, we believe that technology will only enhance the Expo! Expo! experience for our attendees. At this year's Expo! Expo!, attendees will see first-hand the emerging technology that have helped the IAEE team create a more robust and agile attendee experience.
New this year is the AV Experience presented by Expo! Expo! tech partner, PSAV and in collaboration with AVIXA. With the show rebrand, IAEE is excited to work with PSAV on bringing the brand to life. The AV Experience will help you learn the best and new ideas from case studies on delivering AV best practices to your show floor. Experience the best in AV solutions by going through the various technologies, platforms and best practices out there for organizers to help tell their stories in a casual, relaxed environment.
For a list of presentations at the AV Experience, click here.
IT Track: Science and Technology of a Show
New this year is an education track solely dedicated to Information Technology (IT) professionals called the Science and Technology of a Show. Trade shows require more players from various departments to make the show a success. IT professionals help integrate and troubleshoot new technologies to a show. Sessions will focus and delve into the most relevant, top-of-mind technology issues, challenges and ideas.
For a complete listing of education sessions for IT professionals, click here.
MeetUp: IT Professionals and Women In Event Tech
Wednesday, 12 December | 4:30 - 6:00 PM | Level 2, Pre-Function Area of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Join members of the IAEE Technology Membership Task Force and Women in Event Tech for an informal networking exchange. This event is geared for those who hold technology positions within member companies and associations.
Matchmaking & VIBE Peer-to-Peer Networking Lounge
IAEE has partnered with a2z to provide Expo! Expo!'s peer-to-peer networking technologies, such as Connect™. Connect™ is the only proven solution in the trade show industry that has the ability to generate recommended matches for event participants based on precise matching criteria. Attendees can access lists of matched attendees, sessions and exhibitors. Similarly, exhibitors can generate a list of attendees who are their recommended best matches and are looking for products and services in their chosen categories. Accurate matchmaking means users can get started with networking immediately instead of spending time on searching for matches.
a2z will also power The VIBE Lounge, for informal peer to peer networking discussions led by industry thought leaders who share Values, Interests, Beliefs, and Energy with you on the following topics: Technology, Marketing, Strategy, Management and Sales.
Tech Bar Experience
The Tech Bar is an interactive spot that delivers the following services:
- Hands-on guidance from our team to help attendees learn how to better use their devices + digital marketing;
- Event mobile app support and education;
- Digital marketing tips and best practices;
- Personal and professional branding techniques;
- Practice tech tips and best practices.
Tech Huddles will be held on Tuesday, 11 December, which will feature the official Expo! Expo! tech partners. For a complete list of Expo! Expo! tech partners, click here.
Tech Startup Pavilion & Pitch Competition
Expo! Expo! is bringing the tech solutions to you on the trade show floor! IAEE prides itself on providing show organizers the latest and innovative tech solutions for your show needs. Brought to you by Visit Austin and the Austin Convention Center, the Tech Startup Pavilion & Pitch Competition will feature technology focused companies less than two years old who have launched their product within the last 12 months. The Tech Startup Pitch Competition will be on the show floor where representatives from each startup company will share their product pitches to technology experts and attendees. The winner will be recognized at the Annual Networking Luncheon and Awards Presentation on 13 December.
For a list of companies presenting at the Tech Startup Pitch Competition, click here.
Tech Use Cases
This collection of emerging technology solution use cases, that have been proven in the exhibitions and events marketplace, aim to give exhibition and event producers an opportunity to explore a wide range of solutions, that answer common challenges. These tech use cases will help those in the exhibition community closely examine new technology applications within the industry and to gain perspective from external experts on the trajectory of these applications inside and outside of the exhibition experience.
For a list of tech use cases that will be presented on 13 December, click here.