4 Ways Festival Apps Can Amplify Your Brand

Mobile is eating the world. And while many festivals have made the shift to mobile apps as a digital guide to provide to their fans, much potential goes untapped as far as leveraging event apps to transform the festival experience.    As Eventbase gears up for Austin’s IMFCON and IFFS, the industry’s signature conferences for music and film festivals, we’re eager to share how organizers can use the event app platform to propel their festival to the another calibre.  

Event Spotlight: Qualcomm Uplinq

Last week, Eventbase was in San Francisco for Qualcomm’s Uplinq Mobile Developer Conference as provider of the official conference app. As the leader in wireless technologies, Qualcomm’s signature event aimed at developers is best described as the convergence of mobile, computing and wireless with distinct content tracks offered for coding, digital lifestyle, software-hardware integration, trends, and business insights.  

Lollapalooza 2014

Pulling off 3 epic days, 5 stages and over 100 performances, Lollapalooza Chicago just wrapped up it’s 18th festival last week in Grant Park and Eventbase is thrilled to have been a part of it by providing the official festival app to over 220,000 fans. The event, which included such headliners as Eminem, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Calvin Harris, and the recently reunited Outkast, rounded out its concert lineup with a cultural aspect to its annual festival and drew audiences from across the country. 

Google I/O

A few weeks ago, our co-founder Ben jetted off to Google I/O 2014, and came back bearing goodies and insider info. The main takeaways were the Android L, Android Auto, the cardboard virtual reality headset, and all the wearable gear. Read on for our brief recap.  

Ticket to Ride

Working for a company that makes world class apps for amazing events across the globe definitely has its perks. Not only do we get to work with a cross section of creative, smart individuals whose focus is to connect people through an event, but we get to experience those events first hand. 

Cannes Lions iBeacon-enabled App Connects Festival Attendees

Now in its 60th year, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will take over the South of France June 15 - 21. Covering everything from mobile and billboards to design and branded content, Cannes Lions is the world’s largest celebration of creativity in communications and serves up some of the most prestigious international annual Advertising and Communications awards.

UK Meeting Planners Meet the Future of Event Technology

Taking inspiration from the concept of the “unconference,” Central Hall Westminster (central London’s largest conference venue) will be hosting Meet The Future on June 3rd, spotlighting emerging event technologies and relevant trends, challenges, and best practices. Aimed at meeting planners and event organizers, this half day of interactive and forward-thinking sessions will provide event organizers a first hand experience of the latest trends in event technology.

Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

Hailed as the Greatest Show and Tell on Earth, Maker Faire celebrates, well, “makers”. Hobbyists, science clubs, authors, bedroom inventors, and tech lovers of all ages gathered to San Francisco’s Bay Area over the weekend of May 17th & 18th to get their make on, and having powered the app for this year’s Faire, Eventbase was there to show its support. 

eMerge Americas Miami 2014

Eventbase was in Miami this week for the inaugural eMerge Americas / TechWeek conference. The event was a huge success with over 5,000 attendees descending on this beach city to see what's hot in the tech scene across Latin America. With a trade show showcasing startups and top tier tech companies, eMerge also featured a wide range of conference sessions and networking events at stunning locations throughout Miami. There were lavish parties with great music, fantastic food and delicious cocktails.

eMerge Americas Miami 2014 / Techweek

Over the weekend, the inaugural eMerge Americas kicked off in Miami, Florida, celebrating all things tech in the Latin American IT market. Marking Techweek’s first Miami conference, thousands of attendees have flocked from Latin America, North America, and Europe, to gain a wealth of insight from a plethora of presentations on cybersecurity, cloud computing, healthcare, and mobility.

Fired Up for Growth: The 2014 "Ready to Rocket" List

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For the second consecutive year, Eventbase is being showcased as a top technology company on the Rocket Builders “Ready to Rocket” list. Rocket Builders, a management consulting company in the tech sector, has been showcasing BC private companies with the greatest growth potential for more than a decade. 

Based on analyses of trends that will drive growth in the industry, Rocket Builders identifies the top companies that are best positioned to capitalize on these trends. Rocket Builders notes that it was a particularly competitive year with over 100 organizations in contention.

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Can't-miss SXSWi sessions for event organizers

SXSW is a gongshow. Every last bit of it. Whether you've been attending every year for the last ten years, or if it's your first time, you're going to run into issues trying to navigate the panoply of equally amazing sessions offered. As a mobile event app company, we sifted through the Interactive sessions with a radar for all things mobile and app related, but also left room for a few fun must-sees. Read on for our shortlist of 10 not-to-miss SXSW Interactive sessions.Behavioral Intelligence: Mobile's New Frontier