Eventbase Opens it Doors Nov 24th for Job Fair & Open House

November 11, 2016 - In the past couple of days we’ve been named one of the fastest growing tech companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500 ranking and picked up an award at the prestigious EVENTtech awards for “Best Event App” for our work with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).

We just moved into our brand new 15,000 square foot office in Yaletown and invite recent grads and experienced technology industry professionals to join us at our upcoming job fair and open house on November 24th.


EVENT DETAILS:
DATE: Thursday, November 24th
TIME: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
PLACE: 1280 Homer Street

To RSVP, submit a resume and cover letter and we'll do the rest!
RSVP TO ATTEND

Come check out our breathtaking office, order coffee from our in-house barista, and see what a day in the life of an Eventbaser is like.  When you arrive on the evening of November 24th, you will be scheduled for a "speed interview" with an Eventbaser and have the opportunity to meet the team.


OPEN POSITIONS:

To RSVP please click on "RSVP to Attend" and complete the following questionnaire and indicate the position(s) you are most interested in (up to a maximum of two).  For more information on the positions below, please click on the respective postings on our careers page.

  • Intermediate to Senior Producer / Project Manager

  • Technical Production Specialist (a.k.a. Mobile Kickstarter)

  • API Integration Specialist (a.k.a. Web Dev Kickstarter)

  • Quality Assurance Analyst

  • Senior Back End Developer

  • Senior Front End Developer

  • Technical Lead

  • IT Systems Admin

  • UX Design

  • Application Support Analyst

Eventbase isn’t your conventional startup and we’re excited to showcase our amazing new office.  We’ve got a café with an in-house barista, a secret Goonies room (ok, now it’s not so secret), beer on tap, office dogs galore, flex work spaces and a one of a kind Ticket to Ride program (a program that allows staff to travel to the event of their choice to see our apps in action) – just to name a few perks.

Eventbase is one of the leading technology companies in Vancouver, but we’re a little under the radar.  Chances are you’ve heard of IBM, Microsoft, Google, SXSW, Cannes Lions, Comic-Con – they’re only a handful of the amazing brands we create mobile event apps for.  If you’re interested in technology and helping us shape the future of event technology, then we want to hear from you!  Here’s a sneak peek of our office.  

Event app entrance
mobile event app office workspace
mobile event apps stadium seating
Events app cafe and kitchen
event app office space

Your Guide to EVENTtech 2016

Thousands of marketers and event professionals from Fortune 1000 companies and the most innovative agencies in the world will come together under one roof at EVENTtech in Las Vegas on November 14th.  As the signature event technology conference in the industry, it’s an opportunity to learn about the latest technology, best practices from industry veterans and connect with other event professionals.  If you’re as excited as we are, then you’ve already made a preliminary schedule of all the sessions you want to see and mapped out your three days at the show.

Learn From The Best: 3 Things Successful Event Marketing Campaigns Have In Common

SXSW, Sundance Film Festival, Oktoberfest—while you might not have attended any of these major events, you've definitely heard of them and know at least a little of what to expect from them. How is that even possible? These successful events' marketing campaigns possess three common features that have transformed them from annual happenings into highly anticipated spectacles.

How (and Why) to Incorporate Virtual Reality Into Your Next Event

virtual reality event technology

May 19, 2016 - From a young age we're taught that humans perceive the world through five senses. What is perceived is then translated into experiences, which make up reality as we know it. Virtual reality presents these senses with a computer-generated environment that is, to some extent, explorable.

A term most commonly associated with the gaming world, virtual reality has in recent years expanded its practical capabilities. Every year, it comprises a large part of the Google I/O conference and in the world of event technology, the notion of using VR to enhance attendees' experiences has itself become a reality.


The Evolution of VR

oculus rift technology

The end of 2015 saw the largest boom of VR products in the marketplace. A few notable companies that have entered the field include Facebook with their $2 billion dollar purchase of the Oculus Rift, Sony with the PlayStation VR, and HTC's Vive. So what has drawn these big players to the virtual reality game?

The initial inspiration behind virtual reality technology was to revolutionize the gaming world, as indicated by the Oculus Rift's successful $2.4 million Kickstarter campaign. However, it's the potential for innovation in using this tech that's got the industry in a frenzy. After his company purchased the Oculus Rift, Mark Zuckerberg wrote on virtual reality, "One day, we believe this kind of immersive, augmented reality will become a part of daily life for billions of people." There are already multiple developments underway that use virtual reality for educationapplications, marketing, and storytelling.


Incorporating Virtual Reality into Events

Technological advancements have forever changed the event industry. Imagine being fully immersed in an idea, a product, or a company's cause, all while remaining in a central location. Virtual reality makes this all possible, and allows brands to re-imagine how they communicate their message.


For Brands

According to Smart Meetings, "virtual reality’s most obvious benefit is that it puts prospective clients, including planners, into any physical location—without viewers having to be physically present." For brands, the ability to fully immerse prospective buyers in products provides a more enjoyable experience for the consumer. Furthermore, it better allows them to visualize how this product could affect their life. Layar's report on consumers and VR demonstrated a 135% increase in the likelihood that a consumer would make a purchase when they saw an augmented reality version of the product.


For Venues

Imagine putting on an event without the costs of finding an arena and managing tangible arrangements. Instead, replace that with the simple cost of renting a server to host the event. There's the chance that virtual reality could eventually take the place of physical venues. People all around the world could attend events from the comfort of their own home, which means your event would be more accessible to an infinitely larger audience.


For Storytellers

Storytellers are currently developing methods of using virtual reality to change how an audience receives stories. For example, at Sundance's New Frontier event, attendees wearing VR headsets were greeted by sci-fi themed movie scenery as they wandered into the exhibit. The event took place at multiple venues, and included feature films, installations, and live performances. These experiences combine the immersive elements of virtual reality with the creative aspects of storytelling.

Virtual reality can offer attendees, organizers, and marketers an entirely new form of engaging entertainment, having influence on buyer intent while saving on costs and extending brand reach.

How do you plan on using this technology at your next event? Tweet @EventbaseTech and let us know!

 

Photos: betto rodrigues / Shutterstock.com, Tinxi / Shutterstock.com, Maurizio Pesce

Eventbase Makes Biz Bash Event Innovators List

Best events app founders Jeff Sinclair and Ben West

May 10, 2016 - As a platform that incorporates groundbreaking technology, including beacons, attendee matching, and recommendations, Eventbase is consistently at the forefront of event technology. Recognizing our impact on the event landscape through mobile technology, BizBash have named Eventbase co-founders Jeff Sinclair and Ben West as two of The Most Innovative People in Events and Meetings.

BizBash is the industry’s go-to source for news and trends in event marketing, design, production, and technology. Their Innovation Issue honours the visionaries, pioneers, and creatives pushing the industry forward with new ideas for live experiences. Other names recognized on the BizBash lists include the likes of Nike, Samsung, Target, Freeman and many more. Needless to say, we’re thrilled to be included in the company of such great brands.
 

View the BizBash Innovation Issue