International Confex

Confex
Wow what a show! We had 10 start ups exhibiting in the Event Tech Lab zone. Our Fresh Tech For Your Event session in the tech theatre attracted the largest audience in the education sessions over the 2 day show. Well done to all the start ups that pitched live. It was awesome.

Awesome News! Meet Our FANDOM Expert on 16th September

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Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike

Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, a world authority on Fandom, will be delivering the keynote entitled ‘How to Turn a One Time User into a Dedicated Fan’ at our next event on Wednesday 16th September, Google Campus in London. The session will take attendees on a journey to better understand their users and convert them into being their advocates. Embodying the unique combination of real-world experience and academic knowledge, Dr. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike has over 20 years of experience working with tastemakers and cultural provocateurs such as Facebook, Interscope Geffen A & M and L.A.M.B.

Jennifer’s first book Fandom, Image and Authenticity: Joy Devotion and the Second Lives of Kurt Cobain and Ian Curtis was published in October 2014. She was recently featured in Channel 4’s holiday blockbuster Frozen at Christmas, and is currently working on three different books about popular culture and media.

Register for the event here: https://pickevent.com/e/EventTechLabSeptember?

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EventTechHack – The Event Tech Challenge

REGISTER HERE TO PARTICIPATE: https://pickevent.com/e/EventTechHack

The Hack:

Are you an EventTech enthusiast, a hard-core coder, a designer, business/marketing person or just a hackathon fanatic? Do you want to win the worlds first #EventTechHack? If so, join us for Event Tech Lab’s #EventTechHack on Saturday 13th into Sunday 14th June at Campus London for an innovative weekend of collaboration, creativity and coding. You don’t want to miss a the world first – take the #EventTechHack challenge. Its going to be fast and furious!

The Task:

Platforms/devices: The hackathon is all about building something that actually helps streamline event management operations, creates great audience engagement or is a benefit to the events industry . Our sponsor – the Concerto Group – are looking for something fresh! Their operations include creating event ideas, planning and executing events as well as providing venues, catering and staffing for events. Check them out here http://www.concertogroup.co.uk/to get an idea of what event professionals need to make their lives easier, businesses more efficient and attendees happier.

You can bring/build any demo-able platform/device that fits the theme. Do some reading and research on whats out there and how your hack could make a difference. You are responsible for knowing and setting up your IDEs, SDKs, APIs. To start the process go to www.mashape.com or www.publicapis.com to start your research. Assume there will be help on the day from mentors and event professionals to give advice and guidance. Be prepared

Teams:

Maximum of 4 people. Ideally teams will be made up of coders, UI designers and business/marketing/event professionals. If you already have a team sign up as an individual with your team-mates. Let us know on the day if you are already in a team when you arrive. If you are not in a team, just turn up and we will help slot you into a team that you feel comfortable with. Food and drink will be provided to keep you going throughout the hack.

Judging Criteria:

Impact: What impact would your hack have on the events landscape?

Practicality: Is the hack fit for purpose?

Feasibility: Can this project be realistically implemented and scaled?

Creativity & Technical Innovation: How innovative is your hack?

Prizes: Prizes for the winners and runners up will be awarded after the judging. 

REGISTER HERE TO PARTICIPATE: https://pickevent.com/e/EventTechHack

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