MeetingsConnect Results from Miami
// June 25th, 2007 // Technology
We have returned from the ACTE conference in Miami. Overall the conference was a success, both for ACTE and for NFi Studios. ACTE reached every goal they aimed for despite a few setbacks due to inclement weather. The nQuest Event Browser supported decent usage and great feedback from attendees, particularly on the newly released features.
The Green Movement is catching wind among many associations and events. Due to this they are not releasing conference collateral or presentations via printed hard copies any more. nQuest was equipped with a new Paperless Portal allowing attendees to insert their USB flash drive to easily select and download some or all of the conference presentations. The process is almost completely automated. Overall we received tremendous feedback from users on how quick and simple the process was to grab the presentations.
Usage of the Event Browser was consistent with previous events although usage of the Messaging component was down. This was most likely due to the conference location being in the United States with a large amount of U.S. attendees having access to mobile devices which support messaging and email. We tend to see higher messaging usage at overseas conferences that still have a large U.S. attendee base where these devices do not work. Usage of the new Paperless Portal was very good despite attendees learning of the feature late in the conference. We now look forward to future events in Singapore, Munich and Washington D.C.
(Via Derek Gallo.)