Most meeting planners do their research at night or on the weekends when no one on your sales team is available. They prowl your site, but often leave no trace that they were there. Plan Your Meetings’ Planner Toolbox is an educational portal that captures their attention and their contact information, so your sales team can offer the […]
Ootoweb is an online attendee management system that lets planners manage registration and housing information and access real-time meeting details through their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. The user-friendly, but comprehensive system also allows attendees to register through mobile devices. Free for the first month and $49/month afterwards; there are no transaction fees.
Software conferences tend to focus on the positive; however, the blog Deciphering Glyph proposes FailCon, a conference on the failures of software programming. Submitted papers or talks would focus on projects that failed in an interesting way. –Taylor Dahl
The Convention Industry Council has released version 3.0 of its APEX Toolbox, software for occasional and junior planners that helps them use industry-wide data standards to create industry-specific items such as housing forms, rooming lists and event specifications guides.