Event management is a fun, challenging and fast paced career experience. The reason most of us flock to this career choice is to avoid a predictable boring office job – we crave variety and welcome new challenges. No matter how much time goes into planning a very well organized event, it’s inevitable that something will come up. A speaker drops out, an unexpected storm is raining out a welcome reception, or there’s a plumbing problem in the main ballroom. Whatever the issue is, we know the #1 rule is to make sure you correct it before your audience realizes there’s been a blip.
A mobile event app can help you put current or updated information in your audience’s hands. There are many ways you can communicate changes within your mobile event app. You can simply update speaker or session information on the fly to avoid any confusion. This can be done directly on the back end and will update the mobile event app in real time. Through push notifications, you can broadcast a message across your entire audience, instantly. This tool is really handy when you’re making last minute location changes, since you can literally stop them from going to the wrong place and possibly avoid a frustrating or confusing situation. Another more subtle option is to simply add an alert to the mobile event app. This message will appear when users open the app and are typically used for changes or reminders that are in the near future, as opposed to immediate changes.
Having the correct information on your mobile event app available at all times is critical to ensuring attendees can confidently navigate their conference experience. Your mobile event app should pivot with you and act as an extension of all your coordination. Utilizing a mobile event app to manage your scheduling and session information ensures a clear line of communication for event organizers and attendees.