Event Tech

This page is a curated collection of articles on event tech for event pros by event pros. It’s the perfect place to learn from experts, like your fellow vendors, and get inspired.

At ThymeBase, we build event planning software, and so we need to keep our fingers on the pulse of tech in the event space. But event tech isn’t just the latest software or mobile app. Event tech is about how event professionals interact with the digital world to create memorable, magical events. And that could indeed mean new event-specific software. But we also discuss existing non-event software that helps event pros deliver better experiences for their clients. 

Marc Andreessen famously said, “Software is eating the world.” And the event industry is no exception. The event industry has been inundated with new technology, including productivity, planning, and design. Of course, the big one is virtual event tech which is now a significant part of the “new normal.”  

However, what’s new isn’t the only thing that matters when it comes to event pros. Technology impacts our lives in so many ways. So we also talk about how to use digital tools for our benefit. We share tips on using event tech and sometimes how to avoid technology, so your event business and work-life are enhanced, rather than overwhelmed. 

My top 5 event tech articles:

You could just browse the articles, and I’d definitely recommend that sometime, but you can also use the blog’s search bar to look for specific keywords. Or you can reach out to us here at ThymeBase and ask. The team is always happy to talk about events and help you find relevant articles. And if we don’t have anything suitable, we’ll reach out to our community of pros to find some great tips.

How To Effectively Use Live Chat in Your Virtual Events

How To Effectively Use Live Chat in Your Virtual Events

The live chat is now the bedrock of any livestreamed event. Whether it’s a corporate event, party, or even a church conference, the live discussion area is an important engagement tool.  At multiple points during the event, the host will encourage attendees to post comments in the live chat and will often respond to those …

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Productivity Tips For Event Planners

Productivity Tips For Event Planners: Get More Done With Less Effort

These productivity tips for event planners will help you take on more work or free up more of your time. You might want to take on more events or carve out more time to spend with loved ones. Whatever the reason, working smart is simply good business. And considering how labor-intensive the event industry is, …

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Events 4.0 A Digital Revolution In The Event Industry

Events 4.0. A Digital Revolution In The Event Industry

The shift to digital that many event planners had to undertake accelerated a revolution that experts call “Events 4.0.”  In the early months of a new year, it’s easy to get swept up in anticipation of what the coming months will bring. However, after getting through last year, which was difficult for everyone but hit …

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Events 4.0: The Digital Future Of The Event Industry

Events 4.0: The Digital Future Of The Event Industry

Events 4.0 refers to the event industry’s digital maturity and how many technological event-industry tools available might work together in the future.  I first learned the term from an academic paper written by Ryan, W. Gerard & Fenton, Alex & Ahmed, Wasim & Scarf, Phillip. (2020). The article is called Recognizing events 4.0: the digital maturity …

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Dogfooding: How We Use Our Own Event Planning Software

How The ThymeBase Team Uses Our Own Event Planning Software

Event planning software isn’t clearly defined. Depending on who you ask, what you type into Google, and your personal semantical preferences, it could mean any type of event software out there.  As I showed previously in The Big Guide To Event Software And How To Use It, the term could refer to attendee management tools, CRMs, floorplans, …

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