We’re doing customer trials where CrowdVine is hosting the entire conference website, rather than just being a social network and agenda builder add-on. Is this a change in direction? No. But it does qualify as a major new feature.
Our original goal was to make conferences more valuable to attendees by boosting their networking opportunities. Then we added in a personal scheduler in order to make sure attendees found their way to the best sessions. Now, by hosting an the entire website, we’re able to add attendee engagement across the full life cycle of the conference.
PCMA’s EduCon introduced a blueprint for a social augmented event. There are seven stages to that blueprint, and currently CrowdVine currently dominates two of them, pre-event networking and event networking.
Those are still the places that give attendees the most bang, but we also want to let them in on the rest of the conference cycle. Public proposal systems let attendees have a say in the program process. Aggregated social media content gives a constant stream of pre-event marketing phase. Session ratings let you get easy and instant analytics post-conference.
This is a massive undertaking, but if you think this is something that applies to your conference, we’d love to hear from you. The best way to contact us is simply to email me, email@example.com.
In the mean time, check out some of the conference websites that we’ve built with CrowdVine:
IA Summit 2010
Adaptive Path’s UXWeek
Net Impact 2010