If you’re a meeting planner, chances are that you want to increase engagement at your event and you probably don’t have too big of a budget to do it with.
GooseChase is an app for Apple iOS and Andriod that creates fun, easy to use scavenger hunts for your attendees. It’s completely customized for each of your destinations and since it automatically tallies scores, there’s no extra stress on your staff. Plan the challenges around the city you’re in for additional destination appeal, or around the information in the meeting for increased retention. GooseChase comes with a free version, or can be upgraded to $99/team per game.
Storify (for iPad) is a way to construct a social media story for your event. Have attendees post photos, videos, blog posts with hashtags dedicated to your event and sculpt your meeting’s social story. Available on both iPad and at storify.com.
Foursquare (iOS and Andriod) has been a go-to geolocation app. It makes it even easier for event planners to encourage attendees to utilize. Have sponsor booths on the show floor be check in locations and encourage the attendees to share a piece of information they learned from the booth. Share the idea with all exhibitors so they can encourage attendees to participate. At the end of the conference, run contests to see who has been to the most locations and award prizes (or just bragging rights) to the winners!
Instagram (iOS and Andriod) is an addictive app for taking photos and applying a variety of photo effects. Utilizing visuals, along with hashtags and a “photo map,” attendees can share their views of the event. Create “photo-a-day” challenges to engage attendees’ creative side and post your favorites for some easy shout outs!