Event Tech Resources

Guidance, resources and connections.

We’d like to offer our members a supportive space where you can learn about the ins and out of Event Technology. Our curated list of products, resources, and articles will help you familiarize yourself with the evolving landscape and how you can use technology to help grow your business.


Social Media

  1. Buffer: Buffer is a simpler way to schedule posts and track the performance of your content on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.
  2. IFTTT: a free web-based service to create chains of simple conditional statements, called applets. It’s a tool that gives you the ability to connect various, seemingly disparate, online applications together as one glorious interconnected whole. Basically, it’s a time saver for those who just needs actions done after doing one. FREE!!!!
  3. Mention: Mention is a social media and web monitoring tool. The media monitoring tool provides real-time alerts for a company’s keyword and allows users to monitor millions of sources in real time and in 42 languages.
  4. Stencil: Stencil is designed to help you create beautiful looking images faster than ever before. Even if you’ve never used an image editing program, you can pick Stencil up and use it in seconds!
  5. Boomerang: Boomerang lets you create engaging content with just one button. The tool shoots a burst of 10 photos and turns into a short mini-video that loops back and forth, GIF-style.
  6. Adobe Premiere Clip: Turn the clips you shoot with your Android or iOS device into videos that look and sound incredible. Then share them on your favorite social channels, or sync them to Adobe Creative Cloud to take them further in Premiere Pro CC.
  7. Planoly: Manage, plan, and schedule your Instagram posts from your computer and mobile phones. Can also post toy our feed or stories.

Event Management Tools

  1. Cvent: The Cvent platform automates and simplifies the planning process, saves you time and money, increases attendance, delights attendees, and gives you the analytics you need to prove and improve the value of your events.
  2. AllSeated: AllSeated is a free collaboration network for planning events that enables you to design floor plans, manage guest lists, and create seating charts.
  3. Social Tables: Social Tables is a web-based event planning platform for meeting and event planners.  Their simple-to-use software consolidates every part of your event planning process to provide you with a seamless way of coordinating and facilitating your next business function.  Some of its features include floor plan designing, seating chart creation, and guest list management.  It’s free to sign up and you’re able to try the free trial of the product for seven days.  Once your trial is over, you can choose one of their four pricing plans which range from $49 – $149/month (enterprise plans are case by case).
  4. Star Chapter: Chapter association management software that gets the job done. Spend time doing more productive tasks and get lasting results. Features include event registration and website content,  membership management software for local chapters, email communication and integrated payment tools, and ongoing board training and self-help support portal
  5. Auctria: Auctria is the powerful engine to organize and run your auction from the first donation to final collection, so you can focus on maximizing your fundraising.

Event Apps

  1. CrowdCompass by Cvent: Mobile event app that integrates with Cvent registration system.
  2. WeddingApp by Guidebook: A wedding app supplies essential information to friends and family. Whether it’s a destination wedding or a local affair, attendees will always know the schedule and directions to the reception. Distribute registry links, upload photos to a shared album, and get people tweeting with your hashtag!
  3. Event2Mobile: Secure app platform for enterprise events and conferences.
  4. Aloompa: Mobile applications for music, food, sports, conference, and community-focused events in the U.S. and abroad. Let us demonstrate how we can help your upcoming event.
  5. PlanningPod: The All-in-One Event Planning Platform that will make you more organized and efficient.

Food Technology

  1. Partender: Partender is a subscription-based business tool that lets you to quickly and accurately perform ao full bar inventory on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and even on the web, place and receive your orders and track your Usage (for Variance)
  2. Social Tables: Everyone hates long bar lines. They reduce attendee satisfaction and impact bar revenue. FastBar solves the problem of long bar lines for special events with a simple, cashless, high-speed payment solution that improves attendee satisfaction, and increases bar revenue.
  3. Curate Catering Software: The relationship between back-of-house and front-of-house can easily be a headache. Curate helps align sales teams, kitchens, and execution teams by seamlessly curating every small piece and task of the process.

Event Technology

  1. Eventbots by Sciensio: EventBots are artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots that help participants get information about your specific event over text, anytime, anywhere, without the need to download a new app.
  2. Klaxoon: Klaxoon is a disruptive learning solution offering 20 new ways to interact in meetings, trainings, and conferences. Klaxoon builds Apps and Platforms that create interactive and engaging tools for meetings and events.
  3. Beep: Beep is a beacon-enabled mobile app and attendee analytics platform. The system uses Bluetooth low-energy beacons to track attendee movement and dwell time, for example as they visit an exhibitor booth or attend a keynote session. Beep can also be used to send your guests location-based alerts and content, such as coupons, case studies, and website URLs, and can be set to trigger this content when they are anywhere from five to 230 feet from a beacon. Planners can access their event data in real-time from a Web-based dashboard.
  4. Photo Butler: Photo Butler is a new, free photo-sharing app for events. Hosts create a private album in the app and then invite guests to view and contribute their images. Those that choose to participate have all of their photos automatically added to the stream, without the need to text, upload, or email. The app’s algorithm pulls the best photos together into a highlight album.
  5. #TagBoard: #TagBoard can pull posts and images from multiple social media systems and load them into curated displays and campaigns that you design. You can have these running at live events, as content on your website, or as branded add-ons to any wedding or event packages.

Productivity Tools

  1. Asana: A work management platform teams use to stay focused on the goals, projects, and daily tasks that grow business.
  2. G-Suite: Everything you need in one place! An integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration and productivity apps powered by Google AI. Includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more.
  3. Doodle: Online scheduling tool. Suggest times, invite participants, pick the final option.
  4. Dropbox: A file hosting service designed to reduce busywork-so you can focus on the things that matter. Sign in and put your creative energy to work.
  5. Google Drive: Keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and more. Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google Account.
  6. LastPass: LastPass is a freemium password manager that stores encrypted passwords online.
  7. Trello: Similar to Asana and Basecamp, Trello is the visual creative’s dream, with beautiful “cards” and customizable aesthetics to inspire, keep you organized and track your processes.

Business Management Tools

  1. ThriveHive: Lead generating websites and guided marketing solutions give you the expertise and guidance you need to power your best marketing.
  2. Staffmate: Staff scheduling software that also has an interface with several catering management software (Caterease™, Total Party Planner™, and others).
  3. Gecko: Hospitality recruitment services for restaurants, hotels and the people who excel there.
  4. Goodshuffle Pro: Modern, Powerful Software For Your Events Business. Streamline sales, track inventory, and manage the chaos from any device.
  5. HoneyBook.com CRM: (Get a 2 week free trial and 50% off your first year) Manage your clients, proposals, prospects, emails, accounting, workflow, templates and more all in one place. Designed by event professionals for event pros, this beautiful CRM is easy to use and comes with an onboarding team who will upload all of your current documents and templates to their system for FREE!
  6. Curate: Curate is an event management platform created specifically for the needs of event professionals such as caterers and florists. Unlike spreadsheets and sticky notes, Curate automates the entire process from proposal to strike, letting them spend more time doing the things they love most.