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The Future of Meetings & Events
Christine Renaud is the founder of the E-180 event tech company in Montreal and the woman behind the rise of “Brain Dating” via event apps. She told me that her mobile technology is kind of like “Tinder for knowledge sharing.” To make a brain date, attendees search the event app to connect with people who are offering to share their expertise on a particular subject.
According to Renaud, event organizers need to open up more time in their agendas for attendees to start curating their own conference experience and education. There’s a big opportunity today for event participants to supply just as much industry insight as the event speakers, as long as the technology is there to facilitate that.