On Thursday 12th July ABPCO held the first in a series of ‘TechNOphobia’ workshops, aimed at providing practical insights into events technology for PCOs. The inaugural event was held at the ICC Birmingham and focused on iPad audience interaction tools, presented by app specialist firmwww.technology4events.co.uk
The workshop was attended by PCOs and event organisers from a variety of companies across the sector. The event was a hands-on workshop which enabled each participant to get to grips with the latest iPad audience interaction tools, while also allowing room for discussion around particular issues experienced by the PCOs.
Heather Lishman, Association Manager for ABPCO, commented: “We are delighted with the success of the first TechNOphobia workshop. It has firmly set the foundation for the rest of the series and the feedback from attendees has been very positive.”
“It was an eye opener and gave me some great insights into what is possible for my organisation moving forward.”
“I really liked the size, which allowed for great conversations and meeting people.”
“For me the networking and sharing of ideas was invaluable. It was also good to get an understanding of how the products are being used.”
The TechNophobia workshops are suitable for candidates with all levels of knowledge and experience, and in particular aim to offer an ‘amnesty’ to those who may be less familiar with new technologies but keen to understand more in order to advise clients on how to leverage these tools at their own conferences and events.
ABPCO is planning to hold a series of events in the autumn under the TechNOphobia banner. These will look specifically at Twitter management tools, event networking apps and other interactive technologies. For more information or to register your interest, please visit www.abpco.org.