conference and event management company, Glasgows, has launched a new webcast
system, the agency claims, enables
online delegates to use interactive technology to feed responses back into an
event for instant display and analysis by the presenters and audience.
“It’s about getting real-time data relayed from votes and questions,
not just about feeding comments back as other systems on the market,” says
director, Paul Leeks.
The system combines live camera, synchronised presentation slides,
live questions/chat and audience interaction all on one web page, facilitating
additional delegate participation online.
Leeks says using the system can bring “huge cost reductions in
delegate travel, venue hire, catering and AV production”. It also offers video
on demand of concurrent conference sessions.
Glasgows partners on the EventCast project include facilitation experts,
Wilson Sherriff, filming and broadcast agency Indivisual and interactive
technology specialists Event Technologies.
Glasgows head of business development, George Thompson, says “It’s a great
example of agencies coming together to develop a solution that’s tailored to the
events industry. Our
initial demonstration on 24 August was viewed by the COI, NHS Institute, Salford University and KPMG so we know that the
interest is out there”.
Delegate requirements for EventCast are a flash enabled PC and an
internet connection to gain an experience that Glasgows claim “is as close as being at an
event without actually being there”.
register for an online demonstration of EventCast, visit www.event-cast.co.uk