| |Welcome to Corbin's TechTalk Newsletter, in its tenth year of providing the latest in technology for events, tradeshows and hospitality professionals in more than 67 countries. Having recently returned from Melbourne and Torino, and heading off next week to Rome and Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, I have been racking up the air miles in search of meetings technology innovation. This issue has some of the hottest tech trends in the area of Web 2.0 as well as loads of helpful and fun links.
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In this issue:
- NEW ARTICLE: Web 2.0 and Social Media -- A New Paradigm for Meetings
- NEW VIDEO: Meetings Media Minute Interview
- NEW VIDEO: How Web 2.0 is Giving Power to the People
- 22 WEB BOOKMARKS FOR MEETINGS, BUSINESS AND FUN
- QUOTES OF THE MONTH
- RECENT ARTICLES WITH "QUOTES FROM CORBIN"
- CORBIN'S CALENDAR and the fine print
NEW ARTICLE; Web 2.0 and Social Media -- A New Paradigm for Meetings
Web 2.0 is changing meetings marketing and management with numerous benefits for meeting planners, exhibitors and attendees. It is an imprecise term, however, covering a wide range of technologies that are part of a sweeping societal and business change. This article will sort out many of the key components of Web 2.0 with an emphasis on their impact to meetings and events.
NEW VIDEO: MeetingsMedia Meeting in a Minute Interview
Tyler Davidson interviews me at the MPI MeetDifferent conference in Atlanta about the hot technology trends seen at the meeting.
NEW VIDEO: How Web 2.0 is Giving Power to the People
James Latham interviews me at the ICCA conference about how online social networking and mobile phone innovation is changing the way meetings are organized, allowing the delegates themselves to set the agenda, and so making the whole experience more engaging.
Corbin's Online Bookmarks File Updated
"Corbin's Favorites", the web's most comprehensive list of categorized web links for the meetings and hospitality industries (with a focus on meetings technology), has just been updated with many new links.
Meetings Mean Business Petition
Please sign this important petition. Here is my posting:
"Meetings directly or indirectly support one in eight Americans with important impact globally. One third of all hotel rooms are booked as a result of meetings. 20% of all airline flights are for those flying to and from meetings. The multiplier effects of meeting attendees spending their money at events, trade shows and conventions is huge! Meetings are also major educators of adults in the industrialized world. We need to notify our legislators that meetings are not junkets -- they are vital for our economy."
22 Web Bookmarks for Meetings, Business and Fun
9 Meeting Industry-Related Sites:
Conference Agenda and more on your smart phonehttps://everywhereigo.com/LandingPages/conference.aspx
Another very complete set of meeting tools for your smart phone.
Check out the slide show.
IBM virtual meeting case study using Second Life
Interesting use of Facebook in this online registration site.
6 Sites Just for Fun:
Elephant and Dog Best Friends
Super high-resolution zoomable inauguration photo
Ultra-small (within the eye of a needle) Artwork
What was happening the year your were born?
How Not To Drive a Car
QUOTES OF THE MONTH:
Data is not information; Information is not knowledge; Knowledge is not understanding; Understanding is not wisdom.
-- Cliff Stoll and Gary Schubert
Art is science made clear.
-- Jean Cocteau
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
-- Mark Twain
SHORT-SIGHTED TECHNOLOGY QUOTE OF THE MONTH
"There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will."
-- Albert Einstein (1932)
RECENT ARTICLES WITH "QUOTES FROM/REFERENCES TO CORBIN"
Religious Conference Planner interview with Jim Spellos on a range of meetings technologies.
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CORBIN'S SPEAKING CALENDAR
My travel schedule for March and April will bring me to Torino, Detroit, Rome, Sharm El-Sheikh, Newport Beach, Las Vegas, Chicago, Washington DC, San Diego and likely a few other places as well. Click the link above for specific details. I would love to make your city one of my destinations as well, so please contact me and let's set a date.
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