Facilitate panel discussions and speed workshops in large groups

The example of a two-day management meeting of an international insurance group – conducted in the Federal Palace in Bonn – illustrates the advantages of digital moderation. The company brings together 240 of its executives at a two-day non-public meeting.  All participants can enrich the content of the event with their own smartphone or tablet. They directly participate in a creating value, as their personal knowledge becomes productive in the course of the event. Participants generated information is merged and documented in real time. The procedure: On the first day the participants are activated as discussants in a panel discussion. On the second day, the results of the previous day will be picked up in order to gather and deepen ideas in a “speed workshop”. Continue reading Facilitate panel discussions and speed workshops in large groups

Conference on satellite navigation with ideas competition – feedback from trade visitors thanks to digital facilitation

Digital facilitation is not a rocket science. Nevertheless, we are very pleased to accompany the Center for Satellite Navigation Hessen at the European Satellite Control Center on the way to the digital age with digital moderation. The 270 guests of the conference “Global Navigation meets Geoinformation” first collected digitally their associations on the topic “Big Data from Space – Geodata in the Digital Age” on 19th of April 2018. The presenter, Sascha Heising, skilfully translated the results into three consecutive podium discussions in which the participants spoke actively via their smartphones. The conference will also be the kick-off event of the idea competition “European Satellite Navigation Competition” (ESNC). During the “Entrepreneurship in Space” session, the entrepreneurs were given a digitally moderated feedback from the audience on their company pitches. A special feature of the event was the special IT security requirements that are expected of an organization like ESA. Since teambits specializes in realizing interactive audience participation even within demanding network environments, the project could be implemented without any delays or performance losses.

See also: Event website with picture gallery, Press release from the Center for Satellite Navigation Hessen (CESAH)
Photo: Prof. Dr. Werner Enderleto kick off the event. Courtesy of the Center for Satellite Navigation Hessen (CESAH).

World Café – trendy buzzword or ingeniously simple concept?

Konferenz mit TischgruppenIn discussions about brainstorming with our customers, who are currently planning a large group event, we find that “World-Café” is a term for many event managers and event organizers but many aspects are still hidden. While organizational developers and systemic consultants have been dealing with large groups since the late 1980s, event seekers looking for participative formats have only just discovered the added value that a format like the World Café can bring with them – assuming everything is done right! Because the efficiency of the format benefits greatly from digitization, we take this as an opportunity to briefly introduce the areas of  applicationprocess und  principles of a World-Café Continue reading World Café – trendy buzzword or ingeniously simple concept?

Digitally facilitating Future Search conferences

Often, the format “future workshop” or “innovation workshop” is used to find solutions to common problems or challenges. For example, teambits’ clients use the format of the “Future Workshop” to engage customers, partners, employees or executives in analyzing current trends and their impact on market research, marketing, communications and product development. Continue reading Digitally facilitating Future Search conferences

The activation of the participants generates the topics of the event of tomorrow

We remember. Until now the following media breaks were normal: The invitation to the event came via Email. The ticket as PDF. The program was available as an EventApp to download, even if hardly anyone has downloaded it. If you wanted to say something, you had to hope for the microphone. Those who did not dare to touch the microphone remained silent. And where public participation should be suggested, there were ballots or “TED” systems. These media breaks are passé today. All components of an event concept can be used and operated by the participant today via smartphone. Via WebApp in the browser. Continue reading The activation of the participants generates the topics of the event of tomorrow

How do you get participants to accept and use interactive elements?

 


“How much interaction can an event take”? On January 11, 2018 panelists in a Fish Bowl in the MICE FORUM at the trade show Best of Events discussed this question. Participants from the audience rephrased the question: How do you get participants of an event to interact in that event via app? Especially if you are dealing with a more conservative audience? Here are three answers: Continue reading How do you get participants to accept and use interactive elements?

Rethink Digital Facilitation Concepts – Meet teambits at BOE 2018


On January 10 and 11, 2018, teambits will exhibit at “Best of Events” (BOE), booth 5.C14. The trade show takes place at Westfalenhallen in Dortmund. As the technology-leading provider of software for event facilitation, we will have live demos of our technology and concepts to rethink digitalized events. The topic “Privacy Protection at Live Events” will also be addressed. Continue reading Rethink Digital Facilitation Concepts – Meet teambits at BOE 2018

Digital facilitate questions in face-to-face events

Participants continuously associate questions, objections and ideas with the content they bring to them. But only very few participants want to expose themselves to a hall microphone. Also, they usually get neither space nor time the opportunity to connect to the microphone. One of the most fundamental strengths of digital moderation is therefore the use of public issues.

In contrast to known microblogging services, teambits:interactive allows a highly efficient division of work between audience, directing and facilitating. The focus of attention can be directed to a much larger number of participant contributions because presenters lose neither control nor time to individual dominant participants. Moreover, teambits enables low-threshold communication in a protected area with controlled public coverage. Without requiring participants to install software. Continue reading Digital facilitate questions in face-to-face events

teambits digitizes Consultation Event to locate sites for nuclear dump

On April 29 and 30, 2016, the “Commission on Storage of High-Level Radioactive Waste” invited guests to a consultation event in Berlin. At the nationwide event, more than 150 representatives from society, business and science as well as citizens discussed the draft of the repository report and its key messages. To increase the consensus-based nature of the report, attendees were able to read and comment on all key messages in the draft report, as well as ask questions to the commission members on content and background during the consultation meeting. Through the use of teambits:interactive It was possible for the participants to send their comments, which were discussed in small groups of tables, to a central editorial office, thus creating a common assessment of the key messages from the draft report. This could involve the Commission in its final deliberations on the draft.

teambits:interactive Version 5 turns Event-App into an interactive tool for paperless tagging

With the new version 5 of teambits redefines the possibilities of the digitally transformed conference and consulting system teambits:interactive, teambits redefines the possibilities of the digitally transformed conference and consulting system. teambits:interactive 5 combines the best of an interactive Event-App with the power of teambits’ technology-leading live collaboration tool. This will make participants Co-Authors of every event thanks to their smartphones, tablets or notebooks. Continue reading teambits:interactive Version 5 turns Event-App into an interactive tool for paperless tagging