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10 Ways to Use iPads at Your Next Event

10 Ways to Use iPads at Your Next Event

Event coordinators were recently ranked  #5 on Forbes Most Stressful Jobs List.  A major contributor to this stress is managing event technology needs, especially when adhering to strict deadlines and catering to a large, diverse audience.

Fortunately, savvy event planners have a secret weapon at their disposal, iPad rentals! Below are 10 ways to implement iPad rentals to increase engagement, interaction and productivity at conferences and events.

Meeting Tomorrow provides iPad rentals along with iPad kiosk & iPad accessory rentals  for conferences and events anywhere in the country.

1. Draw a crowd with an iPad Jeopardy wall.

iPad jeopardy wall

The iPad Jeopardy wall is a totally unique solution that utilizes magnetic, snap-into-place iPads and  is perfect for gamification at trade shows and conferences. Offer prizes to booth attendees for answering questions while simultaneously educating them on your industry, products and services!

2. Showcase apps & digital signage on a Giant iTab.

giant iphone and ipad rental for events

Looking for an effective way to showcase your iOS app? The Giant iTab is a 42″ touchscreen that looks and acts exactly like a giant iPad or iPhone.  The perfect tool for app demonstrations, trainings, lead capture, games, social media, wayfinding, and much more.

3. Execute better event check-in & registration.

Lead Capture For Events - iPad Kiosks

There are several  great ways to execute a paperless check-in utilizing iPads. Event staff can easily utilize one of many event registration apps to have guests quickly sign in on iPads. Another more hands-off approach would be to load a custom registration app on iPad kiosks or iPad desk stands for attendee self-check-in.

4. Design custom kiosks for lead capture & surveys.

ipad rentals conference event technology

Custom branded  iPad kiosks turn iPads into eye-catching user stations that are perfect for capturing attendee information and displaying content in key areas of your event. Registration, surveys, games and brochures are just a few of the ways to put  these  promotional marketing machines to good use.

5. Set up mobile point-of-sale (POS) systems.

Need a way to streamline sales at pop-up events across the country? iPad Point of Sale systems allow you to accept mobile payments anywhere. Simply add inventory via touchscreen or scanner and then use a  magnetic card reader to accept credit card payments. Receipts can be emailed or printed from the receipt printer. Those who only require a simple setup can use a Square or Paypal card reader that fits into the audio jack of any iPad.

6. Incorporate slide-sharing and live audience Q&A.

Looking to transform your company’s live meetings into dynamic experiences? Incorporate slide sharing, interactive polling and surveys into speaker presentations to drastically improve interaction and retention. This kind of audience response software also gives you post-event analytics so you can keep learning and improving.

7. Go paperless with a mobile event app.

ipad rentals Large conference exhibit

Go green with a mobile event app and engage attendees by providing brochures, maps, social media and other event materials directly onto iPads. For less complex meetings, loading all event documents onto iPads as PDFs works great too!

8. Capture fun moments with a mobile photo booth.

Attract people and encourage social engagement by helping attendees remember their experiences with a video or photo from your booth. The Padcaster is a versatile and portable solution that  makes engaging event-goers easy!

9. Print receipts, badges & labels.

There are a variety of wireless mobile printers on the market  that are certified for use with  iPads and other Apple devices. Print on-demand receipts for orders written at trade shows, or print badges for conference attendees directly from your  iPad.

10. Engage & inspire attendees with gamification.

Not only are iPads incredibly versatile and perfect for the events industry, they’re classy, cool and easily customizable with apps, accessories, content and  branding. Check out these apps for great gaming possibilities: Gamify,  SCANVenger Hunt,  and Go Game.