2015 Event Trends

Wednesday Buzz: Predicting 2015 Event Trends

Discover what will drive conferences and events next year. Plus: 10 proven productivity strategies.

What’s the word that will define events in the coming year? Try “drench.”

“The event of 2015 will drench attendees,” according to Event Manager Blog‘s annual Event Industry Trends Report.

“It will make them feel they own the space and the content being presented. The role of technology will be crucial in facilitating this incredibly immersive experience,” the report states. “As attendees become more knowledgeable and connected and event professionals advance their expertise with technology, traditionally static events will become immersive experiences.”

Along with immersive events, the report predicts the following trends for 2015:


  • Let ME speak
  • Unplan
  • I am in control


  • Drag-and-drop venues

Event Planner:

  • Reinventing sponsorship
  • Intelligent feedback
  • Offline connectivity
  • Microlocation


  • Super speakers

Just what does each of these trends and themes mean? Read through the full report or click through the presentation below to find out.

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Morgan Little

By Morgan Little

Morgan Little is a contributor to Associations Now. MORE

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