Meeting Programs 2.0

Jun 25 2011 Published by under Societies and Meetings

In this day it seems criminal that more meetings have not used smart phones for programming. Not just to list topics, but to produce truly interactive apps that embrace the nature of Web 2.0.

The app for the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions (at least the iPhone version) provides a giant leap in the correct direction. Every time I log on it downloads updates, including daily highlights and corrections. The program can be browsed or searched by day or track. Exhibitors are listed and mapped, and maps of the area and venues can be pulled up. An app-within-the-app provides twitter access, with one of the meeting hashtags automatically added to your tweets. The lack of photo sharing was a bit annoying during the reception last night, but I can always use TweetDeck for that function. Anyone tweeting with meeting hashtags gets pulled into the app twitterstream, so it's a great place to get a real-time snap-shot of what is happening.

You can even use the traditional online itinerary builder and pull it into the app. It's convergence, I tell you, convergence!

Seriously, grab the app for free. Play with it. Show it to your organization's meeting planners.

The official app of the American Diabetes Association 71st Scientific Sessions is published by TriStar Publishing, Inc., and powered by Core-Apps.

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  • An app-within-the-app provides twitter access, with one of the meeting hashtags automatically added to your tweets. The lack of photo sharing was a bit annoying during the reception last night, but I can always use TweetDeck for that function. Anyone tweeting with meeting hashtags gets pulled into the app twitterstream, so it's a great place to get a real-time snap-shot of what is happening.

    Have you no shame? lolz

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