Wednesday April 19, 2017

Those Stupid Conference Badges Catch up to the Times

No matter what industry you are in, it is likely that more than a few of us go to conferences during the year. One thing that always happens is that we get tagged like cattle with the infamous conference badge. While it is fun to collect a drawer full of these things, the purposes these serve is very limited; cow number 1005882-B, let him in! Blendology now has a smart badge that uses an interactive e-ink system with connectivity. This tech was introduced late last year, but is now becoming a reality. Yeah, you still get the cattle tag, but now you can trade contact information instead of collecting a pocketful of business cards, get a map of the event, as well as the conference schedule, and a lot of other things. The downside however is that we will likely have to give these back at the of the conference. I needed that drawer back anyway.