Thousands attended the Financial Planning Association Congress held over three days at Sydney’s International Convention Centre. Our ‘mobile first’ Joinin portal was onsite to facilitate engagement and encourage participation during the event. Crowd Convergence also brought a little magic to conference attendees with Roaming Photographers capturing moments and employing facial recognition to match attendees to their shots in real-time.
Joinin encourages live feedback
We deployed our Joinin portal for use in question and answer sessions, and to poll participants’ opinions throughout intimate workshops of 100-300 participants, and larger workshops up to 1500 people. This interaction gave FPA Congress organisers and presenters greater insight into attendee reactions to the information presented in real-time. Learning outcomes were very successfully delivered through keynote presentations, polled through Joinin, reinforced through Q&A sessions, and polled again to ensure attendees understood and retained key content.
To reach the thousands of attendees, Crowd Convergence provided a simple, easy to use mobile Joinin portal participants could access using their own devices. Our Joinin portal enabled attendee interaction during each session by asking questions, and giving their opinions. Above all, results were visible immediately on screens which encouraged a high level of participation. We could measure interest in a topic and drive conversations around the feedback.
Prior to the event we worked with FPA Congress staff and presenters to integrate Joinin interactive elements into their content. This collaboration was key to identifying desired learning outcomes and most importantly familiarising presenters with the new technology. Crowd Convergence supplied staff, equipment and support for all conference sessions with many running concurrently over the three days. This ensured everyone had the opportunity to voice their opinions, answer questions, understand how others thought and felt, and make the most of their attendance.
Roaming photography creates memorable moments
Our Roaming Photographers captured many memorable moments throughout the FPA Congress. These were displayed on event screens, printed with our Snap Printer and available for attendees via a private web portal. Over 3500 photos were snapped during sessions, breaks and in the expo, and using facial recognition at our Snap Printer attendees could search for all images of themselves. Magic! No more scrolling, no more guessing, no more waiting.
In short, attendees loved the Roaming Photography and facial recognition technology. They could print images instantly as mementos of the event or to share on social media.
Joinin supported learning at FPA Congress
FPA Congress attendees benefited from their interaction with Joinin and the real-time feedback provided. Our technology increased interaction and therefore information retention through polls and open Q&A sessions leading to improved learning outcomes.