It’s less than two weeks until eduWeb Digital Summit takes over Denver and I couldn’t be more excited!
Inspired by your feedback from last year’s surveys, I’m thrilled to announce we’ve built a mobile app to enhance your conference experience. With this in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to give you a quick tour of how you can leverage the app to truly get the most out of eduWeb. Before you read any further, take a moment to download the app on iOS or Android using the links below:
Download Our App
A special thanks to mobile sponsor, MBuy, for their support.
Set Your Schedule
In lieu of providing you with tons of paperwork to carry around the conference, you’ll be able to manage your entire schedule on-the-go. When you first log in to the app, you’ll find yourself looking at the full conference schedule. Simply select (using the checkboxes on the right-hand side) the sessions you’d like to attend to add them to your calendar.
Once you’ve added those sessions (including evening events), you’ll be able to view your complete schedule by using the “Activities” section of the app.
Sessions will also be updated with additional media (including links to the presentations that have taken place) throughout the length of the conference.
Connect With Your Fellow Attendees
One of the best parts about attending eduWeb is the opportunity to connect with colleagues across the higher education space. You’ll find a list of everyone attending the conference when you visit the “People” section.
While registering for the app, make sure you set up your profile and connected to your LinkedIn account. This will help you quickly fill your profile. In addition, you can add your Twitter handle, allowing users to easily connect with you.
Using the Contact button in a user’s profile will also allow you to message your fellow attendee. If that person is a vendor, you can also use the “Request A Meeting” tool to set up a time to converse regarding their services.
Using the Filter option (located at the top right of the page), you can also filter based on categories such as Attendees, Speakers or Exhibitors. You also have the option to ‘Like’ any attendee to make them easier to find using the “People I’ve Liked” filter.
Throughout the conference, we’ll utilize the app to make sure you are up-to-date on any important news or changes. From time to time, you may receive a notification to alert you of any essential information.
Meet Exhibitors and View Location Map
One thing that makes eduWeb unique is a mix of professionals from higher education and those that serve that space. Exhibitors, the services they provide and where you can find them are all available in the “Exhibitor” section. When visiting this section, you’ll also be able to see any representatives from those companies who are in attendance.
If you’re looking to find out where those exhibitors are located in the conference space, simply click the location listed on their page and you’ll be taken to the our map view. The map also displays the locations of all of our presentation rooms so you don’t miss your favorite presenters!
As with the “People” section, you can filter through a variety of categories, including “People I’ve Liked”.
Get Social (#eduweb16)
Lastly, I want to take a moment to encourage you to be social during this year’s conference. As part of this year’s app, you’ll have easy access to all social posts using this year’s conference hashtag (#eduweb16).
Bonus Tip – Changing Your Notifications
Oh, one more thing before I go. I know how important setting your notifications can be. With this in mind, here’s a quick how to for both Android and iOS on how to change your notifications regarding what actions in-app will get a notification in email as well.
On iOS, go to SETTINGS and you’ll have the option to turn off:
- Push Notifications (not recommended, as we will use sparingly and for important information)
- Email Notifications
- Activity Notifications (sets if you’ll be notified 10 minutes before your next “scheduled” activity)
In it’s current build, unfortunately, Android doesn’t have the settings for this built in. The good news, however, is that you can make these tweaks on the web version of the app. Visit the mobile web version of the app and select the dropdown next to your name. One of the options you’ll find the singular option to turn on/off email notifications.
If you have any additional questions about the mobile app before the conference, please feel free to leave a comment on this post! I look forward to seeing all of you in Denver and thank you again for the continued feedback allowing us to work together to impact everyone’s education!