Attendee Interactive to attend 2015 IAEE conference.

IAEE 2015


Attendee Interactive is attending the IAEE conference in Baltimore, MD from Dec. 1st to Dec. 2nd. If your in the area be sure to stop by the convention center. We will be located at booth 118, so please say "hello!" Click the icon for more information about the conference.


Ai to be PCI DSS v3.1 Compliant by June 1st, 2016.


PCI DSS Compliant

As part of Attendee Interactive’s (Ai) continuous effort to comply with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliance regulations and security enhancements, Ai has initiated plans to be fully PCI DSS v3.1 compliant by June 1, 2016. Ai will be implementing a Risk Mitigation and Migration Plan to outline internal and external steps required to meet the PCI DSS v3.1 June 30, 2016 deadline. Trustwave, our compliance management and oversight organization, has approved our plan. Since meeting PCI DSS v3.1 compliance may affect all users of Ai’s web systems, we recommend you and your IT department review the following articles in preparation for the June 30, 2016 deadline.


Millennials in the Convention and Events Space

As an owner of a technology firm that relies on face-to-face meetings and education, we are looking to hire the best and brightest to help grow our company and enhance the services we offer. It is hard to call myself an “old dog” in the Convention space, but time seems to disagree with me.  Ai recently turned 15 years old and I have been in the Hospitality/Convention space for more than 25 years. In dog years, that’s 105 and 175, respectively. 

Today’s staffers are known as Millennials. There about 80 million of them and they are the largest and most diverse generation in our population.  Who are Millennials?  As defined by the Human Resource Management Center, they are “entitled, self-absorbed, lacking commitment/loyalty.” Ouch.  This is unsettling from the perspective of an Owner/Management looking to build and invest in staff and service teams to grow their workforce. How would such a person assume or even be groomed to assume a leadership position? How will a Millennial become the backbone of an organization?


"Apples to Apples" and RFPs

Most of us remember playing “Apples to Apples”.  The challenge of finding like items, which sometimes can be an absurd comparison; however, it is an exciting game.  It involves quick thinking, humor, and a strategy.  It makes you think about how different items and phrases can be compared to one another and how analogies are formed.  For example, your green card could say "scary" and the cards being judged against are "high school reunion," "telephones," "my refrigerator," and "haunted house." The judge would most likely choose the "haunted house" card as the winner since it is the one closest to “scary”.  However, some judges might think “high school reunion.” It is all in the judge’s hands as to how they evaluate which one is the best apples to apples comparison. 

So, how can the game be like an RFP? Well, both require a strategy, comparing objects and a judge.  They share the same concept, getting as close to an apples to apples comparison as possible.  The closer the comparison, the easier it is to judge the results.  You get to stack the cards.


Measuring and Evaluating Exhibitor Data

Measuring and evaluating the results of your conference is key to knowing how successful your event was.  Evaluating data can give a qualitative measure of every aspect of your conference. In addition, data can be a valuable tool in planning for your conference next year. The correct reporting tools need to be used in order to provide you with the most reliable information possible. That is where Ai’s reporting function comes into play. Your conference data is stored in our system and is useless if you don’t have the instruction on how to analyze and interpret the data.  Below is a sample list of the standard Exhibitor Financial reports offered by Ai. The key to finding the correct measurement tool is to understand the purpose of each report and how you interpret the data produced by the report.

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