Prior to this year’s annual workshop event, SCEMA’s media and technology committee members began looking to improve two key aspects of their conference:
- - Modernize the way they communicate and engage with attendees onsite.
- - Eliminate time-consuming and costly process of producing event programs for 500 attendees. Each year, they previously had to print programs with 30+pages, using more than 1,500 sheets of paper.
Since education is such an important part of the workshop, especially given the gravity of the subject matter and its role in keeping South Carolina safe, the committee wanted to make sure they adopted event technology that would enhance the workshop’s teaching efforts. If they were going to curb their event program production, they would have to replace the programs with something that was effective and easy for attendees to use.
Some SCEMA committee members attended an event in Florida that used a CrowdCompass app and were impressed by its user friendliness. After a few weeks of careful research, they decided to use a CrowdCompass event app for the workshop. They ultimately selected CrowdCompass for its design flexibility, reliable customer support, easy to use content management system, social media integrations, and multiple sponsor revenue opportunities.
Once they started building their event app, they found the process easy and intuitive.“I was able to upload a lot of content on the fly, right from my iPad. I could map it out and get everything loaded. When we did have a question or run into difficulties, CrowdCompass was extremely responsive and would always resolve any issues within the hour,” said Gretchen Birt, Region 6 Emergency Coordinator.