Using Mobile Solutions to Create Better Breakout Sessions

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Breakout sessions have become a staple at conferences across the world. While main presentations may be the star of the show, breakout sessions give attendees the opportunity to discuss concepts in more detail, think about how they can apply these new ideas in their workplace or profession, and valuable networking time in a small group setting. Yet each year, session organizers have to compete with networking opportunities, other breakout sessions, and a host of other activities for the time and attention of attendees. For breakout session leaders looking to up their game, here are a few ideas for how you can use mobile solutions to set your next breakout session apart from the crowd. 

Interaction with less stress

Did you know that more than 18% of the population suffer from some form of social anxiety? Combine that with being in a room of strangers and a participant’s stress level is bound to go through the roof. Integrating mobile technology into your breakout session can allow those more anxious attendees to participate without adding undue stress. 

Breakout session leaders can help ease the tension and boost engagement by integrating iPad rentals into their session, allowing attendees to participate in discussions or ask questions without having to speak up so often. With many conferences offering apps for attendees, organizers, and speakers to use throughout the event, more and more breakout session leaders and conference organizers are opting to use iPad rentals and Android Tablet rentals to help encourage greater participation from attendees, while saving money renting their tech instead of purchasing outright. 

When attendees can anonymously submit a comment, question, or idea directly to the session leader via the app, they’re more likely to take part in the discussion.  Using iPad rentals and Android Tablet rentals allows attendees to quickly and easily engage in breakout sessions, without having to wait for the app to download on their own device or worrying that the app isn’t compatible with their tablet or phone. can even preload your event app onto your iPad rentals before shipment. To learn more about using tablets to boost audience participation, read Ideas for Using iPads to Increase Guest Engagement at Your Next Event

Reduce waste

Use less paper by implementing Microsoft Surface Tablet rentals

As a conference organizer or breakout session leader, you know the amount of sheer waste that a single conference can generate from paper alone. From the dozens of pages of notebook paper filled with scribbled notes by attendees to the countless copies of the agenda and supporting materials that you had to print. What if you could save money on copies while going greener and giving your breakout session attendees a better overall experience? 

Integrating mobile productivity solutions like Microsoft Surface rentals into your event allows your event team to offer fresh updates on agenda items, correct information in the moment, and let every breakout session guest have a front-row view of the presentation being delivered. The built-in stylus feature makes it easy for attendees to take handwritten digital notes without all that wasted paper. You can even allow attendees to email their notes to themselves or save them to their conference profile – avoiding having the keep track of dozens of pages of handwritten notes! Another perk of going paperless – your breakdown crew will have a lot less to clean up at the end of the event! Check out Going Green to learn more about how you can use technology rentals to reduce your event’s environmental impact

Think outside the box

Want to really immerse your breakout session participants in a new concept or allow them to embrace a challenge in a unique way? Smartphone-based virtual reality headset rentals let you put your attendees right in the heart of the action. 

VR headsets coupled with smartphone rentals are a great way to keep your attendees engaged

The built-tracking technology of the Samsung HMD Odyssey rental makes it easy to use right out of the box with fewer setup requirements. also offers compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphone rentals for you to use in conjunction with your VR headset rentals. Lightweight and easy to use, the Odyssey also features a built-in microphone to allow multiple participants to communicate at once within the VR experience your breakout team designs for them. VR is doing more and going more places than ever before. Check out Going Under the Virtual Knife to see how VR is being used to help train the next generation of surgeons across the globe

The devices you need at every price point

Improving your breakout sessions with mobile device rental solutions has never been easier. We offer transparent, upfront pricing on all of our rentals to make sure that your breakout session attendees get the mobile solutions they need at a price that fits your budget. Our technology rental agents will walk you through the rental process, work with you to figure out the mobile solution that best meets your needs, and any additional features you may need. Our comprehensive approach allows us to give you a quote specific to your event and rental needs. 

When you rent from us, you get the best equipment and top-of-the-line support. Our trained technicians deliver, set up, and prepare all of your mobile rentals so that you can focus on delivering the best experience for your breakout session attendees. Our agents coordinate all the logistics of delivery and installation and can have techs on call to troubleshoot and fix any problems that may arise with your rental technology. Get a quote for your mobile device rental today.

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