Real Campus Event App: Guidebook Powers the 1750-person ACCED-i Event

Guidebook sponsored and exhibited at the 33rd annual Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-i) Conference in Toronto! Over 1,750 members from 500 colleges and universities attended to discuss themes in the design, marketing, coordination and planning of conferences and special events on campuses around the world.

Campus event app with guidebook

The Guidebook app allowed attendees to create personal itineraries for the three-day event, as well as view important conference information and interact with organizations’ social media outlets. Everyone at the conference couldn’t stop talking about how much they loved having everything they needed to know right in the palms of their hands!

Many of the attendees stopped by the Guidebook booth to preview the campus event app on iPads and tablets, enter to win prizes, or play Bananagrams with Guidebook representative (and Bananagrams world champion), Katie Williams.

Bananagrams at the Guidebook campus event app booth

Katie also gave a presentation at a special interest program on how universities are leveraging the power of mobile technology to improve how they run campus events. The theme of the session was common mistakes event organizers make when using a campus event app.

Campus event app tips

1) Keep event apps simple
2) Make sure to promote your app
3) Don’t be afraid to go paperless
4) Find a content management system that is user-friendly

As a partner of ACCED-I, Guidebook is looking forward to exciting new developments in the world of mobile technology for campus events. Want to learn more about how Guidebook can power your university’s events? Let us show you a demo.