Mobile Technology Dials in Another Win at BlackBerry

Blackberry LiveCristina Simoes, Sr Manager, Conference & Events Management at BlackBerry, has the inside scoop on technology that will mobilize your badging process… literally. BlackBerry Live introduced the new mobile badge with RFID technology from ACTIVE Network earlier this year.

“We need to try new things and take chances,” said Simoes, at the ACTIVE Network Enterprise Meetings and Events Summit in San Francisco, CA. Simoes wowed attendees at the event with a live demo of the progressive mobile event technology that delivered:

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KONA-Inspired. IRONMAN 2013 World Championship

Kona kick offWe are KONA-inspired after spending a weekend with over 2,100 athletes at this year’s IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. From start to finish, it was motivational watching these athletes complete the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and a 26.2-mile run, earning the coveted IRONMAN title.

Since 1999, our technology platform has helped more than 150,000 athletes compete in IRONMAN. Earlier this year, we were humbled to expand our relationship with IRONMAN as the Official Registration Partner and Official Global Sponsor of IRONMAN through 2015.

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The #1 Resource for Campers Gets a New Look and Improved Features

screen-ra2On the heels of a great summer camping season, where we saw reservations grow by 5% across the U.S., we’re excited to re-launch ReserveAmerica.com. For 16 years, ReserveAmerica.com has enabled outdoors enthusiasts to search and reserve campsites online and today we provide access to over 210,000 campsites across US Federal parks, over 30+ states and hundreds of regional and private partners.

Starting today, visitors to ReserveAmerica will see:

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HACKTIVE 2013 Recap

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It was a long and exciting 24 hours for those who participated in ACTIVE Network’s first public HACKATHON. College students, professional designers, and developers born to code brought forth their best efforts and worked tirelessly to “hack” our existing API’s in a creative attempt to develop new ways to create access to activities everywhere.

After a sleepless 24 hours, the hacking officially came to a halt at noon on Sunday. Participants presented their final products to our impressive panel of judges (who, by the way, were on-site to coach and support ideation throughout the night)!

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ACTIVE Gets KIDS in the GAME

CheerThis year all of ACTIVE Network has been on a mission to raise money for the charity, Kids in the Game, an all-volunteer 501(c) (3) non-profit organization focused on empowering youth to live up to their full potential through sports.

We are thrilled to see our fundraising efforts pay off and are celebrating the success of our 2013 ACTIVEx Charity Challenge, which has been the largest fundraising campaign in the program’s 6 year history.

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We’re Back from the First Global Triathlon Conference in London

gtc4 (2)We’re back and inspired after an exciting two days at the Global Triathlon Conference in London. This was the first global conference run by Triathlon Business International (TBI), the world’s leading organization dedicated to promoting the sport and business of triathlon.  The focus of the conference was on the growth and globalization of triathlons, making it even more important to bring together event directors, retailers, manufactures, athletes, coaches and industry executives to further develop and expand the industry.

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The all-new ACTIVE RegOnline™ is live!

The all-new ACTIVE RegOnline™ is live! Whether you are planning your first event, or you are an expert with several events under your belt, this solution makes it quick and easy to plan, promote and manage any event.

The all new ACTIVE RegOnline has a completely redesigned, intuitive user interface and navigation structure that makes it easy set up your event, find a venue, compare RFP responses, send invitations, promote the event, and engage with attendees via a free mobile app. The solution provides access to ACTIVE Network’s global supplier marketplace which includes tens of thousands of hotels and venues worldwide. It includes an electronic RFP wizard that makes it easy to create and submit RFPs. For planners who would like assistance during the process, free specialist support is available.

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Check out the new features of ACTIVE’s 5-Star iOS App

photo[8]Improvements are constantly being made here at the ACTIVE Network. Just a month ago we re-launched the new and improved ACTIVE.com. Today, we are celebrating the addition of brand new features to our ACTIVE App for iOS.

The new ACTIVE App conveniently allows users access to the activities they love in the palm of their hands. Quick and easy to use, the app has a sleek new user interface and design that will allow athletes of any level to search for events.

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How to Drive People Online with Early Bird Registrations

RJC__20130725_Active_SDTech_7724Your organization offers online registration. It’s convenient for your customers and saves you tons of time, but not enough people are using it. So you still have some long lines on registration day and you’re scrambling for ways to get people online. Introducing…early bird registration. With early bird, you can give early access to registration to a certain group. That way, people will be enticed to go online to register before classes open up to everybody else.

If you’re considering offering early bird registration, here is game plan:  Continue reading