By Michelle Coutu
With only a few short weeks leading up to this year’s AIHce in Salt Lake City, UT it is only natural to start planning and preparing for all the meetings, receptions, roundtables, and podium sessions you are going attend. For the past few years the AIHce has offered a mobile application (app) to schedule and streamline your conference experience, and this year is no exception.
The app, which was released in mid-April, can be downloaded (free of charge) from Google Play or the iTunes Store and can be used on all your mobile devices. The app was developed by Pathable, who specialize in developing mobile platforms to support the events industry, and was sponsored by Ion Science.
Downloading the app is straight forward as long as you have a wireless connection. The app does not ask for extra permissions, like access to you calls or text messages; it only requires access to a wireless connection for conference related updates.
When you initially open the App it will prompt you for an email and password. Make sure to use the same email you used to register for AIHce. You may be tempted to enter the password you created when registering for AIHce, however you will need to make a new password before using the app. Once your AIHce app account is configured you will be able to use your login information to sign in across all your mobile devices.
The app has all the features we have come to expect; convention center maps, meeting schedules, exhibitor info, and presentation feedback, as well an interesting new feature. This addition creates a personalized social media platform where attendees, speakers, and exhibitors can network, discuss, and share ideas. This function creates a LinkedIn type feel that is unique to AIHce 2015 guests.
Need help navigating the app? The developers have created a great tutorial to make you an ‘App genius.’ To learn more check out: http://aihce2015.org/plan-for-aihce/conference-app/