3 Event Planning Lessons We Can Learn from the Tech World

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks following an introduction of the new iPhone 5 in San Francisco. Apple is emerging as a gentler, cuddlier corporate citizen in the year after the death of CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs. CEO Tim Cook's announcement that the company is moving a Mac production line to the U.S. is just the latest step in a charm offensive designed to soften Apple's image. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

The tech world has produced some of the most exciting product launches of the decade. As event planners, here are a few lessons we can learn from the tech world:

1. Add Some Drama
We love Tim Cook’s highly-anticipated keynote reveals for the latest iPhone and Elon Musk’s grand debuts for each new Tesla model. Take a hint from these major tech leaders by adding more drama into your events, like how we added a flash mob!

2. Work Smarter, not Harder
Tech companies will hire the most brilliant programmers to code a program that will streamline their company processes. Event planners can do the same by implementing best practices and anticipating client needs to make their event more efficient.

3. Put Everyone in a Room and See What Happens
Some of the major tech companies love to support hackathons or large conferences that produce genius products that would not have existed in the same way otherwise. We encourage event planners to get together in one room to brainstorm new events ideas. You never know when the magic will happen!

Technology has become a huge part of the event industry. Learn how to adapt to it and explore what the tech world has to offer!

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Eric Risberg