Keith Johnston

Keith is the Managing Partner of i3 Events but is most widely known as the outspoken publisher of the event industry blog PlannerWire. In addition to co-hosting the Bullet List and Event Tech Pull Up Podcasts, he has been featured in Plan Your Meetings, Associations Now, Convene, Event Solutions, and has appeared on the cover of Midwest Meetings Magazine.

Hotel WiFi and the Meeting Planner

Hotel WiFi and the Meeting Planner

Hotel Wifi cost is something that can be difficult for meeting planners to understand and for good reason. It doesn’t make any freaking sense. I can find no logical rhyme or reason for the cost or how it is applied. You will find one hotel where Wifi is free in all spaces, another where it is $9.95 in the […]

Create Thumbnail Mockups for Your Conference or Event Videos

Create Thumbnail Mockups for Your Conference or Event Videos

Video Thumbnails are those images that act as the preview or “cover” for the videos you upload to YouTube, Vimeo, or other hosting service. They are the calling card that should make the viewer want to click on your video to see more. Most video hosting services will automatically create them from your video when […]

Keeping Conference Speakers on Track with Stagetimer.io

Keeping Conference Speakers on Track with Stagetimer.io Post Graphic featuring a two minute countdown timer

I love simple tech that makes producing events easier. Speaker timers have always been a big fail because they would fall into three categories: I might even throw in the “big budget” scenario which is some ad-hoc, gaff tape, spit and bubblegum kinda things that are perfect one day and a total fail the next… […]

Keith and Tess Broadcasting from Event Tech Live Las Vegas

Keith and Tess Broadcasting from Event Tech Live Las Vegas The Event Tech Pull Up Episode graphic with Keith and Tess

EventTech nerds rejoice! Event Tech Live is coming to Las Vegas and Tess and Keith will be broadcasting during the event chatting with some of the meeting and event industry‚Äôs coolest tech providers, forward thinkers, and the planners that put these gizmos, gadgets, and tools to work. ! In this episode, Tess and Keith are […]

Should You Use ChatGPT For Content & Marketing?

Should You Use ChatGPT For Content & Marketing?

At the recent Confex show in London, Bob had the pleasure of discussing ChatGPT and AI with two of our favorite people – Francesca Balit, event marketer and podcast host of The Events Cast, and Merijin Van Buuren, virtual and hybrid platforms expert behind Event Mender. They talked about whether the event industry should be […]

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