New Cloud Storage for Meeting and Event Planners

Google Drive for Meeting Planners

A few weeks ago, I posted about 8 Cloud Storage services for meeting and event planners. Cloud storage is a great way to keep all of your documents, videos, images and more safely tucked away and available on most every device.

At the time, Google Drive was just a fantasy but now it is ready to rock your world and if you already use Google Apps like Docs, you are in for a seamless experience.

Just thinking about how meeting and conference planners can use G Drive makes my head spin.

  • You can use it to share internal documents with your team
  • You can share files with your speakers and sponsors
  • You can upload and share event and conference videos
  • You can store event photos
  • You can back up all of your event docs

Here are some of the features as listed on the Google Drive Site:

Create & collaborate.

In Google Drive, you can create new documents, spreadsheets and presentations instantly. Work together at the same time, on the same doc, and see changes as they appear.

Work better with the products you use everyday.

Say goodbye to bulky email attachments. Send a link from Google Drive in Gmail and everyone has the same file, same version—automatically.

Your videos and pictures in Google Drive are instantly available in Google+, so you’re never more than one click away from sharing with your circles.

Powerful search.

Google Drive helps you get to your files faster. Search for content by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. Google Drive can even recognize objects in your images and text in scanned documents.

View anything.

Open over 30 file types right in your browser—including HD video, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop—even if you don’t have the program installed on your computer.

Google Drive with your favorite apps.

Create, open and share files from a variety of apps directly in Google Drive.

Share the way you want.

You can share files or folders with anyone, and choose whether they can view, edit or comment on your stuff.

Start a discussion.

Create and reply to comments to get feedback and make files more collaborative.

Go back in time.

Google Drive tracks every change you make—so when you hit the save button, a new revision is saved. You can look back as far as 30 days automatically, or choose a revision to save forever.

Here is the promotional video from Google, I am giving it a test drive and if it fails miserably, I will let you know!


Keith Johnston

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.

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