During the last three decades, rapid-fire technology advancements have revolutionized our world. Just imagine… in 1980, only one million computers were used worldwide! And hard to believe that the “World Wide Web” didn’t exist before 1990. (To put things in perspective, take a look at a typical day in the life of the Internet today – the numbers are staggering!)
But how has technology affected the meetings industry? Leave it to meetings and event tech guru Corbin Ball to break it all down for us. To show how far we’ve come, he’s put together a chronological list of significant technology milestones spanning 30+ years. The events that are listed in black impacted our society, while meetings industry breakthroughs are highlighted in red.
To follow the timeline, read Corbin’s entire fascinating article: 1980-2012 – A 30+ Year Timeline of Meetings Technology Innovation.
About Corbin Ball: Corbin Ball was named one of the “25 Most Influential Persons n the Meetings Industry” by Successful Meetings / Meeting News magazines in 2011, making him a five time honoree. He is president of Corbin Ball Associates, an international technology speaking, consulting and writing firm focusing on technology for the meetings and events industry.
If you haven’t already done so, you’ll want to bookmark corbinball.com – the most comprehensive website about meeting planning, tradeshow and events technology. While you’re visiting Corbin’s site, sign up for his free monthly newsletter, TechTalk.