Would checking each attendee in during the events be an option a all? In the old days, when we did event management, we used to scan people in to the venues using handheld devices, sometimes phones in the smaller events. This was mainly to know how busy the venue was for last minute on-the-door sales as well as to report occupancy to the authorities, but I’m wondering if this technology could be used also in your case. All you would need is a barcode in the event tickets or registration confirmation email. For member-only events you could look at barcoding the actual member access cards, if you have those, so they are easy to scan at the event.
We have also seen UHF-based radio cards which are picked up automatically without having to scan them as long as members are within a few meters of a radio beacon. These radio card are normally added to the regular member access cards and they are pretty inconspicuous. These can also be used to check members in on a day to day basis, not just during events, so you know how busy the space is at different hours of the day, use patterns, membership usage, etc…
There are probably a good number of solutions around, it is a matter of knowing what your event process can fit and how/if it can work with them.
On Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:31:52 PM UTC, Sarah Bacerra wrote:
Hello, coworking aficionados!
We hold a lot of weekly and monthly member events to boost business acumen and foster community. I am exploring ideas for an event check-in/rewards system to measure engagement in these events and have a reward system in place to encourage more members to attend (think Plenti card or something similar). It MUST be automated and simple for both the members to use and the space manager to manage (e.g. no paper sign-in sheets that have to manually be entered by someone). Is anyone doing this already? If so, what are you using and how is it working for you?
Thanks for your feedback!