Social Tables: Floor Plan Technology Goes Collaborative

February 26, 2013



Hello, ever-evolving technological revolution!  Tech tools are practically synonyms with events these days – #eventtech, anyone?!  In the last month alone we’ve found ourselves delving into mobile conference apps, using the latest in registration software, and keeping our eyes peeled for more tools to make our lives easier.

We recently stumbled upon one of those tools where we had to learn more – a software that aides planners with something as basic yet essential as the floor plan has been made so much easier and accessible via DC-based start-up, Social Tables.  A CAD-based software that apparently takes just 10 minutes to learn and allows venues to upload to scale diagrams of their space into a database called venue finder.  The software facilitates drag and drop seating chart creation, guest list and meal management, as well as online team sharing for up to the minute collaboration.  And of course because we still need to stuff our clipboards with the essentials, all data can be exported, lists created and floor plans printed.  Not to mention, post-event attendee reports – because there’s always something that can be better next time!

Disclaimer: while we think it sounds great, we have yet to USE Social Tables.  Has anyone given it a try?  We’d love to hear your feedback on your experience!

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4 Responses to “Social Tables: Floor Plan Technology Goes Collaborative”

  1. Duncan says:

    Thanks for this article. Sounds like a very useful piece of software. It’s interesting to see all the new apps and things popping up around conferences/trade shows/events. Another cool one to try out is eventbrite. Here is the link: http://www.eventbrite.com/features/. I have not used these guys either but the service is intriguing.

    -@beverageevents

  2. Thanks for the insight! We’re looking forward to giving them a try!

  3. Dan Berger says:

    Love it!!!! Great article!

  4. Joye Speight says:

    I just recently stumbled upon Social Tables at the latter part of 2012 and I could not wait to get on board. The staff is uber friendly and their platform will save me “days” of work with my clients. I highly recommend them.

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