Event Tech of the Week: SlideJar

Today, we’re talking about SlideJar

Company/Tool Name:
  SlideJar Inc./SlideJar
Website: www.slidejar.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SlideJar/247905218680923
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SlideJar

What is the “problem” that your tool seeks to solve?

Ultimately our tool helps conferences share the proceedings/speaker presentations of an event with their attendee base using ‘Google’ like search capabilities. Our tool helps conference attendees search for and identify meaningful content during an event and store the content in a personal space.
What is the best audience for this tool? Corporate events? Social? Other? Large? Small?
Events that have educational content, where attendees typically ask speakers for their presentations, or take pictures of slides is ideal. Large events with multiple tracks benefit probably the most since the ‘Google’ like search capabilities provide greater value for attendees as the library of content gets bigger.

What does your tool help event planners do better?

SlideJar helps event planners extend the conference experience beyond the immediate dates of the event. SlideJar helps attendees who want to continue to learn from the conference experience use the SlideJar application to scour presentations for valuable content and share that content through their social network. Extending the conference experience helps build the event brand and helps the event promote itself year over year.

How is your tool different from/better than the competition?

 Our tool has two key advantages over its closest competitor. The first is the ability to look at valuable content at a slide level and not at a presentation level. The ability to extract the slides from presentations and combine individual slides into a personal story is incredibly powerful. The second is the ability to help users manage the information by allowing them to ultimately store the content in personal spaces that they can return to over and over.

What is the single coolest feature of your product?

The ability to create your own personal story using slides from multiple presentations and then share that story out through one’s social networks is awesome!

Anything else we need to know?

The main SlideJar website has an event recommendation engine based on the searches being conducted by a user. We match content found in presentations with conferences and then recommend those conferences to the world at large. We are a powerful tool to connect people with events!
This weekly series spotlights a new tech tool that is designed to help make planning events much more seamless. Whether it’s using event software to track every detail from start to finish or mobile apps that deliver content to attendees’ fingertips, these technologies allow planners to divert their stress to more critical issues like deciding which napkin color looks best.


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