Interactive evokeAG. app includes the launch of an Australian first networking technology

Striking up a conversation won’t be a problem at evokeAG. with attendees able to make contact with like-minded people through an interactive new app created especially for the agrifood tech event.

With a myriad of features including options for delegates to pick and choose sessions via a design-your-own-experience functionality, the evokeAG. app also incorporates never-before-seen social networking technology.

Braindate, an ingenious matchmaking feature billed as the ‘Tinder for thinkers’ will launch for the first time in Australia as a feature of the evokeAG. app in February 2019.

Created by Montreal-based designers e180, the idea was conceived with the view to unlock human greatness by helping people connect and learn from each other. e180’s technology aims to alleviate social awkwardness by enabling event attendees to organise face-to-face catch-ups based on their area of expertise, likes, and interests, despite having never met each other.

Their company website explains that “at most events, attendees are left to their own devices, trying to hunt down the participants they’d like to meet, holding onto their glass of wine like a compass, hoping that the Gods of Serendipity are on their side”.

Event organisers across all industries have been quick to embrace the idea and the savvy entrepreneurs have facilitated events for industry juggernauts including Airbnb, Amazon, Cannes Lions, Salesforce and TED.

AgriFutures Australia Managing Director, John Harvey believes evokeAG. is the ideal forum for the app launch.

“Our program is focussed on delivering cutting edge information and facilitating conversations with world leaders in the agrifood tech arenas, so it makes sense to provide technology that can enhance and leverage this information. We have more than 700 attendees registered for the event and we don’t want important connections left up to chance. It’s a fantastic way to break the ice and we are excited to see it in action” said Mr Harvey.

Braindates are about sharing knowledge. They are 30-minute one-on-one conversations or 45-minute group discussions that you book with other participants while you’re at evokeAG . It’s as easy as logging on to the app, exploring the topic market and picking something you want to learn, one-on-one or in a group. You then offer a time to meet and when it’s confirmed, find each other in the Braindate Lounge at evokeAG.

Founder of The Yield and evokeAG. speaker Ros Harvey also welcomes the concept and believes the personal nature of the app will be especially beneficial for new and emerging startups.

“It’s a wonderful way to break down barriers and can allow a young person just starting out to meet with someone more experienced or admired in their field. Events can often be intimidating, but this provides an easier method of networking minus awkward small talk and introductions’ said Ms Harvey.

Registered delegates can download the evokeAG. event app and access Braindate from either the App Store, Google Play.

evokeAG.will take place in Melbourne at the iconic Royal Exhibition Building on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 February 2019.

A raft of international speakers have recently been revealed including:

  • George Kellerman, founding member and CEO of Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley,
  • Nanotech pioneer Prof. Oded Shoseyov
  • Ethy Levy, former Israel Trade Commissioner in Australia and co-founder of Bridge Hub.
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