'UKSG Events' app
The free app has been designed to help delegates plan and optimise their attendance at UKSG events. The app includes information on:
- sessions and speakers
- sponsors and exhibitors
A short guide to the Features of the 'UKSG Events' App is available here as a PDF.
Other PDF resources include:
Background to the app
The app has been developed in response to popular demand and in recognition of the increasingly ‘mobile’ environment in which we live and work. Apps have revolutionised what we can do ‘on the go’ and events are no exception. The app was soft launched’ at the UKSG Forum 2014 as a trial ahead of full launch at the UKSG 38th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Glasgow.
“Well done UKSG for grasping the app nettle so effectively! This is a very useful app with all the functionality and detail required to make the most of the event!” (UKSG Forum Delegate)
What’s in it for delegates?
UKSG's mission is to "connect the information community and encourage the exchange of ideas on scholarly communication". Through the app, you will be able to contact and message other delegates and even set up appointments. Why not catch up over a coffee or meet for a drink at the end of the day? There will be plenty to discuss!
- Navigate your way through the programme, bookmarking speakers and sessions you don’t want to miss.
- Manage your time by identifying the exhibitors you’d like to visit and locate them on the map.
- Create a personalised schedule complete with alerts; your own message board and contacts list; and your own notes which you can access after the event.
- Receive any last-minute changes or special announcements straight to the app.
Speakers and exhibitors
Of course, we hope that speakers and exhibitors will also benefit from inclusion in the app. The app should raise the profile of individuals and organisations and enable delegates to make their way easily to sessions and stands and access additional materials and offers made available through the app.
I can’t attend – is there anything in it for me?
Definitely! You will be able to follow the sessions and speakers, receive notifications and announcements and share the social media buzz.
How do I get it?
To download the free app on a mobile device, search for ‘UKSG Events’ in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Alternatively, for those using a Blackberry, desktop or mobile browser, view the online version here.
How do I use it?
Please read our short guide to the Features of the 'UKSG Events' App.
The app performs optimally whether or not there’s an Internet connection. When connected, the app downloads updates (such as new social media content). Once downloaded, all of the data is stored locally on the device so it’s accessible even if there’s no Wi-Fi.
We only include your name and organisation on the delegate list and it is straightforward to show/hide yourself on the delegate list..All profiles are automatically set to ‘Private’ initially. Only you can access your profile/account settings.
Survey and feedback
Included in the app is an ‘App Survey’. We would be grateful if all users would complete this as real improvements can only be made in response to your comments and suggestions. Alternatively, please feel free to e-mail your comments to Maria Campbell, Digital Communications Associate. Maria will also be available at events featuring the app for all app-related queries.
Finally, please share the news with colleagues and friends and don’t wait for the big day! Download the app before leaving for your event and start engaging with the features and content.
"Best conference app I've used so far!"
"Makes a full and complicated programme very accessible - I now know exactly which sessions I'm going to attend."
"The app has been really useful to quickly navigate through the programme and connect with other delegates at uksg2015."
"Great little app - reliable & easy to use."
"I like that UKSG are reusing the same app for different events. Shows commitment to the concept... Seriously impressed."
"If you're running a large event then you can't do without this app. There's no need for extra information, put it in the app."
"I think the app is a great addition."
UKSG 2015 Delegates