About Solving For Tech

Since the days of the first PCs, tech has awakened a new set of human skills, birthed new economies, and provided tools that are now integral to life itself. But like all great inventions tech invites as much friction as it does greatness.

At Solving for Tech we’re here to pull at the threads and unravel tech’s truths. We do it with humor, with experience, and sizzle.

The Virtual Events Group

The virtual world, like the physical world, is not one size fits all. Whether it’s the size of the meeting, the types of sessions, the branding, the registration, the follow-up, there are countless variations on the theme. Our mission is to offer you curated advice, opinion and best practices when it comes to creating the virtual side of your event business. Our members include event planners, trade organizations, solutions providers and virtual event platforms and accessories. Think of us as being a virtual event space dedicated to helping you make your virtual event a success.

LIVE & FREE

During the Covid19 crisis our job is to create a directory of all the ways to alleviate social isolation, and stay in touch. Big thanks to the artists, thought leaders, educators and more who’ve stepped up to the creative for you. Check out our guide.

NEWS & MEDIA

Why Real Life Events Need to Come and How

Why Real Life Events Need to Come and How

Conferences, meetings and even happy hours are just a few events that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused us to attend virtually for the past several months. Virtual events have many benefits, including the opportunity to easily and quickly widen reach and collect a...

Toobin’s Cautionary Tale Creates FOZO

Toobin’s Cautionary Tale Creates FOZO

The virtual events world claimed its first casualty this week. Jeffery Toobin's decades of hardworking journalism and astute politicial analysis went up in smoke as he gave new definition to the word hard-working. He was unceremoniously suspended from The New Yorker...

Why Real Life Events Need to Come and How

Why Real Life Events Need to Come and How

VidCon Unveils New Logo, Plans Anaheim Convention in 2021 and Will Host Virtual Events Year-Round VidCon has a new logo — and a new hybrid events strategy. As part of launching the new look, the ViacomCBS-owned online video and digital creator events division...

Swipe Left to Connect: Dating Apps Set the Stage for Business

Swipe Left to Connect: Dating Apps Set the Stage for Business

The old adage was that if you want to see the future of technology, keep an eye on the porn industry.  It was first to push technologies ranging from video to DVDs to haptics. In that spirit, today I see dating app technology as foretelling the future of business...

The Thriving Do-Not-Touch Economy

The Thriving Do-Not-Touch Economy

In 2020 fortunes are being made with inventions that let you keep your distance. It doesn’t matter whether it’s in retail, education, health, or fitness, among many others. “Do Not Touch” is this year’s revenue battle cry. 6 Feet of Separation If you didn’t know what...

The Cell Phone’s Father Speaks Out

The Cell Phone’s Father Speaks Out

Quick pop-quiz in memory of Alex Trebek:  What weighed 2.5 pounds, cost $3,900, and did nothing but talk? Answer: *What is* the first mobile phone—in 1973. Martin Cooper is universally celebrated as the father of the modern cell phone. It was developed under his watch...