I thought this was a cool way of “checking in” attendees to the conference sessions. Continuing education is important in all fields these days and in order to get the credit for being at the sessions, the attendees were checked in at the door by scanning a “data matrix” barcode on the conference badge.
iConf is an iPhone app so volunteers used their own ipad or iphone to help with tracking conference attendees. The app download is free and the organization pays for an online account to collect the data and read reports.
I thought it was an interesting use of the internet and technology for conferences.