“Our mobile application was one of the more unique elements of our weekend anniversary celebration. Not only were students talking about the application, but older alumni, who were ‘technology-phobic’, were using the app and found it very easy to navigate and extremely helpful,” – Edith Gong, Organizing Committee President of the 60th Anniversary.
About AIESEC US 60th Anniversary Event app
On the weekend of October 15, 2016, 300 AIESEC alumni (in the US and internationally), member students, AIESEC US leadership, AIESEC International staff, clients and partners gathered in Chicago, IL to celebrate 60 years of AIESEC US’ long and rich history and to raise funds to send the next generation of AIESECers to local, national and international conferences.
Why the AIESEC Team Chose Yapp
“We wanted a way for our attendees to connect, get up-to-date information and share their experiences before, during and after 60th Anniversary celebration. After looking at several solutions, we decided to try Yapp.
The feature set, ease of use and cost were the primary factors in choosing Yapp and the trial application solidified our decision to make the investment. The interface made schedules, sponsors, speakers and hotel information very easy to enter.” – Edith Gong, Organizing Committee President of the 60th Anniversary.
Peek Inside the App
App Features Used
- Schedule pages for the conference
- People pages for speaker bios
- News Feed for event updates and photos
- Social Feed for an in-app private social network
- Custom URL for the app
- Twitter Feed
- Documents page for speaker presentations and gala program
- Gallery page for hotel maps
- Sponsors listing
Explore the app first-hand!
To download the app on a mobile device:
- Visit http://my.yapp.us/VPTAUT on your iOS or Android device and follow the instructions on the page.
- You’ll be asked to install Yapp from the app store (if you don’t have it already).
- Open Yapp and tap “Download an existing Yapp” and your app will appear.
To view the app on desktop: Visit http://my.yapp.us/VPTAUT.
Why we at Yapp love this app:
With just 9 pages in their app, they’ve covered everything attendees need to know for the event and there was interaction in the event app as well. The app had almost 60% install rate and each of them viewed the conference app an average of 20 times! The Social Feed has a lot of action with fun photos and comments and the News Feed is filled with informative updates about the event. We love the use of the Documents and Gallery pages for different type of maps.
Why AIESEC Attendees Loved the App
“The new social feed feature was especially well received and a great way for students and alumni to participate in the anniversary, virtually. Our event ended 10 days ago and people are still posting to the social feed, using it to connect to new friends and even get answers to questions. There were several attendees who said they loved that they could get information any time of the day and when we had a schedule change, people were notified automatically.” – Edith Gong, Organizing Committee President of the 60th Anniversary.
AIESEC is a global youth network that strives to have a positive impact on society by facilitating youth leadership activities as well as international internships & volunteer experiences. AIESEC is the world’s largest youth-run organization and is present in over 113 countries and territories, providing 7,700 leadership positions and delivering 470 conferences to its 35,000 students members in 1700 universities around the world.