Seven Simple Steps to Superb Conference Badge Design

Here are some words of wisdom from Clint Neuerburg, our Art Director, on how to get the most out of your conference badges.

custom-conference_passesAccess is known for lighting up the music world with great backstage pass design.

But truth be told, we do a ton of work for conferences, too. Who said stunning, functional event badge design was just for the rock-stars?

As any conference-goer can tell you, the look and feel of a conference badge reflects the conference itself. Badges can range from exquisite, gold-stamped, designer badges fit for the Sultan of Brunei to something pulled from the recycle bin at the downtown Copy-mart.

Not that a badge needs every bell and whistle to convey quality. In fact this blog is meant to show how a little design and some common sense will result in good-looking badges that serve as great networking tools and beautiful representations of your event and your brand sponsors.

We make thousands of conference badges each year, and while the design of each badge is ultimately dictated by the needs of the client, there are a few almost-universals we like to see. So read on! Continue reading “Seven Simple Steps to Superb Conference Badge Design” »

DAYTONA 500 VIP Event uses Access Event Technology Platform, sends SMS messages for event coordination and VIP notification

Known as “The Great American Race”, the Daytona 500 is perhaps the most well-known motorsports event in the world, drawing over 20 million television viewers and 147,000 attendees to the Daytona International Motor Speedway each year.

nascar_garage_drive4copd_logoThis year, in coordination with DRIVE4COPD (a community health initiative to educate and screen the public for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) NASCAR held a VIP event in the infield prior to the race in which they used Access Event Technology Platform and NFC-enabled custom VIP passes to enhance the experience for the attendees and streamline the process for the event coordinators.

The VIP list included many notable guests including Continue reading “DAYTONA 500 VIP Event uses Access Event Technology Platform, sends SMS messages for event coordination and VIP notification” »

Duffing for Dollars uses event technology to increase awareness of fundraiser, non-profits

Duffing-for-dollars_access-event-technology-PhotoShare_FacebookWhat’s better than golfing in the sun? Golfing in the sun for a good cause!

Kevin Lyman, Steve Van Doren and 4Fini welcomed industry professionals for the 2014 Duffing for Dollars: a day of golf at Mission Viejo Country Club to benefit active music industry non-profit organizations Unite The United and Musicares.

Access, a long-time sponsor of Duffing for Dollars, was in full force demonstrating not just top-quality personalized event passes and custom golf bag tags, but live event technology to increase the branding and exposure of the Duffing for Dollars brands and the non-profits it supports. Continue reading “Duffing for Dollars uses event technology to increase awareness of fundraiser, non-profits” »

Danny Heinsohn awarded inaugural OM Foundation Award at National Sports Forum 2014

National-Sports-Forum-OM-Foundation-AwardAccess Pass & Design is very proud to announce that Danny Heinsohn, a ten-year veteran of the National Sports Forum, and a fantastic member of our team at Access for over eleven years, received the inaugural OM Foundation Award (1man1mission.org) at the National Sports Forum Budweiser Gala last Tuesday in Dallas, Texas.

Danny received the award for his embodiment of the values of the foundation: his strength and survivorship after brain cancer Continue reading “Danny Heinsohn awarded inaugural OM Foundation Award at National Sports Forum 2014” »

US Sports Congress Conference Badge Earns Rewards in Reno!

Access Pass & Design - custom conference badge printing in Reno Welcome to everyone attending the 2013 US Sports Congress here in Reno, NV.

As a way to say thank you to the US Sports Congress Attendees, we convinced a number of local businesses to provide discounts on their wares for simply showing your US Sports Congress custom conference badge!

It’s also an example of how sponsorships can easily center around the use of a custom conference badge, either as a token to get special pricing from local businesses and / or as sponsorship real-estate (actually placing sponsor logos on the front or back of the custom conference badge in exchange for a sponsorship purchase).

Looking for more information about custom conference badge printing – contact us today! We love finding and sharing innovative ways to make your conference badges and live event credentials work for you to get the most out of your event!

Now, without further ado, here are participating businesses offering specials to US Sports Congress badge-holders: Continue reading “US Sports Congress Conference Badge Earns Rewards in Reno!” »