Comments on: Anatomy of a name badge https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2010/10/index-php-event-design-2010-10-anatomy-of-a-name-badge/ Unconferences, peer conferences, participant-driven events, and facilitation Sat, 21 Mar 2020 02:12:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 By: Charlotte Vince https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2010/10/index-php-event-design-2010-10-anatomy-of-a-name-badge/#comment-67722 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:38:00 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=1223#comment-67722 In reply to Adrian Segar.

Thanks Adrian! I know the sort of thing you mean, I am trying to source something really creative but maybe it’s just not possible! There are lots of cool badge designs and materials that can be used, but when it comes to creating the badge there and then it’s difficult. Really appreciate your help, I have added you on LinkedIn too!

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By: Adrian Segar https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2010/10/index-php-event-design-2010-10-anatomy-of-a-name-badge/#comment-67721 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:32:00 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=1223#comment-67721 In reply to Charlotte Vince.

Charlotte, there are many vendors of onsite badge creation systems and I don’t have a personal recommendation to make, especially for who would be a good choice in the UK.

In the US, pcnametag is a common provider (and I think they sell abroad too), and a quick Google search in the UK brings up http://www.conferencebadges.co.uk and identilam.co.uk; I’m sure there are others. Perhaps my readers have other suggestions? Good luck!

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By: Charlotte Vince https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2010/10/index-php-event-design-2010-10-anatomy-of-a-name-badge/#comment-67720 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:17:00 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=1223#comment-67720 In reply to Adrian Segar.

Thanks so much for replying! I am looking for an on-site badge creation system that will handle last minute changes. Where can I get hold of one these systems which presents the info to the delegates, do you know?
This is an event for senior/VIP delegates, I would love to suggest glitter and stickers however not sure how well that would go down 🙂 it’s a lovely idea though. So I am seeking a simple, professional and easy delegate badge creation system, that doesn’t involve stickers. Any ideas? Thank you!

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By: Adrian Segar https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2010/10/index-php-event-design-2010-10-anatomy-of-a-name-badge/#comment-67719 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:11:00 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=1223#comment-67719 In reply to Charlotte Vince.

Hi Charlotte, thanks for your question! Unfortunately, I’m not sure exactly what you’re asking. Are you looking for a solution that replaces, say, a mis-spelled name on a preprinted badge, so you don’t need to create a whole new badge? Or are you looking for an easy onsite method to create from scratch a new or corrected badge?

An onsite badge creation system is what I always want, as it will handle any needed changes. If you preprint every badge, such a system only has to handle last minute edits or additions. I’ve also seen onsite registration systems that present what’s about to be printed on the badge to the attendee, who is then asked to check and verify that everything’s correct before the badge is printed.

One alternative, feasible for funky-style events, is to supply each attendee with a preprinted badge that has space for name & affiliation, etc., provide a table of pens, glitter, stickers, etc., and have them add their own badge information. Not practical/appropriate for many events, but it’s an approach to keep in mind.

I don’t know if this fully answered your question, so feel free to clarify what you had in mind.

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By: Charlotte Vince https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2010/10/index-php-event-design-2010-10-anatomy-of-a-name-badge/#comment-67716 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:56:00 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=1223#comment-67716 Hi Adrian, hope you’re well! I have been reading all the comments on this post, really interesting and I am keen to hear more of your thoughts. I am an event manager in London, and one of the things I really struggle with conference passes is flexibility. We always have last minute name changes, unexpected delegates etc – how do I find an innovative and creative badge design that allows me to be flexible and update the delegate name at the registration desk? I am not a fan of stickers, and I know the plastic wallet and sticker machines do work, but I’m wondering if you have any more creative ideas? Thanks so much!

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By: Name Tag, Inc. Coller Industri https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2010/10/index-php-event-design-2010-10-anatomy-of-a-name-badge/#comment-67084 Wed, 20 Apr 2016 22:17:00 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=1223#comment-67084 In reply to Doug s.

We would be interested in hearing your idea. contact: ramona@nametag.com

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By: Adrian Segar https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2010/10/index-php-event-design-2010-10-anatomy-of-a-name-badge/#comment-67042 Sat, 02 Apr 2016 23:44:00 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=1223#comment-67042 In reply to Doug s.

So Doug, where do you live? If you’re in the U.S.—well, this is the land of the entrepreneur, where you’re encouraged to take good ideas and develop them yourself. If you don’t want to do that, I suggest you contact a name badge manufacturer and see whether they’re interested…

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By: Doug s https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2010/10/index-php-event-design-2010-10-anatomy-of-a-name-badge/#comment-67040 Sat, 02 Apr 2016 17:19:00 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=1223#comment-67040 In reply to Adrian Segar.

I have an idea for a name badge that would be a very helpful and social stimulator for any event. Something i have never seen before. Who do I need to speak with?

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By: Adrian Segar https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2010/10/index-php-event-design-2010-10-anatomy-of-a-name-badge/#comment-67032 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:58:00 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=1223#comment-67032 Here’s another way to code a name badge for networking, illustrated by John Lesko in his blog post “Anatomy of a Successful Workshop” (how’s that for synchronicity?) https://johnleskodotbiz.wordpress.com/2016/02/02/anatomy-of-a-successful-workshop/

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By: Chrish Luve https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2010/10/index-php-event-design-2010-10-anatomy-of-a-name-badge/#comment-66776 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:59:00 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=1223#comment-66776 Nice Article!!!Name Badges, ID Cards are good marketing tool in almost every industry, from the small company to retail, it help to grow the popularity of a company.

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