Case Study:

Mobile solutions for paperless conferences

International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes

K.I.T. Group launched its first mobile event app in 2011. After having received an abundance of positive feedback from clients and attendees, K.I.T. Group decided to expand its mobile strategy to move toward a paper-free conference.

Committed to reducing unnecessary print and engaging new technologies while increasing scientific and personal exchange between professionals, the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), and K.I.T. Group have made a huge step into this direction by organising the first paperless conference. To this end, a mobile application was created for the 42nd Annual ISPAD Conference held in October of 2016 in Valencia, Spain with the idea that this app should replace the thousands of print pieces which would normally be made available for such a conference.

Over 87% of the more than 1,500 conference attendees used the app to gain access to all scientific content of ISPAD 2016, including webcasts and ePosters. Interaction with other conference attendees and speakers was possible through an in-app network, which included live voting and online Q&A’s. Delegates without mobile devices were provided with tablets for rent and given expert instruction in how to make best use of the app.

The conference app was well received by the ISPAD Executive Committee, and planning for future conferences has already been made. Thanks to ISPAD’s commitment to sustainable events with mobile solutions and the work of K.I.T. Group to make it happen, more than 300 kilograms of paper were saved – just by going mobile.