Heartland App is New, Improved and Ready to Use

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…on Apple Devices…Androids by the End of This  Week

Here at VGM, we really put the “heart” in the VGM Heartland Conference. But, sometimes all those events can be a little overwhelming. Luckily, there’s an app for that.

Our website development company, VGM Forbin, has developed the VGM Heartland App, available right now for download and use on Apple devices; the app will be ready for download and use on Androids by the end of this week. Once you install it (search for “VGM Heartland”…it’s FREE!), you can look forward to some of the following features:

What’s NEW? The Information tab (“Info”): This used to be called “Local Area,” but Forbin added a few cool new features, so we felt like we had to rename it.

  • Map Your Show technology. Under “Exhibit Hall,” you can view an interactive map of the where all vendors are located, giving you the opportunity to plan in advance the time you spend in the exhibit hall. You can also view vendor promotions, show specials and prize giveaways both in advance and during the show.
  • Transportation Schedule. We have a small army of volunteers that can shuttle you to and from various conference events and your hotel. Use this schedule to plan when you need to be picked up and dropped off.
  • Request Transportation. This feature allows you to request those rides ahead of time. It also provides you hotel and travel information.
  • Airport Shuttle. Returning this year are FREE shuttles between Waterloo and the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids (CID). You can schedule those rides in advance of the conference.

What’s One Year Old, but Still Gold:

  • Agenda. This is where you’ll find all the information you need about educational courses and social events. The list can be sorted by the day of the week. Click on a course title to view its time, room number, description and presenter name. Click on the presenter’s name to view his or her bio. If the presenter provided a copy of the course handout, click on the “Download” button to view and/or download.
  • Directory. With this feature, you can view a list of all conference attendees, VGM representatives and conference speakers.
  • Exhibitors. This feature lists all vendors who will be exhibiting and their booth numbers.
  • Local Area (under the Information Tab). Under Local Area, you can view a map with walking directions to local attractions. You can also get directions to the hog roast (Monday night), gala (Wednesday night), patio party (Thursday night). More hotels, restaurants and bars have been added this year, so you can explore the Cedar Valley even more.

It’s never too early to prepare, and the VGM Heartland App has everything you need to make sure you get the most out of your VGM Heartland experience. Download the app today, and start getting excited for this year’s Heartland Conference!

And, if you haven’t yet registered for the conference, there is still time. Click here to register.