Building a Sustainable Future for Elevate Festival with Bizzabo Technology

By: Robyn James, September 12 2023

Elevate Festival is much more than just a gathering of minds. It’s a convergence of world-class innovators and change-makers united by a common purpose: to shape a more sustainable future and celebrate Canada’s growing innovation hub. At the heart of this transformational experience lies cutting-edge event technology provided by Bizzabo.

At Elevate, we’re committed to exploring sustainable solutions and practicing what we preach. That’s why we’ve chosen Bizzabo’s innovative event technology — including the Klik Experiential SmartBadge™ — to power our event, ensuring a seamless experience for attendees, sponsors, speakers, and organizers alike.

Who Is Bizzabo?

For more than 10 years, Bizzabo has powered in-person events for world-leading brands — from Fortune 100 enterprise organizations and financial institutions to creative agencies and scaling tech companies. During the pandemic, Bizzabo was the first to bring virtual event software to the world, and today powers in-person, virtual, and hybrid events, as well as webinars. 

Bizzabo’s Event Experience OS is an all-in-one event management platform that helps us create personalized, engaging, and impactful events of any size or format. The OS is a powerful, easy-to-use platform that has helped our event team create memorable and successful events. Here are the OS features we’re using this year for Elevate Festival:

We’re excited for our attendees to experience the new Klik SmartBadge, so let’s explore why we’re leveraging Bizzabo’s SmartBadge for Elevate Festival

We’re Elevating Your Event Experience With The Edge SmartBadge™ 

Elevate has always been at the forefront of innovation, and this year, we’re thrilled to introduce The Edge – the latest evolution of Bizzabo’s Klik SmartBadge technology. Building on the powerful foundation of the original SmartBadge, The Edge takes things up a notch with a fresh design, enhanced versatility, and enhanced sustainability.

The Edge features a revolutionary die-cut design crafted from durable ABS plastic. This choice of material not only ensures that the badge remains intact over time, but also aligns perfectly with our commitment to sustainability. 

Here are the key benefits of this next-level badge:

  • ABS plastic doesn’t break down or release harmful chemicals, and it’s fully recyclable, allowing us to champion eco-friendly practices.
  • The Edge’s design offers easier refurbishment of wearable tech, contributing to overall sustainability.
  • The wearable tech component can be easily removed, simplifying post-event logistics and ensuring attendees can keep their badges as cherished mementos.

Now that the wearable tech on The Edge is on the back of the badge, a mesmerizing pill-shaped cutout on the front of the badge emits a gentle glow with every interaction, creating an engaging and interactive networking experience. And with more real estate on both sides of the badge, we have ample room to display our branding, making each badge a canvas of creativity. 

Unlocking the Potential of SmartBadge Technology at Elevate Festival

Bizzabo’s SmartBadge isn’t just a badge; it’s a gateway to an enhanced event experience. Here’s a glimpse into what this innovative wearable event technology brings to Elevate Festival:

  • Seamless interaction: Our attendees can effortlessly check in to sessions, access event content, connect with exhibitors, and network – all with a Klik!
  • Empowering exhibitors and sponsors: Exhibitors and sponsors can seamlessly capture and access leads.
  • Dynamic session management: We’re streamlining session management and making real-time adjustments based on passive behavioral data tracking.
  • Data privacy: Not only do we have peace of mind, but so do our attendees, knowing that no personal information is stored on the SmartBadge.

Elevate Festival 2023 is set to be a remarkable journey toward sustainability, innovation, and meaningful connections. With Bizzabo’s technology — from the private label mobile app to the groundbreaking SmartBadge — at the heart of it all, we’re excited to explore the limitless possibilities ahead. As we embark on this exciting adventure, we invite you to join us in shaping a brighter, more inclusive future, one event at a time.

Get your tickets to Elevate Festival and experience Bizzabo’s technology for yourself. 

Learn more about Bizzabo, the Event Experience OS, and the Klik SmartBadge at