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Hubb Wins 2017 Best Event Technology Award at Annual Event Awards

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- November 28, 2017 -- Event technology startup Hubb today announced it has won the Best Event Technology Award at the annual Event Awards, held on November 22. The award recognized Hubb’s event content management solution as a game-changer around the way event managers create, manage, and market their conferences and meetings. Hubb creates a single location for event content that simplifies the process for collecting, managing, and marketing the abstracts, speakers and sponsors for conferences and meetings. By creating a “source of truth”, event organizers who use Hubb can avoid manually tracking the status of event content in Excel spreadsheets and spend more time improving their event. “It’s not every day that we get the opportunity to show off what Hubb can do to so many talented event professionals. Being recognized as one of the top event tech solutions by our peers is a huge honor,” said Allie Magyar, CEO of Hubb. “We built Hubb because we understand the pain that event managers feel when managing and marketing content for their events, and we’re on a mission to help them improve both the quality of their lives and events.” The Event Awards brings together over 700 event professionals and showcases the very highest standards in the event industry. The Event Award judges awarded top marks to many projects that they deemed truly awe-inspiring in response to client brief, brand prowess, execution and measurement. Judging the award were an independent and distinguished panel of recognised and expert Judges representing the industry locally and internationally. About Hubb Hubb brings order to the chaos of content management for meetings and conferences. Our flagship cloud-based software platform uses simple, automated workflows to streamline collecting, managing and marketing of all event content from speakers to sessions to sponsors. Hubb is a platform that allows you to administer calls for papers, abstract grading, session and speaker management, and content marketing. The software scales to the needs of events of all sizes, and it integrates easily with other event technologies. Founded by veteran event management professionals, Hubb makes its headquarters in Vancouver, WA.

Hubb Selected for Inaugural Community Brands Conference

VANCOUVER, Wash. – November 27, 2017 -- Event technology startup Hubb today announced that its software platform has been selected by Community Brands, a technology-driven company that delivers purpose-built solutions to leading associations and nonprofits, for its inaugural conference. Hubb’s event content management solution will give Community Brands organizers a single location to collect, manage and market the abstracts, speakers and sponsors for its conference, saving two-thirds of the time normally spent on those types of tasks, and allowing the event to get to market 29 percent faster. The Community Brands tech user conference – 2018 Xperience – will be held May 6-9, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. “Community Brands was born from the most respected and helpful technology companies for those working in the association, nonprofit and public sector,” said Allie Magyar, CEO of Hubb. “Their first technology conference is a can’t-miss event, and we couldn’t be more excited they chose Hubb to be their event content management platform. We look forward to supporting them with what will be an incredible event.” “Hubb offers us a platform for the execution and enhancement of our new Community Brands tech user conference strategy,” said Melea Guilbault, Vice President of Channels & Partners at Community Brands. “We expect to create a better experience for our users and partners that can only be achieved through delivering content at a faster rate with an easy-to-use CMS.” Recognized as one of the leading providers of event content management technology, Hubb creates a “single source of truth” for event organizers to store and edit event content, such as speaking session information and sponsorship details. From this central point, event managers can make updates to event content that are automatically published across every source of event information, such as a website, mobile app or digital signage. Hubb also automates reminders to speakers to submit their information and session graders to evaluate submissions, and allows event managers to control who on their team can access session data at any time. With less time needed to manually manage content, organizers can focus on thinking strategically about their events and create a better event experience for their attendees. Hubb works with customers, such as Microsoft, Tableau, Atlassian and Intel, to help their in-house event teams oversee the programs for their major conferences and meetings. Community Brands was formed in April 2017 when market-leading technology companies Abila, Aptify, NimbleUser and YourMembership joined forces. The four companies, with a connected ecosystem of software and services, offer a portfolio of solutions designed for cause-orientated organizations, including associations, nonprofits and government entities. Their inaugural conference for association and nonprofit professionals and partners -- to be held at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort -- will provide users and attendees access to enhanced quality education, resources and networking opportunities. About Hubb Hubb brings order to the chaos of content management for meetings and conferences. Our flagship cloud-based software platform uses simple, automated workflows to streamline collecting, managing and marketing of all event content from speakers to sessions to sponsors. Hubb is a platform that allows you to administer calls for papers, abstract grading, session and speaker management, and content marketing. The software scales to the needs of events of all sizes, and it integrates easily with other event technologies. Founded by veteran event management professionals, Hubb makes its headquarters in Vancouver, WA. About Community Brands Community Brands is a technology-driven company that delivers purpose-built solutions to more than 13,000 of the world’s leading associations, nonprofits and government entities to help them thrive and succeed in today’s fast-paced, evolving world. The company’s focus on accelerating innovation and bringing to market modern technology solutions helps power social impact, effect positive change and create opportunity. With Community Brands software and services, organizations better engage their members, donors and volunteers; raise more money; effectively manage revenue; and provide professional development and insights to power their mission. For more information, visit CommunityBrands.com.

ChickTech Selects Hubb as Content Management Platform for the 2018 ACT-W National Conference

VANCOUVER, Wash. – November 13, 2017 Event technology startup Hubb today announced a partnership with ChickTech to provide its event content management solution for ChickTech’s 2018 ACT-W National Conference. Hubb’s software will give ChickTech a single location to collect, manage, and market the abstracts, speakers, and sponsors for their conference, saving them two-thirds of the time they would normally spend on those types of tasks, and allowing them to get the event to market 29 percent faster. “We’re big believers in ChickTech’s mission and huge fans of their work,” said Allie Magyar, CEO of Hubb. “As the founder of a technology startup, I know firsthand the value of pursuing a technology-based career. I was honored to speak at ACT-W Portland’s 2017 Conference and I couldn’t be happier that Hubb software will be supporting ChickTech in producing what will be an incredible and important event.” Recognized as one of the leading providers of event content management technology, Hubb creates a “single source of truth” for event organizers to store and edit event content, such as speaking session information and sponsorship details. From this central point, event managers can make updates to event content that are automatically published across every source of event information (such as a website, mobile app or digital signage). Hubb also automates reminders to speakers to submit their information and session graders to evaluate submissions, and allows event managers to control who on their team can access session data at any time. With less time needed to manually manage content, organizers can focus on thinking strategically about their events and create a better event experience for their attendees. Hubb works with customers such as Microsoft, Tableau, BIO, Red Hat and Intel to help their in-house event teams oversee the programs for their major conferences and meetings. ChickTech was founded in Portland, OR in 2011 and has held ACT-W conferences in Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Bay Area, Boston, Austin, and New York. Their first national conference, the 2018 ACT-W National Conference, will be held April 11-13th, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ and will bring more than 2,500 influential leaders and professionals together for speaking sessions, formal training workshops, one-on-one coaching, and a career fair. About Hubb Hubb brings order to the chaos of content management for meetings and conferences. Our flagship cloud-based software platform uses simple, automated workflows to streamline collecting, managing and marketing of all event content from speakers to sessions to sponsors. Hubb is a platform that allows you to administer calls for papers, abstract grading, session and speaker management, and content marketing. The software scales to the needs of events of all sizes, and it integrates easily with other event technologies. Founded by veteran event management professionals, Hubb makes its headquarters in Vancouver, WA. About ChickTech Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, ChickTech was founded in 2011 to engage women of all ages in the technology industry while working to create a better technology culture for all. ChickTech builds communities, empower participants to see themselves as technologists and leaders, and works one-on-one with companies to help build a more inclusive workforce. For more information please visit: www.chicktech.org

SPIN Selects Hubb as Content Management Platform for SPINCon 2017

Eagan, MN June 21, 2017 SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network announces a partnership with event technology startup Hubb to utilize its content management software for SPINCon 2017. Hubb’s software will allow SPINCon organizers a single location to collect, manage and market speakers and sponsors for SPINCon 2017. “Sending out call for speakers and then managing speaker information can be daunting”, noted Peg Wolschon, SPINCon 2017 Chair. “Hubb’s technology will allow us to handle this process more efficiently, and we will also be pairing it with our conference app for a seamless solution.” Platform Streamlines Planning Hubb creates a single source for event organizers to store and edit event content, allowing them to them make updates that are automatically published across every source of event information (such as a website, mobile app or digital signage). Hubb also automates reminders to speakers to submit their information and session graders to evaluate submissions. “With less time needed to manually manage content, the SPINCon organizers can focus on thinking strategically about the conference and create a better event experience for their attendees,” said Allison Magyar, CEO of Hubb. “We are excited about this partnership with SPIN and are looking forward to attending our first SPINCon!” About SPIN SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network is the world’s third largest association for planners and the largest for senior-level planners with at least 10 years full time planning experience. SPINCon is the annual conference for the association, being held this year December 3-5 in Grapevine, TX. www.SPINplanners.com About Hubb Hubb brings order to the chaos of content management for meetings and conferences. Their flagship cloud-based software platform uses simple, automated workflows to streamline collecting, managing, and marketing of all event content from speakers to sessions to sponsors. The software scales to the needs of events of all sizes, and it integrates easily with other event technologies to ensure all content is consistent and up-to-date.

Hubb Announces Integration with MatrixMaxx ™ for Nonprofits and Associations

Vancouver, WA May 3, 2017 – Hubb today announced its integration with MatrixMaxx ™ by Matrix Group International, Inc. MatrixMaxx ™  is an association management system that provides nonprofits and associations with a comprehensive suite of modules to help manage membership, meetings, e-commerce activities, mailing lists and more. Hubb automates the business process for collecting, managing and marketing the abstracts, speakers, staffers and sponsors for conferences and meetings. With Hubb, associations significantly reduce the administrative time for planning conferences, allowing event managers to organize and market their event content more efficiently and drive attendance growth. “Hubb’s integration with MatrixMaxx enables associations to leverage their investment in their AMS, build their conference programs more easily and deliver engaging experiences for their conference attendees, speakers and sponsors,” said Allie Magyar, Hubb CEO. Key Integration Features

  1. It includes single sign-on for any registered MatrixMaxx user.
  2. Profile fields are mapped into Hubb and any updates from MatrixMaxx are refreshed in Hubb after each log-in.
“We’re excited to have Hubb integrate with MatrixMaxx™,” said Joanna M. Pineda, CEO of Matrix Group. “Hubb offers our clients a terrific way to manage all aspects of abstract and session management. Since most of our clients’ meetings are a significant member benefit and source of revenue, this integration make a lot of sense. We are delighted by this integration and partnership with Hubb.” About Matrix Group Matrix Group International, Inc. is an award-winning digital agency in the Washington DC area specializing in web design, development, association management, integration, mobile, e-marketing, and digital strategy services for associations, professional societies and nonprofits. Using state of the art web technologies, Matrix Group helps clients promote their organizations, streamline their business processes, improve staff productivity, expand market reach, and position them for success. MatrixMaxx™ is a product of Matrix Group and is used by trade associations and professional societies to increase revenue, reduce staff time, and gather business intelligence about member engagement and motivations. To learn more about Matrix Group, please visit www.MatrixGroup.net. About Hubb Built by veteran event professionals, Hubb is a cloud-based software platform that simplifies the process for selecting, managing, and marketing event content so conference planners save time. From call for papers to the very last attendee survey, Hubb enables planning teams, selection committee members, track owners, speakers and sponsors to all collaborate on conference content. The platform is flexible to the needs of events of all sizes, and seamlessly integrates with other pieces of event technology. For more information, please visit www.hubb.me.