The Best Audience Voting Tech: Our Review

As a venue that hosts hundreds of conferences every year, we know how important top-quality tech is when it comes to running a smooth event. To help you pick out the best, we’ve reviewed three of the most impressive audience-voting technologies, so you can maximise attendee engagement. Live, hybrid, or virtual: these companies provide the means for your delegates to get the most out of the experience.



At a glance

  • Easy to use and flexible
  • Particpants use their own devices
  • Capture and show the results live
  • A wide range of poll types
  • Create polls directly in presentations and video meeting tools


Slido’s goal is to make meetings and presentations more engaging with their easy-to-use online tool that can make polls, live Q&A, word clouds, quizzes and surveys. Audience members can get involved on their own device with a link or QR code and the user-friendly interface provides a truly immersive experience.

It’s completely customisable and integrates with several presentation and video tools including PowerPoint, Teams and YouTube Live. Slido gives event organisers everything they need to capture opinions and make everyone feel connected and engaged. Slido also provides surveys making it an all-in-one tool for both speakers and organisers to communicate with their audience.

If you’re looking for ways to make those most of Slido, they have loads of use cases, covering everything from small team meetings to large scale events. Slido offers free account for up to 100 participants with limited Q&As and three polls per event so if you want to see how it works, try it out at your next team meeting.

For more information visit Slido’s website.



At a glance:

  • Large selection of software solutions.
  • World-class iPad event app system.
  • Resource library for downloadable event content.
  • Customised event report data with mobile app.

Cube-i’s tech includes a stand-out iPad event app system, with world-class engagement capabilities. Their “mic roulette” brings Q&A sessions to life: using Involved, the mobile event app, delegates can request the mic via button prompt, and are then selected at random via a live display. From user-friendly voting systems (complete with likes and topic tags) to its dynamic virtual platform – featuring push notifications and reactive real-time word clouds – Cube-i ensures attendees remain fully engaged throughout.

They also offer several options for post-event access and analysis: delegates can view and download content from Cube-i’s digital resource library, and, with all data from their bespoke solutions recorded, organisers can review event reports for future use.

Their CEO, Sean Barnard, started in the industry over 25 years ago and now has a team working around the world. Clients include J&J, Mercer Asset Management, and Allergan. Sean told us what sets them apart from competitors: “Cube-i has the ability to adapt very quickly and we make things that work for clients. We make sure our clients have a system that works for them and not the other way around.”

With expert remote and onsite support teams to assist with each stage of the process, and the option to tailor-make apps to suit specific requirements, Cube-i’s multi-faceted event tech offers fantastic flexibility to those looking to organise customisable, interactive experiences.

Have a look at Cube-i’s wide range of solutions here.



At a glance:

  • Intuitive software with intuitive feedback.
  • No WiFi needed with CLiKAPAD hardware.
  • Ideal for multi-location meetings.
  • On-site coaching and on-the-day technical support


CLiKAPAD makes participant engagement simple. Their devices prioritise ease of use: the portable multiple choice voting unit – the CP37 keypad – supports both third party and CLiKAPAD’s own voting software, ppvote, to help maximise audience interaction. CLiKAPAD’s Developer API also offers custom voting applications, making for an entirely individualised event experience.

Whether it’s a live conference or a virtual meeting, their multiple-choice systems give power to PowerPoint presentations with specialised voting slides. Upgrading to ppvote Professional takes voting one-step further with a series of response tasks, including feedback-gathering, quizzes and live results. The Virtual keypad is suitable for up to two thousand users and can be used anywhere in the world, making it ideal for multi-location meetings and hybrid events.

Additionally, attendees can vote wirelessly from a connected device. The instant feedback – traversing live and virtual with their ppvote software – makes CLiKAPAD forerunners in providing tech solutions. Their handsets compact the highest-grade components into a device the size of a credit card, making for an impressively versatile hardware system; they can be used without WiFi, too, setting CLiKAPAD apart from its competitors.

When it comes to clients, CLiKAPAD has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, including Lloyds Bank, Honda, Arcadia Group, and the BBC.

For more information, head over to CLiCKAPAD’s website.


Events at Congress Centre

Congress Centre has built-in AV and digital signage throughout the venue and can host events for 20 to 500 delegates. Situated a few minutes’ walk from Tottenham Court Road station, the venue offers modern facilities and outstanding customer service. To arrange a site visit, or talk about possibilities for your next event, contact us.


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