Goodbye Conference Program, Hello Tablet Computer

By: Samantha Whitehorne

The Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference went completely paperless for the first time in 2013. Instead of receiving conference bags filled with a bulky onsite program, attendees who registered for the full week received a preloaded tablet computer.

What's the first thing you think of when you hear the word "conference"? Learning, tote bag, networking—and a conference program, perhaps? Well, if your choice turned out to be the last one, you would have been out of luck at the 2013 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference. ...