Our Story

agendapop conference mobile app photo 2015Have you ever asked yourself, “How many trees does it take to put on a conference?” Over the years, we’ve attended conferences. And we’ve seen how attendees and organizers struggle with the reams of paper, spiral-bound programs, inserts, flyers and other kinds of literature that can be overwhelming to lug around from session to session…and then have to carry it all back home. (If it gets that far.) Most of all, think about the cost of design, printing, binding, and then shipping the materials. That’s why an event mobile app is the best solution.

 

We’re a team of experienced technology and marketing professionals who deliver an easy-to-use, convenient solution that participants like to use. Since 2010, long before others in our field, we’ve been supplying great event mobile app experiences. See what our clients have to say about us.

Reasons Why AgendaPop is a Popular Event Mobile App Solution

Here’s how we’re different than most mobile event and conference app providers:

1. Clients (the event organizers) tell us that their participants like our intuitive, easy-to-use interface. That means they can find things easily.

2. Our customer service is personal. We don’t hand you off to a person in another country. Your conference app is a reflection of you, and we take that to heart.

3. Support and training is unlimited. Need help? We’re here for you, and we don’t charge by the hour. Plus, we have ample documentation to help you with the back-end publishing tool.

4. We create “branded” mobile apps. That means they have YOUR branding, name, logo, and artwork. Your attendees won’t have to search for our app and then search again for your app on a long list inside; that’s silly and cumbersome.

5. We develop native mobile event apps for the iOS and Android platforms PLUS a web version to use on laptops, desktops, and other mobile device platforms such as Windows.

Our Mission

AgendaPop helps you integrate technology for your conference, to streamline your workflow, save you time, reduce your costs, and give you greater control on setting and updating your agenda. Our goal is to enhance your event, and make the event app useful and memorable to your participants. We accomplish that through our individualized client service, customizable content publishing, and available on-site, at-event support.

Executive

Larry Lu

As founder and CEO of OpenConcept Systems, Inc., Larry focuses on developing large scale web applications and mobile applications in the area of web content management, healthcare collaboration and coordination, and mobile conference management platform and products.

Prior to OpenConcept Systems, he was vice president of technology at AOL/America Online for over 16 years, responsible for core infrastructure systems, AOL platform, and later the entire suite of AOL’s web applications.

Larry received a BS in mathematics, MS in mechanical engineering, and was a Ph.D candidate for computer graphics and computer human interaction at George Washington University. He is a holder of 15 US patents.

Phil Rappoport

AgendaPop’s Vice President, Sales & Marketing. For over 30 years Phil has served in marketing and promotion management capacities for companies in technology, consumer products, and broadcasting, including AOL/America Online, Fox Television, Sony, and Tribune. In the 1990s, he produced a weekly late-night entertainment program for the ABC Television network. Prior to AgendaPop, Phil was Senior VP, Client Services for Surefire Local, an SEO/social media agency serving small to medium sized businesses across the U.S. Previously, he was a franchise owner, certified contractor and consultant in the home improvement industry.

A contributing writer to industry publications, Phil is also a sought-after speaker about mobile apps for several national meeting professional organizations.

Phil received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a board member of the MPI Potomac chapter and has sat on the board of several non-profits including the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, DC.

May Liang

The General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer of OpenConcept Systems, Inc., May is responsible for all legal, financial and business development issues. Prior to founding OpenConcept, she was General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer of Total Music, LLC, a digital entertainment service. She has served nearly three years as Executive Director of the Epilepsy Therapy Project, a non-profit whose mission is to advance new treatments for epilepsy into the market by funding cutting edge epilepsy research.

May served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at AOL/America Online for nearly eight years. Prior to that, she was an associate at law firms in Washington, DC, Wichita, KS, and Palo Alto, CA.

May has written numerous articles relating to intellectual property and has frequently spoken on intellectual property and technology licensing issues. She holds bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and political science from Stanford University and her law degree from the University of Michigan.

An active leader with non-profits for many years, currently May is Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors for the Epilepsy Foundation, a member of the Board of Trustees for Washington, DC’s Sidwell Friends School, and a member of the Board of Governors for the Folger Shakespeare Library. She also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for Stanford Law School.