So, what’s in a venue? As event organizers, we know what we’re looking for when we pick an exhibit hall or convention center for our events. And we know what our event stakeholders—attendees, exhibitors, presenters, and sponsors—want to get out of the spaces within our venue.
CadmiumCD’s eventScribe Live has features that effortlessly bring the in-person event experience into the virtual space, but one event space can feel a bit more daunting than the others. It’s easy enough to create livestreams or recorded education sessions.
Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/video-chat-event-experience/
Who doesn’t want a successful virtual event?
Most businesses, big or small, want their events to be successful especially when they’re taking the plunge and shifting to virtual.
Before the pandemic, when many parts of the world were exploring virtual events, a report by Grand View Research valued the global virtual events market at nearly $78 billion. And that was in 2019.
Now that being at home or remote is the new norm, you can expect this industry to grow even more – and fast.
Read more at: https://eventtus.com/blog/virtual-event-success-tips/
Since 2020 is the revolutionary year for every sector, especially the corporate event management, this has brought about an immense amount of opportunities for event technology in the hybrid event sphere.
Events will be more innovative, interactive, dynamic, and virtual. With that potential, event technology will transform the critical aspects of events, making them more organized, enjoyable, and engaging to audiences.
Read more at: https://www.airmeet.com/hub/virtual-event-trends-2021/
As often as we hear it, it’s true. Technology can help achieve a well-rounded event and transform the onsite experience – whether the objective is to enhance human connections, captivate attendees, customize spaces or design frictionless visitor experiences. As we strive to stay relevant in an ever-changing events marketplace, here are some technology trends we’re using to make in-person experiences even more powerful, meaningful and efficient.
Read more at: https://insights.bcdme.com/blog/technology-trends-to-enhance-in-person-event-experiences
A couple of weeks ago, we began our mini-series on the best virtual speaker kits. And the first episode was all about sound. What are the best microphones speakers can use to deliver top-notch presentations? As usual, our hosts Brandt Krueger and Will Curran did a deep dive into the subject. But no educational content surrounding this topic would be complete without going into the specificities of lighting and video.
Read more at: https://helloendless.com/virtual-speaker-kits/
In light of the impact of the novel coronavirus and events, an increasing number of event organizers are shifting to virtual events as an alternative to postponing or canceling upcoming events.
For those who are new to the virtual environment, there are a few key areas to focus on when starting out. These include broadcasting or pre-recording a live event session, creating engaging experiences for your virtual audience, and integrating tools with an existing event management platform to streamline event data.
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Over the past few months, I’ve witnessed a lot of event organisers who are planning virtual events, tell their clients to keep timings short, presentations succinct and the overall event length to under an hour in order to maintain virtual engagement. The reason? Apparently, our attention spans have been so degenerated by TikTok-style short bursts of content that we can no longer cope with staring at a screen for any significant length of time.
Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/virtual-engagement-ideas-keep-your-event-attendees-engaged
As planners are pivoting to virtual and hybrid events, venues need to take a lot into consideration. In this post, we take a a look at hybrid events for venues. We discuss what they are, break down some of the steps venues should take to ensure success, and give examples of successful hybrid events from recent years.
Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/hospitality/hybrid-events-venues-how-prepare
This year, the DNC was different. Regardless of the political implications of the content, what the speakers said, and how they said it (which goes beyond the interests of EventMB), the event was a virtual event.
Especially looking at the decisions that the event planners made, the DNC was arguably more of a broadcast than an actual event.
But as we’ve said many times before, virtual events have to become a little bit more of a show rather than trying to become an avatar-based or virtual reality-based interaction.
Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/8-takeaways-dnc-virtual-event
Conference Compass Virtual Event Platform: What Is It?
Conference Compass’ #OneCommunity virtual event platform is an add-on to its 365 Community Mobile Platform and CMS. The platform is available on native mobile, tablet, and web apps to allow attendees to join and engage in different ways. It can be used for fully virtual or hybrid events and includes features specifically designed to connect virtual and in-person audiences.
Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/conference-compass-virtual-event-platform-review
Virtual events are a rising engagement opportunity for organizations all across the globe. While it has been steadily increasing for some time now, its popularity and necessity has skyrocketed in recent months as a result of COVID-19.
Perhaps your nonprofit is in the beginning stages of virtual event exploration. Maybe you’ve already hosted one, maybe you’re in the planning stage, or maybe you’re still considering your options.
Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/exploring-virtual-events-6-best-practices-for-nonprofits/
There has been a lot of hype around virtual events since the beginning of the pandemic, but not all of it has been borne out by experience. While some eventprofs have enjoyed higher profits and increased attendance rates as compared to live events, many are not finding the format to be a viable solution.
Online events present many challenges to planners, but some are more significant than others.
Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/attendee-engagement-virtual-events
So, we’ve been talking about virtual events a lot later, but we were yet to tackle the virtual event production team. And yes, virtual events also involve a production team! Sure, you can just choose a platform and roll with it. But as we explained before, a virtual event production company is your best choice. If you want a successful experience for you and your attendees, you need the right people by your side. People that know the ins and outs of the game and will create a tailored solution for you!
Read more at: https://helloendless.com/virtual-event-production-team/
We surveyed 1,500 event professionals and the majority agree that engaging Attendees is the most crucial element of planning experiences. Event professionals do often a good job at engaging attendees live but what about the army of online attendees?
Live streaming can add that tech element to your event and create an interactive platform that leaves your audience engaged and entertained, while offering additional revenue streams.
Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/live-streaming-events
As anyone in the event industry knows, no amount of planning can predict the weather, a venue or artist cancelation, or — as we’re currently dealing with — a global pandemic. When unexpected setbacks derail your event, a contingency plan will help you decide your next move. But what if you don’t have one?
The bottom line is despite your expertise and experience, adaptability is still the most beneficial skill you need as an event professional.
Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/host-webinar-attendees-love/
One of the best tools trade show planners have in their toolbox is a strong relationship with their audio-visual provider.
AV brings a trade show to life with dynamic lighting, sound and interactive experiences that engage and excite attendees, letting them know they are somewhere special.
Everyone Wants a Moment to Shine
No matter the makeup of an audience, you need to keep in mind that it’s full of real people, not just the labels of attendees, exhibitors and sponsors.
Read more at: https://www.tsnn.com/blog/4-ways-use-av-build-memorable-trade-show-experience
In today’s fast-paced climate an event has to capture the imagination. It has to be dynamic, engaging and tell a story. Most importantly, it has to give the visitor an experience. If we had to sum it up in one word: it has to be “experiential”.
You have probably heard the word “experiential” before, but what does it actually mean in the world of event technology?
Experiential event technology should be interactive, immersive, engaging and at the cutting-edge. It should be used to create an experience your visitors never expected.
Read more at: https://smart-av.com/experiential-event-experiences/
Innovation is at the heart of what we do.
As creative AV engineers we don’t just integrate AV technology for our clients, we also work to deliver the latest and greatest interactive technology, whether that’s for exhibition stands, events, retail spaces or conference events. And when AV tech and interactivity come together – the visitor experience takes on a whole new dimension.
Our dedicated in-house innovation team work daily to push the boundaries of our AV technology and interactivity for our clients.
Read more at: https://smart-av.com/5-interactive-technology-ideas/
AV TECH CAN BE MORE THAN A BACKDROP TO YOUR EXHIBITION; IT CAN BE THE STAR OF THE SHOW
Truly innovative AV technology should not only demonstrate what is currently achievable in the industry; but ignite the inspiration of what could be possible.
At Event Tech Live this year, we demonstrated the exciting possibilities of using interactive and immersive AV technology, giving visitors the chance to actively engage with our brand on a new level.
Read more at: https://smart-av.com/interactive-immersive-etl/
One of the main challenges organisers face around events is getting enough people to sign up and attend. But even when you hit your targets, there are still many out there who are interested in what your event has to offer but are unable to come for one reason or another. And this is where live-streaming comes in.
Live-streaming technology has made steady advancements over the past few years and is gaining a lot of ground in our industry.
Read more at: https://www.eventsforce.com/blog/4-ways-live-streaming-can-benefit-your-events/
AV, or audiovisual, is a big part of all meetings and events. It’s how events have sound, lighting, PowerPoints, and more. But why is AV so expensive? Why is it so complex? How can you negotiate the best deal with your AV company? In this interview, Will Curran and Brandt Krueger will expand on episodes 3 and 4 of their podcast, “Event Tech Podcast” (which focuses on AV pricing) and reveal their top tips on how planners can save money.
Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/aventri-influencer-series-will-curran-brandt-krueger-on-av-pricing
Do you think you’ve seen it all before? Think again.
Performances at events are common place. From dance troupes, magicians, quick-change acts to aerialists, bands and more. It can be a challenge finding the right entertainment to re-energise and captivate your guests. And thanks to social media, the challenge of discovering a new experience is only amplified as anything worth sharing is shared; to hundreds, thousands and millions of people in an instant. So what’s the answer?
Read more at: https://www.encore-anzpac.com/events/using-av-and-event-technology-to-enhance-performances-at-events
It’s time for another Whiteboard Wednesday, so take a sit and let’s talk switch…ers. Video switchers, to be more precise. Yes, this week’s episode is all about this small piece of equipment that you may or may not know you have! If you’re in the event planning industry, there’s a 99.9% chance you work with laptops or cameras. And if you do, then congratulations – you have a video switcher, and we’re here to tell you more about it.
Read more at: https://helloendless.com/video-switchers/
The greatest feeling ever is finishing up an engaging, lively event that goes off without a hitch. But you know what makes that feeling even better? Knowing you have a recording of your event, so that audiences who weren’t in the room can enjoy it, too.
Companies record events for all kinds of reasons ‘ from archiving to splicing up event footage for social media. Recording audio, video, or a slide presentation extends the life of your event, and can even increase your return on your investment.
Read more at: https://meetingtomorrow.com/blog/recording-live-events/
I only joined Event Industry News in March and am already stunned by the sheer vastness of the event industry. To claim my share of the knowledge shared by my new colleagues, I have thrown myself into researching everything about event planning, technology and terminology. My research material has included The Complete Guide to Audio Visual for Event Planners by Blitz AV, and it has given me a useful insight into the world of AV.
Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/the-complete-guide-to-audio-visual-for-event-planners
AV can make or break your event. Great AV and your event will run seamlessly. AV should enhance your event vision and help you achieve your goals. On the other hand, event AV mistakes can leave your guests wishing they never came and can make your event the talk of the town for all the wrong reasons. A bad AV mistake like projectors that stop working during your keynote bringing the presentation to a halt, will make attendees immediately regret coming.
Read more at: https://helloendless.com/how-to-avoid-the-top-av-mistakes-in-event-planning/
When it comes to technology, the landscape is always shifting. Today’s hot gadget can be tomorrow’s e-waste, and if you’re not paying attention, things can pass you by. That being said, it’s sometimes easy to get distracted by the latest shiny object and forget to keep an eye on the basics.
So as we find ourselves on the cusp of another new year, let’s take a look at not only some of the flashy new tech headed our way, but also keep in mind the practical, day-to-day improvements in audiovisual technology, and how you can use it to add to your event.
More information: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/audio-visual-trends
This Whiteboard Wednesday is all about the *?#! AV people say. If you’ve happened to catch our #EventIcons Shit Event Planners Say, then you know you are in for a treat! Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting will be walking us through commonly heard shit AV people say, as well as why they say it. This should help anyone who has heard these phrases before understand the reasoning behind them (and grab a few laughs along the way)!
More information: https://helloendless.com/shit-av-people-say/
Welcome to Event Tech Podcast Episode ZERO! We are so excited to launch this podcast focusing on the latest and most innovative tech. Join us weekly for a thought-provoking journey on how tech can evolve our industry. Our hosts Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting & Will Curran of Endless Events will guide you through all things related to event technology and distill complex topics so that everyone can understand them, as well as give ideas on how to implement some of the technology. Be sure to subscribe to the Event Tech Podcast so you get the latest episodes and information as soon as they launch!
More information: https://helloendless.com/event-tech-podcast-0/
Lighting, sound, labor… it’s all part of your AV bid but what’s the bottom line? How much does event AV cost? Do the brands of equipment really matter? What can you look for to make sure you are getting a good and fair price? If these questions come into your mind when planning events you are in the right place. Today Will Curran will walk you through how much event AV costs. He will go into the many complex parts covering labor rates, why brands matter, why new equipment may cost more, video, lighting and scenic expenses and more.
More information: https://helloendless.com/how-much-does-event-av-cost-whiteboard-wednesdays-9/