AV & Connectivity
Navigating Rising AV Costs for Events: ’It’s Not 2019 Anymore’
Skyrocketing travel and equipment costs and a sudden talent shortage — pandemic-prompted trends have made affordable audiovisual services a challenge since the return of face-to-face events. Event organizers and suppliers talk about their pain points, how to mitigate costs, and the importance of communication.
Chasing Down Viable Hybrid Meeting Solutions
PCMA’s Rocky Mountain Chapter held a hybrid/hackathon event on Global Meetings Industry Day designed for participants to arrive at a way to engage chapter members dispersed over several states throughout the year, online and in person.
Risk Brings Rewards for Event Production Company
Signature Production Group, previously specializing in live events, leaned into the pandemic shutdown, investing in and expanding its business to include virtual and hybrid production.
Temporary Fix or Permanent Change? An AV Perspective on the Evolution of Trade Shows
Sean Wargo, senior director of market intelligence, AVIXA, says we need to move away from the idea that a trade show is a “calendared moment” and think of conventions “as content that has a long tail.” Here’s what that looks like.
3D Technology Helps Transport Event Attendees Elsewhere
A real-life location in Chicago anchored the Uber Freight Deliver Conference in fall 2020. Here’s how event designers took online participants there.
What Event Tech to Watch in 2021
Convene asked technology experts and event professionals what event tech and tech companies they expect to make a splash in the business event tech space in 2021.
Building the National Association of Realtors’ First-Ever All-Digital Event
Unlike many other industry sectors, real estate has boomed during the pandemic — and yet NAR members said that they felt more isolated than ever. Here’s how the association made community part of the event’s foundation.
Sensory Space: Montreal’s OASIS immersion
Newly opened space at the Palais de congrès de Montréal immerses participants in color, sound, and light.
Our Picks for the Business Event Trends of 2021
The editors of Convene looked back over 2020, asking this question: What’s one meeting and event trend on my radar in 2021?
How Hybrid Is Taking Center Stage in Convention Centers
To meet the evolving needs of the business events industry in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, convention centers and other meeting venues are adding broadcast studios to their list of options for event producers.
Will Your Event Website Be Shamed by Google?
Google is toying with the idea of “shaming” slow-loading websites by displaying a “Usually loads slow” splash screen in place of a homepage when someone is trying to visit the site using Chrome. Here’s what you need to know — and what you should make sure you’re doing now to speed up the user experience.
Prepping Industry Speakers for Your Events
You may think you do a good job of preparing your presenters, but there’s a lot at stake. Here are tips to help them do their best and provide the greatest value to your audience.