AV & Connectivity

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.

BY Michelle Russell June 7, 2021

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.

BY Curt Wagner May 12, 2021

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.

BY Michelle Russell April 19, 2021

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.

BY Barbara Palmer March 30, 2021

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.

BY Convene Editors February 1, 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.

BY David McMillin January 29, 2021

Sensory Space: Montreal’s OASIS immersion

Newly opened space at the Palais de congrès de Montréal immerses participants in color, sound, and light.

BY Barbara Palmer January 18, 2021

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?

BY Convene Editors December 21, 2020

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.

BY Barbara Palmer November 29, 2020

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.

BY Joe Dysart January 30, 2020

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.

BY Dave Lutz, CMP November 25, 2019

5G in the Event Space: What Can Strategists Expect?

What should strategists expect this year and next?

January 22, 2019