AV & Connectivity

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

Do Phones Belong in Meetings? There’s No Black-or-White Answer

Author Liza Kindred says that phones should be put away during meetings, but only sometimes. She offers recommendations on how to embrace the technology.

BY Barbara Palmer November 19, 2018

Making Analytics Count at Data for Good Exchange

Bloomberg built a sold-out event focused on the ways data science can make the world a better place.

October 30, 2018

Are Event Strategists Ready for Multi-hub Meetings?

Meeting Design Institute President Maarten Vanneste says rapid tech evolution is driving this format but many planners are not yet embracing it.

October 15, 2018

Is Telepresence Coming to a Screen Near You?

The next chapter of digital events will include speakers who are streamed as holograms. Learn about Vimeo’s new feature that will make the sci-fi-sounding world of 3D holograms a reality.

BY David McMillin October 12, 2018

Rotary International Tells Immersive Story with VR ‘Empathy Machines’

Rotary International wanted to give attendees a unique glimpse into the organization’s efforts to eradicate polio and establish peace. So they created a massive simultaneous virtual-reality viewing experience.

BY David McMillin October 5, 2017

Commerce + Creativity Does not Equal Cacophony

C2MTL stages its boldly designed program in large, open-air spaces — and through trial and error has learned how to calibrate its sound

BY Barbara Palmer May 1, 2015

Scene and Heard: 10 Tips for Getting the Best Sound Mix at Events

Getting the perfect sound mix at events and meetings can be difficult, but if you follow these best practices provided by our three experts you’ll make some sweet noise.

BY Kate Mulcrone May 1, 2015