What's Next in Educational Event VR?

Posted by FMAV on Jul 12, 2017 10:21:06 PM

Education isn't just for the classroom. Across the country, event coordinators design and host events aimed at instructing industry professionals in the latest skills, innovations and developments in a chosen field. From continuing education classes to company training events, professionals of all backgrounds are continually looking for innovative ways to learn while businesses are looking to train and develop their workforce - with educational events acting as a crucial nexus.

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Topics: AV Technology, future of virtual reality, immersive virtal reality, virtual reality technology

Canada's 150th birthday demonstrates the value of themes in event planning

Posted by FMAV on Jul 1, 2017 12:18:07 PM

Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday this year.

As the country draws closer to the 150th anniversary of its confederation on Canada Day, businesses across the nation are using the theme in marketing and events to connect with consumers while marking an important milestone.  

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Topics: News & Events

360 VR Previsualization: What You Can Learn from Hollywood

Posted by FMAV on Jun 24, 2017 11:36:21 PM

Hollywood and event planning have a number of similarities.

If you were to walk onto a Hollywood movie set 50 years ago, you may have seen a comfortable family living room, western saloon or sunny beach - complete with realistic backdrop and carefully detailed props. Today, you're more likely to walk into an empty box, comprised of green walls, green floor and green ceiling, perhaps occupied by actors dressed entirely in - you guessed it - green. 

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Topics: virtual reality, AV Technology, 360 virtual reality previsualization

Re-engage Your Audience With Second Screen Technology

Posted by FMAV on Jun 23, 2017 3:27:24 PM

Use second-screen technology to turn your attendees' smartphones to your advantage.

It's no secret that most people spend a significant amount of time on their smartphones - and that goes double for the always-connected demographic of forward-thinkers and influencers that attends major technology and industry events. Anyone presenting at a conference these days needs to grapple with the fact that the audience will be tempted by distractions from their phones and other devices. But can this dynamic be turned to the event professional's advantage?

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Topics: event technology, How To's & Best Practices

Apple Investing in VR and AR: What Does It Mean For You?

Posted by FMAV on Jun 15, 2017 11:54:23 PM

Virtual reality offerings could change the event planning space.

It's no secret that Apple and its CEO, Tim Cook, have a keen interest in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies - and Cook has only reinforced this impression in interviews. Apple's strategy in this field will generate significant consequences for the event planning and audio visual technologies spaces in the years to come.

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Topics: event technology, AV Technology

360 Video Event Trends and Best Practices

Posted by FMAV on Jun 14, 2017 3:26:09 PM

360 video can transform your event experience.

So you've planned the perfect event: Designed a top-shelf lighting and effects scheme, invested heavily in your wireless technology, built a top-of-the-line sound system and brought in the best, most compelling speakers, presenters and exhibits. What's the next step for a cutting-edge event?

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Topics: event technology, How To's & Best Practices, AV Technology

ePosters and the Fundamentals of Presentation Management

Posted by FMAV on May 31, 2017 12:12:25 PM

Presentation management systems and ePosters can make the difference in your meetings.

Presentations and meetings aren't what they used to be - and mostly, that's a good thing. Meetings need to engage and educate everyone present, and a number of new technologies and management systems have now made achieving that goal easier than ever. However, remember the important flip side to this trend: expectations are higher than ever before.

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Topics: event technology, AV Technology

3 Trends from NAB 2017

Posted by Josh Coulas on May 12, 2017 5:10:44 PM

The NABShow (National Association of Broadcaster) took place during the last week of April in Las Vegas and FMAV was there! We walked the tradeshow floor and thought we’d share with you some of what we learned.

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Topics: AV Technology

Facebook Streaming, Social Walls, Snapchat Filters: Using Social to Amplify Your Events

Posted by FMAV on May 12, 2017 3:42:19 PM
If the pictures don't show up on Instagram, did the event really happen? If you didn't check in on Facebook, were you really there?

There's no question social media presence plays an enormous role in the way people interact with and attend events - from small meetings to massive concerts and conventions.

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Topics: How To's & Best Practices

Audience Response Systems - Get More From Your Meetings

Posted by FMAV on May 9, 2017 6:41:14 PM

During meetings and events, some of your audience's attention will inevitably wander. The key to a successful conference is managing that attention and responding to it.

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Topics: event technology, AV Technology, av canada, Audience Response Systems

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