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5 #EventTech Trends and Why They Matter

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Dec 2, 2016 4:40:28 PM

 

“Blessed are the Geek, for they shall inherit the earth…”

Event Technology is here to stay and is only getting more prevalent.  On November 22nd,  Our very own Josh Coulas (MediaLab Manager) and Anthony Vade (Account Manager and snapchatter extraordinaire) took to the stage at ILEAtalks to present some of the most important event technologies of 2016.  I know sometimes it can get overwhelming and at times hard to keep up.  

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

5 Immersive Ways to Use Projection Mapping

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Nov 24, 2016 11:08:33 AM
Projection Mapping has to be one of the most versatile and flexible event technologies out there.  With no limitation on what you can project against, it creates a fluid and extremely immersive experience by transforming the surface into a decor element.
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Topics: event technology, How To's & Best Practices, meetings, AV Technology, av canada

Webinar: How to take your holiday party to the next level

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Nov 4, 2016 11:12:17 AM


Last week we had the pleasure of hosting the very first of our FMAV Webinar Series.  In this month's webinar, we were joined by Trevor Lui (International Centre), Stefani Dunn (Decor & More), and Jamie Richardson (FMAV) to take everyone through how they can elevate their corporate Holiday party with great eats, decor, and new technology.  These are just a few of the top trends in decor, catering, and technology we talked about.

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Topics: event technology, holiday party, How To's & Best Practices, AV Technology, av canada

5 Reasons to Try Beacon Technology at Your Next Trade Show

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Oct 13, 2016 3:21:41 PM

Trade shows can be intimidating events. For both planners and suppliers they bring a unique set of logistical challenges and require an extra level of coordination as you work with all of the exhibitors, fellow suppliers, and the venue to coordinate a very complex event all while staying focused on the attendees experience and making sure that they get the most out of their time on the trade show floor.

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Topics: event technology, trade show, AV Technology, av canada, beacon technology

Top #EventProfs to Follow on Snapchat Right Now

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Sep 30, 2016 5:36:44 PM

 

Snapchat has come along way from its “7 seconds and it’s gone” photo format.  With features such as my story, video, and geo-filters, Snapchat has become the main platform for social engagement for celebrities, businesses, internet personalities, and many #EventProfs.  

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Topics: event technology, snapchat, social trends, AV Technology, av canada

Hybrid Events and 3 Ways to Totally Embrace Them

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Sep 21, 2016 4:35:22 PM

This summer we had the privilege of working with some of Canada's leading meeting planners at the CanSPEP Event Business Summit, an amazing couple of days that brought together some of the top planners from across the country giving them a chance to share lessons, thoughts, and set new standards for the industry.

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Topics: event technology, Halifax Convention Centre, AV Technology, audio visual halifax, av canada

The Brain Date: 6 of the greatest takeaways from CTRL+ALT+DEL.

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Sep 15, 2016 11:15:13 AM
 

Recently, we had the pleasure of connecting #eventprofs in 6 major cities across Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver) in viewing parties for the virtual conference, CTRL+ALT+DEL.  The original Amsterdam-set conference turned virtual brain date included speakers from around the world to bring education and industry insights to planners on an international scale.

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Topics: event profs, event technology, AV Technology, av canada, CTRL ALT DEL

Augmented Reality at Events: 5 things Pokemon Go has taught us about Audience Engagement

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Sep 12, 2016 10:48:20 AM

Sometimes trends take a while to set in, other times they happen almost overnight. This Summer, Nintendo and Niantic (creators of Ingress)  launched their new augmented reality mobile game, Pokemon Go,  here in Canada. As I’m sure you’ve learned by now Pokemon Go sends users out into the world to collect and battle cartoon creatures in an effort to “catch them all”. While augmented reality (AR) isn't exactly new the massive success of the game has shown how powerful and engaging a tool it can be.

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

Live Social Media Walls: The Good, The Bad, The Nudies

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Jun 18, 2016 9:00:54 AM

How to keep your social walls spam free… And what to do if you’ve been targeted

It’s no secret that live social media walls (also known as Twitter Walls) are incredible audience engagers; They help start the conversation and keep it going and they offer an open way to connect and share.  Many event and meeting planners have adopted social walls with great success but as they rise in popularity, so do the resources and the risks and that openness can leave your event vulnerable to inappropriate ‘digital gate crashers’.  I caught up with Joel Reodica, FMAV Solutions Specialist, to go over the good, the bad and what to do if your event falls victim to social media spammers.

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Topics: Event Management, How To's & Best Practices, live social feed, live twitter feed, social, social media, social walls, spam, twitter, twitter walls, audio visual, AV Technology, audiovisual, av

FMAV and MPI Foundation Partner to Bring Event Canvas Education to Canada

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Jun 15, 2016 5:18:13 PM

 

PARTNERSHIP BRINGS ADVANCED TRAINING ON EVENT DESIGN TO MPI MEMBERS
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Topics: event model generation, event technology, How To's & Best Practices, mpi canada, News & Events, audio visual calgary, audio visual canada, audio visual equipment, AV Technology, audio visual halifax, audio visual montreal, audio visual ottawa, audio visual toronto, av canada, event canvas, event management

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