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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

New Technology at NAB Show 2016

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Jun 14, 2016 3:40:52 PM

Over the years NAB has strayed from being purely for radio and television broadcasters - it is now a global multi-faceted convention involving every aspect of tv, radio, film, entertainment, advertising, online video and new media. Computer companies, software companies, drone manufacturers and smartphone companies are among the many exhibitors.

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Topics: event tech, las vegas, nabshow, News & Events, projection mapping, technology, trade show, virtual reality, audio visual, audio visual canada, audio visual equipment, AV Technology, audiovisual, av canada

FMAV teams up with MPI Toronto Chapter to Elevate TEC 2016

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Jun 14, 2016 11:43:35 AM

Ours is an industry of constant change and evolution. As new technologies and practices emerge the need for continued education becomes more important. So every year members of the Toronto meetings and event community gather together at the MPI Toronto Chapter’s TEC (Toronto Education Conference) event, the associations annual education conference, to come together and learn from each other, experience new and emerging technologies, and gather credits towards their industry designations. The three-day event includes keynote presentations focused on giving attendees a big picture view of the industry, networking sessions to meet new peers and reconnect with familiar faces and most importantly breakout sessions where accredited presentations keep attendees up to date with the newest tools, technologies and practices of the events industry.

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Topics: News & Events, projection mapping technology, Sponsor, TEC, technology, throwable microphones, unmanned aerial vehicle, virtual reality for associations, virtual reality for live events, vr, widescreen projection, audio visual calgary, audio visual canada, audio visual equipment, AV Technology, audio visual equipment canada, audio visual halifax, audio visual ottawa, audio visual solutions, audio visual toronto, audio visual vancouver, audiovisual, av, drone, event management

Global Meetings Industry Day

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on May 2, 2016 5:24:11 PM

For FMAV, Global Meetings Industry Day (April 14) was so much more than a customer appreciation day. It was a day to celebrate the professionals who connect people in powerful ways through the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and stories to drive positive change.

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Topics: global meetings industry day 2016, gmid, gmid 2016, News & Events, audio visual, audio visual calgary, audio visual canada, audio visual equipment, audio visual equipment canada, audio visual halifax, audio visual montreal, audio visual ottawa, audio visual solutions, audio visual toronto, audiovisual, av canada, event management

9 Ideas to Make Your Event More Sustainable

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Apr 22, 2016 10:42:44 AM

 

 

Large events can be a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Think of all the elements of your event: venue, food & beverage, transportation, paper and other materials and your audiovisual systems all leave a carbon footprint. In support of Earth Day, here are nine ways to help reduce the carbon footprint at your next event:

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Topics: green, How To's & Best Practices, LED, LED Wall, projection mapping, sustainability, technology, webcast, audiovisual, digital signage, earth day, event app

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