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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
The concept of Virtual Reality isn't new. However it's introduction to events has only come prevalent in the last year or so and now we see it everywhere, from workplace simulations to marketing activations to tourism. Virtual Reality has had an impact all all kinds of industries and the events industry has embraced it with open arms.
FMAV NAMED AUTHORIZED PARTNER FOR BRIGHTBOX IN CANADA
(MISSISSAUGA, ON) – January 3, 2017
FMAV is pleased to announce it has been named as an Authorized Partner for Brightbox, offering a fleet of secure mobile device charging stations available for rental across Canada.
“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.