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9 Ideas to Make Your Event More Sustainable

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Apr 21, 2017 4:00:00 PM

 

 

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

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 has to one of the most versatile and flexible event technologies out there.  And I use the term "flexible" for good reason, projection mapping .
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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

6 Ways to Enhance Your Small Meeting

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Oct 21, 2016 4:12:32 PM
  When people think of small meetings they don't often see the possibilities to truly create the experience of a larger event. From audience engagement to new technology, here are six ways you can enhance your next small meeting without having to blow your budget.
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Topics: event technology, How To's & Best Practices, meetings, AV Technology, av canada

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

‘Tis the Season: 7 Things to Consider for Outdoor Events

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on May 13, 2016 2:17:42 PM

 

Spring is in the air, April showers have brought May flowers, and people are embracing the option of an outdoor event.  With outdoor events come some additional considerations. Weather being the primary concern: It’s unpredictable. The sun can be a blessing and a curse, and sometimes there are things you just can’t control, but with a few extra precautions and safety nets your outdoor event can be a truly rewarding experience for both you and your attendees.

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Topics: Event Management, event management canada, event management technology, How To's & Best Practices, led video panels, outdoor event best practices, outdoor event planning, outdoor events canada, planning outdoor events, uav, unmanned aerial vehicle, audio visual canada, audio visual equipment, AV Technology, audio visual solutions, audio visual solutions canada, av canada, event management

It's Global Meetings Industry Day. How will you celebrate?

Posted by Sarah Ashenhurst on Apr 13, 2016 4:10:22 PM

For FMAV, Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) is so much more than the ultimate customer appreciation day.

It’s a day to celebrate the professionals who connect people in powerful ways through the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and stories to drive positive change. The passion, expertise, and creativity of meetings and event management professionals is integral to the success of every event, from intimate gatherings to worldwide congresses.

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Topics: Event Management, How To's & Best Practices, AV Technology

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