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?
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?
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.
Topics: How To's & Best Practices
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:
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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