Backstage

MeetSAFE: Helping our Industry Get Back to Work

What will meetings and events look like following the COVID-19 pandemic? For everyone in our industry, that’s certainly been the question on our minds. And while it’s easy to say “I don’t know,” the meetings and events industry as a whole is too important to accept that as an answer – 10 million jobs worldwide … Read More

Virtual Event Design Touch Screen

Two Critical Principles for Virtual Event Design

Hint: It’s not about the platform Over the last two months (though it certainly feels much longer), our industry has frantically been pivoting live events to virtual event formats. For many, this meant rapidly researching a vast array of streaming providers, web conference solutions, and virtual event platforms. In the process, it’s also meant a ... Read More

Producing Virtual and Hybrid Events

Producing Engaging Virtual, Hybrid, and In-Person Meetings

A Bit of Clarity in an Uncertain Time Over the last few years, our production team has had the pleasure of working with our partners to listen to their needs and priorities and develop ways that we could make their lives easier. This collaboration cultivated a simple production process, leveraging our knowledge of their events ... Read More

Presenting from Home

Live From the Living Room: How to Present Professionally From Home

Presenting live is challenging enough at the best of times. But these days, you also have to be your own sound engineer, lighting technician and camera operator. For my Professional EDge topic, I wanted to do something practical that can help elevate your virtual meetings skills, all while turning what you have at home into ... Read More

Creating Value with Professional Edge

Creating Value: Partnership through the Pandemic

Necessity is the mother of all invention, and our current environment has introduced more challenges into our personal and professional lives than anyone could have predicted.    Be it as a planner, partner, or provider in the live events industry, how do we continue to provide value to our customers in a time when we cannot meet face to face? For ... Read More

Future of Face-to-Face Meetings

Face-to-Face Meetings – Can They Be Replaced?

The current environment across the globe has presented the meetings and events industry with a clear focus on virtual opportunities. As a result, there are some natural questions that come to mind. Are virtual meetings the new normal? Will they ultimately replace live meetings? And, can people do without face-to-face events? The answer is understandably ... Read More

COVID Health and Safety Resources

Resources Available for Our Valued Customers and Partners

As a company, PSAV remains steadfast on delivering incredible experiences that ‘connect and inspire’ people in all of our markets and countries throughout the world. We want to reassure you that our first focus is, and will always be, the health and safety of our customers, venue partners, and team members. Our team is closely ... Read More

Woman Presenting with Confidence

Confidence: How Women Can Find it in the Meetings Industry

Happy International Women’s Day! With women making up nearly 77% of the meeting, convention, and event planning industry in the U.S.,* today is a great day for self-reflection. How did I get where I am? Where am I going? What will my future be? One of the subjects I hear the most about from women ... Read More

Virtual Meeting

Can’t Meet in Person? Bridge the Gap with a Virtual Events Team

When unexpected challenges threaten to disrupt meetings and travel plans, having a specialized team that enables you to keep event objectives on track is mission critical. Virtual events can connect your presenters and attendees online from nearly anywhere in the world. But when most people think of virtual events, they think of it from the ... Read More

Site Visit

Going on a Site Visit? Ask these 5 Key Questions!

When it’s time to select your venue, a site visit is one of the most critical steps. Not only do you get to physically step in your space and imagine your event coming to life, it’s a chance to ask the most important questions with your potential venue team. Unfortunately, so many of us are ... Read More