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Are You Covered? Determining Wi-Fi Needs for Your Meeting

This post is the first in a series on event internet from Matt Harvey, VP of Internet Services at PSAV Internet is cited as one of the most challenging items in event planning and often leads to apprehension over using Wi-Fi dependent tech like polling, streaming, and audience engagement tools. Without the confidence that these … Read More

Plan Your Meetings with a Purpose

As a meeting planner, do you ask yourself if attendees leave your events happier and more productive than when they arrived?  All too often, the business-side of a meeting becomes so focused on cost-savings and ROI that the human element is forgotten. Attendee engagement, problem-solving, and behavior-changing goals get pushed aside for these “results-based” aspects.    It’s time to reignite that conversation and think about creating meaningful, lasting experiences for attendees. We ... Read More

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How to Leverage In-House AV

As a meeting planner, we’re faced with tough choices every day. From selecting venues to coordinating stakeholder travel, the details are endless. Selecting an AV provider might be one of the biggest – and toughest – choices to make. The decision to stay in-house or to go with an outside vendor is a constant conundrum. With such fierce ... Read More

Despite Technology, Face to Face Meetings Still Prevail

Advancements in technology have certainly made our lives easier in many ways, including how we choose to meet. Thanks to videoconferencing solutions like Skype, Zoom, WebEx (among others), employees across the globe are able to connect without even having to take a step. But despite the convenience of virtual substitutes, in-person events are still the ... Read More

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Improve the Mood with Color

It’s the same reason you go through multiple swatches before painting a room: colors impact how we feel. Planning the look of an event is no different.   Making informed and careful decisions about design before the meeting even starts is crucial to support attendee well-being and high performance – and a lot of that is anchored to something as simple as the color palette you ... Read More

Virtual Reality

Is VR Dead in the Meetings Industry?

In 2012, VR first grabbed the attention of the world with Oculus Rift’s wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. The almost 2.5 million dollars raised proved it was easy to see the potential of a technology capable of transporting users to another perceived environment. This rings especially true for the meetings and events industry. From the initial event ... Read More