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AV is Bridging the Gap Between the Real World and the Metaverse at Industry Conferences

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  How is AV helping bridge the gap between the real world and the metaverse? Some of the best examples can be seen in the midst of large-scale trade shows and industry events. Read more


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Harnessing AI for Creative Innovation: cutting through AI hype and misconceptions for creators
June 7, 2023

Live Broadcast 3 PM CT on 6/8   Harnessing AI for Creators: Cutting Through AI Hype and Misconceptions   Register Now   In this episode of B2B Weekly, we delve deep into the world of AI and how it is impacting creators. Gavin Purcell joins host Tim Maitland to break down the hype around AI […]

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Identifying Lightning Damage on Pecan Trees
Identifying Lightning Damage on Pecan Trees: Tips from TreeNewal
June 7, 2023

Join ISA Certified Arborist Wes Rivers from TreeNewal as he examines the aftermath of lightning damage on a pecan tree. In this insightful video, Wes highlights the path taken by the lightning bolt through the tree, causing superheating of the water inside. The resulting vapor expansion creates visible damage to the tree. The tree’s survival […]

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Transforming Coverage to Meet Healthcare Needs with SCAN Health Plan
June 7, 2023

John Petito, SVP of Transformation at SCAN Health Plan joins the podcast to share his story and how his work is helping enable new types of healthcare coverage for diverse populations. Join us to hear how Health Plans are beginning to evolve their approach to addressing the needs of older adults and the LGBTQ+ community […]

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AV is Bridging the Gap Between the Real World and the Metaverse at Industry Conferences
March 24, 2023

How is AV helping bridge the gap between the real world and the metaverse? Some of the best examples can be seen in the midst of large-scale trade shows and industry events. For example, ETHDenver, an annual blockchain conference held in Denver, Colorado, hosts more than 20,000 technologists every year to innovate and develop […]

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Examining the Resurgence of the Regional AV Show + The 2023 E4 Experience
March 2, 2023

As the AV world finds its footing after the pandemic, there has been a resurgence of interest in regional and local events in the industry. These events provide an opportunity for professionals to connect with each other, learn about the latest technologies and trends, and build relationships that can benefit their businesses in the long […]

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Is It Live or Is It Virtual? The Future of Live Events
March 4, 2022

During the pandemic, the way live concerts and events were delivered underwent a complete change in thinking. AV technology provided safe, though not altogether satisfying, alternatives to mosh pits and packed concert arenas. We saw glimpses of artists’ living rooms and garages as they streamed performances, we experienced virtual reality shows that were a bit […]

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Struggling Trade Shows Impact Entire Hospitality Sector
January 10, 2022

Editor’s Note: When the original video script recorded, the Javits Center had only 17 trade shows listed on their webpage. Since then, that number has risen to 28. The Javits Center in New York hosts thousands of companies a year for shows. But 2022 outlook is bleak; as of now, there are only 28 shows […]

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The Ratio for Live Content: Will Streaming or In-Person Events Prove More Popular?
November 2, 2021

Key Points: The pandemic cost the live content industry billions. Companies turned to live streaming to facilitate events and engagement. The new model for events is hybrid, offering in-person and virtual. Commentary: The pandemic cost the conference industry and related activities billions of dollars, forcing companies to find new channels to communicate and engage. […]

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Houses of Worship Take Center Stage at CFX 2021
September 27, 2021

This week on Pro AV Today, powered by MarketScale, we take a look at the House of Worship market at the Church Facilities Expo in Dallas, to touch base on how this live events market adjusted its AV integrations to keep spirits high and audiences engaged. Most modern churches have a delicate balance to walk when […]

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Backstage Pass: How the Events Industry is Reacting to COVID-19
April 23, 2020

On this episode of Backstage Pass, an Alford Media Services podcast, Voice of B2B Daniel Litwin was joined by a trio of events industry experts in Alford Media Executive Vice President and General Manager Tom Alford, President and COO of Snap! Event Productions Amber Jenkins, and Paul Johnson, founder of Paul Johnson, Inc. In […]

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Coronavirus and the Tech Industry: The Mecca Minute
February 26, 2020

Today I’d like to talk a little coronavirus and its impact on tech. Tech firms all over the world use international trade events to showcase their products and maybe even in many respects test the market waters to see how products might do in the industry. But this is important to the tech world […]

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Backstage Pass: A Conversation and Q&A with Tom and Steve Alford
February 20, 2020

Steve Alford, President, and Tom Alford, Executive Vice President, of Alford Media joined Backstage Pass to talk about the events industry, evolving technology and what makes Alford Media successful. They also answered the burning questions listeners wanted to know. Over 35 years in the events industry, Alford Media has experienced the evolution and changes […]

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