Articles by tag: events

AI is Revolutionizing Event Technology in Ways That Will Transform How Attendees Experience Future Events

VIctor Kippes discusses AI and event technology

AI has been gradually changing the landscape of event technology at a very rapid pace. In an industry where staying ahead of technological trends is crucial, AI’s impact on marketing and event management has become increasingly significant. As witnessed in the rise of account-based marketing and enhanced personalization, AI is effectively reshaping how events…

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Technical Best Practices for Planning Conferences and Physical Events

In this episode of Pro AV Today, host Ben Thomas sits down with Russ Callahan from Quest Events to explore the evolving landscape of event planning in a post-COVID world. As the events industry faces new challenges, they delve into crucial considerations, technological advancements, and the importance of knowledge transfer for successful event…

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

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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Food & Beverage
From Pit to Business: What B2B Companies Can Learn from Texas BBQ Pit Masters

The art of Texas BBQ goes beyond just cooking mouthwatering, smoky meats; it’s about uniting people and nurturing a sense of community. B2B companies aiming to create strong communities and expand their audiences can draw valuable insights from BBQ pit masters and organizations like Traeger Grills that have excelled in community building.   Passion and…

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

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

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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Hospitality
Struggling Trade Shows Impact Entire Hospitality Sector

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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Breaking the Cycle and Inspiring Others
July 23, 2024

Nowadays, the traditional path to education is being questioned more than ever and there are numerous stories that provide a beacon of hope for those considering alternative routes. As the number of adults without a high school diploma reaches nearly 22 million in the United States, the importance of understanding and embracing non-traditional education…

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School Safety and Regulatory Compliance
Approaching Safety and Regulatory Compliance with Intent and Purpose
July 23, 2024

In this episode of School Safety Today by Raptor Technologies Michelle Dawn Mooney sat down with special guest, Carrie Mockler, the Vice President of Operations at PublicSchoolWORKS, a Raptor Technologies company. PublicSchoolWORKS is a fully automated, all-in-one learning management system for online training for school staff and a comprehensive risk management program. Key Takeaways: •…

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The Power of Self-Compassion in Leadership and Cognitive Diversity Can Transform Workplaces
July 23, 2024

Mental health and a sense of belonging are critical issues in today’s workplaces. So much that it is essential to practice self-compassion and form a better understanding of cognitive diversity. Leaders today must navigate the complexities of fostering connection and reducing isolation among their teams. Recent studies indicate that 40 percent of employees feel…

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Knox Kronenberg
Passion, Nature, and Fine Art Photography with Knox Kronenberg
July 23, 2024

In the ever-evolving world of fine art photography, capturing the intersection of the old and the new is both a challenge and an art form in itself. Knox Kronenberg, a prominent photographer based in Austin, Texas, embodies this intersection through his work, which uniquely blends historical elements with modern contexts. As technology advances and…

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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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Great Live Event Technology Doesn’t Need a Big Budget, Just Big Ideas
August 8, 2019

When done right, live technology at live events can make a jaw-dropping impact on an audience. But first, it’s got to work. On this episode of the Pro AV Podcast, host Tyler Kern sat down with two experts in the industry — Shana Devine, director of sales at Elite Multimedia, and David Venus, CMO…

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Backstage Pass: RFID is Transforming Asset Tracking in AV
July 9, 2019

In the past, event technology specialists at AV companies had to manually scan each item of gear making its way out the warehouse. Some still manually scan to this day; it’s an antiquated system that takes days, or even weeks, and is prone to human error. But as Alford Media can attest to, that…

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