When searching for a new venue for your next meeting or event, it’s important to consider these 4 areas when making your decision:
Hybrid meetings offer an innovative way to engage your audience. Here is a compilation of comments from meeting professionals regarding the advantages of blending live meetings with virtual interaction from attendees who cannot attend the meeting in-person.
The newest app to cause a craze this summer is Pokemon Go, released in July. Pokemon Go is a game that brings Pokemon characters to life on the screen, placing them into your view of the world on your screen. How does it place on-screen characters into the world as you see it? The answer is Augmented Reality.
Did you know that playing music under copyright at an event can get you, your company or a venue into big trouble?!
Ground-breaking innovations are around the corner: robot bartenders that receive orders via apps, 3-D printing models, self-driving cars that drop off attendees and park themselves, augmented reality for meetings, and combining video projection mapping with audio. All of these technologies are either here right now, will be available to planners soon, or are on the drawing board of meetings industry visionaries.
Have you ever received quotes from two companies and there was a huge discrepancy in price? What did you think? My reaction is usually, “Hey, this one looks like a great deal! I wonder what the catch is…” Sometimes there’s a difference because you’re legitimately getting a good price. Sometimes the discrepancy is because the quotes aren’t for the same thing. It’s important to do an “apples to apples” comparison so you receive the services you expect and avoid additional charges later. Here are some differences to look for in audio visual / event staging proposals:
It’s Friday night and you’ve decided to eat at a pleasant looking restaurant. You order food, and after putting in the order your server comes back to the table and asks if you’d like to continue to use chairs as well. She lets you know the restaurant is pleased to offer chairs at $.16 per pound of occupant. Crazy right? Sure you can eat dinner without a chair, but obviously it’s not the experience you’d like. But you already picked a place and ordered, changing restaurants now is going to be a hassle…