On todays podcast Jon talks about his upcoming webinar at "Meetings Today". On October 26th at 1pm EDT he'll be presenting a webinar on the topic of "Contracts: Audiovisual & Speakers". Here's a link: Meetings Today where you can register in advance for the webinar.
Today he gives a preview by discussing AV Quotes and the material that's presented in them. An overview of the various sections and a few pointers for negotiating before you reach the contract stage with a vendor.
Be sure and mark your calendar to join him on the 26th of October over at Meetings Today
Last week we talked about therole of a fire marshal in keeping attendees safe at an event. Continuing on the theme of safety and security, this week we’ll take a look at rigging and provide a brief overview of how that fits into the responsibility for a planner to assure thattheir attendees are safe and comfortable during their time spent at the event.
ESTA (Entertainment Services & Technology Association)
Technical Standards Program
Just this week there’s been some discussions in the news relating to room capacity at some political events. We’re non-political here on the podcast, but it started us thinking about the role of a fire marshal and the greater subject of event safety in general.
When you’re planning an event a part of your responsibility is to make sure that the attendees are safe and comfortable during their time spent at the event. This can touch on a few areas, but today we start with a brief overview of the role of Fire Marshals and their responsibility for helping to keep your attendees safe.
Event Safety Checklist from Eastern Michigan University: Event Safety & Planning Checklist
ESTA: Entertainment Services & Technology Association
Health & Safety Executive (UK): Event Safety
IATSE Local 22: Event Safety Training Guid
Strategic Meeting Tech Podcast Show #9 - Jon talks about AV site surveys and tips for working with your potential vendors.
On this weeks show, Jon talks about elements that a planner can document and verify to improve the quality of the conversation with their potential VA vendors.
Things like loading dock locations, ceiling heights and windows can have an effect on your event and your budget. So, knowing about them early can be vital to a successful event.
Here's a link to a pdf that was created with some of the basic information you can download it and take it along on your next site survey.
In this episode of the podcast we talk with one of the presenters who will be at the upcoming CMP Conclave in Baltimore.
Brandt Krueger, the owner of Event Technology Consulting is one of the "go to" speakers in the meetings industry on a variety of AV and technology topics. He's been published on numerous industry websites, spoken at events ranging from the recent MPI WEC in Atlantic City to last year's CMP Conclave in Reno (and dozens more). He also currently teaches classes via the Event Leadership Institute.
In this episode we preview his session set for Baltimore on Projection Mapping. The session will focus on creative uses of video mapping to create amazing effects that come at a reasonable cost compared to some of the multi-million dollar effects we've seen used by major companies like Disney. He'll provide some great resources and insights into how adding this technology to an event can provide a great return on the costs while creating an unforgettable audience experience.
Here are links to a couple resources that we discuss during the show:
Projection Mapping Central: http://projection-mapping.org/whatis/
Christie Digital: https://www.christiedigital.com/en-us/projection-mapping
Brandt Krueger's Website: http://www.brandtkrueger.com
Next week I'll be heading out to InfoComm in Las Vegas. I'll be looking around to sample the newest and most interesting technologies that are available.
It's a massive show, filling most of the Las Vegas Convention Center, so I plan to focus as much as I can on the practical items that will likely be available from vendors to use. Some of the cutting edge stuff takes a bit longer to filter down to the rental market. So it doesn't make a lot of sense to look at a bunch of cool toys that aren't available for rental yet or have a high cost that eliminates all but a small segment of the market.
As always, the focus is to find cost effective ideas that can fit into a planners strategic objectives without breaking the bank.
I'll plan to bring back a full report after the show.
In the meantime, have any of you seen any good and cost effective ideas from your AV vendors?
Please share them in the comments!
Jon Trask, CMP, CMM
A passion to improve both the meetings and Audio Visual industries by helping to create better and more effective technology conversations..