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Show #13 - Michael Owen previews “Connectivity: Elevating the Bandwidth”, his upcoming session at the CMP Conclave

August 24th, 2016 · Comments

Internet access at venues is a topic that causes significant challenges for planners.  In this smart device connected age, attendees carry multiple devices and expect constant access and high speeds wherever they go.  Internet access is not longer an option and free is not always the best answer.

We spent some time talking with Michael Owen of Eventgenuity and he gave us a preview of his upcoming session scheduled for the CMP Conclave in Baltimore.  We cover not just the nuts and bolts of internet access, but some specific areas for planners to begin to improve their results from HSIA (high speed internet access).

We also spent some time talking about APEX and the many free tools and information available to planners to help them begin to speak a common language with their vendors about bandwidth and much, much more.  Here's a direct link to the APEX Bandwidth page: APEX Bandwidth & Connectivity 

You can register for the CMP Conclave here: CMP Conclave
And you can learn more about APEX and the information provided there via this link: APEX 
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Tags: General · CIC · Tech/AV Tips · Internet/WiFi/Bandwidth · APEX

Show #11 - Event Safety - Rigging Basics

August 13th, 2016 · Comments

Last week we talked about the role 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


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Tags: General · Tech/AV Tips · Event Safety

Show #9 - Jon talks about AV site surveys and working with your potential vendors

July 25th, 2016 · Comments

This week Jon spends some time focusing on the various things that a planner can document and evaluate when looking at a potential venue from an AV perspective.  

Here's a link to a pdf with some of basic information so that you can download it and take along with you.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/376xhi9mh6nx694/Handout%20Card.pdf?dl=0
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Tags: General · Tech/AV Tips