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The Perfect InfoComm for Live Events

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The AV industry has perfected ways to collaborate over long distances, but sometimes there’s no better way to do it than getting people together in one place. And there’s nothing like the experience of a live show. Whether you call your specialty rental & staging or live events, the InfoComm show/conference next week in Orlando is offering a wide variety of activities to help you ramp up your technical and management skills.

June 8-10:

Pre-Show Training: Staging and Live Events Management. If you’re going to make the trip anyway, get there early to learn everything you can — and earn 24 CTS renewal units!

Tuesday, June 11:

8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Super Tuesday: Digital Image Content in Live Event Production

4 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Opening Keynote

5:30 p.m.–7 p.m. Opening Reception

Wednesday, June 12:

9 a.m. Big day ahead. Get breakfast then head to the Lighting & Staging Pavilion to explore.

10:30 a.m.–noon InfoComm University: Principles of Live Mixing

12:30 p.m.–2 p.m. InfoComm University: Operations Management for Rental and Staging

Late lunch, then swing by the Technologies for Worship Pavilion

3 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Rental & Staging Forum and Reception

Thursday, June 13:

8:30 a.m.–10 a.m. Rental & Staging Council meeting — help guide the discussion.

10:30 a.m.–noon InfoComm University: Business Trends in Rental & Staging

Make sure you visit the new and improved Production Camera Showcase.

3 p.m.–5 p.m. InfoComm Future Members Reception

Relax in a few more Audio Demo Rooms until they kick you out at day’s end.

Friday, June 14:

9 a.m. Sample as many Audio Demo Rooms as possible before your next class starts.

10:30 a.m.–noon: Technologies for Worship: Live Video Mixing with Multiple Cameras.


InfoComm Awards, Digital Signage for Live Events

For years, I’ve been in charge of both the DIGI Awards, and the InfoComm/NewBay Media Rental & Staging awards. The DIGI’s, you know about– it’s the longest-running, more prestigious awards program honoring excellence in digital signage, on both the applications, and new product side. But for the last couple years– and continuing this year– there is a digital signage category in the InfoComm/NewBay Media Rental & Staging awards.

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Live Event Safety Webinar Draws Record Attendance

Over three hundred and fifty live event professionals participated Wednesday Nov. 13th in the industry’s first Webinar focused on promoting safety for live events. Sponsored by Take1 Insurance in conjunction with the Event Safety Alliance, the Live Event Safety Webinar was hosted by New Bay Media’s Rental & Staging News, with Executive Editor David Keene moderating.

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Rethinking Risk for Live Events: A Major New Report

A major white paper addresses risk management for staging companies working in corporate staging or on the entertainment side of the business. The report– that looks at the costs of not doing the right kind of risk assessment– explains that even in a healthy market staging companies can only be profitable when the risks on the business/operations side are managed well.

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Live Event Design & Pre-Visualization

With live events you only get one opportunity to successfully produce the show– so thorough planning is essential. As event designers/stagers we now have new pre-visualization software tools that bring this process a sophistication that would not have been possible just a few years ago.