TECHNICAL MEETING & EVENT PRODUCTION (full-day | 9:00 am - 5:30 pm)
Do you know how many lumens your projector should be? Or whether your lighting vendor is correct in using PAR fixtures instead of Lekos to light the podium? Regardless of your experience level, if your audio visual proposal looks like a foreign language to you, you're not alone. This course will empower you to understand what kind of gear, staff, and set up your event actually needs to function properly, look right, and be cost-effective. This one-day intensive course will offer a hands-on experience covering audio (microphones, speakers, sound systems & acoustics), projectors & display screens, lighting, video, staging, run of show and production documents, teleprompters, who’s who in the production booth, configuring slide decks, what’s involved in “calling a show.” This course is taught by Brandt Krueger.
Take our free online assessment test to see how much you know about Technical Production. Over 2,000 planners have taken this test, with the average score being 49 out of 100. This is a great opportunity to separate yourself from your peers and gain a competitive advantage for your career.
LEADERSHIP & INNOVATION (half-day | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm)
Top level event industry professionals are judged on their unique blend of street and book smarts, personality, teamwork and strong work ethic. How would you describe leadership qualities? Is your management style more approachable or authoritative? Are you able to successfully engage employees and team members based on their skill level? Becoming a true leader that creates confident, inspired, empowered, and enthusiastic teams is difficult work! Through this course, we’ll hone in on enhancing communication skills, developing your personal brand and managing difficult employees or clients. Learn how to differentiate yourself from your peers and improve overall performance. This course is taught by Howard Givner.
BUSINESS OWNERS' ROUNDTABLE (half-day | 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm)
As a business owner you face unique challenges in trying to grow your company, whether you're a solo independent planner or you own a larger event business. This roundtable will provide a closed-door forum where owners can exchange ideas with their peers, and brainstorm solutions to common issues, such as: prospecting, sales, pricing, marketing, branding, finding and keeping the right employees, and more. Attendees will leave feeling reinvigorated about their businesses, with new ideas on how to grow their companies, and new relationships with fellow business owners to use as sounding boards moving forward. This course is taught by Howard Givner.
- Through our Technical Meeting & Event Production course, you'll gain a detailed understanding of all audio visual and lighting elements involved in producing most meetings and events. Be able to identify criteria for selecting the right venue and vendor(s) for your event, from a technical production vantage point.
- Within the Leadership & Innovation track, you'll work to develop your skills in the areas of communication, personal brand and managing difficult employees or clients. Learn how to differentiate yourself from your peers and improve overall performance.
- As a participant in our Business Owners' Roundtable, work with your peers to identify and analyze different paths for growth, and the differing strategies each requires. Identify common roadblocks businesses face in our industry, and how successful firms have overcome them.
Click here to view the Technical Meeting & Event Production syllabus.
Click here to view the Leadership & Innovation syllabus.
Click here to view the Business Owners' Roundtable syllabus.