Class Library Choosing the Right Tent for Your Event

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  • Title:Choosing the Right Tent for Your Event
  • Category:Planning & Logistics
  • Level:All
  • Instructor:Lindsay Landman
  • Length:46 min
  • Posted:8/13/2015
  • CMP Domain:H: Site Management
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There are many considerations that need to be taken into account when using tents for an event from the number of guests, location, and design. Lindsay Landman, President and Creative Director of Lindsay Landman Events will review the numerous types of tents available, outlining the pros and cons to help you determine which tent is best for your event. Learn about auxiliary components (lighting, HVAC, flooring) and best practices used by planners and event designers.

ILEA Approved ContentThis course is ILEA Approved with content that is alligned with the International Live Events Association's Core Curriculum. ILEA Approved is the international education standard selected for creative event professionals and has been developed to recognize specific content that has significance for the global creative events industry. Click Here to learn more about ILEA.

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Learning Outcomes

    1. Learn about the different types of tents on the market and which is best suited to your event.
    2. Understand how to build and manage a tented event’s auxiliary components such as flooring, lighting HVAC.
    3. Be able to educate clients about the considerations related to creating a tented event.
    4. Speak intelligently with tenting and other related vendors by expanding your vocabulary when it comes to hosting outdoor events.

Table of Contents

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Choosing the Right Tent for Your Event 45:52
Watch the Class In Chapters
The Magic of Tents 2:11
Pros and Cons of Using Tents 5:38
Tented Event Production 12:23
Types of Tents 7:50
Procuring A Tent 10:41
Tenting Tips 4:12
Trend Alert 4:19
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