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Projection Mapping: Case Studies

Projection Mapping: Case Studies

Overview The new generation of projections is widely viewed by event pros as one of the coolest, most transformative new technologies to come along in quite a while. Travis Threlkel will explain how Obscura projected the YouTube Symphony Orchestra onto the outside of...
Projection and Display Technology

Projection and Display Technology

Overview In this class Chief A/V Girl Midori Connolly explains everything you MUST know when using display technology at your event. Front projection? Rear projection? How do you decide? Determining which type of projection and is best for you, your environment, your...
Projection Mapping and Events: What You Need to Know

Projection Mapping and Events: What You Need to Know

Overview Projection mapping (also known as video mapping) is one of the coolest design techniques to come along in quite some time, creating jaw-dropping animated effects against often unconventional backdrops, such as the side of a building. But what exactly is...
Producing an Effective Fundraising Event or Gala

Producing an Effective Fundraising Event or Gala

Overview In this class you will learn how to effectively plan a fundraising gala. From pre- to post-event, explore the fundraising gala and ways in which to maximize your resources, build visibility, strengthen your story, keep organized and lay the foundation for...
Presentations and Presenters: Best Practices

Presentations and Presenters: Best Practices

Overview Are you using Powerpoint at your meetings and events? Are you sure that it is the most effective solution for getting your message across? In this class, Brandt Krueger provides best practices for developing and executing presentations. From tips and tricks...
New Thinking in Content Delivery and Engagement

New Thinking in Content Delivery and Engagement

Overview Much has been written lately on the need to better engage attendees at your meeting or event. Far less has been written about how to do so in a way that is right for your event and your audience. This class will highlight a wide variety of methods to change...
Modern Event Design: Inspiration to Completion

Modern Event Design: Inspiration to Completion

Overview How can you turn your client’s vision into event reality when those clients can’t quite articulate what their visions are? Sasha Souza has created a unique list of non-event specific questions to ask your clients that will help you identify the look and...
Live-Streaming 101

Live-Streaming 101

Overview The people in the room may not be the only ones watching your event live. The advent of Facebook Live, Periscope and other streaming apps has ushered in a whole new element that can potentially transform live events, in ways both good and bad. Smart planners...
Lighting 101

Lighting 101

Overview Lighting is often described as one of the most critical elements to a successful event, yet one that is usually misunderstood and often poorly implemented. Whether it’s specialty lighting designed to create a certain mood and transform a room, or task...
Inside the Booth

Inside the Booth

Overview Most planners get intimidated when it comes to understanding the various components of an audio visual production booth at an event. Long tables with rows of equipment and technical operators make up the guts of your event, yet you might as well be looking at...
How to Book Speakers Like a Pro

How to Book Speakers Like a Pro

Overview Speakers can be the second highest budget item after venues, and are crucial to drawing attendance. There are more speakers than ever with more places to find them, lower budgets and shorter lead times. Decision makers are demanding financial justifications...
How I Reinvented an Iconic Industry Award Show

How I Reinvented an Iconic Industry Award Show

Overview As the man behind the ad industry’s biggest award ceremony, Karl Vontz remade the 53-year-old CLIO’s, changing them from a five-day festival and conference to a one-night award show. Karl will explain how his team listened to feedback from their...
Experience Design

Experience Design

Overview We’re all familiar with the concept of event design. In this class, Mark Addison takes things to the next level, and broadens our focus to the entire attendee experience. Here Addison takes us through the creative development of a guest experience and...
Engagement: The New Frontier of Meetings

Engagement: The New Frontier of Meetings

Overview With today’s constant bombardment of technology, planners need to find new and creative ways to compete for their attendees’ attention. In this video class filmed at the Event Innovation Forum, Sharon Fisher discusses three important keys for connecting with...
Creative Space Planning: Small Events With Big Presence

Creative Space Planning: Small Events With Big Presence

Overview Experienced event designer Lindsay Landman shares her detailed tricks-of-the-trade for making small events work in large spaces. Whether it is a meeting, cocktail party or wedding, smart use of the materials and service already at your disposal can instantly...
Cost-Effective Lighting Tips for Dramatic Room Design

Cost-Effective Lighting Tips for Dramatic Room Design

Overview One way to tell the difference between an experienced event professional and a novice is how they view lighting. The novice thinks about it as an after thought, if at all, whereas the pro integrates it from the beginning, knowing that lighting is perhaps the...
Creating a Run of Show

Creating a Run of Show

Overview Any event with some type of activity on a stage needs a Run of Show document to tell all the behind-the-scenes players what to do. Whether it’s stage managers, lighting technicians, audio technicians, technical directors, or your voice of god...
Catering Creativity Exposed

Catering Creativity Exposed

Overview Bringing creative ideas to food and beverage is not just about props and design, it’s a whole philosophy about making sure the guest says “Wow!”. In this class, one of the country’s most creative, award-winning caterers shares her...
Booking and Producing Event Entertainment

Booking and Producing Event Entertainment

Overview Presenting impactful entertainment experiences at your event can be one of the most valuable assets you offer your clients or your company. However, in order to achieve such success, you must clearly understand the fundamentals and complexities of booking,...
Audio 101: Microphones, Sound Systems, Acoustics and More

Audio 101: Microphones, Sound Systems, Acoustics and More

Overview Good sound is something most planners take for granted . . . until they experience bad sound. This class will discuss all the components of a good sound system, including all types of microphones, different types and locations of speakers, mixing boards,...
Alternative Projection Shapes and Surfaces

Alternative Projection Shapes and Surfaces

Overview This class counts for .25 CMP Continuing Education credits. CMP Blueprint Section: Meeting or Event Design. Rectangular projection screens are so . . . square. Add some creative punch to your next event and lose the corners. In this class, Brandt Krueger will...