March 2019

In an age when most of the attendees at your event have high-quality cameras in their pockets, you either have to create photo-worthy backdrops that entice social sharing … or you can try something compelling and new. I’ve only had one even photo opportunity featured on the Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List™ 2019, and I think this is absolutely one of my favorites in years. Meet the Hypno Eye!

February 2019

Michael Cerbelli has been turning meeting planners’ heads since he first took the stage 18 years ago with his annual list of the latest trends sure to inspire, engage and mesmerize attendees during events. This year, technology played a larger role than ever in the trends revealed during Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List: 2019 presentation at the San Diego Convention Center. Cerbelli picked six event tech innovations to share.

January 2019

Visual Comet products turn events into experiences. I love new ways to present experiences to my clients and the LED Video Tunnel and LED Video Bar are two MC Approved ideas that were showcased at the 18th Annual: Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List™: 2019 debut in San Diego.

December 2018

Even the best laid plans for a meeting or event can be thrown asunder in the blink of an eye, or the pop of a circuit, if the on-site internet or power source suddenly goes bust. The December 27, 2018 report that internet and phone service from CenturyLink suddenly went out throughout much of its system undoubtedly caught many unawares. What should meeting and event planners do on-site if the internet goes out?

December 2018

The issue of cybersecurity came back to the fore in November 2018 with the revelation of a massive data breach of Marriott’s Starwood-branded hotels. The information of up to 500 million guests was compromised in the data breach. And let's not forget the whole 2018 Facebook data fiasco.

December 2018

When I first saw Sugar Cubes by Symmetry Labs, I saw more than a pretty light show. I saw backdrops that turned into art installations, lights that turned into dance and amazed looks. “Woah, that is cool!” was the typical exclamation I overheard from event participants.

November 2018

The twisting of reality is becoming common practice in the meeting, tradeshow, event and exhibition world. By using an ever-evolving array of technology such as virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality, users can enter worlds created from scratch to entertain, provide demonstrations and eventually sell a concept or product. But how “realistic” is the implementation of this technology? What is each good at doing and what drawbacks are endemic to which specific medium?

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