Event Education and Engagement

The Future of Event Education Is Here

The old-school days of how event planning and production professionals educate audiences are gone. And trust us, no one is missing them. Gone are the days of rows and rows of seats lined up to face the stage. Unless it’s the Keynote Speaker who enters with a real-time, customized song performed by a live band. Gone are speakers painstakingly reading …

facial recognition for event registration

Facial Recognition for Event Registrations

The use of facial recognition can be a somewhat controversial topic, but we are here to lay out what you need to know about facial-recognition technology and how it relates to the event industry. Facial recognition technology is becoming more common across the board. It is especially popular with meeting planners, corporate planners, professional conference planners, and organizers who need …

Using apps for Events

Using Apps for Event and Meeting Planning

If you’re already using (or at least exploring) an app for your events, you’re on the right track. Apps are a great communication tool for your event or meeting attendees. They offer the convenience of having conference agendas, breakout schedules, speaker information, and many other details at their fingertips. But are your meetings interactive and engaging? Consider these questions to …

Projection Mapping for Events

Projection Mapping Technology For Events

As a technology provider, our job is to stay at the forefront of emerging technologies and tools while also considering the application of these tools for event production and various settings. Projection mapping is an exciting new technology in event production. Recently, projection mapping has been used to display graphics or animation on the sides of European castles or in …

What is in your event kit?

What’s in your meeting or event kit? Everyone who works in the meeting and event industry has an answer to this one. Those key, crucial items you need when you are onsite at an event. Special markers, highlighters, a variety of tape, ibuprofen, pliers, staple gun, hairspray, and well the list could go on and on. Here is what our …

From the Overhead Projector to the 20K Projector

Here at CLE, we have a few people who have been in Event Technology or the AV business for many, many years. Chris Janson joined the industry in the fall of 1983 and our Director of Operations, Kris Churchill has been involved in the AV business since 1991. I’ll do the math for you really quick – that is a …

What did they just say? Dictionary of AV Terms v1

If you have ever worked with a technology partner or audio/video engineers at your meeting or event you may have heard them say things that may as well have been in a different language. While you really don’t need to know these things, we thought it would be fun to share a list of terms or acronyms with a short …

Preparing for Event Tool Boxes

The Red Road Case

Here at CLE, we use road cases to store and transport our equipment to events. Road cases are basically hard suitcases that protect whatever is inside. Most of these hard sided “suitcases” also have wheels making them easy to move as they’re being loaded and stacked into the back of a truck or being moved from the loading dock down …

7 Tips For Your Next Panel Discussion

It seems there isn’t a conference that goes by without at least one session being a panel discussion. Panel discussions are a great way to change the delivery of a message and get some audience/attendee interaction. It is key to have a good plan together when planning a panel session for a meeting or conference. Deciding the stage set up …