Top 5 Audio Visual Trends for Events

Planning events can be stressful, especially when you’re coordinating with a number of suppliers and stakeholders. One main requirement is having a great audio video setup. And if you’re at a loss on the know-hows of getting A/V systems, here’s a helpful list of modern audio visual trends and the questions you need to ask in order to implement them.

Top Audio Visual Trends For Events

The audio visual landscape changes just as often as the tech industry. As an event planner, you need to keep up with what’s new and deliver on the latest audio visual trends that will wow your clients and guests. From time to time ask your A/V partners, what they are using and why they have chosen those the top brands they work with. These guys generally geek out over their new AV toys so also ask what new changes they see in the next couple years, say with things like VR and AR in terms of ideas for future use at events. Below are some key technology trends to watch out for that you can integrate into the audio visual setup for your next meeting or event.

Top 5 Audio Visual Trends for Events (And How to Implement Them)

Going Digital

Gone are the days when simple printed graphics are all you need to promote and keep things interesting for your event. Now, it’s all about getting more interactive and digital. You should know how and when to make use of video presentations and LED displays/signage, among many other forms of digital setups and systems.

Advanced Displays

Another important trend to take full advantage of is the rise of 4K displays and VR systems that are on the rise. This is even more of a requirement if you have an event that’s heavy on presentation of information and graphics. The good news? Since this trend has become increasingly popular, more and more suppliers are offering it at more affordable prices.

A/V at events is trending towards the visual: video, AR, and VR.

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Video Instead of Text

Videos are the new text when it comes to delivering and conveying information. It is much easier and more fun to not only present information in the form of a video, but also to absorb it. Especially if done in an exciting and eye-catching way. Invest in a good videographer and editor and you’ll surely reap the rewards of presentable, high-quality content.

Virtual and Augmented Reality

There’s a major difference between virtual reality and augmented reality. Virtual reality is active (meaning you have to decide to take part of a VR experience), augmented reality is passive. It’s can be used throughout the day as part of our everyday lives. Think of it like the difference between playing video games at home on the couch, and playing games on your iPhone while you’re in line at Starbucks.

These are both technologies we’ve seen in the world of gaming and entertainment. This year will be different. A growing number of events are incorporating VR and AR technology to provide unique experiences. Learn more about how event designers are mixing virtual reality with real experiences to create new event experiences in our latest report: 12 Trends Shaping Events in 2017.

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