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eclipse Venue Services invests in Epson 15k lumens laser projectors

eclipse Venue Services, specialists in providing in-venue technical production services to hotels, has added 15,000-lumen Epson laser projectors from local distributor NMK Electronics to its existing rental fleet. The investment was part of upgrading the company’s inventory to a growing line of laser projectors with an additional six units. Aimed at being used in large … Read More

eclipse supplies the Dubai leg of Wake Up Call festival

eclipse provides a full technical supply to Wake Up Call, bringing artists including Rita Ora, Disclosure and Rufus Du Sol to the shores of the iconic Palm Jumeirah at the W Dubai – The Palm for the three-day luxe music festival. Previous renditions of the event were held at the W Hotels in Los Angeles, ... Read More

events industry

Events Industry Advocating for Itself with Empty Events

In the past six months, our world has been flipped upside down. Almost every industry in the world has been affected by the global pandemic, with very few impacted more than the live events industry. While we all know what goes on behind the scenes to bring conferences, meetings, brand activations, and all other special ... Read More

When Science and Events Combine: Color Theory

When I was a child, my mother had my “color matching” evaluated. This is the tedious process of putting color swatches next to your face to determine if you are fall, winter, spring or summer – or rather, if you look best in warm or cool colors. It was determined that I was a fall, ... Read More

Principles of Hybrid

Principles of Hybrid: Impactful Events Wherever You Are

On July 17th, the UK government announced what we have all been waiting for: live performances can resume on August 1st, and conferences and business events on October 1st.  While this is great news for our industry, the threat of COVID-19 remains and events should follow our MeetSAFE guidelines to minimize risk. With this announcement, the longing ... Read More

virtual audience engagement

Case Study: Maximizing Virtual Audience Engagement with Production Techniques

As the events industry starts to return, it’s becoming clear that hybrid events are going to become part of the new normal. While there are countless tutorials, resources and products that are geared towards making the technical transition easier to understand and execute, one challenge that remains is how to maximize remote audience engagement. Founded ... Read More

Pride Month Reflections

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Reflections on Pride Month

Pride Month celebrates the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which took place more than 50 years ago. On the first anniversary of Stonewall, a peaceful protest was organized that would become an annual event celebrating LGBTQ+ rights, before blossoming into the large-scale Pride events and parades we see globally today. As with so many events this ... Read More

Pandemic and Events

Pandemic Makes Events More Important Than Ever

A Rise in Hybrid Meetings and Events The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges to the event industry. But, with crisis, often comes innovation. As automobile manufacturers have quickly changed their business model from building cars to building ventilators, the events industry is responding with different ways to use technology to connect organizations and people. ... Read More

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MeetSAFE: Helping our Industry Get Back to Work

What will meetings and events look like following the COVID-19 pandemic? For everyone in our industry, that’s certainly been the question on our minds. And while it’s easy to say “I don’t know,” the meetings and events industry as a whole is too important to accept that as an answer – 10 million jobs worldwide ... Read More

Virtual Event Design Touch Screen

Two Critical Principles for Virtual Event Design

Hint: It’s not about the platform Over the last two months (though it certainly feels much longer), our industry has frantically been pivoting live events to virtual event formats. For many, this meant rapidly researching a vast array of streaming providers, web conference solutions, and virtual event platforms. In the process, it’s also meant a ... Read More