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Event Tech Podcast
Event Tech Podcast is the premiere place for event profs to stay in the know about the latest and most innovative tech. Join us for a thought provoking journey on how tech can evolve our industry. Hosted by Brandt Krueger of Event Technology Consulting & Will Curran of Endless Events.
April 16, 2020
What is possible with virtual events?
It’s safe to assume you’ve been thinking a lot about virtual event possibilities. Because let’s be fair, virtual events will be the norm for a while. And surprisingly enough, not many event profs have experience with this format. So it’s only natural that dozens of questions pop-up into your head. Where do I even begin? What are the limits? How much of the in-person experience can be faithfully translated into this virtual format? These are only a few of the doubts we know event planners have. But here at Endless, we love nothing better than to educate. And because the industry is witnessing such an enormous shift, we want to help where we can. So on this week’s episode of the Event Tech Podcast, we’re giving you some answers. Our incredible host Will Curran sat down with Andrew Latimer to tell you all about virtual event possibilities. So if you’re curious to learn exactly what can be achieved with virtual events, then wait no longer and press play now! For all the resources and more be sure to check out the blog here!
April 8, 2020
Zoom For Virtual Events: An Event Tech Podcast Review
Zoom for virtual events: is it really your best option? This has been the question on many planners’ minds. And now that virtual events are set to be the norm in the industry, it’s more pertinent than ever. Because everyone knows Zoom. It’s been around for a while and many companies use it as their go-to conference platform. But how does it fare where virtual events are concerned? Should you even bother looking for another option since Zoom seems like a safe choice? These are only some of the questions we’ll be answering today. Our incredible host Will Curran is a veteran Zoom user. So that means he can offer you all the guidance on the topic of Zoom for virtual events! If you’re ready to learn more, then wait no further – press play and join us for another awesome edition of the Event Tech Podcast! Check out the resources, transcription and more for this week here!
March 23, 2020
Audio Augmented Reality For Events
Yes, you read that right - we're discussing audio augmented reality for events today! And yes, we've discussed the topic of augmented reality before. We touched upon it on the Event Tech Podcast. And we even dedicated a couple of #EventIcons episodes to it. But what we're discussing today is a very specific sub-section of the topic. While the whole thing seems like a word salad, it's still a conversation you'll want to pay attention to! For the full audio transcription and blog check here!
March 16, 2020
Imagination And Events: Immersive Events Through Storytelling
When it comes to putting together unforgettable moments, imagination and events must go hand in hand. And consistently coming up with ideas can get quite exhausting. But at the end of the day, it’s what makes an event special. One that has a story, a story where attendees can immerse themselves in. It’s not just about tying together points A, B, and C. And it’s not just about having the venue, the speakers, and your AV company in place. It goes a lot deeper than that! So this week on the Event Tech Podcast, we’re talking about imagination and events. And to help us out, we have two experts joining our hosts Will Curran and Brandt Krueger. Anthony Hickson is the Director of Imagination Studios, and Stephen Van Elst is the Global Creative Innovation Director for Imagination. They’re experts in bringing technology and storytelling together to create amazing events – and they’re here to tell us all about it. Press play and join us on this journey! Click here for the Blog.
March 9, 2020
PSAV Is Now Encore: What Does It Mean For The Industry?
We have some major news on the event tech front – PSAV is now Encore! The events industry is in constant mutation and news of acquisitions and mergers are not rare. And this time around, the Event Tech Podcast is here with the freshest update to reach our ears. It’s exciting, it’s interesting, and it will have consequences. But of what kind? Will Curran and Brandt Krueger are ready to give you the scope on the PSAV is now Encore news. Did we see it coming? What does this mean for the events industry? And more specifically, to the world of event tech? Well, if you want all these questions answered, wait no more – press play and join us on this special edition of the Event Tech Podcast!
March 2, 2020
What To Do When Your AV Company Slacks Off?
We’re willing to bet you’ve asked yourself what to do when your AV company slacks off at least once. Because AV companies and teams aren’t flawless. And sometimes, they can let certain things slide because they’re not paying attention. But why does this happen? Is there anything you can do to prevent it? And when it does happen, what are the best steps you can take to deal with the situation? These are exactly the questions we’ll be answering today. Our lovely hosts Will Curran and Brandt Krueger have quite a few stories to share. They’ve been in the industry for years, right? So who better to tell you what to do when your AV company slacks off? If this is something that’s crossed your mind a few times, you’ve come to the right place. Press play right now, and join us for a new edition of the Event Tech Podcast!
February 24, 2020
Event Production Company & AV Company: What's The Difference?
Today we're talking about the difference between an event production company and AV company. And as we all know, the world of events is complex. So understanding some concepts might get tricky. But this is exactly why we thought this would be an important topic to tackle. Because as someone who operates in the events industry, it's key that you're up to date with things like event production and AV. And, bottom line, how they differ from each other. Thankfully, our two lovely hosts are the perfect people to walk you through the motions. Brandt Krueger and Will Curran have extensive experience in this matter. And on today's edition of the Event Tech Podcast, they will be answering the million-dollar question: what's the difference between an event production company and AV company. So press play and join us on this quest!
February 10, 2020
Super Bowl Reaction: Did it live up to the hype?
Do you think we would be able to hold off on doing a Super Bowl reaction? Well, if you know Will Curran and Brandt Krueger, the answer is obviously a resounding no. Because you already know that here at the Event Tech Podcast, we bring you the best news in events. And considering that the Super Bowl is one of the big boys out there, we simply had to tackle it. So today, that’s exactly what our lovely hosts will be up to. Will and Brandt sit down to let us hear their Super Bowl reaction. What were the highlights? What didn’t they enjoy that much? And most importantly, is there anything we, as event professionals, can learn from it? If you want to hear the answers to these questions, wait no longer. Press play and join us!
February 10, 2020
Event Presentations: Tactical Tips To Better Presentations
Everybody take notes because we're dropping some wisdom about event presentations. And this is a topic that will resonate with all event profs out there. Because at the end of the day, what do good presentations mean? Well, they mean that your attendees have an amazing experience. And they mean that your speakers also have a fantastic time. Two things that ultimately come together to represent an event you're proud of. So who better to give you all the tactical tips than our hosts? Brandt Krueger and Will Curran are here today to shower you with advice to make better event presentations. Wait no longer and press play to join us on a brand new episode of the Event Tech Podcast. Because after this, your next presentations will be elevated to a whole new level! To read the blog and check out the audio transcript check out our blog!
February 2, 2020
Corporate AV & Event Production Bingo
Everybody stop whatever they're doing - we're playing corporate AV and event production bingo! So, our lovely hosts have been busy so far in 2020. And Brandt Krueger in particular! Which is why we decided to do something a little different this week. Instead of the usual conversation, we're playing a little game. But don't worry, we're not straying away from our favorite topics! If you're ready to have some fun, then we advise you to join us today. As always, Will Curran and Brandt Krueger are here to entertain and educate you. And what better way to do so than with corporate AV and event production bingo? If you want to play along, make sure you go and grab your own cards. Even if you're still a bit confused, go ahead and press play. It will be worth it! Click here to play!
January 27, 2020
Surface Pro X Review: An Event Professional's Perspective
It's time for a juicy Surface Pro X review! So, you already know that here at the Event Tech Podcast, we love teaching you about hardware. A few weeks ago, we even had the Samsung Galaxy Fold review, courtesy of proud owner Will Curran. And today, we're keeping the reviews and opinions coming. Only this time around, we're laying out everything you need to know about the Surface Pro X, whether it's a good choice for an event planner and other important details. Starring our always tech-savvy hosts Will Curran and Brandt Krueger, this is an episode you'll want to check out. Maybe you've been wondering whether or not you can get away with just an iPad. Or maybe you've been wanting to switch your Mac for a while and you're not sure if it's a good call. Either way, you're questions will be answered. Just press play, it's Event Tech time! For the full audio transcription and show notes click here!
January 20, 2020
Gadgets and Tech in 2020: The CES Experience
We’re starting off the week with the topic of gadgets and tech in 2020! So, last week we covered a specific event that happened during the Consumer Electronics Show – CES. And today we’re taking up a notch with an entire conversation about this event. Much like we did last year, we thought this would be a perfect way to kick-start the year. And there is no better place to discuss gadgets and tech in 2020 than in the Event Tech Podcast. You know, the go-to show for all things event technology. Our amazing guests Brandt Krueger and Will Curran sat down to discuss all the amazing things to come out of this conference. From the most promising technology to the coolest tech, they’re covering it all. And whether or not you had the chance to be a part of it, you’ll want to listen to this episode. So wait no longer and press play! For the full blog and transcription read here!
January 13, 2020
Live Streaming For Events: Jay-Z, Obama & The Pope
Live streaming for events is something we've covered before. And today, we're revisiting this amazing topic. Except this time, we're getting even more tactical, with a handful of amazing tips. These are brought to you by one of the best in the industry, where live streaming for events is concerned. It's gonna be a wild and educational ride! So, joining our amazing host Will Curran is Scott Mirkin. Scott is the co-founder of ESM Productions, and when we say he's one of the best, we're not exaggerating! Because he has done work for some of the most powerful people in the world. And these people include none other than hip-hop mogul Jay-Z, President Obama, and Pope Francis. Are you excited yet? Then press play, because this is an episode you don't want to miss!
January 6, 2020
The Ultimate Overview Of A Decade Of Technology
Ten years have passed, and it was quite a decade of technology. So, here are at the Event Tech Podcast, we dedicate ourselves to exploring all things related to technology in our industry. And so far, we've covered some incredible topics. From event hardware to facial recognition and data privacy, we've done it all. It's undeniable that in the past decade, technology has taken a giant leap. And our industry certainly needs to make an effort to keep up the pace. So, considering that the core of the podcast is event tech, it's only fitting that we look back. And that's exactly what our incredible hosts Will Curran and Brandt Krueger will do today! From 2010 onwards, it's time we get an overview of the past decade of technology. A decade filled with exciting promises and innovations. And one that challenged the events industry to change its mindset and outlook into how we work. So, without further ado, press play - it's Event Tech Podcast o'clock!
December 30, 2019
Why the Events Industry Needs Tech Standards?
Join Brandt and Will for another exciting Event Tech Podcast episode on why the events industry needs tech standards...
December 23, 2019
We want to take a moment to thank everyone who's been with us over the course of this amazing year 2019. From the bottom of our hearts, we wish you all the merriest of holiday seasons!
December 16, 2019
Better Event Networking With Mixtroz
Another week, another exciting tech talk - and this time around, we'll be diving deep into Mixtroz. So, as you already know, the Event Tech Podcast is here to bring you the latest news in event tech. And, of course, the most interesting and groundbreaking tools that you can have available at your event. This is why we're giving you the breakdown of one of the most appealing event software out there - Mixtroz! If networking is your thing, then this episode will certainly excite you. In order to provide you with the freshest and most complete information, we have the honor to introduce Ashlee Ammons. Ashlee is the co-founder of Mixtroz, so she can tell you everything you need to know. And joining her is none other than our amazing host, Brandt Krueger. Together, the two will dive deep into the background of Mixtroz, how it came to be, and why it is something you will definitely want to implement at your next event. Are you ready for this? Press play, we're getting techy!
December 9, 2019
The Disney Plus Impact On The Events Industry
Who’s ready for an exciting talk about the impact of Disney Plus on the events industry? Because here to deliver your weekly dose of tech news is the Event Tech Podcast! And whether you already have your subscription or simply can’t stand to hear about the streaming service anymore, you’ll want to pay attention. It’s an exciting topic we’re tackling here, particularly when it comes down to the impact the streaming service has on our beloved industry. Our amazing hosts Will Curran and Brandt Krueger are here to give you the breakdown. What is Disney Plus all about? And why should you, as an event professional, even care? If you’re curious to hear the answers to these questions and more, then sit tight and press play. We’re about to get techy, with just a small hint of magic!
December 2, 2019
Should Cost be the Deciding Factor in Choosing Event Technology?
Today on the Event Tech Podcast we are talking all about why cost should not be the sole deciding factor in choosing event technology. But 65% of planners cited cost as the deciding factor. Cost is always a factor when planning events but if it shouldn’t be the deciding factor when choosing event tech then what should be? Tune in to find out!
November 25, 2019
Event Management Tools: When Tech Meets Productivity
Today on Event Tech Podcast, we’re talking about event management tools. As you know, this is the number one podcast to go for ideas on everything event tech. And we simply couldn’t resist dedicating an episode to event management through the lenses of tech and tools. Because with so much information and choices out there, it can get quite overwhelming. But fear not, our hosts Will Curran and Brandt Krueger are here to guide you through it. And joining them is a very special guest, Michael Bleau. Michael is the CEO of Event Hub. And so, he works with more than 300 large live annual events through his event management software company. Plus, he has more than a decade of experience as an event organizer and brand sponsorship manager. So, are you ready to get into the nitty and gritty of event management tools? Then press play, it’s time to get techy!