As technology gets more and more user friendly, and I say that with caution, the line between AV (Audio Visual) and IT (Information Technology) becomes more and more blurred. When it comes to the events where a lot of the two come together both issues and opportunity need to be well-managed and organised in advance.
First for some people what is the difference between AV & IT? Lots I usually describe IT as the protection, storage, transfer and management of information, be it documents, emails, programs or the hundred selfies your kids took on your phone. AV on the other hand is the distribution of or the way that information is displayed to an audience whether it be a mass audience or specific individual, it could be a conference call, presentation, exhibition, or the screen a viewer of funny cat videos on YouTube uses. The information and technology to store and hold it is always there, but until you use Audio and Visual devices to see and hear it, it remains as information only.
Combining them allows great things to happen, it creates impact and ideas and helps promote empathetic emotions between the presenter and their audience through energy and belief.
Ever been in a lecture or presentation that you wished would just end or you have walked out of because the presentation was for lack of a better word boring?
When it comes to events most AV people are fairly well versed in IT as they need to know how to get that information you want presented and be able to show it to your audience and although sometimes despite all the technology in the world it looks easy but can take some considerable work to make it happen.
Some quick helpful points when organising events when it comes to AV:
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