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College and University Audiovisual Equipment Rentals and Support

CEAVCO College and University Audiovisual Equipment Rentals and Support

Throughout Colorado and Wyoming, college courses are being offered in a variety of in-person, online, and hybrid versions.

With a strong preference for in-person learning, one university in Colorado is taking advantage of CEAVCO’s $5.8 million in audiovisual equipment inventory to use unconventional spaces for classrooms. With CEAVCO’s help, this client has turned large common-area spaces throughout the campus into classrooms configured for appropriate social distancing, something not possible in a traditional classroom.

Do you need video, audio, and lighting equipment so you can safely bring together your group or live stream classes, workshops, performances, presentations, panel discussions, or breakout sessions? Reach out! solutions@ceavco.com

  Carolyn Daughters   Sep 15, 2020   Blog   0 Comment Read More

The Show Must Go On, and We Can Help Make It Happen

The things that are making CEAVCO successful in the world of virtual and hybrid events are the same things that made us successful in the live environment. Our clients appreciate our video, audio, lighting, and staging expertise; how we show up as a team; our excitement about working with them as collaborative partners; our above-and-beyond service; and our ability to take technology worries off their plates.

Choose a live, virtual, or hybrid event partner that gives your meetings, events, performances, award shows, town halls, and keynotes the professional look and feel your audience expects.

The show must go on. Ready to set up an in-person or virtual tour of our new studio? (Hint: it’s so popular we’re building a second studio.) Want an online tour of our virtual event management platform? Need to rent equipment from our $6M inventory? Email us at solutions@ceavco.com to learn what’s possible.

  Carolyn Daughters   Sep 01, 2020   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Exceptional Experiences Don’t Happen by Accident

Your video must be of the highest quality, and your audio must be crisp and clear. Your lighting has to direct the audience’s focus and interest, and tightly timed editing must engage the audience at every turn. You won’t settle for anything less than an exceptional experience.

If that sounds like you, then we’re a good fit for each other.

The truth is that an exceptional experience doesn’t happen by accident. It takes a professional behind-the-scenes team to enable the magic that unfolds onstage. That team must have a commitment to excellence and a reputation for supporting successful meetings and events, town halls and keynote speeches, and performances and panel discussions. They must know all the ins and outs of how to produce and support live, virtual, and hybrid events. And they must work from a world-class studio.

If you’re ready to see what’s possible, reach out to take a virtual tour of our new studio and our online event management platform. We think you will love what you see and hear! solutions@ceavco.com

  Carolyn Daughters   Sep 01, 2020   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Colorado Symphony String Duet Performs at CEAVCO Studio

CEAVCO Studio - Colorado Symphony Orchestra

Without the opportunity to entertain live audiences, the Colorado Symphony has had to find innovative ways to record and share musical performances. One creative solution has been to take advantage of world-class resources like CEAVCO Studio.

The Colorado Symphony and other cultural and arts organizations have been working with CEAVCO to record, edit, host, and stream artistic performances, speeches, panel discussions, and other stage content for audiences who are hungry for unique live, virtual, and hybrid experiences.

Many Coloradans look forward to the day when the Colorado Symphony will again perform at Boettcher Concert Hall. Until then, the show must go on. As the world has changed, CEAVCO has changed with it to enable our clients to continue to engage their audiences and deliver value. While we still handle corporate and association live events, we now also offer virtual production and support for conferences, town halls, fundraisers, galas, award shows, stage performances, and many other virtual events.

Those who adapt their leadership to the new digital reality will have a decisive edge. To learn what’s possible, reach out to set up a virtual tour of CEAVCO Studio and our new virtual event platform. You will love what you see and hear in virtual, hybrid, and live events! solutions@ceavco.com

  Carolyn Daughters   Aug 26, 2020   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Love What You See and Hear in Virtual, Hybrid, and Live Events!

The show must go on! We still handle corporate and association live events, but now we also offer virtual event production and support for conferences, town halls, fundraisers, galas, award shows, and other meetings and events. In addition, we offer complimentary event consultations, tours of our production studio, and demos of our virtual event platform solution.

What made us successful in the live environment is also enabling us to create client success stories in the virtual/hybrid space. It’s about how we show up as a team. It’s about partnership and collaboration. It’s about responsiveness and showing that we care. We’re committed to bringing all of our expertise and experience to bear to achieve exceptional outcomes for you and your attendees.

Remember: Those who adapt their leadership to the new digital reality are going to have a decisive edge. Whether you need prerecorded content or live hosting, we can handle the video production, record and edit the message, and stream and host content. Want to see what our production studio looks like? Let’s set up a virtual tour. Want to see what our virtual event platform looks like? Let’s set up a 10-minute demo.

Love What You See and Hear in Virtual, Hybrid, and Live Events!

  Carolyn Daughters   Aug 19, 2020   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Meet Our New Digital Solutions Manager for Virtual Events

We’re excited to announce that Kristofer Harrison has joined CEAVCO Audio Visual as our new Digital Solutions Manager for Virtual Events. Kris will serve as our in-house expert, helping us implement turnkey virtual platform solutions and other digital event production services for clients in Colorado and nationwide.

Kris previously spent 11 years at PRG, where he served as the Director of Digital Events and managed a team of technicians who provided digital event services, solutions and experiences.

Would you like to hear ideas from Kris and our team about how to make your next virtual event a success? Ready to get a firsthand look at our end-to-end virtual event management platform and learn how you can simplify virtual event design, setup, and management? Email solutions@ceavco.com to get a free consultation or to set up a short virtual demo. You’ll love what you see and hear!

  Carolyn Daughters   Aug 04, 2020   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Opportunities Gained When Meeting in a Virtual Space

Is technology minimizing or maximizing your presence? What are you communicating with your virtual background? How good is your pre-show?

In a recent article in The Startup, Craig Janssen asked CEAVCO Audio Visual President Matt Emerson to weigh in on ways to create virtual engagement in meetings and events. (Read the entire article here.)

Says Matt, “There are a couple of distinct advantages to meeting virtually. First, you can broaden your audience because both geography and the meeting time become irrelevant. We’ve seen people keep their content live for a window of time and achieve a much broader reach.”

“The second advantage is lower overhead,” Matt continues. “We’ve seen not-for-profit organizations take their events virtual and achieve much higher net take because there is no cost for a venue, valet, or a catered chicken dinner.”

Key questions addressed in the article: Does your event prioritize communication from the stage to the audience? Does the event also prioritize communication from the audience back to the stage? And does the event foster a sense of community by prioritizing communication among audience members?

Those who adapt their leadership to the new digital reality are going to have a decisive edge. Learn more by reading the entire article or emailing solutions@ceavco.com to set up a 10-minute virtual demo of CEAVCO’s turnkey, end-to-end virtual event management platform. We think you’ll love what you see and hear!

  Carolyn Daughters   Jul 28, 2020   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Unique Event Solutions for a Unique Time

What does a turnkey, end-to-end virtual event management platform look like? More importantly, how can this holistic platform give your organization all the tools you need to streamline and simplify virtual event design, setup, and management? We would love to show you.

Email solutions@ceavco.com to set up a 10-minute virtual demo. We think you’ll find the experience valuable and be inspired by what you see!

  Carolyn Daughters   Jul 21, 2020   Blog   0 Comment Read More

7 Zoom Meeting Tips Every User Should Know

“How can I get the most out of Zoom while working from home?” We get this question a lot, both from people working remotely for the first time and organizations that want to pre-record and livestream town hall meetings, keynote presentations, and other virtual events.

This short video includes valuable Zoom tips, including keyboard shortcuts, virtual backgrounds, Google and Outlook calendar add-ons, content sharing techniques, and annotations. Get ready to become a Zoom meeting master! (To learn more about how CEAVCO can support your virtual meetings and events or to tour our new CEAVCO Studio, email solutions@ceavco.com.)

  Carolyn Daughters   Jul 15, 2020   Blog   0 Comment Read More

How Smart Leaders Create Engagement in Zoom Meetings

“What if complaining about Zoom fatigue is missing the point? What if there is a window of opportunity for creating engagement in Zoom meetings that is going to close if we don’t jump through it?” ~ Craig Janssen

In The Startup, Craig Janssen writes, “[t]hose who adapt their leadership to the new digital reality are going to have a decisive edge.” In a recent article, he asks CEAVCO Audio Visual President Matt Emerson to weigh in on strategic ways to create virtual engagement in meetings and events.

(You can read the entire article here.)

In the piece, Emerson explains that “Zoom fatigue is real, and there is so much bad PowerPoint. Leaders have to get better at making sure the content is engaging. It’s easy for the mind to wander or for people to multitask. In general, we have to plan to deliver content in shorter chunks with more intentional breaks.”

Emerson goes on to say that “A virtual event requires just as much care and coordination as a live event does. You need to develop a ‘run of show.’ What’s on the screen when? How are transitions going to take place? How will prerecorded videos be delivered? A lot of the planning and skills we use in the four walls of a venue are useful in a virtual meeting.”

“Another thing people miss is bandwidth,” Emerson notes. “If you are working from home and have two teenagers watching Netflix or playing video games, it can create glitches in your feed. Or, if you happen to be traveling and the Wi-Fi is poor, you need to consider this and have a backup plan.”

Read the article.

  Carolyn Daughters   Jul 07, 2020   Blog   0 Comment Read More