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AV Drop — A Cost-Effective Alternative to Pipe and Drape

AV Drop offers a more cohesive, contemporary look and feel than traditional pipe and drape while also saving money, materials, time, and space. This compact, sustainably reusable solution offers value that traditional sets and backdrops simply can’t provide. Best of all, because it’s cost-effective and easy to implement, planners can start using AV Drop right away.

Visit our Lookbook to learn how you can use AV Drop at your next show!

  Carolyn Daughters   Oct 22, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Event Tips from the Experts at the Rental & Staging Network

Want to know how audiovisual technology can drive your message home? Looking for a pre-event checklist? Hoping to leverage AV to boost trade show sponsorship? Seeking best practices for engaging multi-generational audiences or ways to maximize your event budget?

Visit the Rental & Staging Network (RSN) blog to find timely event tips and valuable industry insights.

RSN is a highly selective professional organization of top-tier North American audio visual production companies. RSN members provide a consistent level of professionalism, capabilities, and live event production experience nationwide. RSN membership is by invitation-only and limited to the most qualified AV production companies. All members are vetted based on the following stringent criteria: company leadership, sound business practices including the utmost commitment to quality, and a wide breadth of knowledge and skill in audio, video, and lighting production. 

CEAVCO Audio Visual is a founding member of RSN, and our ongoing active participation in RSN demonstrates our commitment to advancing the industry, investing in continuing education, and creating value for our clients and their attendees. For more information about RSN, visit www.rentalandstaging.net.

  Carolyn Daughters   Oct 16, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Supports AssuredPartners’ Annual Gathering

AssuredPartners is one of the fastest growing insurance brokers in the U.S., exceeding more than $1 billion in revenue since their founding in 2011. They hold an important leadership meeting each year, and they recently chose CEAVCO Audio Visual to improve the audio visual production quality, reliability, and execution of their annual gathering.

In the past, AssuredPartners’ marketing and events team had to tightly supervise event sequencing and oversee audio visual services to ensure their venue-provided audio visual team didn’t miss any cues or diverge from the event plan. When CEAVCO started working with AssuredPartners, we began detailed preplanning and asked clarifying questions about needs, expectations, show flow, and ways to streamline the production process. Our goal was to reduce AssuredPartners’ oversight needs, free up their staff to focus on other tasks, and bring their entire team peace of mind.

According to the senior event planner at AssuredPartners, “Executives said this was the best event yet with regard to technical and flow! Yay!!! Thank you for making me look good!”

AssuredPartners sought a more strategic solution to their audio visual production needs, and they took a measured risk in choosing a new audio visual production partner to support their high-profile event. CEAVCO delivered.

  Carolyn Daughters   Oct 08, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Expands Its Computer Aided Design (CAD) Capabilities

CEAVCO Audio Visual Project Managers Brett Kolesarek and Emily Sendelbach recently attended Vectorworks training. This investment in our employees adds two new users to the extensive base of Computer Aided Design (CAD) capabilities already at the company.

CAD software is providing great value to CEAVCO’s clients, enabling our team to make recommendations on how an event space can or should be used, as well as helping our team identify important space layout and design challenges and solutions in the event pre-planning stages. Our team and our clients benefit by being able to visualize stage layout, seating sections, video and audio placement, lighting design, and hoist and cable network design.

Vectorworks’ flexible and collaborative design capabilities are regularly used by event production professionals who design room and stage layouts at both large conference centers and sophisticated smaller venues. This versatile, on-premise application provides extensive 2D drafting, 3D modeling, building information modeling (BIM), and rendering capabilities.

  Carolyn Daughters   Oct 02, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Spotlight: How Has the Industry Changed Over the Past Decade?

A decade ago, audiovisual production companies differentiated themselves by their gear. In this CEAVCO Audio Visual spotlight, CEAVCO President Matt Emerson explains that today anybody can get the gear, so what really matters are the people on your team. Meeting planners want to know that their audiovisual production partner will bring new ideas and cover all the details so their shows go off without a hitch. They expect their partner to bring them peace of mind and deliver an exceptional experience — every time.

  Carolyn Daughters   Sep 22, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Sponsors the Denver Metro Chamber Annual Meeting

Once again this year, CEAVCO Audio Visual was a sponsor of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting. CEAVCO also handled audio, video, lighting, and staging for the event. The annual luncheon is a forum for networking, exchanging ideas, providing member education, and sharing an overview of plans and opportunities for the upcoming year. The 1,000 attendees from 317 organizations included business owners and community leaders throughout the Denver Metro area.

The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce is a leading voice for Colorado’s business community. Chamber events have lots of moving parts and many stakeholders, and the Chamber regularly turns to CEAVCO as a trusted partner, relying on our team to choose the video, audio, and lighting technology that best meets their needs. Each year, the Chamber’s annual meeting is entertaining, engaging, and educational because the entire team works together to strategize and implement innovative ideas with the goal of crafting yet another memorable event experience.

CEAVCO President Matt Emerson at the 2019 Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting
  Carolyn Daughters   Sep 17, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Romance Writers of America Conference in New York City

CEAVCO Audio Visual recently provided audio visual production support for the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Conference at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The conference draws nearly 2,000 career-focused romance writers who seek education and information; network with fellow writers; and interact with editors, agents, publishers, vendors, retailers, and other romance publishing industry professionals.

In addition to the general session and several other main stage events, the show included 12 breakout rooms over several floors. The awards luncheon was a critical piece of the show. Our client wanted this event to look good and needed all video, audio, and lighting to work seamlessly. Just as importantly, our client wanted no surprises. CEAVCO delivered.

A special shout out to CEAVCO Project Manager Emily Sendelbach. Our client praised Emily as a super-organized straight shooter who got right to the point and covered all the important details.

In addition, Ann Chaney, President at The Beau Monde, wrote this about their RWA mini-conference: “Thank you for all Emily and your team did to make our 2019 the Beau Monde Mini-conference and soiree a success. My greatest fear each year is something will go wrong with the sound or the projector. We didn’t have one single glitch all day or evening thanks to Emily and John Safarik. Thank you again. I hope we will see you in San Francisco next July!”

Together, our team — Emily, John, Paul Trotch, Randy Culpepper, and Rick Eichenberger — delivered a great show!

  Carolyn Daughters   Sep 03, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

Cinematic Art on the Urban Exterior

Earlier this month, original large-format films were projected on the Dairy Block alleyway in Lower Downtown (LoDo) Denver. For eight nights, the alley was lit up with new Side Stories films – it was quite the engaging, outdoor, urban experience! 

CEAVCO Audio Visual’s projection mapping video technology and technical support helped to transform the Denver hotspot into a cinematic work of art. The films were displayed on the CTRL Collective Bridge Window, starting with local artist Ella Vance’s fantasy film “Golden Afternoon” and ending with Boulder photographer Chris Sessions’ “La Familia Charra.”

#SideStoriesColorado #LoveCOFilm www.sidestoriescolorado.com

  Carolyn Daughters   Aug 27, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More

CEAVCO Deep Dive: Unconventional Spaces

In this short, entertaining deep dive video, Eric Newkirk, Vice President of Design and Creative at CEAVCO Audio Visual, describes the challenges and benefits of holding an event at an unconventional space. As he explains, unconventional spaces can help attendees experience events with fresh eyes. The key is to plan ahead and build a strong team to manage risks and handle all the details.

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  Carolyn Daughters   Aug 14, 2019   Blog   0 Comment Read More