Trends Briefing and Tour
Which Trends Briefing and Tour should you chose?
End User Impact
- Are you responsible for curating and managing your company's story?
- Are you responsible for deciding where and how that story will be told?
- Do you hire and manage designers as part of this process?
Then you should join our End User Impact Tour!
The End User Impact Tour designed and curated specifically for executives in Retail, Corporate Communications, Higher Education and Entertainment, will feature technology on the show floor that is relevant to furthering your business.
Led by StoryTech experts, these walking interactive sessions give you the knowledge you need to continue to build valuable, profitable relationships with your audience whether they are customers, clients, students or consumers.
- Are you a designer who shapes stories into compelling sonic and visual experiences?
- Do you work to create powerful and moving communications?
- Are you obsessed with how light and sound and color can move our emotions?
Then you should join our Experience Design Tour!
The Experience Design Tours, designed and curated specifically for executives, AV designers and consultants, content creators, event producers, marketers, architects and artists, will feature technology on the show floor that is relevant to furthering your business.
Led by StoryTech experts, these walking interactive sessions give you the knowledge you need to create powerful content that moves your audience whether they are customers, clients, students or consumers.
Content Goes Immersive
It's hard to overestimate the hype surrounding VR, AR and mixed reality. But what will these technologies really mean for the future AV professional? Just how many headsets can a company expect to manage? And what are the implications for AR beyond entertainment as enterprise AR becomes a new money maker? Are we really moving to an all-new, human based interface for interacting with content?
Technology is for Storytelling
AV is much more than a tune in the background or a game on the TV over the bar. AV is a critical tool for business communications and for how we tell our stories. Great storytelling requires not only great tools, but also great communication and collaboration with one another. Sharing makes our stories richer, deeper, and more relevant. The new technology you'll see on the show floor will drive better communications and more sophisticated story telling than ever before.
Creating the Experience
AV has moved way beyond setting the mood. Today's AV professionals create experiences for audiences. Naturally, technology is one of the key drivers of experiential content. Displays are bigger, clearer, brighter and more colorful than ever. They are thick and thin, single screened and multiplexed. Projections can be wrapped around buildings. Sound and Motion can be triggered to create responses. Content can be deployed anywhere from a bright Florida outdoor venue to deep under the sea. Audio experiences are becoming deeper and richer from superior soundbars to rich surround sound.
The AV of Things
The IoT (Internet of Things) includes the VoT (Video of Things). We now have microphones, sensors and cameras EVERYWHERE. We are constantly (and sometimes secretly) recording audio and video of the world around us. In some ways this makes things better. New security devices mean we feel safer. New entertainment platforms allow us to share the immediacy of our lives. But what does this mean in terms of data security and privacy? And what steps are being taken to help keep our Internet world alive and healthy?
The Ascendancy of Software
At one time, AV was all about the "iron." The hardware systems and chips that drove them were supremely important to the success of our AV world. Today, hardware must live in balance and share the spotlight with software. Increasingly, hardware is created in a flexible and programmable fashion that allows technology to innovate and keep pace with the changing marketplace and needs of ever more sophisticated customers. Now, more than ever, the control panel lives in your pocket on a cell phone or a tablet. And things are beginning to work automatically, as AI and other trends drive towards new tech models.