You’ve always depended on live meetings & events to sell your products, raise money for your non-profit or introduce people to your services. Then came Covid-19, and live meetings & events came to a grinding halt. Not to fear, transitioning to virtual events is a way to save you.

What are virtual events?

Virtual events allow you to continue to interact with your clients and customers and keep the momentum going. While they can take many forms, including live-streams, product reveals, pre-recorded Q&A sessions, and many more, the thing all virtual events have in common is that they occur in a remote location and are broadcast digitally, either via direct link or via social media, to all interested viewers.

What sort of events can you have virtually?

Virtual events, and the forms they can take, can be wide-ranging. Virtual event options include fundraising, sales pitches, virtual summits, annual meetings, trade-shows and product launches. Any event or conference that was once held in a large gathering can be easily modified to become a virtual event instead, especially with the services of a well-equipped virtual event facility.

Virtual product showcase with two presenters, wooden furniture, and home goods in virtual event space

How do you plan for a virtual event?

Think of your virtual event as if it was a live event.  Create a run of show, use pre-recorded segments to help reinforce your message, and then find a reliable partner to shoot and broadcast your event. By adding custom sets, graphics and event lighting you can elevate the virtual experience. Building 22’s location within the Display Group & AVL-Creative facility allows for quick access to a wide array of rental event furniture, décor, and any custom needs from our onsite shop. A very important aspect of a virtual event is having a stable broadcast platform. Our studio boasts super-fast internet with two back up networks, so viewers won’t be subject to lagging video or lost connections. We can also create a custom web-page for your event.  These pages can include links for donations, pre-recorded content, auctions, special offers or any other function you may need.

Virtual Events and You

Virtual events have proven to be a valuable tool to communicate your message, and will continue to live on even in a post-Covid world. By leveraging virtual presentation technologies to help keep your audience engaged and your customers informed, you can maintain mindshare and reach the audience you need – even if you can’t meet them in person.

Virtual event control room with monitors, laptops, and engineer at the switching board

If you want some help planning the perfect virtual event for your business or organization, contact Display Group today and let us help you plan the perfect virtual event.

As seasons change, so do trends in the world of event planning. Now that summer is behind us, we’re definitely seeing some changes in the designs and styles people want at their events. While things like beach parties and outdoor-themed events are getting a rest for a while, here are some trends you might want to consider when planning your event this fall.

Rustic Elements

Rustic design has been a major event trend for a while now and it shows no signs of slowing down. People can’t get enough of the perfectly imperfect look of things like reclaimed wood and wooden pallets. Bring this look to your party by renting things like rustic bar backs, wooden bars, wood chairs, and wood tables.

Metallics

Metallics are really having a moment right now. Gold, silver, rose gold — it’s all good. Can’t decide which type of metal you like best? Go ahead and mix it up! Mixed metals are very on-trend. Make your party shine with metallic coffee and side tables, decorative shelving, accessories, or even lounge seating.

Charging Stations

When you’ve planned a great event, people are bound to want to take pictures and post about it on social media. Make sure attendees are able to take all the pictures they want by creating charging stations around the event. Charging tables and other chargeable furniture like sofas and ottomans will help make it easy for everyone to stay powered up throughout the event.

Geometric Designs

It’s hip to be square — and round, and triangular, and any other shape you can imagine. Geometric patterns are sure to make a statement at your next event. Look for accessories like area rugs, backdrops, lanterns, tables, and shelving units that feature geometric patterns to create a stylish aesthetic your guests won’t soon forget.

Colorful Upholstered Seating

Black and neutrally-colored seating will always be popular, but right now, bold, colorful sofas, lounges, and sectionals are taking the spotlight. Make the most of this trend by choosing colorful seating that’s been upholstered with luxurious fabrics like velvet.

Statement Pieces

There’s nothing wrong with a little drama when it comes to design. Don’t be afraid to include some bold statement pieces that will make a big impact during your event. Dramatic chandeliers, creative backdrops, a cool bar, or even some thrones are just a few ideas to make this trend work for you.

Non-Floral Centerpieces

A great centerpiece can really make a statement, but now that summer has come to an end, lots of people are looking for centerpieces that don’t involve flowers. Succulents, cactuses, other types of greenery, pumpkins, and gourds all look great in the middle of a table. For Halloween parties, try skipping plants all together and let holiday decorations take center stage.

For help planning an event this fall, contact Display Group. We have a very large collection of on-trend rental event furniture, games, customized pieces, and more to help make your event a big success.