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Event Planning: Connect With Technology

Prepping tech for a big event

Learn about event technology

Lights, camera, action! Technology can bring your events to life with fun and practical online features and apps, dynamic lighting, razor-sharp video and crystal-clear audio—but first, you must become familiar with both the technology used to inform guests for your events, as well as elements of the of audio-visual (A/V) equipment. Explore how to effectively read and understand A/V proposals, and discuss what technology features are optional versus necessary—especially when tailoring technology for your event-specific needs and objectives.

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Course Outline


  • Lesson 1: Basic Audio-Visual Technology

    • Lighting equipment options and uses
    • Audio equipment options and uses
    • Video equipment options and uses
    • Presenter support technology, and determining presenter needs
    • Understanding an audio-visual proposal: the details and costs
    • New A/V technology trends
  • Lesson 2: Registration Technology

    • Principles of a good registration website
    • Managing registration data
    • What to look for in a registration system
  • Lesson 3: On-Site Technology

    • Integrating on-site registration technology
    • Applications and uses of a mobile event app

Learner Outcomes

After this class, participants will be able to:

  • Define basic audio-visual equipment and their common options, and production terminology
  • Choose the correct sound, video, lighting and stage elements based on the event needs and messaging goals, in order to service specific purposes in an event setting
  • Communicate effectively with speakers and presenters in order to determine their audio visual needs, and provide the appropriate equipment
  • Describe the registration technology options including registration websites and onsite registration equipment
  • Describe the applications and uses of a mobile event app

Course Schedule

March Section

TypeDateTimeLocation
Online (Instructor-led)Tue Mar 8, 20226:00PM - 9:00PMZoom

June Section

TypeDateTimeLocation
ClassroomFri Jun 24, 20228:00AM - 11:00AMCentury Center

Event Planning: Connect With Technology Course Information

Contact Hours
3 hours

Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit - $195.00