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On today’s #EventIcons, we’re taking a closer look at how to plan an event without visiting the venue using AR and VR in events. During a very recent episode of the Event Tech Podcast, Will Curran and Brandt Krueger already tackled a similar topic. However, it’s never quite enough! When considering all the unbelievable potential of AR and VR in events, endless (Endless? Get it?) possibilities for discussion are out there. And this week, we’ll jump on the topic of venues, and what AR and VR can mean in this context.

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The advancements we’re witnessing in technology are staggering. And while the event industry might be a little slow in adopting some trends, attention should be paid to how our lives as event planners can change. One of the amazing possibilities of AR and VR is paying virtual visits to potential venues while simulating experiences. The concept alone is mesmerizing, and the number of resources that can be saved is more than appealing.

Not convinced yet? Well, then it’s time to join our hosts, Brandt Krueger, and Lindsay Martin-Bilbrey, for today’s episode of #Eventicons. They welcome special guest and icon, Sandy Hammer. Sandy has over 20 years of experience in the international events industry. She created AllSeated to revolutionize and digitize the event planning process. Additionally, with experience in the publishing, art, and high tech industries, Sandy previously founded conferenceART, a company that produces corporate conferences, seminars, forums and brokerage events around the world for customers such as Orange Global, Telefonica, and O2 UK, as well as many start-ups in Israel and the UK.

So, take a seat and listen as they discuss AR and VR in events, and more precisely, planning an event without visiting the venue. Let’s go!

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Plan An Event Without Visiting The Venue

What are we the best at doing as event professionals? We're storytellers. We are the best storytellers, at the best possible time - all of us. Click to Tweet
Truthfully we believe the virtual reality goggles will be like a new toolkit. Click to Tweet
Virtual reality is going to be huge on the destination side. This basically becomes the venue on-the-go. Click to Tweet

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Brandt Krueger

Author Brandt Krueger

With over 20 years experience in the meetings and events industry, Brandt has spoken at industry events and seminars all over the world, been published in numerous magazines and websites, and teaches public and private classes on meeting and event technology and production. He provides freelance technical production services, and is the owner of Event Technology Consulting.

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