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Special Events: Attention to the Details

With the return to live events, we are seeing clients wanting to make an impact on their attendees as soon as they enter a venue. Just like a large live show production your special event deserves the attention to details and planning. For this event our client wanted to ensure that their event was executed flawlessly, and the guests were greeted with a celebratory feel that highlighted the existing features of the event space.  

What to Consider When Planning A Hybrid Event

What to Consider for Hybrid

For the LAI Live team, 2021 was a year of experimenting with ways to best incorporate hybrid meeting elements into a live setting. We recently worked with an organization that decided to go all in with a fully hybrid event by incorporating virtual elements into their daily general sessions, awards, committee meetings, and up to 25 breakout sessions per day.

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What's Next for Events in 2022?

What's Next for 2022 Blog

As we gear up for events in 2022, some of the most common questions we're being asked include: What are you seeing other people do? Are hybrid event options still being offered? Is social distancing still a factor? What have attendee counts been onsite the past few months?

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Behind the Look: American Trucking Associations

Behind the Look: American Truckers Association

For its first in-person Management Conference & Exhibition since the beginning of the pandemic, the team at the American Trucking Associations wanted to make a big, memorable visual impact. Our goal was to create artwork that matched and heightened the excitement of the team, the exhibitors, and participants. An exciting new set of screens and scenic pieces came together to form a unique canvas to engage the audience. 

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Behind the Design: A Wider Circle Community Ball

LAI Live partnered with A Wider Circle over the course of six months to design and produce its 2021 "Grow" Community Ball. The end result was a hybrid show that featured uplifting, street art-inspired visuals that paid homage to the organization's DC-area roots while recognizing the volunteers, donors, staff, and contributors who make A Wider Circle's mission possible. 

The Power of In-Person: ASAE's Power of A Summit Awards

LAI Live had the pleasure of producing and designing the 2021 ASAE Summit Awards. After a year of virtual programming, the Summit Awards returned to its home at the National Building Museum for an in-person gala complete with reception, recognition, and of course, music! 

What Do In-Person Meetings Look Like Heading Into 2022?

In-Person Meetings in 2022

Today’s in-person meetings look a little different than we’re used to. The need to go the extra mile to ensure the comfort and health of attendees and all the people that make events possible has added another layer to planning and execution. The LAI Live event producers have been on the ground collaborating with groups to get their events up and running, while making sure they’re following all the guidelines in place for safe, engaging meetings.

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Creative Ideas for Your Hybrid Awards Gala


As meeting planners become more familiar with all the different hybrid event formats, they’re discovering the possibilities for incorporating hybrid elements into their upcoming events, including awards galas. Our LAI Live team has been busy at work helping clients produce hybrid programs offering a variety of creative concepts to keep their audiences engaged.

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Event Destination Guide: Cities for Your Next In-Person Meeting


Destination search has evolved immensely in such a short timeframe. In the past, meeting organizers have selected locations based on factors such as access to airports, abundance of hotels, transit infrastructure, cultural attractions, and venues. Now, there’s something else to consider when selecting the right venue for an event: the level of COVID-19 restrictions.

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Survey Says: Hybrid Event Facts and Figures


The results are in from our recent survey of meeting organizers and event professionals at our Plan V: Hybrid Homerun broadcast. We asked some top questions around how organizations are planning on programming their events for the rest of 2021 and into next year and we’re sharing the facts and figures from our survey findings, as well as helpful resources for event success.

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