Latest headlines: Daniel Shatzkes on going virtual, Joel Rollins on the virtual meeting biosphere, plus news from Planar, Sony and more
February 12, 2021 | Volume: 15 | Issue: 3
It’s so great to hear from longtime rAVe writer Joel Rollins in this issue. You can be sure his column, giving us the laughs and snark we always need on a Friday, offer much-needed perspectives too. On videoconferencing, he writes, “In 2021, we have the opportunity to refine presentation, and improve upon the takeaway for every attendee. We ought to seize that opportunity.” Read the full story here.
I also really appreciate Daniel Shatzkes’ recent piece, “Going Virtual,” largely about trade shows, but specifically about education and networking within them. While a huge proponent of in-person meetings, Shatzkes does, however, look for the silver linings and calls out why there are some uniquely positive aspects of a virtual show.
That might be a great transition into the news that rAVe just presented three fantastic days of content via LAVNCH WEEK 3.0. And wow, did we see a lot of new products. Some of them (like Planar’s and Sony’s) are in this newsletter — but be sure to get the full view of what was “lavnched” (ha) by registering to watch on demand. Sad LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 is over? Need something to look forward to before ISE 2021 in Barcelona this June? Perk up! LAVNCH WEEK 4.0 is already set for May.
I can remember a time, long ago, when people with shared interests used to meet in large gatherings. They would travel from far and wide and journey to a single location in order to sell their wares, share stories, renew old friendships and make new connections. By day, these travelers would converge to discuss their trades, goods and commodities. By night, revelry was the norm, with celebrations of food, drink and feelings of mirth among the masses of friends and comrades. These pilgrimages were fondly referred to as TRADE SHOWS. Maybe you’ve heard of them. Maybe you even remember them.
Every environment has its own homegrown bugs, and videoconferencing is no different. Whether you are running the meeting, or simply sitting still, hoping your RAF (Resting Attentive Face) has convinced the meeting organizer you are paying attention, it’s a good idea to know the creatures that are waiting for you in the virtual meeting biosphere.