is next week, a large-scale youth conference for the United Methodist Church that I produce each year outside of my work with rAVe. I say that it is "outside of my work with rAVe," but it really is integrated into my editorial work — I make decisions on vendors and the products they recommend for use at our event on behalf of the Pilgrimage team. These decisions are directly influenced by the industry news that I cover at rAVe.
My most recent conversation with the venue’s in-house A/V team was related to using some ribbon boards that are in the bowl of the coliseum. They are Daktronics (How crazy, right? Daktronics displays in an arena.) and content is served by Daktronics Content Studio.
I’m grateful that I join conversations with techs having (1) an understanding of the technology as well as (2) an understanding of the importance of the content served on the displays. My (non-technical) team kept saying, "We can only justify the cost of using the displays if they are used for eye-mag feeds." And I said "LOL, so that will look terrible."
This issue features a great column by Anthony Coppedge about the benefits to AV companies of failing faster to succeed sooner.
Enjoy the issue!