Southwest Showcase 2018 is your best education value. Over the next few weeks we’ll demonstrate that value with a series of emails providing an in-depth look at the sessions scheduled for this year’s conference–this is our third in the series. Don’t want to wait for us? You can see the full agenda here any time.
From Movies To Meetings: Augmented Reality For Your Event
Beth Ziesenis, Author, Speaker, Nerd
That which was once the domain of the cinema is now coming to a meeting near you. Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft have all invested heavily in virtual reality, artificial intelligence-and augmented reality. Attendees want more immersive experiences at meetings, augmented reality helps make that happen. It’s one thing to hear about the latest advancements in technology, but it’s a completely different experience when you see it with your own eyes-and try it with your own hands! Your Nerdy Best Friend, Beth Z, will help you understand augmented reality opportunities for marketing, attendee engagement and simply to make your life easier.
How To Prepare For The Unthinkable
Scott Stephens, Stephens Security Group
The U.S. has 5% of the world’s population-but we have 31% of all public mass shootings. And according to Harvard and the FBI, the percent of mass shootings has tripled since 2011. We pray it will never happen, but what if it does? Meetings with hundreds or thousands of people present would make a prime target, as evidenced by the Las Vegas shooting. Event managers need to know what to do to mitigate the possibility, and what to do if it actually were to occur. Scott Stephens, a security specialist, certified Police Instructor and a police officer for 30 years, will show you how to develop a proactive approach to preventing mass shootings and other catastrophic crimes, and how to react in the event such an incident were to occur.