As we approach the end of our fiscal year, the signs are very positive that we will achieve our budget surplus goal of $60K, a large swing from last year’s $250K loss. This success story is due in great part to strong attendance and sponsorship numbers from most of our events, most recently the Performing Arts Managers Conference earlier this month, and to a tight control of expenses. I know I speak for the board of directors when I say thank you to all of our volunteers and allied supporters who have made all of this possible.
We also continue to grow our membership numbers, with an increase of about 6% over last year, and the iCommit membership campaign is going strong and beginning to show positive results. This campaign is all about members sharing the value of IAVM with other potential members, and your efforts are making a difference. We hope to reach our membership goal of 4,100, but regardless, we will end the year bigger and stronger than ever before. Continue Reading →
The Bleacher Report offers an inside look at the massive elevator and turntable installed at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn:
Real estate is expensive in New York, and bus ramps take up space. Forest City Ratner Companies found a modern solution and eliminated the ramp. As you can see in the video, that solution was met with plenty of awe from various NBA visitors, including Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and Joakim Noah.
IAVM’s Greg Wolfe, Professional Development Manager, sat down with Joe Aldridge, Entertainment Engineering and Design Coordinator at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas – College of Fine Arts, to discuss technician and electrician certification programs available and to preview his Performing Arts Managers Conference session. In this podcast, Aldridge discusses how technician certification programs are helping improve safety at venues and the process to achieve certification. Aldridge also touches on the following:
If you would like to learn more, be sure to attend Aldridge’s session at PAMC 2013, What does the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) mean for you and me?, on Sunday, February 10 at 2 p.m.
This is the question discussed on Mashable.com, after Facebook Stories recently revealed a new stat: 7 of the 10 top check-ins in 2012 were at Baseball Stadiums. This coincides with another report from VenueSeen showing a 400% jump in Instagram photos taken at ballparks in the past year (compared to 2011). Frequency of games and other events happening in these venues contribute to the stats, but the underlying force that the IAVM community should consider is the deeper role social media is playing for your attendees: social proof.
Are you a chief organizer, a risk-taker and a collaborator? Do you prioritize and strategize? These are all traits of great leaders. In 2009, U.S. companies spent $12 billion on leadership development. Last year 44% of companies expected to increase total spending on leadership development and executive education. According to Deloitte’s research 56% of company leaders say they will soon face a shortage of qualified executive talent.