COVID-19 has brought gatherings to a halt for months which has certainly affected us all in some way. While this result of the pandemic has cancelled a few plans for the majority, the event industry has had to completely rethink their livelihood.
The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Power recognize this hurdle and commend Event Point on their safe redirection by naming them the first-ever Industry Innovation award winner.
Event Point is a locally based event production company that “carries the stress for you, during the process of building and running your event,” shared Chris Shelton, Senior Project Manager.
“For once, you can sit down and enjoy dinner at the event you planned,” added Josh Taylor, Project Manager.
Event Point normally sets up their state-of-the-art equipment at your venue location complete with speakers, lights, podiums and more while running the show behind the scenes. Their expertise ensures there are no awkward moments or technical difficulties.
When gatherings sizes steadily decreased, Event Point’s schedule came to a standstill; however, it did not take long for Shelton and Taylor to redirect their energy.
“We wanted to create a safe way to still bring the same extraordinary experience to our clients,” shared Shelton.
Event Point completely redesigned one room in their office to virtually bring an event to you. The setup is a mock stage featuring curtains draped behind up-lights, framing a podium and microphone. Four large digital monitors, an audio monitor and multiple cameras are across the room only visible to the speaker.
“We can pre record presentations or run them live,” Shelton explained. “Viewers would never know the speaker was not standing on a real stage.”
Event Point also has the capability to host Zoom interactive conferences as well as hybrid events. While some are beginning to feel comfortable hosting in person events, attendance still can’t be as high as normal, so Shelton and Taylor hope to help bridge this gap.
“We can adjust our in-person events to make them suitable to a virtual audience, too,” said Shelton. “While some guests are physically present, we can live stream an event for at home viewers simultaneously.”
Guests utilizing the Event Point’s virtual event space have the opportunity to be the only one present in the room ensuring social distancing.
For those who feel most comfortable going live from their own office space, Event Point can easily transport their equipment to best suit the client.
Shelton encourages anyone who is interested in hosting a professionally produced, virtual event to set up a consultation. For more information and booking, visit their website eventpointhq.com.