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ESSAE & MPI UNY Virtual Event - Audio-Visual: The New Frontier
Friday, September 22, 2023, 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM EDT
Category: Webinar

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Empire State Society of Association Executives (ESSAE) & MPI Upstate New York (MPI UNY)

Virtual Educational Event
Friday, September 22, 2023
9:00AM - 10:30AM EST

ESSAE & MPI UNY are pleased to offer our second joint virtual educational event! All are welcome to attend.  

Our members, stakeholders and partners share common goals and issues.  Once more, ESSAE & MPI UNY are collaborating to offer responsive educational opportunities pertinent to our evolving landscape. A key requirement we both recognize is the effective budgeting for and execution of group events.  A frequent theme is the importance of audio/visual (AV) expertise. Join us on September 22 for our next joint educational virtual event:

Audio-Visual: The New Frontier

As with so many other event components, planners have encountered a different look and feel of audio-visual post-pandemic.

  •  Companies melding - PSAV and Encore, CMI and ON Services
  • The downsizing of independent providers
  • The exodus of some of the most talented personnel in the industry

Hear what this panel of industry experts has to share about the effects of the labor shortage, equipment upgrades and trucking and fuel costs.

  • What exactly does this mean for budgets?
  • What can planners do to manage expenses without compromising production?
  • How do planners educate their internal & external leadership?

 Facilitator: Heidi Longton, CMP Fellow, CMM, DES Director of Convention & Events New York State School Boards Association


  • Justin Cheshire, VEMM Partner & Director of Marketing & Business Development Cheshire Audio Visual
  • DJ McKeon Regional Director CMI AV
  • Johanna Walsh Vice President of Event Production Encore


Advanced Registration Required | Registration Fee: $25