17 August 2012 Two things stopped the sale of petrol in the mid 1970's. The Oil Crisis, and Wildcat Strikes. Both are foreign concepts in these easy days, but I remember petrol rationing. We had a car with an even last number, and the Ford F350 gig truck truck had the odd number. A Cleveland 300 cubic...Read more ?
(By Julius) 16 August 2012 Just this morning as the winter cold ebbed and spring glanced my way, I pondered the most traumatic business week of my life, 21 months ago. It was the week I decided to shut Julius Events College, and it happened in November 2010. What cascaded from that has shaped me. Now I am more...Read more ?
15 August 2012 Google just bought Frommer's, the travel book people. As you point your smart phone at the DMX receiver or dial up console settings on your tablet, think about how the travel gig will change just as soon as Google and Apple are ready. Apple have a slew of patents in the pipeline...Read more ?
Looking for something new and exciting? Have a sense of adventure? Interested in the music of other cultures? Want to gain new sound recording skills?Greg Simmons has room for a few more people on his eighth ‘guerrilla ethnomusicology’ recording expedition through Asia and the Himalaya. Scheduled...Read more ?
Wired magazine is on our best 5 list here at CX, and a recent article by Ben Paynter resonated. He points out that when the space shuttle Challenger burned up on reentry, the problem had been known for 79 previous missions. But it had not come together and created a disaster, so the rocket nerds didn't...Read more ?
This is from Tony Chamberlain, Managing Director at Staging Connections Group Limited in response to the Technician On Duty debate that has been running in CX Magazine (August) and here at cxmagblog. Staging Connections provides a Technician On Duty style service (Venue Technical Representative - VTR)...Read more ?
As a supplier with the largest number of in house venues in Canberra, we could not agree more that many in house suppliers practices in regards to TOD fees are far from what we would deem fair. We on the other hand have a VERY different approach. If an outside provider is coming into any of our venues,...Read more ?
Russell Bennett from Microhire QLD sends this: Your AV Industry Needs You!!! · Imagine not being able to use your favoured and trusted AV company when doing events! · Imagine now , not having the right to choice your AV supplier on its merits – Price, Value...Read more ?
A reminder that draft units, qualifications and skill sets for the review of CUE03 Entertainment Training Package are all available in the IBSA Feedback Hub for viewing and comment. Feedback has been extended to 8 August.Registrations for validation workshops will close 3 days prior to the workshop....Read more ?
The unexpected: desert, then on-tray. By John Maizels It’s been pretty much plastered all over the the web that I and Julius (aka J-Man, publisher, editor, chief strategist, and totally unpredictable director of all things CX) went on an adventure-filled road trip to InfoComm 2012. As Road...Read more ?