This is so McLuhan, in its own way. This guy is taking a minute to stop being and to consider what the world we live in today, is really like. We don’t turn off phones anymore. We spend more time watching screens than live events. Like the goldfish, we don’t realize we live surrounded by water.“We all have to think — as planners, as organizers, as experience-architects — what that will look like,” Solis said. “There was a time we’d ask you to turn your phones off. There was a time when we wouldn’t provide Wi-Fi. And there was a time when we actually expected you to make eye contact with the person on a stage. Now, I’m actually better off if I just see your foreheads lift up. It means you’re sharing the experience.” Let’s look at some of the new roles technology is playing in the events landscape — key fronts where it’s changing the planning and experience we’ve come to expect. (via How technology is changing the way we plan and experience events)

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