Sponsored by Adobe Systems the 2006 city-wide WEVA Town Meeting Tour stops will also include Chicago (March 27), Atlanta (March 30), Los Angeles (April 3), San Jose (April 5), and Las Vegas (April 25--NAB week). The announcement of the 2006 WEVA Town Meeting Tour was immediately followed by the announcement of WEVA EXPO 2006. All WEVA EXPO 2006 programs and activities, including the 2006 WEVA Trade Show, will be held at Mandalay Bay. Room reservations for WEVA attendees will open through Mandalay Bay next week. Choice of Mandalay Bay or Luxor This year, WEVA EXPO attendees will have the choice of staying at Mandalay Bay at the discounted rate of just $139/night or at Luxor, which is directly connected to Mandalay Bay by indoor tram and walkway at the rate of $99/night. The WEVA EXPO 2006 dates at Mandalay Bay represent a change from the early August dates first announced (without location) last fall. "
A slate of seminars, workshops, system training, live demonstrations of new technology, and networking activities are already being planned for WEVA EXPO 2006, according to John Zale, WEVA's Director of Educational Development. Zale said new applications and concepts for utilizing technologies such as portable video in bridal marketing, and digital asset management (DAM systems) for corporate projects will be introduced on the 2006 WEVA Town Meeting Tour and will expand further at WEVA EXPO. "We're all suddenly working in the new world of 'broadband for everyone' and it's affecting members of our industry in new and different ways," said Zale. "We're confronted with amazing new opportunities but significant challenges too, including increased competition, how to keep up with new technology, and how to run a business that can be profitable and still allow you take a vacation." Programs set for the Town Meeting events and WEVA EXPO 2006 will explore new solutions in these areas.
Dan Krieger, Chairman of the WEVA Continuing Education Committee added that at this year's EXPO, the Committee will conduct the written exam for videographers wishing to attain WEVA Merited Professional Videographer (MPV) accreditation. Details will be posted soon.
Special events and presentations arranged for the 8th Annual WEVA Town Meeting Tour and new WEVA Institute workshops will be unveiled later this week on the WEVA Web site. Registration will be available online.
The WEVA 16th Annual Wedding & Event Video Expo will officially open at 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 21, 2006 at Mandalay Bay and conclude by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, August 24, 2006. Optional, pre-convention workshops will be held Monday afternoon starting at 12:30 p.m. An orientation and Welcome Event for first-time WEVA EXPO attendees will be presented Monday morning August 21 at 10:30 a.m. Watch the WEVA Web site for more details on all of the outstanding new programs coming up from the Wedding & Event Videographers Association International.