Hybrid events should become a permanent part of how we gather

Hybrid events have numerous benefits including increased reach, lower costs, and greater accessibility Many people are asking: “What is the future of events?”  While many are anxious to get back to the way things were, there are some great takeaways from this past year of virtual events.  As we move forward to more in-person gatherings,…

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Cantabile’s Virtual ‘Above and Beyond’ Musical Gala

Live Oak AV worked with Silicon-based Cantabile Youth Singers to produce a one-of-a-kind virtual event. Cantabile, pronounced “kahn / TAH / bee / lay,” is a youth choir organization in Silicon Valley. Cantabile Youth Singers organizes its members into six different choirs, based on level and age. When 2020 rolled around, they knew they needed…

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3 Ways to Make Graduations Great (Even If It’s Virtual)

Annual events, like graduations, have historically drawn large crowds of family, friends, and neighbors to attend and celebrate. But we’ve all seen how virtual events are a way to celebrate and connect safely with loved-ones near and far.  We’ve successfully live-streamed a few different types of graduations last year, and so we’re sharing the 3…

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5 Lessons Learned from A Year of Virtual Auctions

(Pictured above: Co-hosts Yolanda and Linsday for the “Team Read Rocks!” virtual fundraiser held in our studio.) Even as more hybrid and in-person events return, virtual events—including high-level fundraising auctions—have a presence that’s likely here to stay.  Because virtual auctions invite non-local attendees, you have an opportunity to scale your auctions like never before. We’ve…

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What “Live Oak” Means to Us

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Did you know that no live oaks grow in Seattle? There are a lot of Douglas firs, Western hemlocks, and Pacific dogwoods. But there aren’t any live oaks. Except, of course, for us—Live Oak AV.  We are often asked where our name comes from, as Live Oak trees are not native to the Pacific Northwest.…

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