Are you tired of dealing with the technical glitches every time you organize an event? Does the constant development of event technology leave you feeling overwhelmed? If your answer is yes, then this article is for you. In today’s era, event management and technology go hand in hand. While the event planning skills are important, technology has also become of the utmost importance for every event, whether it’s a conference, concert, or wedding.

Let’s break down the key technical components typically needed for an in-person event!

Essential Technical Elements Required for an In-Person Event:

  1. Audio Equipment: For the clear and seamless communications, audio equipment from microphones to speakers, sets the stage.
  2. Lighting Equipment: Lighting sets the ambiance and mood, converting ordinary spaces into extraordinary ones.
  3. Video Equipment: Setting Projectors, screens, and video cameras to bring presentations to life and enable live streaming.
  4. Power Distribution: It is utmost important to acquire reliable power sources to ensure all technical components run smoothly.
  5. Rigging: It is the process of safely hanging and securing equipment like lights and speakers from ceilings or other structures during an event. Safely suspending equipment like lighting and sound systems is crucial for a secure setup.
  6. Networks: Setting internet and communications infrastructure is essential for communication and seamless operations.
  7. Special Effects: Adding effects like fog machines or confetti cannons enhances the overall experience.
  8. Event Management Software: Event management software offers an event planners a complete tool to handle different aspects of their event, like registrations, ticketing, schedules, logistics, and analyzing event data.
  9. Audience Response Systems: Audience response systems help event planners gather feedback and interact with attendees instantly during talks or Q&A sessions, with features like live polls, surveys, and chat.

A Detailed Guide on Handling the Technical Side of Your Event:

A recent study ranked event management as the fifth most stressful profession, and when technology is involved, it adds another layer of complexity. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a step-by-step guide to manage the technical aspects of your event

  1. Understand Your Needs: Begin by defining your event’s purpose and audience to determine your technical requirements, considering factors such as venue size, audience demographics, and event format.
  2. Create A Budget: Research the costs and get quotes from vendors to ensure you stay within budget, considering equipment rental, purchase costs, technician wages and any additional fees.
  3. Choose The Right Venue: Look for a venue that meets your technical needs and offers adequate support, assessing factors such as power availability, internet connectivity, and technical staff availability.
  4. Develop A Technical Plan: Outline all technical components, roles, and responsibilities in a detailed plan, including a layout of the stage and seating area, equipment setup, and testing timeline.
  5. Have Backup Equipment: Prepare for contingencies by sourcing and testing backup equipment, focusing on critical components to minimize the impact of technical failures or malfunctions.
  6. Conduct A Technical Run-through: Rehearse with your technical team to solve any issues beforehand, ensuring that all equipment and systems are working correctly and that staff are familiar with their roles and responsibilities.
  7. Hire A Professional Technical Team: Invest in expertise to ensure a seamless event execution, partnering with experienced professionals who can advise on equipment selection, troubleshoot issues, and provide onsite support.
  8. Monitor The Event: Keep an eye out for any technical issues and act swiftly to fix them. Use our dedicated technical team and backup plans to keep things running smoothly and ensure everyone enjoys the event without any interruptions.


In conclusion, technology is indispensable for modern events, whether corporate or non-corporate. By staying organized, communicating effectively, and being proactive, you can plan the technical prospect with confidence. With our experience spanning 25 years in event management, Channel Technologies is here to guide you every step of the way, from planning to execution. Let’s make your next event a resounding success!