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Event Development, Management, and Marketing sea of heads
BGA produced its first conference in 1975 for SPIE, the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation engineers. Since then, we have conceived, developed, managed, produced and marketed well over 1
50 professional events. Here are some notable examples which illustrate the range of size and type of our events as well the diversity of our activities.
Cirque du Sonora
CyberArts International
Licensing International
Mother Lode Business Summit
CFC Alternatives Conference
National Music Expo
International Security Conference
Mobile Communications Expo
Seybold Seminars
Web Innovation Conference
Software Development Conference
The Digital Be-In
Paradox Conference
Global Information Infrastructure Awards
Technical Services

 

Sierra Green Days Community Festival
In association with the Foothill Collaborative for Sustainability, we created the promotion campaign and all of the marketing materials, including a discrete web site, brochures, flyers, ads, and the pull-out program feature that was produced by the Calaveras Enterprise and appeared in the Sierra Lodestar.

Cirque du Sonora Community Festival
Our recent production, sponsored by Sonora Subaru was an all-day festival featuring live music, acrobats, magicians, stiltwalkers and over 15 games booths presented by local non-profit organizations as a fundraising activity. Approximately 1000 people attended and were “wowed.” BGAmedia conceived, produced, and managed the event. See the web site.

CyberArts International
CyberArts International Miller Freeman Expositions
As Director of Business Development for the Expo division, Bob was responsible for acquiring and launching a number of events, most of which involved emerging technologies and markets. This conference, expo, and concert-style showcase was the first true digital media symposium to serve the arts and entertainment world. Many new tools and technologies made their debut at CyberArts. A 10-year anniversary celebration was held in 2001. Sponsored by Keyboard Magazine in association with Verbum.

Licensing International
Licensing International Advanstar Communications
The producers of this world-class event were looking for an independent provider of marketing expertise to produce both their exhibitor and attendee campaign materials. In a “down” economy and a slumping tradeshow industry, they have maintained their customer base and expect to increase their numbers this year. Approximately 400 exhibitors, 20,000 attendees, and many many custom features.

ML Business Summit
Mother Lode Business Services Summit Columbia College, TC Chamber of Commerce
The premier learning and networking event for businesses in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Held annually, we have consulted on the production, promotion, and operations of the event while contributing to its marketing and the chairing of conference tracks. We also developed the event’s web site. We continue to be active in the production of future events with this group.
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CFC Alternatives Conference
CFC Alternatives Conference Miller Freeman Expositions
We launched this conference on behalf of Circuits Manufacturing Magazine to serve the critical needs of electronics manufacturers facing tough environmental regulation of their chemical processes. We designed the conference, planned and executed all of the marketing and handled the onsite logistics.
Over the three years that the topic was relevant, the show grew 300% and the results included a cleaner environment and more profitable manufacturers.
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National Music Expo
National Music Expo Miller Freeman Expositions
We designed and conducted research for the publishers of Keyboard, Guitar Player and Bass Player magazines to support the launch of this ambitious series of multiple annual events. We then created all marketing materials and submitted an operations plan that was later employed by in-house staff. Exhibitors were manufacturers of musical instruments and attendees were amateur and professional players. The event featured workshops with big-name artists and concerts as well as product exhibition.
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Imternational Security Conference
International Security Conference Reed Exhibitions
The ISC expo is a series of multiple annual shows across the US and internationally addressing the security concerns of businesses and institutions. Attendees were dealers, distributors and professional users of access control, monitoring, and crime deterrent products. Bob served as marketing director for four years (helping the show to grow by 25%) and stayed involved with its management for a total of seven years.
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Mobile Communications Expo
Mobile Communications Expo
Cahners Exposition Group
New technology was about to create the Cellular Telephone industry. Our team timed the launch of this new show to coincide with what was expected to be a 10 billion industry in its fifth year. Bob was show manager, handling event design, exhibit sales, and supervising the marketing and onsite logistical support.
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Seybold Seminars
Seybold Seminars Key3Media
This seminar and expo series helped create the desktop publishing industry. When the Internet changed that forever, they were quick to evolve, integrating new media expertise into their conference, inaugurating new expo features and making a concerted outreach via print, email, and promotional tie-ins. We were brought in to devise and execute several of those projects over a three year period.
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Web Innovation Conference
Web Innovation Conference Softbank Forums
In the height of the Internet boom, we were tabbed to consult on the development of a conference program exploring advanced technologies and standards for the Web Developer community. We also recruited speakers for much of the program and moderated two of its sessions.
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Software Development Conference
The Software Development Conference CMP Events
Before becoming the technology powerhouse it is today, the Software Development Conference was a struggling young event at Miller Freeman. We created PR materials and programs that helped the show grow, and it was ultimately acquired by CMP.
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Digital Be-In
The Digital Be-In Verbum Events
1960s counter-culture consciousness meets digital era creativity. The resulting event is part art gallery, part exposition, part concert. Although similar in some aspects to the CyberArts Festivals, the Digital Be-Ins were not focused on professionals or the media trades. This open-to-the-public event originated as a MacWorld Expo evening event and evolved into a stand-alone feature in San Francisco for many years. Each Be-In had a theme concept. The 10th anniversary event (poster pictured at left) focused on Human Rights in Cyberspace, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Bob served as producer for six years.
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Paradox Conference

Paradox Conference Verbum Events
Held at the legendary urban experimental city Arcosanti, Arizona, this mutli-disciplinary confab drew leaders from the arts, sciences, and social pursuits to explore how new discoveries and technological progress can be better employed to serve the human condition and give us a better future. BGA participated in two of these biennial events, providing programming consultation, public and press relations, and technology and logistics to support a network connection with a simultaneous event in San Francisco.

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GII Awards

Global Information Infrastructure Awards Ziff-Davis Events
Bob served as a judge for three years running in this prestigious recognition of excellence in network communication, education, commerce, and entertainment.

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Event Technical Services
The city of San Mateo, California and a touring company of Cirque du Soleil have called upon us to employ our special expertise in show logistics and theatre audio for their productions.

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