LAS VEGAS – The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) has installed its latest example of cutting-edge technology for special events and meetings students – the Giant iTab – an oversized interactive touchscreen intended to increase digital engagement and keep students on top of trends in the industry and at TISOH.
“When we teach our students about successful meetings, we want to expose them to every facet of planning, production and ultimately the experience of their attendees,” TISOH Executive Director Tim Lam said. “That includes bringing in the most innovative technology possible so they can create meetings that successfully attract, engage and inform their audience. The Giant iTab is precisely one of those cutting-edge technology tools hitting the market, and we want our students to learn to use it here, then be the experts on it when they launch their careers.”
TISOH is currently using its two Giant iTabs to encourage digital engagement among students, who can post live tweets about courses and externships. The Giant iTabs also serve as visual bulletin boards and often display the latest discussions among students and others in real time on the school’s Facebook, SnapChat and Instagram accounts.
John Humphries, owner of Earth Water Sky, a Las Vegas-based full service event production and design group, is Giant iTab’s exclusive rental partner for the Western region, and coordinated the placement of the Giant iTabs at the school.
“Earth Water Sky is excited to partner with TISOH and Giant iTab, bringing together students and the most advanced live event technologies,” Humphries said. “Giant iTab provides a unique hands-on experience for students and faculty, as the superior interactive digital signage – interactive kiosk product for live events.”
Mark Jones, managing director of Giant iTab, said event planners are eager for new ways to elevate their events and increase opportunities for their attendees to participate.
“There is a growing appetite within the events industry for ways to create added engagement and interaction,” Jones said. “Here at Giant iTab, we are delighted to be part of that excitement by offering an award-winning solution which allows conference planners and event professionals to showcase their digital content on a Giant iPhone.”
About The International School of Hospitality
The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) was founded in Las Vegas, Nev., in 2005. TISOH offers quality short-term, practical training and career development programs in hospitality. Developed for the industry and by the industry, TISOH’s small class sizes and online courses include: concierge, conference management and event planning, catering, hospitality leadership and supervision, hospitality human resources, hotel operations, and wedding coordination and design. Diploma graduates, trained by working experts in the field, enjoy an 85 percent job placement rate. TISOH is an academic partner of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. For more information, visit www.tisoh.edu or call (702) 947-7200.
About Giant iTab
The Giant iTab is a touchscreen tablet solution designed to take advantage of today’s rapidly growing world of event showcasing, digital engagement and e-commerce. Built on the revolution in smart phone and tablet technology, the Giant iTab takes existing client content and replicates it perfectly on a Giant Touchscreen with all the iconic design, gesture controls and user benefits of the popular handheld devices of today. Visit www.giantitab.com.
About Earth Water Sky|Las Vegas Event Production Company
Earth Water Sky is a boutique A/V & Design Group, specializing in creative audio, video, and lighting solutions for Special Events, Conferences, Conventions, and Nightclubs. We are your one-stop creative A/V resource, and provide turn-key Audio, Lighting, and Video design solutions for cutting edge promotional events, corporate conferences and corporate events, trade shows and conventions, and private special events. Visit www.lightandvideo.com.
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