University of Chicago Law School – Q&A with Producer, Jonathan Zani

The pandemic caused organizations to get creative with their events, whether that meant going completely virtual, hybrid or grouping occasions together. The University of Chicago Law School approached us looking to host two sets of class reunions for 2021. The reunion programs for 2020 and 2021 were postponed and then combined into one larger, virtual […]

How To Build a Custom Platform for Your Event

BlackOak developed a custom platform for The University of Chicago Law School’s virtual reunion in 2021.  Custom platforms are uniquely crafted software programs developed for a particular group of users.  The platform was the central hub of this event which hosted programming, networking, audience engagement, and registration. Building a custom platform is a robust process.  […]

How to Plan an Event with Just Two Weeks

With truncated timelines, it is key to level set with your event partners on feasibility, staffing and install timelines. Transparency during the planning process will result in the best event in a short timeframe. Below are some tips on how to successfully plan an event within a short timeframe. 1. Give yourself ample install time. […]

Multi-National Law Firm Social – Q&A with Producer, Jonathan Zani

At BlackOak, we are bold when it comes to design, so we were excited when a Multi-National Law Firm came to us to produce their summer social. Jonathan Zani, technical producer for this event, shares how we completely transformed the client’s venue on a short timeline. Q&A with Jonathan Zani, Producer   THIS SOUNDS LIKE […]

Corporate Client – Q&A With Managing Director, Adam McCarthy

When it comes to out of the box ideas, the sky is the limit working with our team. This client’s biggest fear coming into this project was their theme, as it was something different than what they had done in previous years. Adam McCarthy, Managing Director for BlackOak, shares how we pulled off this over-the-top […]

5 Stages in Creating a Pre-Recorded Event

When hosting a virtual event, one of your options is to pre-record the entire event (or portions of it). While you may be wishing for the energy of a live broadcast, one significant benefit of pre-recording is that it gives you more creative control than a live stream. As with live streaming, strategy, planning and […]

Datassential – Q&A With Senior Producer, Meredith Oliver

Selecting a venue is a crucial part of planning any event. Venue features and size were major factors for our client Datassential when it was time to plan their annual Foodscape member conference. After a successful partnership for their first event, they came to us for a second year with bigger goals in mind. Meredith […]

Our Service: Wedding Production

Wedding Production Lighting up your night! We provide beautiful lighting and audio production for weddings and celebrations of all occasions. We work with planners, designers, venues, and couples to provide a one stop shop for all your lighting, audio, and video needs. Any venue you want to say “I do” we can “We can”, let’s […]