Thursday, April 23, 2015

7 Amazing Summer Events In The Baltimore, MD Area That You NEED To Attend!

Summer is fast approaching, and I'm sure you can all guess what that means. There will be a plethora of different events and festivals happening nationwide! There are a few special ones that will be taking place in the Baltimore, MD area. If you're looking to spice up your summer with some fun, here are some of the best events too look forward to in the Baltimore area!

MAY

AVAM Kinetic Sculpture Race
This just so happens to be one of those events for the more eccentric types, but can still be fun for any passerby! Human-powered sculptures trek through the streets, mud and harbor waters. 10 a.m. May 2. Free for spectators. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. For more information, click the link above!

Wine in the Woods
Who doesn't love a nice glass of Merlot. Or perhaps a more sweet Moscato is your thing. No matter what your choice of wine is, there's plenty to enjoy at the Wine in the Woods festival! Enjoy gourmet treats, live bands and wine tasting. Go on, you deserve it! 11 a.m. May 16-17. Price TBD. 5950 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia.

JUNE

Latinofest
What better way to add some spice to your summer than by attending this years Latino Fest. Immerse yourself in Hispanic culture by dancing the day away, trying classic dishes and admiring art. Times and prices TBD. June 27-28. Patterson Park.

African American Festival
Mix culture, empowerment seminars and live performances and what do you get? A great time. Celebrity appearances and times TBD. June 20-21. Free. Camden Yards Lots B and C between Camden Yards and M&T Bank stadium, 1101 Russell St.

JULY

Vans Warped Tour
This particular music festival is by far my favorite music festival there is. With thousands of people in attendance every day of the tour, you can only imagine the energy and happiness that comes from this event. With bands like Asking Alexandria, Beartooth, Slaves, and even some non-rock/metal groups like Riff Raff, you can be sure that this years event will be the biggest and best yet! July 18 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044.

Otakon
Anime fans rejoice! Baltimore hasn't forgotten about this incredible part of Asian popular culture! You can be sure that there will be plenty of cosplaying and LARPing to boot! Anime fans flock to this three-day convention to celebrate East Asian popular culture. July 24-26. Ticket prices TBD. Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St.

AUGUST

Baltimore Fashion Week
Sometimes, you don't like getting all dressed up and want to see other people get dressed up. This event is definitely up your alley then! For its eighth annual production season, budding artists and designers prove that fashion is also art. Aug. 14-16. Various locations and ticket prices.

As always, remember that if you are attending any of these events as a vendor or are putting on the event and you need fast and easy technology rentals, then feel free to visit the Baltimore, MD Rentacomputer Rental Service for any of your tech needs!

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

LE Miami 2015 Reflects Shift in Luxury


LE Miami is the world's first travel trade show that reflects a shift in luxury. The event brands itself as a catalyst for the next evolution of travel, calling it definition by style and running with the tagline "Rebels with Cause". LE Miami connects influential buyers representing this creative class clientele with the edgiest and most and most rebellious international travel brands. 

The event meets in Miami every year for a business-driven and passionate event that bridges traditional conferences and modern festivals. The event lasts from June 8 to June 11 and will include 42 pre-scheduled  appointments with relevant individuals. In addition to that, the event curates both the crowd and the scene to go beyond the average trade show, transforming the conference into a "Ministry of Ideas"; networking events into electric parties; and dull plasterboard booths into a revolutionary show space. 

Why Miami

Market Maker: The US is the biggest luxury hospitality market in the world, with 25-50% of global revenue originating stateside. Miami is at the center, with the world's greatest collection of high-end hotels back-to-back along Collins Avenue and quick links to the Latin American market. 

Boutique Breaker: Miami was at the crest of the boutique hotel wave back in the 90s, with early developers like Chris Blackwell and Ian Schrager reinvigorating the city into today's thriving scene with properties like The Tides and Delano South Beach.


Genre Shaker: The city's unlikely evolution into an art epicenter has seen Wynwood become a global destination for street art, international art fairs like Art Basel and Design Miami set up camp and a revitalized Design District emerge, packed with high-end shops, bars and restaurants. 

Benefits

Value: The leaders of the contemporary travel evolution in one place means the opportunity to negotiate rates, compare and contrast products and build relationships with trusted partners for a great ROI.

Quality: We've already cut through the clutter to find the visionary brands that understand the demands of the rising creative class, guaranteeing you direct contact with high-level representatives from the industry's current and future mavericks. 

Structure: Bespoke appointments, chosen by you, with relevant individuals that can make a difference to your business, are combined with streamlined and productive networking breaks and lunches to maximize your valuable time out of the office.

Style: Our dynamic conference, bar-raising Awards do, incredible evening parties and forward-thinking design set the tone for Miami-style networking.

Venue

LE Miami 2015 will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, which also plays host to other important events like Art Basel and the building itself is a striking example of South Beach's iconic Art Deco architecture. 


LE Miami is not your standard trade show. The event has conceived an environment that reflects the anarchic , inventive spirit of the creative class. The event takes cues from the world of art, fashion, music and design and fuses exhibitor stands with spaces to network and be inspired. This includes a DJ booth, bar and big screens. Rebels with cause indeed.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Stay Powered Up Longer with These Long-Lasting Laptops

If you have a laptop that performs well, it still isn't very useful if it doesn't last that long. Business professionals that are always on the road know the value of a laptop that doesn't need to constantly be plugged in. There are a few laptops that have great battery life, and if you do any traveling you will want to check them out. Here is a list of a few laptops that won't let you down in the battery department.

Dell XPS 13

This is a great Ultrabook all the way around. It has the worlds smallest bezel so it can fit a 13-inch display into an 11-inch, 2.6 pound chassis. It also has enough battery life to last about 12 hours with continuous Wi-FI usage. It has a Core i5 processor, 128GB SSD storage and 8GB of RAM. It has a backlit keyboard and a really nice touchpad, so not only does it last a long time, but it performs very well and has very nice features.

Asus Zenbook UX305

This notebook is a really great value, especially when it comes to laptops with long lasting batteries. It lasts 9.5 hours on a full charge, has an Intel Core M CPU, 256GB of SSD storage, and it is only half an inch thick. It doesn't have the flashy backlit keyboard that some other models have, but for the price and performance you really can't complain about the little things.

HP Spectre x360 13t

This laptop has an amazing 13 inch 1920 x 1080 display and still manages to have a battery life of 9 and a half hours. This one has a lot of cool features, as it is able to be in laptop mode, tablet mode, or even tent mode to make it easy to watch movies or YouTube videos. It has a 5th generation Intel Core processor, 256GB of SSD storagge, and it has a sleek aluminum body that just looks great.

Lenovo ThinkPad X240

The ThinkPad series is the ultimate in productivity and portability. You can get up to 8 hours out of the battery, and if you upgrade to the 6 cell battery you can get up to a staggering 20 and a half hours out of this bad boy. There really isn't much else to say. 20 plus hours of life in a notebook that performs just as well as any other. What else do you want?

Lenovo ThinkPad T440s

This is a fantastic business notebook. It has a 4th generation Intel Core processor, a beautiful display, and the battery life to power all of it. With the 3 cell battery you can get about 7 hours out of it, and if you upgrade the battery you can get up to 14 and a half hours. Another cool thing is that it has an additional 3 cell battery inside of it, so when one battery is about to die you can just switch to the other fully charged battery without even turning your device off. Convenience at its finest.

Like I said before, business professionals that travel often know the merits of a laptop with a long-lasting battery. Being able to stay powered-on wirelessly for extended periods of time is one of the key factors that a lot of people look for in a new laptop so if that's one of the key selling points for you then these 5 laptops are sure to grab your attention.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Some of the Best Music Festivals of 2015 are in Atlanta!

For anyone located in the Atlanta area or anyone who may be traveling there this year, there are a ton of events that feature lots of great music. There is something for everyone; rock, jazz, country, rap, and a ton of huge artists and local talent as well. Here is a list of events that you should check out!

 SweetWater 420 Festival

The SweetWater 420 Festival takes place at Centennial Olympic Park on April 17th through the 19th. Lots of huge artists are confirmed for this one including: Snoop Dogg, 311, Thievery Corporation, Primus, Cage the Elephant, and many more. Live music isn't the only thing the event has to offer either, there is craft beer, comedy tents, food trucks, and even a local artist market. It will be a blast and you should stop in!

Sweet Auburn SpringFest 2015

The Sweet Auburn SpringFest 2015 goes from May 8th to the 10th at Auburn Avenue & Courtland Avenue in Downtown Atlanta. With over 350,000 attendees this is the biggest street festival in the entire southeast. Last year there were 7 different stages with live entertainment from many different artists. There is also a Fun Zone for kids, a Tech expo, and all kinds of other attractions! Best of all, it's totally free.

Music Midtown Festival

This festival takes place on September 19th and 20th in Piedmont Park. There are tons of different types of bands; rock, classic rock, blues, jazz, and anything else you could ever think of. Tickets go on sale in July. It is a little pricey at $125 for the whole two days, but it is worth it. Especially since the weather will be really nice and you won't be sweating!

Imagine Music Festival

The Imagine Music Festival is a two day event dedicated to dance music. It has multiple stages where the world's top electronic musicians, DJ's, bands and artists perform. The festival combines three different venues: Historic Fourth Ward Park, Masquerade Music Park and Clear Creek Basin. The sound systems are crazy, the light shows are crazy, and it's just an overall great time. You can check it out on August 29th and the 30th in Downtown Atlanta!

Atlanta Jazz Festival 2015

For all of you who are into jazz music, you should check this one out! The Atlanta Jazz Festival is on May 22nd through the 24th in Piedmont Park. The festival is world famous and is considered to be one of the best ever. There are always well over 100,000 people attending, and it is also completely free.

These are but a few examples of all the events, festivals and musical shows that #Atlanta will play host to in the coming months. Atlanta is a beautiful city and a favorite destination of summer travelers and with events like these it's easy to see why! For a more comprehensive list of everything that Atlanta will be offering check out the Atlanta Event Guide on the city's downtown website!

Just Because We Love It - Oh Atlanta
 By Alison Krauss & Union Station



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