Behind the scenes at CUE 2022

With just over 2100 people registered in 80 countries around the world, Virtual CUE 2022 was definitely our largest event to date! As you might expect with an event that spans most of the time zones, and many of our ETC corporate offices, it took a small army to pull it all together.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what planning and executing a 24-hour event from ETC looks like.

CUE 2022 by the numbers:

  • 42 sessions
  • 6 languages
  • 15 Source 4WRD Color adapter winners
  • 242 questions answered live
  • 1 global challenge from VP of Marketing, David Lincecum

If you didn’t get a chance to hear David Lincecum encourage us all to become a more sustainable entertainment industry, we highly encourage you to watch the video here!


Speaking of videos, many, many, (many) hours of filming and editing go into an event like this. Here are just a few images from the weeks leading up to CUE 2022.


As you can imagine, a CUE 2022 crew loose in the headquarters building overnight gets a little goofy and strange things are bound to happen. Here you’ll see just a few of the inanimate objects that received googly eye updates during the event.

CUE eyes More CUE eyes

CUE 2022 checklist
Checking off each of the 42 sessions as they complete!

I can’t say for certain that anyone actually fell asleep under their desk, but photo evidence is hard to dispute…

CUE 2022 overnight
(Not actually sleeping)

CUE 2022 from Germany & London

Here are a few of the event setups from around the globe. How many do you recognize from the sessions you attended?

CUE 2022 from France

CUE 2022 from Russia

Our team in Russia coordinated their sessions from four different cities:

  • St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Murmansk, Russia
  • and Hurghada, Egypt

CUE 2022 from Russia

CUE 2022 from Hong Kong

Our team in Asia had 6 devices running during portions of the event to keep track of English, Mandarin, and Korean sessions, their presenters, and the Q&As!

And a jar of Japanese plum-flavored candy for extra energy.

CUE 2022 in Hong Kong

Here are a few more images from our international offices during setup, live streaming, and enjoying the time afterward.

Thank you to everyone who attended live and everyone who registered and is actively watching the sessions after the fact. Your energy and excitement for this industry are why we continue to host events like CUE. We can’t wait to do it all again soon. If you are interested in additional online training opportunities from ETC, check out our course catalog on LearningStage.  

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Rachel Frederick
Rachel has worked with ETC since 2007. She takes advantage of the limited warm months in Wisconsin by participating in outdoor activities like camping, paddle boarding, kayaking, and riding waterslides. She has several gardens that she swears she’ll be able to keep up with someday. And she enjoys stretchy things like new socks, yoga, and taffy. She writes a lot, she reads a lot and she plays with her kids a lot.