Akamai August All Hands & 20th Anniversary Celebration

Supporting a combined All Hands meeting, a celebration of their 20th Anniversary and launch of the new company tagline.
Akamai August All Hands & 20th Anniversary Celebration

Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services and enables corporations and government agencies to deliver content and applications such as ads, business transaction tools, HD quality streaming video, and websites over the internet. Akamai is the edge – and keeps decisions, apps, and experiences closer to users, and attacks or threats far away.


Our initial engagement was to support the Akamai All Hands meeting, which is comprised of 3 events over 18 hours (live event for 700 attendees with webcast, late night & early morning APJ and EMEA studio broadcasts, and multiple 2-way location interaction). Then a few weeks out from the event, management decided to make this meeting a celebration of their 20th Anniversary and launch of the new company tagline. How would the internal team make this happen with so little time to spare?

Stagedge Solutions

Our team launched into action with a collaborative brainstorming session where ideas flowed that resonated with the team.

On event day, as they approached the auditorium, attendees were greeted by the funk jazz sounds of the local band, The Boston Horns, which gave them a skip in their step before even stepping onto the grass. The Kresge Oval had been transformed into a fully branded barbecue party with oversized balloon arches and pillars surrounding the space. Once they entered the foyer there were a series of huge 4’ tall, branded helium balloons, and a 4’ tall 3-Dimensional 20th Anniversary logo for everyone to sign. It was clear to all that more was to be revealed.


Inside the auditorium, a 24’ wide LED screen displayed brilliant color on the stage for content and IMAG, while imagery and kinetic lighting painted the walls and ceiling in textures and gobo imagery. For the crescendo, the moving lights brought the walls to life with lights and patterns, the Line Array speakers thumped the air while this audience celebrated.