Almo Pro A/V Virtual E4 Brought Together 1,400 AV Pros

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Last week, Almo Professional A/V unveiled the first E4 Evolution (E4v), a predominantly live, regionally-focused virtual learning event — part of the E4 Experience.

Attended virtually by more than 1,400 participants, the three E4vs (West Coast, Central, East Coast) included live sessions worth AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs) delivered by presenters who tackled topics such as UCC, dvLED, projection and esports. E4v also included daily live lunchtime panels led by NSCA executives to discuss business tips for optimizing recovery.

“The E4v format was a planned expansion to our in-person E4 Experience and designed to reach more regions — it was expedited somewhat due to the pandemic,” said Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing and communications for Almo Corporation. “Participation during each E4v far exceeded our expectations. The excitement that was generated by this virtual formula proved that we are still able to provide the industry with the knowledge and connections needed to keep AV professionals thriving regardless of the circumstances.”

According to rAVe PUBS founder Gary Kayye, “I was honored to deliver two live keynotes at the first virtual E4v. I know a lot of companies have been doing prerecorded events, webinars and trainings but, Almo did it right — live. So, the feedback from the attendees was immediate and in real-time.”

“The first Almo E4v was a welcome and innovative approach to bringing the traditional Almo E4 experience into the current situation,” added Jonathan Brawn, principal, Brawn Consulting and 2020 AVIXA Educator of the Year. “The E4v was an excellent experience; it gave us real-time interaction with both the vendors and the Almo team. As a presenter, it was a great platform that allowed me to educate a larger audience than I normally enjoy at regional events.”

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“The E4 Experience always has top-quality CTS education, and the E4v was no exception,” said Patrick Whipkey, director, USAV. “We received great timely content on four topics that all of our members want to learn about.”