Almo ProAV’s E4 Experience To Focus On Education

On March 12, a team of industry educators and AV/IT experts will gather in Chicago to share their knowledge at the Almo Professional A/V, 2019 E4 Experience, a rebranded, expanded version of the award-winning E4 AV Tour. These leaders in AV education will deliver thought-provoking business and technical sessions worth AVIXA CTS Renewal Units, as well as SDVoE Alliance and Digital Signage Federation certifications. All of the sessions are designed to propel resellers, integrators and their end users forward in their professional careers. The Chicago E4 Experience also features a special autograph session with former Chicago Bears quarterback and two-time Super Bowl champion Jim McMahon.


“We’ve recruited super star educators — influential and highly respected business professionals — to help our E4 Chicago attendees stretch their knowledge, spark new ideas and embrace the future of Pro AV and IT,” said Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing and communications, Almo Corporation. “Not only will attendees be rewarded for their participation with AVIXA CTS RUs and other valuable certifications through SDVoE and the Digital Signage Federation, they can also put what they’ve learned to immediate use.”

According to Justin Kennington, president of SDVoE. “We are happy to participate in the E4 Experience because we know that the right audience of system designers and installers will be there and we look forward to teaching them about the ways SDVoE will make their jobs easier and their customers happier.” He noted, “The Certified Design Partner program teaches attendees the differences between designing with matrix switches and designing with SDVoE – those who are certified become recognized experts in how to successfully design AV systems on this platform and how to communicate the benefits to customers.”

“As a truly independent and global organization, we bring unbiased and relevant information to those looking to further their digital signage practice,” added Brian Gorg, executive director, Digital Signage Federation. “The Digital Signage Federation is proud to participate in the E4 Experience where we may educate integrators, resellers and end users about the business and technical aspects of digital signage.”

E4 Experience Chicago sessions are listed below. For more details about each E4 Experience All-Star instructor, click here.

  • Introduction to Windows Collaboration Displays (.5 CTS RU)
    Matthew Shaw, Microsoft
    Brian Carskadon, Avocor
  • SDVoE AV-Over-IP Design Certification (1.0 CTS RU)
    Justin Kennington, SDVoE
  • An Unbiased Explanation of AV-Over-IP (1.5 CTS RUs)
    Gary Kayye, THE rAVe Agency
  • Designing for User Experience (1.0 CTS RU)
    Tom Kehr, AVIXA
  • Exhibit Hall Production Tour; AV-Over-IP In Action (1.0 CTS RU)
    Gary Kayye, THE rAVe Agency
  • Hotel Technology and the Customer Journey (1.0 CTS RU)
    Glenn Hausmann, Rouse Media
  • AV In An IT World (1.0 CTS RU)
    Joe Cornwall, LeGrand
  • Avoiding Pitfalls in Digital Signage Installations and Content (1.0 CTS RU)
    Todd Heberlein, Almo Professional A/V
  • Digital Signage Federation Certification – Foundations of Digital Signage (1.0 CTS RU)
    Spencer Graham, Real Digital Media
  • Universal Serial Bus (USB) Deep Dive Technology Exploration for AV Design and Integration (1.0 CTS RU)
    Joe Cornwall, LeGrand
  • Installation Issues for Converged AV/IT Systems (1.0 CTS RU)
    Tom Kehr, AVIXA
  • Kayye’s Krystal Ball (1.0 CTS RU)
    Gary Kayye, THE rAVe Agency
  • Special Autograph Session with former Chicago Bears quarterback and two-time Super Bowl Champion, Jim McMahon
    Presented by Sharp

For more information on the Almo ProAV E4 Experience, go here.