LAVNCH & LEARN: ViewSonic — Collaborative Education and Workplace Solutions

On March 31, THE rAVe Agency Founder and Director Gary Kayye was joined by ViewSonic’s Ryan Strayer, Dan Sharpe and Chris Graefe for another installment of our LAVNCH & LEARN sessions. The session — titled “Collaborative Education and Workplace Solutions” — aimed to discuss ViewSonic’s exciting new products designed to foster collaboration in workplace and […]

LAVNCH & LEARN: ViewSonic — Collaborative Education and Workplace Solutions

Almo Spring E4v: Digital Signage, Distance Learning and Decorating with Tech

On Tuesday and Wednesday, we brought you live coverage of the Almo Pro A/V spring 2021 E4v virtual show experience (day one here; day two here). This time around, we were excited about some new additions and features, like a networking widget in the rAVe LAVNCH VTS platform that allowed attendees to connect together in […]

Almo Spring E4v: Digital Signage, Distance Learning and Decorating with Tech

Almo Spring E4v: The Way We Work

On Tuesday, we brought you live coverage on day one of Almo Professional A/V’s spring 2021 E4v. Wednesday, we were back for what Almo promised would be a very exciting day two. Spring 2021 E4v Lineup (March 10): The Reimagined Workplace: The Role of Existing and Emerging Technology (Pete “TEC MAN” Coman, PTS — People […]

Almo Spring E4v: The Way We Work

Almo Spring E4v: How to UC & See Into the Future

Last year, AV/IT distributor Almo Professional A/V pulled together a top-rate virtual experience for resellers and tech managers. E4v is a digital version of Almo’s in-person E4: a regional, industry-education-focused show that typically features Almo vendors and their offerings. This week’s event, the spring E4v (“v” for “virtual”), marked Almo’s third full E4v Evolution, the […]

Almo Spring E4v: How to UC & See Into the Future

Day 2 of NSCA’s 2021 BLCv — The Blog Version

On Feb. 24 and 25, rAVe attended NSCA’s 2021 BLCv, or Business & Leadership Conference (virtual), the 23rd iteration of the legacy event offering industry education and purposeful discussion. The audience and purpose of the National Systems Contractors Association’s event, as opposed to other NSCA events like the annual Pivot to Profit (P2P) conference, was […]

Day 2 of NSCA’s 2021 BLCv — The Blog Version

Day 1 of NSCA’s 2021 BLCv — The Blog Version

“Stepping up when it counts.” That was the tagline for NSCA’s 2021 Business & Leadership Conference (BLC or, this year, BLCv: the “v” for “virtual”). This was the 23rd iteration of the legacy event offering industry education and purposeful discussion. NSCA’s BLC attracts hundreds of executives annually to learn from other leaders, discover new ways […]

Day 1 of NSCA’s 2021 BLCv — The Blog Version

LAVNCH WEEK 3.0: The New Tech LAVNCH Day Roundup

The final hurrah of LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 was New Tech LAVNCH Day: a day dedicated entirely to something we’re all (still) desperately missing without trade shows — new product launches. This day looked a little different from the other two LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 days (ProAV Day and End User Day), so this wrap-up story will […]

LAVNCH WEEK 3.0: The New Tech LAVNCH Day Roundup

What Happens When Gary Kayye Interviews Industry Pros During LAVNCH? GARY: Unscripted

If you joined us for LAVNCH WEEK 3.0, you likely noticed that we had a new segment dubbed “GARY: Unscripted.” The concept is pretty much explained by the name: Gary Kayye hosted a series of rapid-fire, 10-minute sessions, where he would interview industry professionals with no script — a completely off-the-cuff conversation. Kayye interviewed a […]

What Happens When Gary Kayye Interviews Industry Pros During LAVNCH? GARY: Unscripted

LAVNCH WEEK 3.0: The End User Day Roundup

While ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 went exceedingly well (if you missed it, catch up here), we have to say we were equally excited about Wednesday’s End User Day. End users are a passionate and devoted audience in AV, UCC and Digital Signage, involved in verticals from higher ed to corporate to events and […]

LAVNCH WEEK 3.0: The End User Day Roundup

LAVNCH WEEK 3.0: ‘Back to the Workplace’ with Michael Goldman and Dr. S. Ann Earon

By Leah McCann and Steph Beckett LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 End User Day kicked off with a bang as we welcomed industry veterans Dr. S. Ann Earon (president at Telemanagement Resources International; founding chairperson of IMCCA) and Michael Goldman (principal at Communications Design Associates; board member of IMCCA) for the day’s keynote. The two tag-teamed a […]

LAVNCH WEEK 3.0: ‘Back to the Workplace’ with Michael Goldman and Dr. S. Ann Earon

LAVNCH WEEK 3.0: The ProAV Day Roundup

Within the amazing evolution of AV this past year, we’ve seen new solutions along the lines of UCC, digital signage, dvLED, projection, voice/gesture control and so much more. What will be the keys to 2021 success? Preparation, connection and agility, Rich Ventura of Sony said as he joined the LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 welcome segment to […]

LAVNCH WEEK 3.0: The ProAV Day Roundup

LAVNCH WEEK 3.0: ‘The Power and Value of Storytelling’ with Kevin Carroll

About 10 years ago, I had the pleasure of being introduced (virtually) to best-selling author and creative catalyst Kevin Carroll when I was but a third-year at my alma mater. Never did I imagine I’d be so lucky as to meet him again. Luck was on my side Tuesday because the keynote speaker for LAVNCH […]

LAVNCH WEEK 3.0: ‘The Power and Value of Storytelling’ with Kevin Carroll

Gary Explains Why You Should Attend LW3, Unofficially Gives Us a Tour of rAVe’s Office and ‘Star Wars’ Decor

As I hope you’ve now heard, LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 — three full days of exceptional AV, UCC and Digital Signage-focused education slash content slash thought leadership offering AVIXA CTS RUs — is happening next week. Taking place Feb. 9-11, LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 (what we sometimes like to shorten to LW3 when character counts are tight) […]

Gary Explains Why You Should Attend LW3, Unofficially Gives Us a Tour of rAVe’s Office and ‘Star Wars’ Decor

Announcing: LAVNCH WEEK 4.0

What do new products, leading ProAV, Digital Signage and UCC manufacturers, industry experts and #avIRL (more on this in a minute) all have in common? They’re all part of LAVNCH WEEK 4.0. LAVNCH WEEK 4.0 is scheduled to take place May 25-27, 2021. LAVNCH WEEK 4.0 will feature three themed days — ProAV Day, Digital […]

Announcing: LAVNCH WEEK 4.0

Sessions We Loved from D=SIGN, Day 2

It’s not every day that we get a brand new conference in the AV industry. Especially from industry-leading associations like AVIXA and the Digital Signage Federation (DSF). ESPECIALLY in a pandemic year. That’s why we were so excited for the debut of D=SIGN, which kicked off Tuesday on Day 1 with a flurry of fantastically […]

Sessions We Loved from D=SIGN, Day 2

Sessions We Loved from D=SIGN, Day 1

History’s first-ever D=SIGN: The Digital Signage Conference — an exciting new event created by AVIXA and the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) — began Tuesday. The two-day conference, delivered virtually this year,* was packed with products, education and networking for those in the digital signage industry: think AV integrators, retail/hospitality/healthcare/QSR operators, media and content professionals, and […]

Sessions We Loved from D=SIGN, Day 1

And That’s a Wrap(up)! Highlights from the SYNNEX LAVNCH Days

Reflecting on the year, it’s been a scary but eye-opening but wild but exciting but exhausting but fun ride. On the events side, I thought surely, with everything that’s happened, we’d have fewer opportunities to learn and network this year while home. I was wrong. rAVe had the pleasure of hosting all the SYNNEX LAVNCH […]

And That’s a Wrap(up)! Highlights from the SYNNEX LAVNCH Days

Audio Collaborative 2020 — The Blog Version, Pt. 2

By: Leah McCann & Steph Beckett Audio Collaborative 2020 kicked off Wednesday with some excellent insights into the audio sector of the AV industry. (In case you missed it, our day one recap is here.) Thursday, we were excited for more. Day two of the show would bring forth topics from esports and the music […]

Audio Collaborative 2020 — The Blog Version, Pt. 2

Audio Collaborative 2020 — The Blog Version, Pt. 1

By: Steph Beckett & Leah McCann Wednesday marked the start of the seventh-annual Audio Collaborative conference put on by UK-based Futuresource Consulting. Over two days, the 2020 conference, a virtual version of the show this year, tapped a lineup of industry experts to inspire a listening audience. Who was that audience? AV, technology and IT […]

Audio Collaborative 2020 — The Blog Version, Pt. 1

Almo E4v Roundup Part 5: Kehr and Guzauckas Just Provided the Keys to AV Bringing Back Live Events and In-Person Meetings in 2021

The live events and the in-person meetings markets were, well, decimated in mid-March due to the COVID pandemic. And no one seemed to know what to do — well, almost no one. Don Guzauckas, of HB Live, joined Tom Kehr today at the Almo ProAV E4v virtual show, during his “The Future of Meetings and Events” session and explained […]

Almo E4v Roundup Part 5: Kehr and Guzauckas Just Provided the Keys to AV Bringing Back Live Events and In-Person Meetings in 2021

Almo E4v Roundup Part 4: Pro Audio Matters

Ever since UCC technology became commoditized — thanks to Zoom issuing more than 100,000 free licenses to K-12 schools, then expanding to accommodate more than 300 million daily meeting participants since early 2020 — audio-quality issues have become front and center. You can still have a remote or virtual meeting without video, but not without […]

Almo E4v Roundup Part 4: Pro Audio Matters