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

Almo E4v Roundup Part 3: What Next-Gen Workspaces Look Like

On Tuesday, we brought you live coverage on day one of Almo Professional A/V’s fall E4v (gut check: here and here). Wednesday, we were back for what Almo promised would be a very exciting day two. Looking at the day’s lineup, we had to agree. E4v Oct. 28 Lineup – Live Sessions: Workplace Design in […]

Almo E4v Roundup Part 3: What Next-Gen Workspaces Look Like

Almo E4v Roundup Part 2: Digital Signage, Public Health and COVID-19

Earlier this year, Almo Professional A/V pioneered something amazing on behalf of the AV and IT distributor markets: a top-rate, digital version of its award-winning regional experience, E4. Yes, as was the case with pretty much all shows this year — with the exception of the last great live event of 2020, ISE Show — […]

Almo E4v Roundup Part 2: Digital Signage, Public Health and COVID-19

Almo E4v Roundup Part 1: UCC Gets Personal

I love an industry trade show as much as the next person. But COVID-19 had other plans for us this year. “No trade shows for you!” it said. “No fun for you!” it said. No way, the AV, UCC and digital signage industries responded. Instead, we got creative in a collective effort to meet virtually […]

Almo E4v Roundup Part 1: UCC Gets Personal

AVIXA and the Digital Signage Federation to Host D=SIGN: The Digital Signage Conference Dec. 8-9

AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, and the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) will host D=SIGN: the Digital Signage Conference, powered by LAVNCH, Dec. 8-9, 2020. This free, virtual conference will explore the solutions, innovations and big ideas around digital signage and digital out-of-home (DOOH). Since registration opened on Oct. 22, more than 1,000 people […]

AVIXA and the Digital Signage Federation to Host D=SIGN: The Digital Signage Conference Dec. 8-9

5 Technology Opportunities for AV/IT — Trends from SYNNEX Top Tech Day

Did you catch SYNNEX’s latest LAVNCH event, Top Tech Day, this Wednesday? Yes or no, we tuned into all the live sessions to bring you this story on the technology opportunities, products and solutions of 2020, 2021 and beyond. Among Top Tech Day’s presenters, moderators and panelists included SYNNEX Vice President of Product Management Sandi […]

5 Technology Opportunities for AV/IT — Trends from SYNNEX Top Tech Day

Moments that Matter — a DPAA Video Everywhere Summit Recap

A quick introduction to my DPAA introduction: I knew a bit about the association before my time in the AV industry; I started working in advertising in New York City in 2013. Seven-ish years in ad agencies later (I worked here, then here, and now here), working mostly in digital media with some print mixed […]

Moments that Matter — a DPAA Video Everywhere Summit Recap

Creativity and ‘Disruptivity’ During COVID-19 — a DPAA Video Everywhere Summit Recap

Hello everyone — I am your host for today’s recap of the DPAA Video Everywhere Summit. If you joined us last time, you’ll see that the event, was, in fact, virtual this year. And it was hosted on rAVe’s own LAVNCH platform! Exciting! If you’re not familiar, DPAA is the global trade marketing association that […]

Creativity and ‘Disruptivity’ During COVID-19 — a DPAA Video Everywhere Summit Recap

Meaningful Engagement During a Pandemic — a DPAA Video Everywhere Summit Recap

Every year, the DPAA, or Digital Place Based Advertising Association, hosts an event called the Video Everywhere Summit. The event is traditionally held in New York City, positioned as “the largest one-day omnichannel marketing event of the year.” It usually, impressively, includes big household names — last year, it was Adidas, Deloitte, IBM, HP and […]

Meaningful Engagement During a Pandemic — a DPAA Video Everywhere Summit Recap

What’s Next for 2020-21? Learnings from SYNNEX’s Latest of the LAVNCH Days

Thursday marked the third of the SYNNEX COLLABSolv LAVNCH Days (if you need reference material as to what those are, find some previous coverage here), and this event in particular promised to cover a topic at the forefront of all our minds: hybrid connections. What are they? What do they look like in our homes? […]

What’s Next for 2020-21? Learnings from SYNNEX’s Latest of the LAVNCH Days

Get Ready for SYNNEX COLLABSolv Hybrid Connections Day With Dr. Tracy Brower and Me!

Hey, everybody! Long time, no talk (unless you read the rAVe [PUBS] newsletters — then you hear from me a lot). I am coming to you with the latest news on our LAVNCH event coming to you live on Oct. 8! If you have been spending a lot of time thinking about how to move […]

Get Ready for SYNNEX COLLABSolv Hybrid Connections Day With Dr. Tracy Brower and Me!

Day Two of NSCA’s P2Pv — The Blog Version

On Tuesday, I attended the first-ever virtual iteration of NSCA’s Pivot to Profit event — P2Pv. The National Systems Contractors Association (or NSCA, as I mentioned earlier) puts on Pivot to Profit every year, but this time around the show looked a little different. In a great way. My recap from Tuesday’s event is here, […]

Day Two of NSCA’s P2Pv — The Blog Version

Day One of NSCA’s P2Pv — The Blog Version

This week, I was excited to cover my first virtual event on the first official day of fall (Yes! Fall officially began Sept. 22!) on what’s finally a beautiful (not deathly hot) North Carolina day. This show was one that I’d never attended, and one that would be all-brand-new to me — designed specifically for […]

Day One of NSCA’s P2Pv — The Blog Version

Bummer Alert: AV in EMEA Could Decline to $65 Billion in 2020

Following a rise to $71 billion in 2019, the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) ProAV market is set to fall by 9% in 2020 to $65 billion as COVID-19 impacts regional economies, according to the new 2020 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) EMEA Summary produced by the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association. […]

Bummer Alert: AV in EMEA Could Decline to $65 Billion in 2020

UC Audio, the Task-Based Workforce and Market Catalysts — Oh My!

So, you’re probably here because you want to know about audio in the UC market, right? You’re in the right place. As your stand-in host once again — I can tell you all about this particular session of LAVNCH EMEA. Once again, this session was hosted by James Kirby, pro audio analyst for Futuresource Consulting. […]

UC Audio, the Task-Based Workforce and Market Catalysts — Oh My!

A Recap of LAVNCH EMEA’s Collaboration Session

What better LAVNCH EMEA session to recap on UCC Collaborative Day than the one titled “Collaboration Session?” I’m not being facetious; I was really excited to hear what this one had in store. And I was excited for the familiar faces in it: Jane Hammersley of Collabtech, Lieven Bertier of Barco, Nia Celestin of DTEN, […]

A Recap of LAVNCH EMEA’s Collaboration Session

Here Come the Millennials — a LAVNCH EMEA Recap

Welcome to our second LAVNCH EMEA wrap-up article of the day, where I’ll be recapping for you #AVtweeps the Workforce Session of UCC Collaborative Day. Missed it live? Read my recap below, then register for the LAVNCH EMEA archives. (You must read the entire article to get the CTA, though — no cheating.) I was […]

Here Come the Millennials — a LAVNCH EMEA Recap

LAVNCH EMEA Day 2: Hybrid Working Is Bursting With Opportunity

We at rAVe were as excited about day two of LAVNCH EMEA — UCC Collaborative Day — as any other LAVNCH event we’ve hosted thus far. It’s like Chris Mcintyre-Brown of Futuresource said Wednesday on ProAV Day and reiterated this morning: UC&C (unified communications and collaboration) technology is intertwined into every AV discussion today. How […]

LAVNCH EMEA Day 2: Hybrid Working Is Bursting With Opportunity

A Recap of LAVNCH EMEA’s ProAV Control Session

Control is an AV topic that doesn’t “show” its glitz and glamor to the masses — but it’s usually the technology doing the hard work in the background. Control is a critical component to successful AV systems, and today’s LAVNCH EMEA Control Session made sure to tell that story. Read on for the session recap. […]

A Recap of LAVNCH EMEA’s ProAV Control Session

A Walk-Through of the Pro Audio Landscape — the LAVNCH EMEA Audio Session Recap

Hi everyone, Steph Beckett here as your stand-in recap host (just for this session today). I was lucky enough to get to watch today’s audio session of LAVNCH EMEA — and I get to tell you about everything I learned. I’ll preface this by saying I care a lot about the audio realm — I […]

A Walk-Through of the Pro Audio Landscape — the LAVNCH EMEA Audio Session Recap

What Gives Displays Their Visual Edge? — a Recap of LAVNCH EMEA’s Display Session

Welcome to another recap of LAVNCH EMEA. I’m your host, Leah McCann, and if you’re here, you are probably more interested in learning about displays than hearing me blab. So I’ll get on with it. What gives displays — whether LCD, LED or projection — their visual edge? Why pick one over the other? Read […]

What Gives Displays Their Visual Edge? — a Recap of LAVNCH EMEA’s Display Session

Welcome to LAVNCH EMEA — Disrupt, Create and Innovate

Us rAVe-rs woke up bright and early — some of us never went to sleep, actually — to get online today. The occasion: LAVNCH EMEA, which kicked off Wednesday in an exciting start to two full days of AV innovations and solutions launched virtually through our live, online event platform called LAVNCH. If you’ve been […]

Welcome to LAVNCH EMEA — Disrupt, Create and Innovate