AVIXA Foundation Opens Brad Sousa Impact Fund

February 22, 2024

The AVIXA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, is proud to officially open the Brad Sousa Impact Fund. The foundation is now accepting applications for grants as well as donations. The Brad Sousa Impact Fund was created to honor the profound legacy of the late Brad Sousa, chief technology officer […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2024 Edition

February 19, 2024

Welcome to my 24th annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! It’s been an honor to have written this for 24 straight years and even more of an honor for it to have so many thousands of readers annually — it’s almost always our most-read article of the year on rAVe [PUBS]. So, if you’re reading this right […]

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rAVe’s Guide to Educational Sessions at ISE 2024

January 24, 2024

Integrated Systems Europe 2024 is right around the corner, and there is no shortage of things to keep you entertained. Once you’re on the show floor for a while, though, you may find yourself eager to take a load off of your feet. Here is a quick list of educational sessions you should consider attending […]

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The AVIXA Foundation Creates Brad Sousa Impact Fund

January 17, 2024

The AVIXA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, has announced the creation of the Brad Sousa Impact Fund to “support the foundation’s work with a key focus on developing audiovisual and digital transformation professionals and their understanding of each other’s overlapping needs.” The AVIXA Foundation provides access to AV skills […]

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The Humanity of Technology

January 12, 2024

In 2017, the audiovisual trade organization known as InfoComm formally changed its name to the Audio Visual and Integrated Experiences Association or AVIXA. The addition of that little “X” caused some consternation among many in the industry at the time, and there are still some industry Luddites who take shots at the idea of adding […]

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AVIXA Details Its ISE Plans

January 12, 2024

At ISE 2024, taking place January 30 to February 2 at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via, AVIXA will host an engaging program of learning and networking, including an extensive conference program, interactive sessions with thought leaders at Xchange LIVE, a livestream of AVIXA TV from the show floor, and much more. “For the 20th edition […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1289: AVIXA Women’s Council Adds Christina Cruzeiro as Co-Chair

December 14, 2023

In this Steph Takeover episode of Rants & rAVes, I interview Tammy Fuqua and Christina Cruzeiro about what it is to be a woman in our industry (news flash — it’s tough). During COVID-19, the percentage of women in the AV workforce actually declined! But the AVIXA Women’s Council does great work, and to continue […]

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Need MS Teams Rooms Training? AVIXA’s Got It!

October 18, 2023

AVIXA has signed an agreement with Microsoft to offer Microsoft Teams Rooms training to ProAV professionals. This technical training to deploy, configure and manage Microsoft Teams Rooms is now available for free through AVIXA’s training catalog. “Employees want to have a high-level communication and collaboration experience whether they’re working from their home office or in […]

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Making New Connections: InfoComm 2023 and Beyond

October 13, 2023

Every year, I write a column about what I experienced at InfoComm. In 2023, I made a large number of new acquaintances from June 13-16 by visiting many exhibitor booths, some sponsored events, a dinner, my own happy hours and participating in a streaming video. Let’s review what it’s like to make connections at one […]

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Recruiting Talent in the AV Industry? Company Values Matter.

September 18, 2023

By Peter Hansen AVIXA Company values matter. They impact how your business runs, they impact our society, and, according to new data, they hold substantial importance to the ProAV workforce. The link between company values and hiring is not an entirely new topic. In recent years, more and more data has shown that workers place […]

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ANZ-Based Integrate Show Expands AVIXA Partnership Three More Years

September 7, 2023

Diversified Communications Australia and the AVIXA today announced another three-year agreement as event partners for the Integrate AV Exhibition. Diversified Communications Australia Managing Director, David Longman, said strong industry partnerships were key to the success of Diversified’s portfolio, and this agreement further strengthens vital long-term relationships. “We look forward to working with AVIXA to ensure […]

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rAVe [TV] — Episode 125: ProAV Market Predictions, LaGuardia Airport and Our ProAV Symposium

August 30, 2023

We tried to keep it short on today’s episode of rAVe [TV] (with Gary and me that rarely happens), so we took you through a few of our favorite stories from the week. First of all, AVIXA’s latest study predicts that the ProAV market will be worth $400 billion in the next five years. Also, […]

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AVIXA Research Shows ProAV Market to Be $400+ Billion in 5-Years

August 29, 2023

The ProAV industry is forecast to add nearly $100 billion in revenue over the next five years, reaching $402 billion in 2028, according to AVIXA’s 2023 Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA). With pandemic recovery largely in the past, the industry is poised for healthy growth through 2028, even if year-over-year percentages slowly decline. AVIXA’s […]

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InfoComm 2024 Will Focus on Digital Transformation, AVIXA Co-Locates Show With Object Management Group

August 1, 2023

AVIXA will co-locate the 2024 InfoComm Show with Object Management Group‘s new digital transformation event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Under the brand “Transform! InfoComm 2024,” AVIXA and OMG will host an exhibit hall, dedicated conference and networking opportunities focused on digital transformation on June 12-14, 2024 — the three show-floor days of InfoComm. OMG, through […]

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June Ko Will Become New Executive Director of IAPL

June 7, 2023

AVIXA and Pico Group, the co-owners of InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd. (IAPL), are pleased to announce that June Ko will become the new Executive Director of IAPL, taking over from Richard Tan, who will retire at the end of July. Ko is currently the executive director and vice president of Asia Pacific Operations for IAAPA, the […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1230: Legrand AV and AVIXA Will Offer an Entry-Level Digital Signage Class at InfoComm 2023!

June 1, 2023

On my latest videocast, Michelle Montazeri, manager of digital signage at Legrand AV, joins to talk about her “Digital Signage: Where Do I Start?” class at InfoComm 2023 on Wednesday, June 14 at 8 a.m. EDT. Digital Signage is one of the fastest-growing segments of AV, and this session will help a beginner integrator or […]

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Why I Continue to Renew My CTS Certifications

May 30, 2023

Earlier this month, I logged into my AVIXA training portal. I uploaded several certificates for CTS RUs that I had earned over the last three years. Some of those RUs came from moderating technical webinars or teaching workshops or courses for AVIXA. Others came from events like LAVNCH WEEK right here on rAVe. Still more […]

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What You’ll Experience in the 2023 InfoComm Trailblazers Zone

May 25, 2023

At the 2023 show in Orlando, InfoComm is set to debut the Trailblazers Zone where first-time exhibitors will demonstrate cutting-edge solutions from artificial intelligence (AI) to augmented reality (AR) and more. “The idea [is] to make it easy for new, first-time companies to be a part of InfoComm,” said  Rochelle Richardson, senior vice president of […]

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rAVe’s Guide to Educational Sessions at InfoComm 2023

May 24, 2023

InfoComm 2023 is right around the corner, and there is no shortage of things to keep you entertained. Once you’re on the show floor for a while, though, you may find yourself eager to take a load off of your feet. Here is a quick list of educational sessions you should consider attending at InfoComm […]

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May Temperature Check Results: InfoComm 2023

May 24, 2023

InfoComm 2023 is less than three weeks away — and it’s the most talked about topic in the ProAV industry right now. That’s why InfoComm 2023 was the focus of our May Temperature Check. The first question we asked you, our readers, was “What is your interest in attending InfoComm 2023?” And it should come […]

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It’s Time to InfoComm!

May 17, 2023

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked by AV integrators, end users and even AV and UCC manufacturers if they should attend InfoComm 2023 in Orlando next month. Every single time my answer has been the same: YES! OK, I know what you’re thinking and yes, you are correct; I attended InfoComm […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1220: Here’s Why 2500+ People Will Attend Educational Sessions at InfoComm 2023

May 15, 2023

On my latest pre-InfoComm-2023 videocast, I chat with AVIXA’s director of live content, Annette Sandler, to talk all about the 150+ educational sessions at this year’s show in Orlando next month. This year’s educational slate will include a record number of manufacturer-based training sessions along with a focus on conferencing and collaboration. Watch this and […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1218: InfoComm Is More Than New Products and Tech; It’s About Education, Too!

May 12, 2023

In the lead-up to InfoComm 2023, I’m spending time talking to AVIXA and InfoComm influencers, enticing you to attend the show. Today’s Rants & rAVes comes in the form of a sampling of the education offered at IC23. Joined by Jesse Miller, CEO of Midtown Video, I learn he’s teaching leading two sessions, including a […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1216: Here Are 3 More Reasons to Attend InfoComm 2023

May 10, 2023

Two AVIXA superstars, Sam Minish and Megan Kuhman, joined me on my latest videocast to explain three important InfoComm 2023 happenings; the AVIXA Women’s Council Breakfast, a brand-new Career Empowerment Event and how the organization will leverage its Xchange Live platform during the show. #AVtweeps are invited to participate in all three events, and this […]

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InfoComm 2023 Will Reveal the Latest Pro AV Solutions for Online and In-Person Learning Environments

April 10, 2023

InfoComm 2023, June 10-16 (exhibits 14-16) in Orlando, will spotlight AV products and solutions for the future of learning environments, from presentation aids to streaming distribution systems. The show will feature a rich education program, expert-led tours of learning solutions on the trade show floor, and tours of innovative solutions at the University of Central […]

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AVIXA Partners With HETMA for Technology Manager Program at InfoComm 2023

April 3, 2023

AVIXA has partnered with the Higher Education Technology Managers Alliance (HETMA) to bring a wide-ranging program for higher education technology managers to InfoComm 2023, which takes place June 10-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. HETMA will host education, networking events and show floor tours and have a presence on the InfoComm […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1208: Time to Register for InfoComm 2023! Here’s Why.

February 28, 2023

On today’s videocast, AVIXA Senior VP Rochelle Richardson joined me to talk all things InfoComm. InfoComm 2023 is June 10-16 (exhibition dates 14-16) in Orlando, and rAVe has a free code for you to use (“RAVE”). However, that’s not the main reason to register — watch this, as Rochelle details all that’s happening in and […]

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The Future Corporate Workspace

February 23, 2023

By Sean Wargo, Vice President of Market Intelligence, AVIXA The pandemic will forever be a dividing line for the corporate office market. Remote and hybrid work were never talked about more than in the last three years. Now that we’ve emerged from the pandemic, what will the future corporate workspace look like? It makes sense […]

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Use rAVe’s InfoComm 2023 Registration Code and Get a Free rAVe T-shirt!

February 14, 2023

Registration is officially open for InfoComm 2023, set for June 10-16 (exhibits 14-16) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The show will explore pro AV solutions that accelerate productivity and create unforgettable in-person experiences. “At InfoComm, we bring all facets of the pro AV industry together to see advancements in technology up […]

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InfoComm Partners With NSCA for Education Initiatives at 2023 Show

February 13, 2023

InfoComm has partnered with NSCA, the National Systems Contractors Association, on education for InfoComm 2023, which takes place June 10-16 (exhibits 14-16) at the Orange County Convention Center. “InfoComm is the must-attend pro AV show in North America, with the education program being a huge draw for AV professionals,” said David Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD, […]

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AVIXA’s Education and Networking Plans for ISE 2023

January 13, 2023

AVIXA will host a packed program of education and networking for ProAV professionals at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2023 from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3 at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via. New this year, AVIXA has taken on the management of seven ISE conferences on topics from digital signage to live events, in addition to […]

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Looking Back at InfoComm 2022 Ahead of InfoComm 2023

November 28, 2022

Although InfoComm 2022 was over five months ago, I wanted to share some of the unique things I saw and events I experienced — as InfoComm 2023 in Orlando will be different and many are starting to prepare now. First thing’s first, I decided to stay at the Vdara Hotel during the week of InfoComm […]

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