AVIXA Announces 2021 Council and Committee Leadership

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AVIXA announced the 2021 leadership of the association’s councils and committees, which guide the planning and development of membership policies and education training programs. The AVIXA Board of Directors has appointed Justin Frick of AV Chicago as chairperson of the Live Events Council, Vince Shuster of MediaStar Systems as the chairperson for the Manufacturers Council, […]

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LAVNCH Sets Virtual Event Engagement Bar By Delivering 57,000+ Group Conversations and Chats During the D=SIGN Virtual Conference

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AVIXA and the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) hosted its first event collaboration, D=SIGN: the Digital Signage Conference, on Dec. 8-9, 2020. The virtual event brought together AV professionals from around the world to explore the digital signage ecosystem with 30 speakers across 18 sessions. And, it was served-up on THE rAVe Agency’s LAVNCH Platform! Total registrations for D=SIGN came to […]

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Sessions We Loved from D=SIGN, Day 2

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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 […]

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Sessions We Loved from D=SIGN, Day 1

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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 […]

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D=SIGN Is Around the Corner. Here’s What to Expect

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It’s officially December, but the year isn’t over yet. Neither are the virtual events. Taking place Dec. 8-9, D=SIGN: The Digital Conference, powered by LAVNCH, is one to look forward to. And it starts just a week from today. D=SIGN was born from two key industry associations — AVIXA and the Digital Signage Federation — […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1021: Why You Need to Register for Next Week’s AVIXA + DSF D=SIGN Event

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Gary was joined by both D=SIGN opening keynote speakers, Laura Davis-Taylor and Beth Warren, today on his podcast along with AVIXA’s Sam Phenix and DSF’s Spencer Graham, to talk all about the industry’s new, premier digital signage event. D=SIGN: The Digital Signage Conference is coming Dec. 8-9 (aka next week). You need to register as this is going to THE event you will remember five […]

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AVIXA Announces 2021 Board of Directors and Leadership Search Committee

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AVIXA has announced the election results for the 2021 AVIXA Board of Directors and Leadership Search Committee. Martin Saul, CEO of ICAP Global, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the Board by AVIXA membership. AVIXA members also elected to the Board Jatan Shah, executive vice president, chief operating and technology officer, QSC, and Brad Sousa, CTO, […]

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

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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 […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1014: Let’s Catch Up with AVIXA’s Sean Wargo on the State of AV, UCC and Digital Signage

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You may recall that, in mid-August, Gary spoke to AVIXA’s Sean Wargo about the organization’s late-summer market intelligence report. Well — two months later, Gary grabbed Sean again to get his perspective on how things are going as we’re in Q4 2020 — and what new things we might see in AVIXA’s next report. Gary and Sean also discussed […]

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DSF AND AVIXA Just Made Sure Digital Signage Will Be Fastest Growing Segment of AV in 2021

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AVIXA has partnered with the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) to bring digital signage education content to the association’s trade shows and events. AVIXA will announce details later this month on events where DSF will bring its content. The Digital Signage Federation is a not-for-profit organization that supports digital signage professionals through education, certification, networking and […]

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THE rAVe Agency Brings on Amanda Beckner As President and Chief Operating Officer

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THE rAVe Agency, the AV industry’s only creative agency, is pleased to announce Amanda Beckner, CTS, as president and chief operating officer. Beckner brings more than 20 years of strategic, operational and educational success to THE rAVe Agency. She will be instrumental in driving long-term strategy and capitalizing on operational success for THE rAVe Agency. […]

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

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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. […]

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IT or X? It’s BOTH!

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Suppose you’re active in social media at all. In that case, you may have noticed that quite a few strong opinions are resurfacing about AV’s “Experience” movement that has been happening since InfoComm became AVIXA. I believe the sudden rise of cloud-based conferencing, AV-over-IP and the retraction of hospitality, live and experiential events due to […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1001: Sean Wargo’s Team at AVIXA May Be the Key to Understanding the Future of AV

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AVIXA‘s senior director of market intelligence, Sean Wargo, is extrapolating a tremendous amount of data that, at first glance, may seem obvious. But rAVe’s Gary Kayye thinks it’s critical to understanding the future of the AV integration business. Want to learn where the market is heading, how to pivot into the right segments, and when to […]

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AVIXA July Pro AV Business Index Shows Increase in Sales for June

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AVIXA just published its July Pro AV Business Index, calculated from an aggregate of its AV Sales Index (AVI-S) and AV Employment Index (AVI-E), and it shows that there was an increase of 3.4 points from June — the first such monthly increase since February 2020, in fact. This month, the AV sales index (AVI-S) […]

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Thank You Mandy, Debbie and Scott

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No one is immune to COVID-19. This is a defining moment in world history that our kids, their kids, their kids’ kids (and so on) will learn about in grade school for generations to come. Likely, everyone will eventually know someone directly or indirectly affected by this pandemic, either personally or professionally. As you probably […]

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AVIXA Study Shows $9 Billion 2020 Drop in ProAV. But, They Forgot to Track Something Positive

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After reaching $93 billion in 2019, the Americas ProAV market is set to drop 8% to $86 billion in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the new 2020 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) Americas Summary produced by AVIXA (the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association). However, a strong recovery is expected, with […]

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AVIXA Data Shows $20 Billion Decline in ProAV Revenue in 2020; But, 2021 Will Be Back to 2019 Levels

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The global ProAV industry reached a peak of $259 billion in 2019. Due to the global pandemic, the industry is expected to decline to $239 billion in 2020, according to the new 2020 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) produced by AVIXA (the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association). IOTA shows the industry recovering back […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 990: The Dave Labuskes Post-InfoComm 2020 Connected Interview

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AVIXA CEO Dave Labuskes joined Gary on his podcast today for a special video interview, not just about InfoComm 2020 Connected but also about the future of our industry. It’s a candid look at how far we’ve come over the last 90 days and where we’re headed — what are the opportunities for us, as […]

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Digital Signage Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: ‘Gotchas,’ Watch-outs and Getting Safely Through the Doors

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Digital Signage Day was our fifth and final day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0. With support from our partners Samsung, NEC Display and Epson — and a great partnership with DSE and the DSF — the content from these supporters and our session educators was fantastic today. Read on for the story. Keynote: Digital Signage Gets […]

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EdTech Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: Hybrid, HyFlex and Where EdTech Is Headed

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LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 is moving right along, everybody. Today was EdTech Day — possible thanks to all the support from Intel, Nureva, NEC Display and our partner for the day: HETMA (Higher Education Technology Managers Alliance). Read on for our recap of the day. Keynote: Reimagining the Classroom It’s hard to reimagine what the classroom […]

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ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: CX, Crystal Balls and a Hot Debate on AV-over-IP

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ProAV is at a crossroads today. And it’s not just because so many of us are working from home and don’t know what the commercial/business space will look like in three months, even with well-researched predictions. Big innovations in ProAV were happening long before COVID-19, but the pandemic has expedited — expedited like the first […]

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UCC Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: Revolution, ‘Next Normals’ and Marriage

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Wow, what a way to kick off LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 — UCC Day today included three fantastic education sessions and amazing partner content from AVer, Nureva and Bluescape throughout the day. There wasn’t a minute I didn’t feel like I was learning, growing, soaking in something new related to the UCC space of AV. So […]

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Sessions We Loved From InfoComm 2020 Connected

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By: Steph Beckett & Leah McCann The first-ever virtual InfoComm 2020 Connected was held Tuesday-Thursday of this week, and it was packed with products, education and networking. This was a historic event — the first-ever online version of InfoComm — so we wanted to make sure we were there for it and provided our coverage/insights. […]

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A Conversation with Charmaine Torruella Ahead of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0

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Charmaine Torruella is the moderator for our upcoming panel on UCC (Unified Communications & Collaboration) Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0, a day of LAVNCH WEEK that we’re all really excited about, and not just because so many of us are working from home and constantly using Zoom/Teams/WebEx/BlueJeans/Google Meet (though video fatigue is now a thing) […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 Is Coming. Here’s How to Get In On It.

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I can’t believe it’s already the middle of June. More specifically, I can’t believe it’s already June 18, because that means LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 is only FOUR days away. You didn’t know there was a LAVNCH WEEK 2.0? Where ya been? This week, we’ve been previewing some of the great presenter content planned for LAVNCH […]

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How to Navigate Your Way Through InfoComm 2020 Connected — Which Starts Today

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The schedule for InfoComm 2020 Connected, which starts today, is exciting and full. InfoComm 2020 Connected is this year’s virtual version of InfoComm — with products, education and networking, organizer AVIXA says; it’s being held the same week that InfoComm would have been held (June 16-18) in person this year. Here’s the breakdown of InfoComm […]

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Salary for a Full-time AV Tech Is Now $64,959 in the US

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The new 2020 Macroeconomics Trends Analysis (META): Pro AV Channel Employment Report, produced by AVIXA, looks at the global workforce in the ProAV industry, beginning with the impact of the macroeconomy and diving into job categories, salaries, education, skills and other factors. The Pro AV Channel Employment Report survey respondents reported substantial raises for 2019, […]

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AVIXA Announces Winners of the AV Experience Awards

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AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, has announced the winners of the AV Experience Awards. This awards program recognizes the innovative integration of content, space and audiovisual technology to enrich experiences. InfoComm 2020 Connected will host a virtual panel discussion on June 16, at 10 a.m. EDT, featuring winners of the AV Experience Awards […]

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