My Friend (and Projection Shootout Partner) Steve Somers Named AVIXA 2019 Distinguished Achievement Winner

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Extron and AVIXA jointly announced that Steve Somers, recently retired vice president of engineering from Extron, the winner of the 2019 Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award. Each year the trade association representing the commercial AV industry worldwide recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions, leadership and commitment to excellence. The Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award […]

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Almo’s Rob Ziv Named 2019 AVIXA CTS Holder of the Year

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Almo Professional A/Vtoday announced that Rob Ziv, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, DSCE, director of business development for Almo Professional A/V, has been named 2019 CTS Holder of the Year by AVIXA. All AVIXA honorees are being recognized in a ceremony on the InfoComm 2019 Center Stage at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. on […]

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TIDE Conference at InfoComm 2019 to Include iLuminate’s Miral Kotb

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Miral Kotb, founder of entertainment technology company iLuminate, will offer the afternoon keynote at AVIXA’s TIDE Conference in Orlando, Fla., on June 11. Kotb will share how her personal journey as a software developer and dancer led her to create iLuminate, which combines dance, technology and light to deliver a unique audience experience. Now in […]

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Startup XTEN-AV Will Debut Cloud-Based AV Design System at InfoComm 2019

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Built for AV system integrators, XTEN-AV today announced the launch of its cloud-based platform to transform how AV system integrators design and execute their projects. The platform follows AVIXA’s published standards and guidelines to enable users to design for different spaces more accurately and efficiently. XTEN-AV offers an extensive library of audio-visual brands and products […]

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AVIXA Recognizes First-Ever India-Based APEx Company

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AVIXA this week recognized Aesthetix Technologies India Pvt Ltd. as the first AV Provider of Excellence (APEx) company in India. APEx is AVIXA’s recognition program for companies that set high standards for employee training and certification and meet their clients’ needs by delivering integrated experiences. With the APEx designation, Aesthetix joins an elite group of […]

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AVIXA Announces 2019 Award Winners to be Honored at InfoComm 2019

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AVIXA announced the 2019 recipients of its annual awards this week. Honorees will be recognized in a ceremony on InfoComm 2019’s Center Stage at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando on Wednesday, June 12, at 4 p.m. Every year, AVIXA recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions, leadership and commitment to excellence. Members of […]

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Details Emerge for InfoComm 2019’s Emerging Trends Day

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InfoComm 2019 will host the annual Emerging Trends Day on Tues., June 11, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The day’s lineup of analysts, integrators, end users, and technologists will examine the forces impacting pro AV, from internet protocol, to disruptive audio and video, to unified communications and collaboration (UCC) and its […]

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Center Stage Returns to InfoComm 2019 to Spotlight Pro-AV’s Role in Experience Design

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Center Stage returns to the InfoComm 2019 trade show floor June 12-14, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Leading thinkers and practitioners from the fields of retail, entertainment, hospitality, events and beyond will take the stage to explore how proAV technology contributes to better experiences. The free Center Stage (Booth 3161) sessions […]

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Victoria Dade Added to the AVIXA Board of Directors

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AVIXA has appointed Victoria Dade, national partner director for Sonic Foundry, to serve on its board of directors. At Sonic Foundry, Dade is responsible for managing and recruiting reseller partners, consultants and integrators to the company’s Mediasite business through its Certified Partner Program. She has held leadership positions with Anystream, YellowBrix, Teleglobe and Global Crossing. […]

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AV Skills Training Get Boost from AVIXA Foundation and Loop Lab Partnership

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The AVIXA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, has partnered with The Loop Lab to support the organization’s mission of empowering underserved youth with professional skills for today’s audiovisual industry jobs. Located in the Port neighborhood of Cambridge, Mass., The Loop Lab provides young people with the tools to express […]

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rAVe Partners with AVIXA for ProAV Industry’s First-Ever 5K Family-Oriented Race

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The AVIXA Foundation will host its first-ever 5K Walk/Run at InfoComm 2019 on Friday, June 14 in Orlando, Fla. Proceeds from the 5K will go toward fulfilling the AVIXA Foundation‘s mission of attracting and developing students for careers in AV. You can register here. The AVIXA Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization focused on […]

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AVIXA Reaches 1,000 Certified Technology Specialists in Europe

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AVIXA is pleased to announce that there are now 1,000 AV professionals with a Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) certification in Europe. For more than 30 years, AVIXA has administered the CTS program, which is recognized worldwide as the leading AV professional credential, helping businesses to elevate themselves and deliver value to their clients. There are […]

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Almo ProAV’s E4 Experience Will Show Only New Products & Offer Autograph and Photo Session with Quarterback Jim McMahon

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Next week in Chicago, Almo Professional A/V will open the doors to its first 2019 E4 Experience, a rebranded, expanded version of the award-winning E4 AV Tour, which is set to incorporate an exhibit hall filled with new commercial AV products. E4 Experience Chicago is also featuring a special autograph and photo opportunity with former […]

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Shure CEO Christine Schyvinck to Keynote the AVIXA Women’s Council Breakfast at InfoComm 2019

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The AVIXA Women’s Council, a global community for supporting and empowering women in the AV industry, will host its annual breakfast event at InfoComm 2019, on Thurs., June 13, with keynote speaker Christine Schyvinck, president and CEO of Shure Incorporated. At the breakfast, Schyvinck will discuss attracting and retaining women in the audiovisual and technology […]

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Best-Selling Author Srinivas Rao to Headline TIDE Conference at InfoComm 2019

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  Srinivas Rao, best-selling author and host of popular podcast The Unmistakable Creative, will headline AVIXA’s TIDE (Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience.) conference at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, Fla. On June 11 at the Orange County Convention Center, the day before the InfoComm floor opens, Rao will join a speaker lineup of designers, brand marketers, architects, […]

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SDVoE Design Partner Training and Certification Program Now Approved for AVIXA CTS Renewal Units

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced it is an official AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) Renewal Unit (RU) Provider. The online SDVoE Design Partner Program now offers AVIXA CTS RUs along with SDVoE certification. This first-of-its-kind online program, available through the SDVoE Academy, publicly recognizes experts in the creation of SDVoE systems that take advantage of […]

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AVIXA to Explore the Business Benefits of Audiovisual Experiences at Passenger Terminal Expo 2019

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Attendees of Passenger Terminal Expo 2019, March 26-28 in London, will get an in-depth look into the ways audiovisual solutions can improve the travel experience. David Labuskes, CTS, chief executive officer of AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, will host a session titled “The Audiovisual Future of the Passenger Terminal Experience,” with speakers from […]

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AVIXA Promotes Dan Goldstein to Chief Marketing Officer

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AVIXA has announced that Dan Goldstein has been promoted to chief marketing officer. In this role, Goldstein will lead the strategy for AVIXA’s marketing, communications, market intelligence, content creation and delivery, strategic alliances, and new product innovation. Goldstein joined the association in 2015 as Senior VP of marketing and communications. He led the rebranding initiative […]

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InfoComm 2019 to Explore Pro AV in Hospitality and Retail; Registration Opens

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InfoComm 2019, the largest ProAV show in North America, will explore the fast-growing markets for audiovisual solutions in hospitality and retail, June 8-14 in Orlando, Fla. The show will host more than 30 education sessions focused on the ways that companies in hospitality and retail and the AV solution providers that serve them are using […]

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AVIXA Names Rochelle Richardson Senior Vice President of Expositions and Events

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AVIXA has named Rochelle Richardson, CEM, as the association’s senior vice president of expositions and events. Richardson will lead the strategy and operations for the annual North American InfoComm show, in addition to all conferences and events in North America. Richardson is a strategic leader in exhibition and events management, with more than 20 years […]

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ALMA to Move AISE2019 Show to Co-Locate with InfoComm 2019

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ALMA International (Association of Loudspeaker Manufacturing and Acoustics), owner of AISE (ALMA International Symposium & Expo), has entered into a co-location agreement with AVIXA (the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association), owner of InfoComm. The two organizations offer content for the audio industry, but in complimentary ways that will benefit participants who take advantage of the […]

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Digital-Native Students Drive Higher Education Institutions to Invest in ProAV

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Nearly 40 percent of students report that ProAV technologies increase their engagement in the classroom, according to the new Market Opportunity Analysis Report (MOAR) focused on higher education, produced by the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA). To create vibrant learning environments, colleges and universities are making large investments in AV technologies. The new AVIXA […]

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ISE: Create Real Value From Your Trip

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This year at ISE, AVIXA will present a conference called, “What’s Next In Higher Ed.” AVIXA has presented unique sessions like this for the higher ed attendees of ISE for a couple of years, but this year looks like the best one AVIXA has presented yet. It has several well known educational technologists and will […]

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SDVoE Alliance Offers Full-Day of Education and Training Opportunities at ISE 2019

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At Integrated Systems Europe 2019 (Amsterdam, Feb. 5-8) the SDVoE Alliance will present a free program of in-depth education sessions for system integrators, designers, consultants, installers and manufacturers who want to become educated on the SDVoE signal management platform, which offers matrix switch performance, advanced AV processing and AV-over-IP capability, plus interoperability supported by over […]

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Smart Building Conference at ISE to Show How Technology Makes Buildings Smarter and Better

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The Smart Building Conference (SBC) at ISE 2019 will take place the day before Integrated Systems Europe 2019 opens its doors at 9:00 on February 4th at the RAI Amsterdam. SBC is a one-day, twin track event that explores the latest technologies, business strategies, market research and workflow case studies through presentations from the world’s […]

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The AVIXA Women’s Council Will Hold Big Canadian Event in February

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The AVIXA Women’s Council continues to grow, with 34 current worldwide groups and more being on-boarded in 2019. The local Toronto council was formed in May 2018 and is lead by Christina Cruzeiro of Stampede Presentation Products and Cristina Lucas of Genesis Integration. They run quarterly events for professionals in the AV / IT fields. […]

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ISE 2019 Announces Opening and Closing Ceremony Speakers

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As Integrated Systems Europe continues to expand its coverage of vertical markets served by the AV industry, the broadest ever range of thought leaders and subject experts will be speaking at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam. ISE is committed to delivering an extensive breadth of expert opinion, analysis and debate across all the market sectors that […]

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AVIXA Announces Results of 2019 Certification Committee Elections – Including Adding Two More Women to the Committee

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AVIXA has announced the election results for the 2019 Certification Steering Committee. Certification holders elected new committee members Heather Callaway, CTS-D, APG Electric Inc.; Lauren Guidry, CTS, Whitlock; and Luke Jordan, CTS-I, Electro Acoustics & Video, Inc. Jordan has also been elected by his committee peers as chair. Kudos to all elected! “I am excited […]

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AVIXA to Debut Two Half-Day Conferences at ISE

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AVIXA will host two half-day conferences at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019, Feb. 5-8 at the RAI Amsterdam. The events will take a deep dive into the topics of AV solutions for higher education and enterprises, respectively, with content to help attendees implement innovative technology experiences. “Our conference program for ISE 2019 features a wide […]

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