AVIXA Continues to Recognize Vega Global as Provider of Excellence for the Fourth Consecutive Year

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Vega Global, the leading solution provider of superior AV technologies to many multinational companies, has once again been recognized by AVIXA (Formerly known as InfoComm) as AV Provider of Excellence Company for four consecutive years. This designation is a prestigious credential earned by integration companies and AV design consulting firms that set high standards for employee training and certification to meet their clients’ needs […]

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If This Doesn’t Convince You to Come to the Almo E4, Nothing Will

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With less than two weeks to go, Almo ProAV, in partnership with AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, is putting the final touches on its first E4 AV Tour of the year, taking place on March 6 in Washington, D.C. The E4 experience includes all new sessions, including a new keynote and end note, along with the most new products ever […]

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Almo ProAV’s First #E4AVTour Stop Is in Washington D.C. – And, Joe Theismann Will Be There! Sorry Gary…

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM ALMO PROAV In case you haven’t heard, Almo Professional AV announced the E4 AV Tour 2018 dates and the first stop is scheduled for March 6, 2018 in Washington, D.C. The E4 AV Tour is a free one-day program that includes exploring new concepts, exchanging ideas with industry professionals, […]

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Avnu Alliance Pro AV Education Initiative Ramps Up for 2018

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As part of an ongoing effort to educate the pro AV industry, the Avnu Alliance, the industry consortium driving open, standards-based deterministic networking, will offer their popular AVIXA Master Class at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018. Included in the AVIXA AV/IT track, the 90-minute, manufacturer-independent education training, entitled ‘The Evolution of Ethernet and IP for Audio, Video and Beyond,’ offers AV […]

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What Would Be in My AV Degree

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I woke up Sunday morning to some interesting Twitter conversation started by fellow AV professional Chris Neto about the subject of AV education. The question revolved around whether or not certifications or formal college education is more important in qualifying someone to be successful in the field of AV. To break down the responses in […]

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AVIXA Announces Agenda for Integrated Life Program at InfoComm 2018

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AVIXA has announced the agenda for its new Integrated Life program at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas. Taking place June 5 at the Westgate Las Vegas, this one-day thought-leadership event will feature interactive panel discussions and presentations focused on the crossover opportunities between the commercial and residential audiovisual markets. The program sessions will cover topics […]

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Early Bird Discounts Extended for TIDE Conference at ISE 2018

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The TIDE Conference is part of a global content initiative by AVIXA to focus the conversation in the AV industry toward solutions and experiences that deliver outcomes for end users. In Amsterdam at ISE, TIDE is gathering a world-class lineup of speakers that include artists, visionaries and innovators who work on some of the biggest […]

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AVIXA Partners With Parks Associates to Bring the Integrated Life Program to InfoComm 2018

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AVIXA has partnered with Parks Associates, an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services, to support the inaugural Integrated Life program at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas. Parks Associates hosts CONNECTIONS Summits in the U.S. and Europe, as well as Connected Health and Smart Energy Summits, attracting thousands of executives interested […]

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Dutch Artist Innovator Daan Roosegaarde Headlines TIDE Conference at ISE 2018

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AVIXA says that Daan Roosegaarde, an internationally acclaimed creative thinker and founder of Studio Roosegaarde, which develops projects that explore the relationship between people, technology, and space, will keynote the TIDE conference at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018.Set for Feb. 5 at Hotel Okura Amsterdam, the day before the ISE show floor opens, TIDE (Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience.) explores the creative forces shaping the AV industry and […]

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AVIXA Announces Results of 2018 Certification Committee Elections

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AVIXA just announced the election results for the 2018 Certification Steering Committee. Certified Technology Specialists elected new committee members Heather Corbin, CTS, AV Edge (a division of EDCO LLC), David Petrelle, CTS-D, CTS-I, HB Communications and Ronald Willis, CTS-D, Shen Milsom Wilke LLC. CTS holders re-elected John Lamberson, CTS, Biamp; Rodrigo Ordonez, CTS-D, K2 Audio; and Farrell Wood, CTS-D, CTS-I, Whitlock. […]

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Artist, Designer Monika Bielskyte Joins TIDE Conference at Integrated Systems Europe 2018

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Artist and designer Monika Bielskyte will join AVIXA’s TIDE conference at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018 in Amsterdam as the closing keynote speaker. On Feb. 5, the day before the ISE show floor opens, Bielskyte will join a roster of innovators, designers and marketers at Hotel Okura Amsterdam to explore the creative forces shaping the AV industry. Bielskyte creates future-world prototypes […]

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Grateful

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In years past, whether for Commercial Integrator or for rAVe I have done my Thanksgiving posts in a sort of “Blessings and Turkeys” theme, relating what I felt were the best and worst things AV gave us over the past year. This year however, when faced with a blank screen and a keyboard, I am […]

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Dutch Artist, Innovator Daan Roosegaarde to Headline TIDE Conference at Integrated Systems Europe 2018

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AVIXA announced that Daan Roosegaarde, an internationally acclaimed creative thinker and founder of Studio Roosegaarde, which develops projects that explore the relationship between people, technology and space, will keynote the TIDE conference at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018. Set for Feb. 5 at Hotel Okura Amsterdam, the day before the ISE show floor opens, TIDE (Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience.) explores the creative forces […]

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QSC CEO Named President-Elect of 2018 AVIXA Board of Directors

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QSC’s CEO and President, Joe Pham, has been named President-Elect of the 2018 board of directors for AVIXA (formerly InfoComm International). This will be Pham’s fourth year serving on the board where he served as secretary-treasurer in 2017. “Part of AVIXA’s rebranding is to reinvigorate the market and focus more on the user experience,” says Pham. “As this industry shifts […]

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AVEC 2017: AVIXA Forecasts Big Growth for AV Industry

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Last week I attended AVIXA’s AV Executive Conference (AVEC) in Key Biscayne, Florida, where AVIXA leaders and business experts led discussions on everything from how AV is viewed by end-user customers to dealing with millenials, both as customers and employees, to the expected growth coming to the AV market. The sold out conference featured: Marci […]

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AVIXA Announces ISE 2018 Professional Development Program

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At Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018, Feb. 6-9 at the RAI Amsterdam, AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, will present a comprehensive professional development program, featuring a variety of education sessions, partner conferences and free FlashTrack sessions. ISE is a joint venture between AVIXA and CEDIA, the two leading industry associations for the global audiovisual industry. In 2017, the fast-growing […]

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AVIXA Announces 2018 Board of Directors, Leadership Search Committee Members

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AVIXA is pleased to announce election results for the 2018 AVIXA board of directors and leadership search committee (LSC). Jeff Day, chief executive officer of Bluewater Technologies, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the board by AVIXA membership. AVIXA members also elected to the board, Samantha (Sam) Phenix, vice president of research and development, Planar Systems […]

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AVIXA Announces New Membership Structure

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AVIXA has announced it will roll out a new membership structure to enhance growth opportunities for pro-AV businesses and individuals. As part of AVIXA’s three-year strategic plan, a key initiative is restructuring the membership model to increase member value. When developing the improved program, the association considered many factors, such as various member needs based on location in the world, […]

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Last Change for Early Bird Registration for AVIXA’s AVEC Conference

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AV insiders only have until this Friday (October 13th) to save $500 off the AV Executive Conference (AVEC), taking place Nov. 8-10 at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. AVEC gathers 150 executives and strategists from top pro-AV integration firms, together with authorities on management and business development, for a dynamic conference experience. At AVEC, attendees […]

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AVIXA, Open Standards and the HOW Market

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When an organization with the legacy of the International Communications Industries Association (ICIA) changes its name to AVIXA (Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association), it heralds not only a branding move but also signals a shift to an agile approach for aligning to the rapid changes in the audiovisual industry. Perhaps above all, AVIXA represents a […]

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TEA’s SATE 2017

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For anyone that follows my @avphenom handle on Twitter, you most likely saw a plethora of posts last Friday about the Themed Entertainment Association‘s (TEA) SATE conference. SATE stands for Storytelling. Architecture. Technology. Experience. It was a two day event that featured speakers who’s art was blending story with space with technology to create amazing, […]

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AVIXA Releases Global AV Industry Trends Analysis

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AVIXA has released its 2017 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) Global Summary. The report provides an economic outlook through 2022 for the AV industry worldwide, including the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa. The Global Summary report, conducted by London-based IHS Markit on behalf of AVIXA, is the final report in the IOTA series, which includes […]

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The Internet of Things Conference at E4

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This conference puts IoT in context for AV professionals, focusing on the potential opportunities in this burgeoning technology field. The conference begins with a session on how digitization and IoT have changed how the world works, leading to endless prospects for AV professionals. Other conference sessions showcase real-world IoT applications, as well as in-depth discussions […]

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A Roadshow By Any Other Name

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Well, as you have probably heard, our international trade association has changed its name. I have heard a lot of opinions about it this week (or at least been sent a lot of emoticons about it). Those of you who have been around a while may know that this is not the first time we […]

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Shark Tank’s Daymond John to Headline AVIXA AV Executive Conference

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AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (formerly InfoComm International) announced today that Daymond John, star of ABC’s Shark Tank, will headline the fifth annual AV Executive Conference (AVEC), Nov. 8-10, 2017, at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. This year’s AVEC theme, “Differentiate, Accelerate, Disrupt,” will focus attention on key differentiators that elevate a brand […]

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AVIXA and the Dawning of the AV “X” Men (and Women, Of Course)

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Well if you’re in commercial AV and you haven’t heard the news about InfoComm International’s name change to AVIXA yet, please stop reading this and go back under your rock. The association is now AVIXA, while the trade show is still InfoComm. The news is on every trade publication website and all over LinkedIn, Twitter […]

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InfoComm International Changes Name to AVIXA

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In a surprise announcement today, InfoComm International (the organization) changed its name to the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA). For now, InfoComm the trade show will keep its name (both the trade show in the U.S. every June, as well as the international versions such as InfoComm China). They will just be operated by […]

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