Industry Leaders Launch Women in AV/IT

A group of powerful industry leaders have gathered to form Women in AV/IT (WAVIT), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and empowering women in the AV and IT industries through education, representation, and inclusion. “The idea came to us a few years ago during a virtual happy hour. We were discussing how women make […]

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Cory Schaeffer: A Legacy of Help, A Legacy of Change

By Dan Ferrisi, Editor in Chief, Commercial Integrator As commercial AV has matured, it has become increasingly clear that ours is an industry not of technology, per se, but of people. At our best, commercial AV professionals are committed to creating experiences that tell compelling stories and leave indelible memories. In that way, the technologies […]

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Cory Schaeffer Looks Back on Her AV Career

As many of you know, industry icon Cory Schaeffer is set to retire at the end of the month. In her honor, rAVe has partnered with AVNation and Commercial Integrator in this video interview of her ProAV career. Schaeffer has spent over 30 years in the AV industry, most recently as director of alliances and ecosystems […]

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AV Pros Share Their Appreciation for Cory Schaeffer

As many of you know, industry icon Cory Schaeffer is set to retire at the end of the month. In her honor, rAVe has partnered with AVNation, Commercial Integrator and #AVTweeps like you to share Schaeffer’s impact on the industry. Here’s what AV professionals had to say about her legacy.        

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Mentoring Matters: Find Out Why in this Girl Boss LAVNCH & LEARN

According to a study by Odyssey Mentoring, people who mentor typically earn $25,000 a year in additional compensation, on average, then do people who do not mentor. In the final episode of our Girl Boss series—held on March 14 at 1 p.m. ET—Megan A. Dutta will be joined by Cory Schaeffer and Carol Campbell to […]

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InfoComm 2021 Memorable Moments

Last week, #AVtweeps gathered for InfoComm 2021 in Orlando, Florida. For many, it was the first time they had seen this many of their peers in the same room since ISE 2020 in Amsterdam. We asked AV professionals to share their favorite show memories. Here’s what they had to say! What was your favorite part […]

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Apps/Gear recommendations from AV insiders

We are living in the app/gear era and there are apps/gear for just about anything you need available. But the problem is you can’t buy all to find out what suits you becuase they might be expensive or even time consuming. The best way to find out is from the users who swear by the […]

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AV Insider Spotlight :Cory Schaeffer – Director, Systems Solutions at QSC

Each week, I am highlighting on some of the incredible people who are in the Audio Video Industry. As this blog is mostly about AV insiders, today we are profiling Cory Schaeffer . Here is a brief intro about her. Cory is the Director of Systems Solution for QSC’s System Business Unit. She is a […]

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InfoComm: Making AV a Strategic Advantage

By Cory Schaeffer Director of Systems Solutions, QSC In my current role, I am tasked to spend time working with global end-user clients. It’s been great to connect and talk with them in an effort to better understand their challenges with AV. Many of these global clients have learned that removing as many technology variables […]

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InfoComm: Three Ways AV Professionals Can Improve Collaboration with IT Teams

By Cory Schaeffer The world of AV is quickly tilting toward a more IT-focused environment, as AV products evolve to better integrate with existing IP, wireless and mobile infrastructures. These advances require AV professionals to gain a deeper understanding of IT technologies and to work more closely with IT departments to deploy AV solutions. Still, […]

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Driven by the AV and IT Life

After completing the first show of the new season of rAVe Radio’s AV Power Up with great guests Cory Schaeffer, TJ Adams and Joey D’Angelo at QSC, it got me to thinking about my standing in the industry, as well as my thoughts about it. These three individuals who have major profiles in the industry […]

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This Week (In AV and IT) 12/18

Vidyo Secures Strategic Investment from Kaiser Permanente Ventures for Telehealth and Video Collaboration (12/14) Vidyo, Inc., a leader in high quality visual communications, announced a $10M strategic investment from Kaiser Permanente Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Kaiser Permanente, and $5M from existing investors, for a $15M follow-on round of funding.  Vidyo has raised […]

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Anatomy of the Podcast – Part 2: AV Power Up (A Great Year in Review)

I pick up in Part 2 with the show that has certainly been a large part of my year in 2015, working with some of the best and most dedicated people I have ever come to know. When you talk about a team, the AV Power Up crew embodies that term – in fact so much […]

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QSC’s Hiring of Cory Schaeffer is Genius and Foreshadowing

Although everyone in the AV market who is already on LinkedIn or Facebook knew it already, QSC finally made it official, this week, that it’s hired Cory Schaeffer as director of systems solutions for QSC Systems. Cory has been in the ProAV market for over twenty five years and was the co-founder of Listen Technologies […]

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InfoComm: Ch-ch-ch-ch Changes

By Cory Schaeffer I’ve been attending the InfoComm show for years and it’s one of my favorite activities. I love this industry of ours; it’s so great to see technology advance and to catch up with clients and friends. This industry has always been fun and rewarding for me. This past show was bittersweet, as […]

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InfoComm: Feeding Audio Into an Assistive-Listening System

By Cory Schaeffer Listen Technologies I was recently discussing assistive-listening systems with Brian Davidson, Production Director at Park Cities Baptist Church, in Dallas. He had some really great advice about feeding audio into the system, and about utilizing assistive-listening systems in houses of worship so that everyone enjoys better experiences. Here is some of what […]

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Cory Schaeffer of Listen Intros New IR System to Gary

Listen Technologies Vice President of Business Development Cory Schaeffer is clearly excited in this video. Listen has a new, competitively priced ($500 U.S.) IR Transmitter that the company says can cover any receiver in a room, no matter where it is. Aiming it at Williams Sound and Sennheiser, Cory says the new IR Transmitter uses […]

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Women in AV: The Three – Cory Schaeffer, Listen Technologies

Note: This series is being written along with two outstanding women in the industry, Penny Sitler of Draper Inc. who will handle content and interview for Part Two and Kelly Perkins of AVI Systems, who will handle the same for Part Three. I am handling this Part One of the series. And why not? — […]

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AV, Women and A Bright New Day

To begin, I want to speak on a personal level. This blog is without a doubt the most important one I have written yet, and as some out there know it almost didn’t happen for various reasons. However, after much cajoling (in a good way) by certain individuals — yes, you know who you are […]

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Cory Schaeffer Appointed to NSCA Education Foundation Board of Directors

The NSCA Education Foundation has elected Cory Schaeffer, vice president of sales worldwide at Listen Technologies, to its board of directors as the vice president, serving a three year term. Schaeffer has been in the professional audio industry for over twenty five years. She is a founder of Listen Technologies Corporation, which manufacturers wireless audio […]

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WAVEcast Episode 10: Live from the floor of the BLC

On today’s WAVEcast, Jennifer Willard is broadcasting from the middle of the NSCA Business Learning Conference. She get’s honest perspectives about the conference from three women attending the show: Erin Pusey – Communication Specialist, Cory Schaeffer – Co-founder and Vice President of Sales Worldwide of Listen Technologies, and Kirsten Nelson – Editor of System Contractor news. Having trouble listening to the podcast […]

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AV People: Cory Schaeffer of Listen Technologies

This is the first in a new series of columns where we tell the personal stories of people working in the AV industry. When people think of Cory Schaeffer they think: experienced AV professional, co-founder of Listen Technologies, wife of fellow AV professional Tim Schaeffer. What many don’t realize is both Cory and Tim are […]

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Wavecast Episode 1: Women in AV and the Four Quadrants

Host: Jennifer Willard, with guests: Johanne Belanger, AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions, Jan Sandri, FSR, Inc., and CorySchaeffer, Listen Technologies Corporation. On this inaugural Wavecast – Women in AV discuss women’s leadership, including being female in a male-dominated industry, styles of leadership, the work/life balance myth, mentoring, and how to make it in AV and life! Running time: 50:13 Podcast: Play in new window […]

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