What’s Up With LAVNCH: March Events

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THE rAVe Agency has been busy planning and preparing tons of new LAVNCH & LEARNs and events. These events are educational and informative to help out both the new and experienced AV pros in our industry. From educational sessions on the newest tech to encouraging series on getting hired, we’ve got something for everyone. Let’s […]

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The Last Day of LAVNCH WEEK 5: ProAV Day!

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Well, we’ve made it, #AVtweeps — the final day of LAVNCH WEEK 5! Thursday was ProAV Day, and we saw product demos, had discussions and learned tons about the upcoming trends in ProAV. Read on below to find a recap of the whole day, and don’t forget you can also watch the entire day on […]

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Day Two of LAVNCH WEEK 5: Digital Signage Day!

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We’ve just finished Day Two of LAVNCH WEEK 5! Wednesday was Digital Signage Day — we covered all the ins and outs of digital signage trends and products in the industry. The day was filled with digital signage demos, conversations, panels and much more. Read on below to find a recap of the whole day, […]

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Welcome to Day One of LAVNCH WEEK 5: UCC Day!

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It’s finally arrived, the week you’ve all been waiting for — LAVNCH WEEK 5! Tuesday was UCC Day; on this day we dive into any and all things UCC. We had product demos, panelists and great conversations centering on all things UCC, including the past, present and future of the market. Read on below to […]

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rAVe Launches LAVNCH [CODE], the New Publication for Emerging AV Tech

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THE rAVe Agency announced LAVNCH [CODE], a new publication focused on future-forward technologies that can be utilized in audiovisual integration and beyond. Megan A. Dutta, director of emerging technologies for THE rAVe Agency, will spearhead LAVNCH [CODE]. Beginning with an extended reality (XR) LAVNCH [CODE] newsletter, THE rAVe Agency’s newest publication will feature a range […]

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It’s Back and Better Than Ever: Join Us for LAVNCH WEEK 5

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If you haven’t heard, LAVNCH WEEK 5 is around the corner! LAVNCH WEEK returns March 1-3, 2022, and this time, we’re bringing together leading AV, digital signage, UCC and emerging technology leaders and manufacturers for a networking and educational event like no other. So, what can you expect this time around? Glad you asked! Hosted […]

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Calibre Will Debut its LEDFusion Pro Series All-in-One LED Video Wall During LAVNCH WEEK 5

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Calibre will debut the LEDFusion Pro Series all-in-one LED video wall solution during THE rAVe Agency’s upcoming LAVNCH WEEK 5. The LEDFusion Pro Series is available in three different sizes from 130 inches to 163 inches. It also offers a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and a WebGUI. It is compatible with Crestron, AMX, Extron and other […]

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What’s Up With LAVNCH: February Events

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THE rAVe Agency has been busy planning and preparing tons of new LAVNCH & LEARNs and events. These events are educational and informative to help out both the new and experienced AV pros in our industry. From educational sessions on the newest tech to encouraging series on getting hired, we’ve got something for everyone. Let’s […]

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Announcing: LAVNCH WEEK 5

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It’s back and better than ever, AVtweeps — it’s LAVNCH WEEK 5! The AV industry’s flagship virtual event, LAVNCH WEEK, will return March 1-3, 2022, and this time, we’re bringing together leading AV, digital signage, UCC and emerging technology leaders and manufacturers for a networking and educational event like no other.  Emphasizing peer-to-peer discussions, leading education […]

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What’s Up With LAVNCH: January Events

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THE rAVe Agency has been busy planning and preparing tons of new LAVNCH & LEARNs and events. These events are educational and informative to help out both the new and experienced AV pros in our industry. From educational sessions on the newest tech to encouraging series on getting hired, we’ve got something for everyone. Let’s […]

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THE rAVe Agency and HB Live Inc. Partner to Create LAVNCH HYBRID

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THE rAVe Agency and HB Live Inc., a full-service event production company, have partnered to create LAVNCH HYBRID, an on-site and remote event production resource. LAVNCH combines virtual events, press conferences, shows, meetings, webinars and a publication to grab the audience’s attention — both in person and virtually. THE rAVe Agency unveiled LAVNCH nearly two […]

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Don’t Miss It: Join Us for a Girl Boss LAVNCH & LEARN About Effective Workplace Communication

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Communication styles can vary wildly from person to person and from gender to gender, which is why workplace communication has always been such a hot topic. In the upcoming Girl Boss LAVNCH & LEARN, “I’m Not Sorry: Effective Communication in the Workplace,” a panel of experts will review topics like how to stop saying you’re sorry […]

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What’s Up With LAVNCH: October Events

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THE rAVe Agency has been busy planning and preparing tons of new LAVNCH & LEARNs and events. These events are educational and informative to help out both the new and experienced AV pros in our industry. From educational sessions on the newest tech to encouraging series on getting hired, we’ve got something for everyone. Let’s […]

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Megan Dutta Joins THE rAVe Agency as LAVNCH Emerging Markets Director

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THE rAVe Agency just announced Megan A. Dutta as emerging markets director. Dutta brings more than 15 years of marketing, communications and leadership success to THE rAVe Agency. She will be instrumental in expanding rAVe LAVNCH to emerging markets and technologies. Dutta — former content director for Systems Contractor News (SCN) and Digital Signage Magazine, both […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 4.0 Is Upon Us. Here’s How to Join.

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It feels like I blinked and all of a sudden: The U.S. is slowly opening back up as more people become vaccinated. I am getting poorer and poorer as I buy tickets to all the concerts that are coming to town this fall. LAVNCH WEEK 4.0 starts tomorrow! Did you know that we developed LAVNCH […]

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Day 2 of NSCA’s 2021 BLCv — The Blog Version

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On Feb. 24 and 25, rAVe attended NSCA’s 2021 BLCv, or Business & Leadership Conference (virtual), the 23rd iteration of the legacy event offering industry education and purposeful discussion. The audience and purpose of the National Systems Contractors Association’s event, as opposed to other NSCA events like the annual Pivot to Profit (P2P) conference, was […]

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Day 1 of NSCA’s 2021 BLCv — The Blog Version

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“Stepping up when it counts.” That was the tagline for NSCA’s 2021 Business & Leadership Conference (BLC or, this year, BLCv: the “v” for “virtual”). This was the 23rd iteration of the legacy event offering industry education and purposeful discussion. NSCA’s BLC attracts hundreds of executives annually to learn from other leaders, discover new ways […]

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Announcing: LAVNCH WEEK 4.0

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What do new products, leading ProAV, Digital Signage and UCC manufacturers, industry experts and #avIRL (more on this in a minute) all have in common? They’re all part of LAVNCH WEEK 4.0. LAVNCH WEEK 4.0 is scheduled to take place May 25-27, 2021. LAVNCH WEEK 4.0 will feature three themed days — ProAV Day, Digital […]

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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 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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Almo E4v Roundup Part 5: Kehr and Guzauckas Just Provided the Keys to AV Bringing Back Live Events and In-Person Meetings in 2021

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The live events and the in-person meetings markets were, well, decimated in mid-March due to the COVID pandemic. And no one seemed to know what to do — well, almost no one. Don Guzauckas, of HB Live, joined Tom Kehr today at the Almo ProAV E4v virtual show, during his “The Future of Meetings and Events” session and explained […]

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Almo E4v Roundup Part 4: Pro Audio Matters

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Ever since UCC technology became commoditized — thanks to Zoom issuing more than 100,000 free licenses to K-12 schools, then expanding to accommodate more than 300 million daily meeting participants since early 2020 — audio-quality issues have become front and center. You can still have a remote or virtual meeting without video, but not without […]

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Almo E4v Roundup Part 3: What Next-Gen Workspaces Look Like

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On Tuesday, we brought you live coverage on day one of Almo Professional A/V’s fall E4v (gut check: here and here). Wednesday, we were back for what Almo promised would be a very exciting day two. Looking at the day’s lineup, we had to agree. E4v Oct. 28 Lineup – Live Sessions: Workplace Design in […]

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Almo E4v Roundup Part 2: Digital Signage, Public Health and COVID-19

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Earlier this year, Almo Professional A/V pioneered something amazing on behalf of the AV and IT distributor markets: a top-rate, digital version of its award-winning regional experience, E4. Yes, as was the case with pretty much all shows this year — with the exception of the last great live event of 2020, ISE Show — […]

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Almo E4v Roundup Part 1: UCC Gets Personal

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I love an industry trade show as much as the next person. But COVID-19 had other plans for us this year. “No trade shows for you!” it said. “No fun for you!” it said. No way, the AV, UCC and digital signage industries responded. Instead, we got creative in a collective effort to meet virtually […]

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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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Moments that Matter — a DPAA Video Everywhere Summit Recap

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A quick introduction to my DPAA introduction: I knew a bit about the association before my time in the AV industry; I started working in advertising in New York City in 2013. Seven-ish years in ad agencies later (I worked here, then here, and now here), working mostly in digital media with some print mixed […]

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Creativity and ‘Disruptivity’ During COVID-19 — a DPAA Video Everywhere Summit Recap

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Hello everyone — I am your host for today’s recap of the DPAA Video Everywhere Summit. If you joined us last time, you’ll see that the event, was, in fact, virtual this year. And it was hosted on rAVe’s own LAVNCH platform! Exciting! If you’re not familiar, DPAA is the global trade marketing association that […]

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A Recap of LAVNCH EMEA’s Collaboration Session

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What better LAVNCH EMEA session to recap on UCC Collaborative Day than the one titled “Collaboration Session?” I’m not being facetious; I was really excited to hear what this one had in store. And I was excited for the familiar faces in it: Jane Hammersley of Collabtech, Lieven Bertier of Barco, Nia Celestin of DTEN, […]

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Here Come the Millennials — a LAVNCH EMEA Recap

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Welcome to our second LAVNCH EMEA wrap-up article of the day, where I’ll be recapping for you #AVtweeps the Workforce Session of UCC Collaborative Day. Missed it live? Read my recap below, then register for the LAVNCH EMEA archives. (You must read the entire article to get the CTA, though — no cheating.) I was […]

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