How Can We Make ProAV More Sustainable? Find Out on April 20

April 3, 2023

Sustainability is critical to the future of the world — and the world of ProAV. On Thursday, April 20, Commercial Integrator and rAVe [PUBS] have partnered on a LAVNCH & LEARN titled “Sustainability & AV” where industry leaders will gather to chat about their company’s sustainability initiatives and to share actionable tips on becoming carbon neutral. […]

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2023 Out of This World Experiences Awards Submissions Open

March 14, 2023

LAVNCH [CODE]’s Out of This World Experiences Awards submission are now open! These awards highlight next-level experiences—the ones that absolutely blow your mind and use technology in new and creative ways. “Technology can do amazing things—it can be used to create beautiful art, it can help save lives, and it can make or break an experience,” […]

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WAVIT to #EmbraceEquity During LAVNCH WEEK 7

February 13, 2023

Women in AV/IT (WAVIT) is set to #EmbraceEquity on International Women’s Day (March 8) during LAVNCH WEEK 7. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day (IWD), a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women’s rights movement, is #EmbraceEquity. According to the IWD organizers “Equity isn’t just a nice-to-have, […]

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WAVIT Acquires Women of Digital Signage

January 25, 2023

Women of AV/IT (WAVIT), a non-profit designed to empower women, has acquired Women of Digital Signage, a women’s organization dedicated to promoting networking, mentoring and personal growth. Women of Digital Signage will now be a sub-group of WAVIT to allow its members to continue to grow their network in the world of digital signage and […]

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Industry Leaders Launch Women in AV/IT

January 17, 2023

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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Learn How Labor Installation Standards Impact Your Bottom Line

November 15, 2022

Why are labor installation standards important in ProAV and how do they impact the bottom line? You can find the answer to that question — and more — during a December 20 LAVNCH & LEARN with NSCA. Earlier this fall, NSCA released updated Labor Installation Standard guidelines to help AV professionals improve and maintain project […]

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What a Difference a Year Makes

October 21, 2022

The internet is ablaze with articles and social media posts about “quiet quitting.” Essentially, workers are doing the job they are paid to do (no more, no less) and the corporate overlords are losing their minds. It’s basically an extension of the “act your wage” concept — you’re there to perform specific functions during business […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 6 Sponsorship Opportunities Available

August 4, 2022

LAVNCH WEEK is back and better than ever with LAVNCH WEEK 6! Held virtually Oct. 24-27, this is the must-attend event for ProAV professionals. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the industry’s #1 virtual event — watch the video below to learn more about sponsoring LAVNCH WEEK 6. “LAVNCH WEEK has been the ProAV industry’s flagship […]

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Design Consultants Discuss the State of the ProAV Industry at InfoComm 2022

June 27, 2022

At InfoComm 2022, Sony gathered a panel of leading design consultants to discuss the state of the ProAV industry. The panel — which was moderated by rAVe’s Megan A. Dutta and featured Rob Badenoch, Joseph D’Angelo, Bren Walker and Mark Peterson — discussed the changing role of consultants, getting into the design process sooner, driving […]

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Cory Schaeffer Looks Back on Her AV Career

June 15, 2022

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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InfoComm 2022 Preview: The Digitization of Our Physical World

May 17, 2022

Ahead of InfoComm 2022, LAVNCH [CODE] and AVIXA will present a one-hour LAVNCH & LEARN titled “The Digitization of Our Physical World“. The event will be held on May 23 at 1 p.m. EDT. To kick off the session, Megan A. Dutta will be joined by AVIXA’s Lauren Moore to highlight emerging trends at InfoComm […]

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Learn How to Handle Unique Digital Signage Installs

March 30, 2022

Digital signage has gone from simple 2×2 video walls to monstrous installations in any shape you can imagine, but the unlimited possibilities can make for frustrating installs. On an April 6 LAVNCH & LEARN, Megan A. Dutta will be joined by Mark Coxon and Ryan Reviello to discuss the best practices for handling unique digital signage installations. “I’m excited […]

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Learn More about Extended Reality in the Workplace

March 29, 2022

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing companies to switch to a remote or hybrid work model, it’s no wonder the corporate market has exploded with new technologies—with the case for extended reality (XR) applications growing by the day. On April 12 at 2 p.m. ET, a panel of experts will gather to discuss XR in the workplace. […]

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AV 101 to Debut on March 7

March 4, 2022

On March 7, rAVe and NSCA will debut the inaugural episode of their new web series, AV 101, which is designed as an entry-level gateway into the technology solutions and career paths that make the ProAV industry exciting. The six-part series — hosted by Megan A. Dutta, director of emerging markets at THE rAVe Agency, […]

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Announcing LAVNCH [CODE]’s Inaugural Out of This World Experiences Awards

March 1, 2022

The LAVNCH [CODE] team is proud to announce the inaugural Out of This World Experiences Awards! These awards will highlight next-level experiences—the ones that absolutely blow your mind and use technology in new and creative ways. “Technology can make or break an experience. We’re looking for the most creative installations of technology, the ones that […]

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

February 28, 2022

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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Learn How to Stress Less in the Next Girl Boss LAVNCH & LEARN

February 2, 2022

According to a study by Wrike, some 94% of workers report feeling stress at work, and almost a third say their stress level is high to unsustainably high. In the next episode of the Girl Boss LAVNCH & LEARN series, Megan A. Dutta will be joined by a panel of experts – Brandy Alvarado-Miranda, Carrie […]

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What’s Up With LAVNCH: October Events

October 15, 2021

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

August 18, 2021

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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