Women in AV: The Three – Part 2: Midori Connolly, AVGirl Productions

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This blog and interview were written and conducted by Kelly Perkins. Check her out on Twitter at @AVI_Kelly. Midori Connolly is the principal at AVGirl Productions and former co-owner of an audiovisual company. She is best known for producing the first set of best practices for Sustainable AV Staging. Midori provides support to meetings and […]

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GreenAV – Episode 8: Learn All About Smart Building Technology with PepperDash President Howard Nunes

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This month, explore the future of the AV world “post-convergence” through a thought-provoking and enlightening conversation with an industry leader and expert in AudioVisual programming, Howard Nunes, President and CEO of PepperDash Technology. This session ranges from learning what “Smart Building” actually means – and the three characteristics that define a smart building – to grasping […]

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GreenAV – Episode 7: What Does it Take to be a Green AV Professional?

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This month I had the pleasure of chatting with Allen Weidman, InfoComm International’s Sustainability Officer and Executive Director of the STEP Foundation. Allen’s story is especially interesting and inspiring, as a professional without formal training or environmental sciences background, his passion and focus on best business practices led him to becoming a Sustainability Officer. Allen shares some of […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 111: InfoComm Giveaways for Kids

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In addition to talking about our InfoComm plans, I also focus on a brand-new column from Midori Connolly that appeared in our rAVe GHGav publication. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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GreenAV – Episode 6: Paper Isn’t the Devil, but it is Kind of a Problem

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This year I discovered one of those products that is a true solution to a major issue. I found an incredible collateral/material distribution system that can address the major issue of paper consumption and have a chat with the co-founder, Joshua Shannon. I also throw down this month’s challenge that revolves around paper measurement and […]

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An Institution of Greener Education

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If you’re serious about sustainability, you must be committed to being educated on key concepts, technology and emerging trends. But, this type of education can be difficult to find! From green building materials to Cleantech, there are a number of associations and publications out there, but it can be overwhelming trying to decide which will […]

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GreenAV – Episode 4: It’s Showtime in 2013

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This month, listen in while Midori chats with two event production experts, Johanna Walsh and Jill Drury. They chat a little about effective tactics for successful teams when it comes to implementing green practices (besides being two beautiful and charming women!), purchasing considerations from a buyer’s perspective, as well as how Jill has worked to create a […]

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Big Data, Smart AV

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By Midori Connolly Right now, there isn’t much bigger than big data. Big data, data mining and business intelligence (BI) are the hottest terms around, and our industry is poised to capitalize on this trend. In case you’re still a little unsure about these terms, here is my best explanation of the relationship between these terms, […]

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GreenAV – Episode 3: ProAV Goes to Capitol Hill

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In May 2012, Scott Walker and Gary Hill were invited to make a presentation to the U.S. House of Representatives’ High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition. From Gary’s passionate presentation about sustainability efforts at Cisco (and the AV industry as a whole), to Scott’s wide-eyed excitement at being able to represent STEP, listen to this podcast for […]

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GreenAV – Episode 2: From Design to Stage, Green AV at the Theater!

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In this month’s show, Midori chats with Raymond Kent, the Managing Principal of Sustainable Technologies Group and the 2012 Green AV Award recipient. He gives an outstanding overview of a few theatrical projects where the emphasis was on sustainability, with impressive numbers and data to show for the projects. We talk a bit about the importance of […]

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GreenAV – Episode 1: Midori Means Green

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In the inaugural episode of the industry’s first GreenAV podcast, Gary Kayye introduces our GreenAV host, Midori Connolly. Midori shares her story of how she started her staging and meeting AV company on a GreenAV path, pushing against the industry’s  flow to pioneer new methods in staging. She also outlines benefits of using green products and green practices, and gives a preview of what she […]

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A Bit About Batteries

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By Midori Connolly If there is one thing that has always plagued me about our business, it’s the consumption of batteries. Whether we are on the integrated/installed side of the business or the wild west of live events, there is one little nuisance we all share… and that is the vexing hassle of battery consumption. In […]

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The Importance of a Green Procurement Policy

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Besides a solid sustainability policy, there is one other policy that anyone interested in Green AV needs to know about. Plus, it is actually an integral part of the sustainability policy. This is a procurement policy, which outlines an organization’s formal procedures and considerations for purchasing goods and services. Companies that implement formal, strategic procurement […]

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