Tabatha O’Connor Named CEDIA Global President and CEO


The CEDIA Board of Directors has announced the promotion of Tabatha O’Connor from acting to permanent CEDIA Global President and CEO. We believe this is a HUGE step in the right direction for CEDIA. CEDIA’s external perception has been one of a “good-old-boy” club and clearly this trumps those concerned industry-wide. O’Connor joined the CEDIA team in […]

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It Worked!!!! We Got a Woman Elected to the CEDIA Board


After writing this piece on how CEDIA needed women on their Board, I received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the industry. Some of you wrote to me via my LinkedIn post, some commented on Facebook and Twitter and some of you emailed me privately. I even got four phone calls from current and former CEDIA Board members — and one […]

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Voting Opens for CEDIA 2018-2019 Board of Directors — Vote for Heather L. Sidorowicz!


Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include a statement from CEDIA. CEDIA has announced the seven candidates on the ballot for the 2018-2018 board of directors and is calling upon all global members to cast their vote. And, like it always is, it’s mostly men. Only one nominee, Heather L. Sidorowicz, is a woman. So, we NEED […]

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InfoComm Announces 2017 Award Winners


InfoComm International just announced the 2017 recipients of its annual awards. Each year, InfoComm recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions, leadership and commitment to excellence. In 2017, the InfoComm Awards Committee, a panel of volunteers, received nominations from across the AV industry and named winners for the Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV, Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement, CTS Holder […]

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Smurfette Syndrome


At a recent industry event I attended, the facilitator (an outside consultant) expressed some mild surprise that I was the only woman in the room. Me? I hadn’t really noticed. At this point, I’m pretty much used to it. I don’t mind getting a bathroom to myself, but it can still be hard to be […]

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AV Standards, or Is It the Double Standard?


By Ron DeVoe Successful Sales Consulting I have enjoyed having guest editorials published with rAVe. In times past my contributions have been more for entertainment than insight. However, this rambling is a result of my increasing awareness of the double standard that we, in our beloved industry, seem to ignore and that deals with women […]

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Women of InfoComm to Host Breakfast at ISE


InfoComm International, co-owner of the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2015) tradeshow, announced this week its very first Women of InfoComm Network Breakfast at First Lounge restaurant, 8:00-9:30 a.m. on 11 Feb. 2015, at the Amsterdam RAI. The cost to enter is 40 Euros. The Women of InfoComm Network (WIN) is a global network of individuals […]

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


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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Women in AV: The Three – Preamble


In this series, Women in AV: The Three, three high level women executives in the AV industry will be interviewed and give their unique perspectives on their backgrounds, the industry and certain issues that women are facing in the current technology business climate. This blog series preamble is dedicated to all of the women in […]

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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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SCN Editor Kirsten Nelson Honored With 2013 WAVE Mentor Award


Kirsten Nelson, editor of Systems Contractor News and Healthcare AV, will be honored this year by the Women in AV (WAVE) at the NSCA/Women in AV Reception, on Wed., June 12. “Nelson has combined her passion for writing with her affinity for technology by working as the editor of Systems Contractor News (SCN) and Healthcare […]

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FSR Teams with NSCA and WAVE to Sponsor Networking Reception at InfoComm 2013


FSR, along with co-sponsors NSCA and Women in AV (WAVE), will host an informal reception on Wed., June 12, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at The Peabody Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The event coincides with opening day of the InfoComm show, the premiere trade show for the commercial audiovisual industry.  Women are encouraged to attend the unique reception where they […]

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WAVEcast Episode 13: InfoComm 13 WAVE Events and the Boston Marathon


In this episode, I discuss InfoComm13 and all we’ll be doing for the Women in AV! And, in light of the tragic and heartbreaking terrorism acts at the Boston Marathon, I talk about what that means to me and how it may change the future of our industry. Register for the InfoComm13 WAVE events here. Nominate a woman for the […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 110: The Women in AV Networking Reception at InfoComm


This podcast tells you how to sign-up to attend the Women in AV networking reception that’s going be held the first night of InfoComm. Use this link to sign up for the reception: Check out our coverage of the E4 tour here:  Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App […]

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WAVEcast Episode 11: Executive Management Talks NSCA’s 2013 BLC


This WAVEcast, we talk with the exective team of the National Systems Contractor’s Association (NSCA) about the 15th annual Business and Leadership Conference help in Phoenix, AZ last week. Chuck Wilson, Executive Director, Ingolf deJong, President of the Board of Directors, and Ron Pusey, Board of Director, share with us from the conference the history, highlights, and what attendees gain for their business […]

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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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