Thursday, September 23, 2021
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)

First Timers’ Orientation

Is it your first time attending InfoComm? Join the AVIXA and InfoComm team for an overview of what to expect at the show this year, from education sessions and networking events to how to find exhibitors online and through the InfoComm mobile app.

Hanane Abdalla Randi Cavitt Lee Dodson Meghan Jackson Jackson David Labuskes Harrison Radie Rochelle Richardson Richardson Annette Sandler Sandler Sean Wargo Willie Wolfman
9:05 AM - 9:10 AM (EDT)

Welcoming Remarks

Join Barbara and Cindy as they preview the day and share how attendees can win prizes just for participation in the event.

Cindy Davis Barbara Blaskowsky Blaskowsky Blaskowsky
9:10 AM - 9:45 AM (EDT)

Keynote: How IT is AV?

Whether it’s AV for a streamed conference and professional collaboration or it’s the sound and lighting for an international music tour, AV needs to work with IT teams and to leverage technology to get the job done right and ensure a high quality experience. Whichever you started with learning (software or audio engineering) the worlds of information technology and audiovisual technology are merging and converging in real-time, with less and less lag.  This session will discuss the art and science of the AV and IT experience, the left and right brain of creativity within a framework, and share some examples of how to think about it with perspectives and experiences from big tech, entrepreneurship, daily tech, and live production.

Alexandra Rosen
9:50 AM - 10:40 AM (EDT)

Classroom of the Future

What does the classroom of the future look and sound like? This panel will explore the types of technology hybrid classrooms need to succeed, discuss how to evaluate pro AV gear for future-proofed classrooms, and more.

Ben Barnard Linda Braun Ken Eagle Jodie Penrod Raj Singh
10:45 AM - 11:35 AM (EDT)

Project Management for All

Strong project management skills are the key to success for AV installations. Moderated by AV Technology's Cindy Davis, Dawn Meade, Senior AV Architect, Project Manager at Northrop Grumman, and Jonathan Owens, a Senior Consultant at Shen Milsom & Wilke will define the entire team’s role—whether it’s a sales executive, CEO, or an actual project manager—in project management, how to handle a client’s expectations versus realities, and more.

Cindy Davis Dawn Meade Meade Jonathan Owens
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (EDT)

Exhibit Hall Break

Head to our exhibit hall to experience the latest pro AV technologies ahead of InfoComm 2021. Be sure to visit each booth and engage in their chatroom to be entered into the Passport to Prizes drawing!

 
12:20 PM - 12:35 PM (EDT)

IoT and Data, a perfect pair for Digital Signage

Now more than ever, IoT is playing a large part in the Digital Signage Ecosystem, driving new levels of data to increase the accuracy, relevancy, and engagement that make for smart business decisions. This session explores the importance of how IoT and the subsequent new levels of data are driving the future of digital signage.  We will also look at how displays themselves have become IoT devices due to the sophistication of an SoC, and how its flexibility and ability can serve multiple purposes.

Rich Ventura Ventura
12:35 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Exhibit Hall Break

Head to our exhibit hall to experience the latest pro AV technologies ahead of InfoComm 2021. Be sure to visit each booth and engage in their chatroom to be entered into the Passport to Prizes drawing!

 
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (EDT)

Digital Signage Trends

As the world of digital signage continues to expand, what’s trending now? Moderated by AV Technology's Cindy Davis, Mark Coxon, Western Regional Sales Director at HD Distributing, and Kimberly Sarubbi, VP of Media at IoTecha will discuss video walls of all shapes and sizes, COVID signage, the use of projection, and more.

Cindy Davis Mark Coxon Kimberly Sarubbi
1:50 PM - 2:10 PM (EDT)

Exhibit Hall Break

Head to our exhibit hall to experience the latest pro AV technologies ahead of InfoComm 2021. Be sure to visit each booth and engage in their chatroom to be entered into the Passport to Prizes drawing!

 
2:10 PM - 2:40 PM (EDT)

First Timers’ Orientation

Is it your first time attending InfoComm? Join the AVIXA and InfoComm team for an overview of what to expect at the show this year, from education sessions and networking events to how to find exhibitors online and through the InfoComm mobile app.

Hanane Abdalla Randi Cavitt Lee Dodson Meghan Jackson Jackson David Labuskes Harrison Radie Rochelle Richardson Richardson Annette Sandler Sandler Sean Wargo Willie Wolfman
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)

Exhibit Hall Break

Head to our exhibit hall to experience the latest pro AV technologies ahead of InfoComm 2021. Be sure to visit each booth and engage in their chatroom to be entered into the Passport to Prizes drawing!

 
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM (EDT)

Emerging Audio Trends

What’s trending in professional audio? This panel will explore hot topics like beamforming mics, immersive and directional audio, and work-from-home conferencing solutions.

Margot Douaihy Sergio Molho Rodrigo Ordonez Ordonez
4:20 PM - 5:40 PM (EDT)

Exhibit Hall Break

Head to our exhibit hall to experience the latest pro AV technologies ahead of InfoComm 2021. Be sure to visit each booth and engage in their chatroom to be entered into the Passport to Prizes drawing!

 
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)

Wrap-Up/Passport to Prizes

Join us as we discuss the highlights of the day and give away awesome prizes courtesy of our sponsors! All registered attendees are eligible, with winners selected randomly from those that have the most active engagement with sponsors and programming.

Cindy Davis Barbara Blaskowsky Blaskowsky Blaskowsky