Tuesday, April 5, 2022
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)

Networking in Exhibit Hall

Visit the AVN2 exhibit hall and check out some of the latest products and services from the Pro AV industry. Attendees that visit each booth and engage in their chatroom will be entered into the Passport to Prizes drawing!

 
9:05 AM - 9:10 AM (EDT)

Welcoming Remarks

Representatives from AV Network and AVNation welcome attendees and address housekeeping items.

Mark J. Pescatore Cindy Davis Tim Albright
9:15 AM - 9:35 AM (EDT)

State of the Supply Chains

It’s the one topic no one wants to talk about, but it’s having a tremendous impact on the Pro AV industry. Tim Albright from AV Nation hosts a fireside chat with Bradford Benn to provide an overview of today’s supply chain problems and how long the disruptions will continue. Benn is a 30 year AV veteran who has worked in integration, manufacturing, and consulting. Benn brings his decades of design and market development knowledge to this discussion.

Tim Albright Bradford Benn Benn
9:40 AM - 10:20 AM (EDT)

A Closer Look at Distance Learning

Education has entered the era of hybrid learning. What technologies are required in the classroom so off-site students can truly feel like they are part of the class? And how can these solutions be presented so instructors are not intimidated by the technology? Go to the head of the class with Systems Contractor News’ Mark J. Pescatore and a panel of Pro AV professionals.

Mark J. Pescatore James Greene Erin Maher-Moran Julie Johnston Marc Cholewczynski
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM (EDT)

Exhibit Hall Break

Visit the AVN2 exhibit hall and check out some of the latest products and services from the Pro AV industry. Attendees that visit each booth and engage in their chatroom will be entered into the Passport to Prizes drawing!

 
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)

Better Business Practices for Pro AV

Man plans and God laughs. What COVID has taught us all is there is no longer a valid five-year plan. With supply chain, chip shortages, and labor market challenges, how do you navigate the business side of AV? AV Nation’s Tim Albright leads the conversation to help companies trying to recover from the last two years get ready for the next two years.

Tim Albright Shameka Dunbar Tom LeBlanc Eboni Green
11:20 AM - 11:55 AM (EDT)

What Can Cloud Do for You?

Some organizations were caught flat-footed when workforces and students were sent home. In  the two-years since, some are turning to the cloud for more than storage and content workflows. System management, data collection and analysis, room configuration and even device deployment can utilize the cloud. Mark J. Pescatore from Systems Contractor News and a panel of experts talk about the benefits of the cloud and how to mitigate risks.

Mark J. Pescatore Dave Van Hoy Karl Paulsen
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Exhibit Hall Break

Visit the AVN2 exhibit hall and check out some of the latest products and services from the Pro AV industry. Attendees that visit each booth and engage in their chatroom will be entered into the Passport to Prizes drawing!

 
12:45 PM - 1:25 PM (EDT)

Improving the User Experience

From user interfaces to better I/O layouts, what are the features that really matter to the end user? Industry experts will join Mark J. Pescatore from Systems Contractor News to talk about design success stories and failures, with live feedback from attendees.

Mark J. Pescatore Steve Greenblatt Peter Putman Chuck Gloman
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

The Big Return — The New Hybrid Workforce

As mask mandates are being lifted, the return to the office is in full force. Collaboration technologies have been around for several years, but there has been a demand for more inclusive, immersive, and easy-to-use systems. This panel discusses the technologies that are enabling the collaborative, the hybrid workforce, the newly defined spaces, and the culture shift. AV Technology’s content director, Cindy Davis moderates a panel to address the topics that are top of mind right now.

Cindy Davis Nyere Hollingsworth S Ann Earon Mark Peterson
2:15 PM - 2:35 PM (EDT)

Exhibit Hall Break

Take a break and visit the AVN2 exhibit hall, where you can check out some of the latest products and services from the Pro AV industry. Attendees that visit each booth and engage in their chatroom will be entered into the Passport to Prizes drawing!

 
2:40 PM - 3:20 PM (EDT)

Digital Signage Content Management

Content is king. How do you keep that king happy on your digital signage system? Cindy Davis from AV Technology talks with digital signage experts to help you develop and manage content that will keep viewers engaged.

Cindy Davis Rich Ventura Corrie Brannan Jason Cremins
3:30 PM - 4:10 PM (EDT)

Technology Trends: Audio Installation

The higher tech we get the more we remain an analog industry. Audio remains the “A” in AV and is arguably more important to any communication structure. You can still have a conference call, even if the video goes down. Audio goes down? Sorry, let’s reschedule. Join AV Nation’s Tim Albright as audio experts sound off about some of their latest projects and favorite products.

Tim Albright Bren Walker Iffat Chaudhry
4:10 PM - 4:25 PM (EDT)

Exhibit Hall Break

Attendees get one final chance to visit the AVN2 exhibit hall and browse some of the latest Pro AV technologies. Remember to visit each booth and engage in their chatroom to be entered into the Passport to Prizes drawing!

 
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Wrap-Up / Passport to Prizes

Our hosts offer a quick review of the day's panels and announce the winners from the Passport to Prizes.

Mark J. Pescatore Cindy Davis Tim Albright