MISSED AVIXA’S HIGHER EDUCATION WEBINAR? CATCH UP WITH OUR RECORDING
What needs to be considered for a good user experience in higher education? How can user behaviour be guided? How can collaboration and connection be simplified? These questions are just a few of the key topics discussed by technology managers and AV professionals in AVIXA’s first cross-council panel webinar, featuring a strong line-up of technology managers and AV professionals, and chaired by AVIXA™ Senior Staff Instructor Chuck Espinoza, CTS®-D, CTS-I.
The event, jointly hosted with European University Information Systems (EUNIS), draws from findings and highlights from selected InfoComm 2018 sessions held at the InfoComm Exhibition and Conference in Las Vegas. If you missed the live session, don’t worry – you can still catch the entire recording and gain insights from the knowledgeable and engaging panel of higher education AV professionals.
CALL FOR ISE PRESENTERS
Looking toward ISE 2019, AVIXA is seeking engaging presentations that inform AV professionals about best practices, experience, and pushing the leading edge of the profession. Have an interesting presentation idea that you think could draw the crowds at ISE? You’re invited to submit a proposal to join AVIXA’s education programme.
Your session can be in a number of formats, from a 20-minute FlashTrack to a 20-45 minute conference. Any topic can be submitted, with particular interest on AVIXA’s tracks: User Experience, AV/IT, Design and Emerging Trends. Presentations can consist of learning components such as demos, exercises and activities.
CTS SUCCESS FOR TRIO AS AVMI HITS 75
Global integrator AVMI is pleased to confirm that three of its new colleagues, Georgina Clarke, Max Hill and Adam Rhodes, have successfully passed their CTS exams within a week of each other, bringing the company’s combined total of UK CTS holders to 75, and joining a global CTS family that is more than 12,000 strong. The trio joined from Focus 21 following AVMI’s recent acquisition of the company.
“I’m especially proud of Georgina, who has spent less than a year in our industry and shown an amazing aptitude to learn and grow. Georgina is the first lady from Focus 21 to pass the CTS qualification and we hope she will lead the trail for others to follow here at AVMI,” says Justin Paveley, Projects Director Focus 21, now part of AVMI.
Do you have CTS success news that you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you.
IES AND AVIXA RELEASE STANDARD ON LIGHTING FOR VIDEOCONFERENCE ROOMS
The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and AVIXA have released the new standard Recommended Practice for Lighting Performance for Small to Medium Sized Videoconferencing Rooms (ANSI/IES/AVIXA RP-38-17). This American National Standards Institute-approved standard provides lighting parameters and performance criteria for small-to-medium-sized single-axis videoconferencing spaces defined as one set of video displays and cameras.
“Videoconferencing lighting has a great impact on the user experience,” said Ann Brigida, CTS, CStd, AVIXA’s Senior Director of Standards. “AVIXA and IES share the goal of creating an environment that will enhance this form of communication. We are looking forward to working with IES again on guidance that will benefit both AV and lighting system outcomes.”
NEXT AVIXA WOMEN’S COUNCIL MEETING
Calling all AV professionals – the next AVIXA Women’s Council meeting will be held in London on 26 July. Meeting for just an hour before the WAVE event that evening, the group will gather to talk action plans. These meetings are a prevalent opportunity to make a positive change, with men and women both encouraged to attend and make their voice heard.
Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, 26 July 2018
Venue: One Wimpole Street, London W1G 0LZ
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THE DIVERSITY DEBATE – AV TECHNOLOGY EUROPE SPEAKS TO HEIDI VOORHEES
In the latest issue of AV Technology Europe, Editor Michael Garwood spoke to Heidi Voorhees – AVIXA’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the AVIXA Foundation – about the perception and reality of gender diversity in the AV industry, and what work can be done in this area.
Heidi discusses some of the initiatives AVIXA is undertaking to promote gender diversity, as well as sharing her thoughts on the issue in the wider industry.
Dates for Your Calendar – UK Business Workshops
AVIXA's Business Workshops will be taking place in Dublin on 16 October and London, 18 October, led by Google’s Rob Houston. He is a Breathworks Teacher and Senior Teacher of the 'Search Inside Yourself’ program that was born at Google. Using his experience gained from teaching Search Inside Yourself and Mindfulness in Google, Houston is available to give us an interactive, introductory session exploring some of the key concepts and practices that can lead to the development of Emotional Intelligence, which help leaders to manage change, stay resilient, and inspire growth.
More details will become available soon, but make sure to pop these dates in your calendar!
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