The AV Industry’s

Flagship Virtual Event

March 1 – 3, 2022

All-New Sessions

All-New Presentations

Product Demos

Technology Introductions

Q&A Sessions

Networking Activities

LAVNCH WEEK returns on March 1-3, 2022 for an event featuring all-new sessions, presentations, product announcements, technology introductions, Q&A sessions and networking activities on the latest ProAV, digital signage, UCC and emerging technologies. Join hosts Steph Beckett and Megan A. Dutta, industry futurists, thought leaders and top manufacturers for the latest updates and the future of our industry.

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

View Sessions from Digital Signage Day

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022

View Sessions from ProAV Day

Thursday, March 3nd, 2022

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LAVNCH WEEK 5 brings together leading AV, digital signage, UCC and emerging technology leaders and manufacturers for an event like no other. With an emphasis on peer-to-peer discussions, leading education sessions and more. Led by hosts Steph Beckett and Megan A. Dutta, LAVNCH WEEK 5 will bring open communication and innovations for all attendees. 

Discussions featuring AV industry leaders

All-new industry education sessions

LAVNCH CREW networking opportunities

Product demos & introductions

Innovations and ideas for AV integrators





11:00 a.m.

Welcome to UCC Day!

Steph Beckett

Megan A. Dutta

11:15 a.m.

DGnet Collaborate: An exciting leap forward for whole-room conferencing

In this product demo, Gary Kayye and Damiano Global Corporation will show how DGnet Collaborate is the solution you need for managed conferencing and collaboration in flexible spaces. With a simple, easy-to-use touch panel interface, this solution allows users to select between and control collaboration services from Zoom, Microsoft, Google, and more. DGnet Collaborate facilitates Agile Integration. It will enable organizations to maximize their return on investment by empowering them to try new features and platforms without requiring new hardware or changes to the physical installation. You don’t want to miss seeing the easy interoperability and streamlined installations this solution can provide.

Gary Kayye

Frank Damiano

Kevin Stacey

11:30 a.m.

Kayye’s Krystal Ball 2022

For the past 21 years, Gary Kayye has written the industry’s go-to piece for predicting how the upcoming year will evolve. Every year, Gary asks: which technologies will thrive, and which will barely survive? Which new products will be home runs, and which will strike out at the plate? Gary has made some bold predictions that have turned out to be true, with a success rate of over 90% in the past two decades. And, as always, this year’s webinar will start with a review of Kayye’s Krystal Ball 2021 — how wrong was he? And his projections for 2022 are BOLD. You will not find anyone in AV, UCC or Digital Signage better at helping you navigate an upcoming year than Gary Kayye. See him deliver it LIVE! Submit your questions for Gary or even challenge him yourself during LAVNCH WEEK 5 through this form. Gary will address them LIVE during the event. Oh, and you’ll earn AVIXA CTS RU’s for attending, too.

Gary Kayye

12:30 p.m.

Things Millennials Actually Want in an Office Space

Millennials: You can’t live with ‘em, the workforce can’t exist without ‘em. When a group this big is the driving force in hybrid work expectations, it’s probably time you took into account what they want out of an office space (that is in the office and at home). In this session, Steph Beckett discusses why it’s important to provide millennial workers with the right tools for success.

Steph Beckett

1:00 p.m.

UCC Update

What’s happening now in UCC? Join rAVe’s Steph Beckett and a panel of experts as they discuss the latest UCC trends and how they’ll impact the future of conferencing and collaboration.

Steph Beckett


Chris Fitzsimmons

Xzavia Killikelly




11:00 a.m.

Welcome to Digital Signage Day!

Steph Beckett

Megan A. Dutta

11:15 a.m.

Epson Pro Series EB-PU Projectors | Product Demo

Get a hands-on look at Epson’s innovative, all-new EB-PU1000 Series and EB-PU2010 interchangeable lens projectors. Offering powerful pro features—like 4K Enhancement Technology and optional clip-on camera—in an exceptionally compact design, these groundbreaking large-venue projectors make it easy to display larger-than-life images in a variety of environments. Plus, hear from Ramzi Shakra, Epson Product Manager, and Gary Kayye as they discuss Epson’s latest laser solutions and built-in features to simplify and speed up installations and setup.

Gary Kayye

Ramzi Shakra

11:30 a.m.

Three Big Growth Markets in Digital Signage Post-Pandemic

Join director of event programs for Digital Signage Experience (DSE) David Drain as he hosts digital signage experts in the fields of digital out-of-home (DOOH), retail and restaurants, respectively. You’ll learn about the major trends in each of these growth markets and how digital signage technology applications can solve the challenges in each market. The speakers will also share a preview of their sessions at the upcoming Digital Signage Experience (DSE) event taking place in November.

David Drain

Stephanie Gutnik

Marcos Terenzio

Jackie Walker

12:00 p.m.

rAVe [TV] Exclusively on LAVNCH!

It’s our weekly news show, coming straight to you on LAVNCH! In this 30-minute segment, Gary and Steph chat about everything from the newest products on the market to all the latest headlines from the past week. Plus, you’ll get to hear from Ann Ewoldt with Legrand | AV about what is new with them.

Gary Kayye

Ann Ewoldt

Steph Beckett

12:30 p.m.

SpinetiX ARYA™ – The Digital Signage Cloud for AV Integrators

Organizations of all sizes and types are adopting cloud-based digital signage to accelerate their digital transformation in a fast-paced changing world. However, digital signage is often perceived as complex to deploy, often relying on integration between disparate hardware, software and cloud services without performance or reliability guaranteed. SpinetiX ARYA cloud-based solution has been truly designed with the AV/IT channel in mind. As an integrator, you can deliver a professional, user-friendly, and scalable solution with a complete peace of mind.

In this session, George Preston, VP of Sales North America at SpinetiX will guide you through a quick demo of SpinetiX ARYA illustrating the key benefits for the AV/ IT integrator.

Megan A. Dutta

George Preston

12:45 p.m.

GARY: Unscripted with Dave Labuskes

Gary Kayye

Dave Labuskes

1:00 p.m.

How Digital Signage Creates Experiences That Connect

How we work, play and learn has transformed dramatically. From video-chatting with our grandparents to brainstorming big ideas with hybrid teams, the ways in which we connect are different today — and they will be different again tomorrow.

In this panel, Samsung and other industry experts will dive into the tech trends driving this new age of transformative connection and the powerful tools that enable it — including eye-catching digital signage, intuitive interactive displays and impactful content management platforms.


Megan A. Dutta

Gary Kayye

Brandy Alvarado-Miranda

Mark Quiroz

Jeremy Caldera




11:00 a.m.

Welcome to ProAV Day!

Steph Beckett

Megan A. Dutta

11:10 a.m.

Got Control?
MEGAN: Unscripted with Contemporary Research

With over 25 years of experience in manufacturing AV tuners, it is no wonder Contemporary Research (CR) is often known as the “tuner company.” Many don’t realize that Contemporary Research has offered a simple yet intelligent solution for through-the-coax RF or Ethernet display/TV control for just as long. Contemporary Research provides a complete line of control products to simplify your AV systems. With Display Express by Contemporary Research, control is ready with a simple set-up, no custom programming required.

Megan A. Dutta

Paul Briggs, CTS

Sara Krybus

11:20 a.m.

A New Visual Adventure Begins with Calibre LEDFusion Pro Series

Calibre takes installation professionals on a brand new adventure addressing specific trends in today’s business workflows – specifically enhancing its visual quality featuring our in-house designed UltraX image engine. In this session, Calibre introduces the InfoComm Best in Market award-winning display- LEDFusion Pro. And how they break the status quo of the current display market for hybrid offices.

Gary Kayye

Raymond Budd

11:30 a.m.

Magnetic 3D, ‘Holographic’ 3D Tech and the Hard Rock Guitar Hotel

Magnetic 3D and The Lab at Rockwell Group used photogrammetry and motion capture to create a full-sensory Glasses-Free 3D Experience at the Guitar Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. Watch this session to learn more about delivering holographic 3D experiences and how you can visualize the Metaverse in real life without a VR headset or 3D glasses.

Steph Beckett

John Bracciante

Paul Kline

Tom Zerega

12:00 p.m.

ProAV Update

What’s happening now in ProAV? Join LAVNCH’s Megan A. Dutta and a panel of experts as they discuss the latest ProAV trends and how they’ll impact the future of ProAV.

Megan A. Dutta


Ernie Beck, CTS-D

Alexander Mayo

12:35 p.m.

AV 101 Preview

LAVNCH’s Megan A. Dutta and NSCA’s Tom LeBlanc will discuss the idea behind AV 101 and why it’s critical that members of the AV community engage with this content and share it with future #AVTweeps.

What is AV 101? Get an inside look into the ProAV industry with this new series from the rAVe team, in partnership with NSCA. From attracting young talent into the industry to giving a foundation to industry newbies, this series is designed as an entry-level gateway into the technology solutions and career paths that make the ProAV industry exciting! Designed to cover the basics of AV, this six-part series will review topics like displays, audio, digital signage, and even an overview of career paths.

Megan A. Dutta

Tom LeBlanc

12:45 p.m.

Matrox ConvertIP manages AV networks with maximum ease and flexibility

Tune in to watch how the new ConvertIP encoders and decoders help you transform existing infrastructures into interoperable, cost-efficient, and scalable AV networks – and overcome the limitations of complex, expensive, proprietary IP platforms.

Gary Kayye

Ron Berty

1:00 p.m.

Sizeable Trends in LED Videowalls, from application to installation

As dvLED (direct-view LED) prices continue to decrease, videowall solutions have emerged as a viable option for a broad range of customers to inform and entertain their community. Adoption is on the rise from large-palette digital signage in airports to theme parks, museums, galleries, universities, corporate lobbies, broadcast studios and retail spaces to the facilitation of a virtual production environment that transports viewers to new worlds. This panel will explore what considerations are necessary for an architecturally sound installation and the importance of flexibility and scalability in meeting the needs of creative designers, systems integrators and end users alike.


Steph Beckett

John Garmendi

Rob Badenoch

Nick Mitchell

Jeff Blankensop

2:00 p.m.

Tensioned Advantage and Advantage with SightLine: Cable Drop. Jaw Drop.

SightLine™, available with the Tensioned Advantage® and Advantage electric screens, gives the impression of a floating screen. A suspension system in its single roller design features 3 or 4 thin cables eliminating the need for black drop. The cables accommodate a range of drop distances up to 70″ – making ordering a snap. What’s more, this feature creates usable space above the viewing area to preserve architectural interests and provides the opportunity for camera/speaker placement. Enhanced aesthetics, painless ordering, smooth installation and future-proofing for height adjustability – this is the fine line between status quo and jaw drop.

Gary Kayye

Wendy Cox

Brian Schwartz, CTS


Gary KayyeCo-Founder & Director

THE rAVe Agency

Megan A. DuttaEmerging Markets Director


Steph BeckettManaging Editor


Raymond BuddSenior Sales Manager

Calibre UK

Ernie Beck, CTS-DSenior Consultant


Ramzi ShakraProduct Manager


George PrestonVice President of Sales, North America


Dave LabuskesCEO


Chris FitzsimmonsBusiness Development Manager


Alexander MayoSenior Consultant


Paul Briggs, CTSAV Product Support Manager

Contemporary Research

Sara KrybusDirector of Sales and Marketing

Contemporary Research

Xzavia KillikellyDesign Consultant


Paul KlineSVP Business Development

Creative Realities Inc.

Ron BertyBusiness Development Manager

Matrox Video

Wendy CoxDirector, Product Management


Brian Schwartz, CTSProduct Manager


Frank DamianoFounder and CTO

Damiano Global Corporation

Kevin StaceyLead Developer

Damiano Global Corporation

John GarmendiSr. Manager Consultant Program Development

Sony Electronics

Tom ZeregaFounder & CEO

Magnetic 3D

Mark QuirozVice President, Marketing, Display Division


Tom LeBlancExecutive Director


Brandy Alvarado-MirandaCEO

BAM Marketing & PR Agency

John BraccianteChief Operating Officer

Magnetic 3D

Jeremy Caldera, CTS-D, CTS-ISenior Vice President

Pearl Technology

Rob BadenochPartner

TAD Associate

Jeff BlankensopSr. Director


Nick MitchellVice President, Sales Support Group


Ann EwoldtProduct Marketing Manager

Chief, a brand of Legrand AV

David DrainDirector of Event Programs

Digital Signage Experience (DSE)

Stephanie GutnikGlobal Head of DOOH


Jackie WalkerHead of Strategy | QSR

Publicis Sapient

Marcos TerenzioVP, Creative & Strategy

iGotcha Media