The AV Industry’s Flagship Virtual Event

March 6-9, 2023

LAVNCH WEEK 7 will feature all-new sessions, presentations, product announcements and technology introductions 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, the future of our industry, open communication and innovations. Register today!

WHAT TO EXPECT

Industry education sessions

Innovative ideas for AV integrators

LAVNCH CREW networking opportunities

Panels with AV industry leaders

New product introductions & demos

Earn CTS-RU credits in select sessions

AGENDA

All times listed are in EST

Monday, March 6

12:30 p.m.

Welcome To UCC Day!

with Steph Beckett, Megan A. Dutta, Gary Kayye

1:00 p.m.

The Conferencing Audio Experience

with Steph Beckett

With the rise of the hybrid office, conferencing audio is more critical than ever. It’s even more critical — most would say — than video. This panel explores the latest UCC audio trends, how to create the ultimate hybrid conferencing audio experience and more.

2:00 p.m.

UCC Update

with Gary Kayye

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

2:45 p.m.

Will We Ever Achieve a True Collaboration Standard?

with Megan A. Dutta, Jeremy Caldera, Rebecca Onchi

It’s no secret that AV doesn’t always standardize. But when it comes to UCC, the push to discontinue the use of proprietary technology is stronger than ever. This panel examines the future of UCC and whether we will ever achieve a “true standard” of collaboration.

Tuesday, March 7

12:30 p.m.

Welcome to Emerging Technologies Day!

with Steph Beckett, Megan A. Dutta

1:00 p.m.

Esports and Experience Design

with Megan A. Dutta

As esports continues its explosive growth, there’s unlimited potential for AV professionals to cash in on this phenomena. This panel explores the role ProAV plays in esports as well as unique considerations for this growing market.

2:00 p.m.

Emerging Technologies Update

with Gary Kayye, Ed Haravon

What’s happening now with emerging technologies? Join Gary Kayye and a panel of experts as they discuss the latest emerging tech trends and how they’ll impact the future of the industry.

2:45 p.m.

Virtual Production in the Corporate Space

with Steph Beckett, Kris Santoro

When you think of virtual production, it’s likely that “The Mandalorian” comes to mind … but there are so many more uses for AV professionals, particularly when it comes to the corporate market. Join Steph Beckett and a panel of experts as they explore the benefits and use cases for virtual production in the workplace.

Wednesday, March 8

12:30 p.m.

Welcome to Digital Signage Day!

with Steph Beckett, Megan A. Dutta

1:00 p.m.

Using Digital Signage to Enhance the Retail Experience

with Steph Beckett, Matt Nurre, Mina Mustafa

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cool, retail is beginning to bounce back. However, consumers want more than just to run in and grab something — they want an experience. This panel explores the latest retail activations and how digital signage is being used to enhance the retail experience for consumers.

2:00 p.m.

Digital Signage Update

with Gary Kayye

What’s happening now with digital signage? Join rAVe’s Gary Kayye and a panel of experts as they discuss the latest digital signage trends and how they’ll impact the future of the industry.

2:45 p.m.

Planes, Trains and Digital Signage

with Megan A. Dutta

As government funding for transportation continues to grow, so does the signage inside these venues. From airports to train stations, the signage possibilities are endless for all uses. Where will this technology go next and what types of emerging technologies will we see in use? This panel discusses all of that and more.

Thursday, March 9

12:30 p.m.

Welcome to ProAV Day!

with Steph Beckett, Megan A. Dutta

1:00 p.m.

Don’t Call Me An End User … Or Do?

with Megan A. Dutta

As the skill level of end users, or technology managers, increases, the ProAV industry needs to change how it works with clients. This panel explores how integrators can better work with technology managers to create meaningful partnerships. It also explores where and why tech-savvy end users need integration services and how those relationships are evolving.

2:00 p.m.

ProAV Update

with Gary Kayye, Mark Coxon, Alexis La Broi

What’s happening now in ProAV? Join rAVe’s Gary Kayye and a panel of experts as they discuss the latest ProAV trends and how they’ll impact the future of the industry.

2:45 p.m.

Live Events – The Renaissance?

with Steph Beckett, Amanda Eberle, Don Guzauckas, Wallace Johnson

Live events are back and better than ever! Or are they? Technology has changed in the past three years and people no longer look at live events the same. From extra precautions to hybrid options, there are many more decisions to make now. What does it take to create a successful event in today’s climate? Find out from our panel of experts!

OUR ASSOCIATION PARTNERS

PRESENTERS

LAVNCH WEEK 7 brings together leading AV, digital signage, branding, 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 7 will bring open communication and innovations for all attendees. 

Gary KayyeCo-Founder & Director
THE rAVe Agency
Megan A. DuttaEditor-in-Chief
LAVNCH [CODE]
Steph BeckettManaging Editor
rAVe [PUBS]
Mark CoxonBusiness Development Director- XTG
AVI-SPL
Ed HaravonCo-Founder
Get Real XR
Amanda EberleGeneral Manager
AV Chicago
Alexis B. La BroiDirector, Audio Visual Services Division
MidPoint Technology Group
Matt NurreDirector of National Sales
Visual Image
Don GuzauckasVice President & General Manager
HB Live
Wallace JohnsonFounder & Executive Producer
Digital Xperience Group
Rebecca OnchiSr. Consultant
Global Consulting
Jeremy CalderaSenior Vice President
Pearl Technology
Mina MustafaBusiness Development Manager
Sodaclick
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