The AV Industry’s Flagship Virtual Event
March 6-9, 2023
LAVNCH WEEK 7 featured all-new sessions, presentations, product announcements and technology introductions on the latest ProAV, digital signage, UCC and emerging technologies.
Hosts Steph Beckett and Megan A. Dutta, industry futurists, thought leaders and top manufacturers discussed the latest updates, the future of our industry, open communication and innovations.
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 RUs
All times listed are in EST
Monday, March 6
People are the core of every business. That’s why we’re kicking off Day 1 of LAVNCH WEEK 7 with a deep dive into everything you need to know about unified communications and collaboration. Viewers will learn how UCC is shaping the future of our work life and how it can improve business and employee relationships. We’re spilling all the best secrets.
Is your company standardized on a different meeting platform than your client? Forget your dongle at home for your day in the office? Designing a modern meeting space and dreading how cluttered cables will look on the table? BYOD for wireless conferencing and presentation helps mitigate all of these mishaps and more. Lauren Simmen, Director of Product Marketing at Crestron, joins rAVe to discuss how BYOD in the workplace can change the game for IT Managers and their users.
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.
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.
Corporate communications are key for organizations, but meeting equity is vital for creating a collaborative work environment. Enhancing connectivity through USB workflows allows for participants to be seen and heard and for more engaging collaborations. Join Hall Technologies’ Hal Truax and Megan A. Dutta as they highlight streamlined USB workflows that result in improved communication, more participant engagement and easy switching between audio and video sources.
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.
When it comes to Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC), many companies are still trying to figure out the path forward. For this lynchpin technology, how does strategy prevail when one-third of your staff is in the office, but the rest are distributed globally? Far deeper than video conferencing, the office still matters and how we communicate and work with our peers is the culture of the future.
Join Sean Wargo, Vice President of Market Intelligence at AVIXA, as he deep dives into the value of the office and how we can better utilize the space when in fact, the traditional idea of the office has not truly been updated – if ever. Utilizing the large body of research that impacts the flexible work environment, Wargo will uncover where the ProAV industry can provide innovation and new opportunities.
Tuesday, March 7
Innovative technology moves our society forward, and emerging technology is taking the lead. On Day 2 of LAVNCH WEEK 7, we’re stepping into the future by exploring the endless possibilities of Emerging Tech, virtual production, Esports, the metaverse and more! But these aren’t just for fun. Our viewers will learn how to use emerging tech to be one step ahead of the competition and elevate their business solutions.
Check out the latest trends in experience design from these videos we recorded at ISE 2023.
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.
Join Megan A. Dutta and Bob Caniglia as they discuss the latest virtual production trends and tools.
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.
Check out these virtual production products we saw at ISE 2023.
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
The transportation and retail industries have significantly upgraded digital signage technology over the past few years. That is just the beginning. On Day 3 of LAVNCH WEEK 7, we will discuss digital signage. Not only will viewers learn how the industry is evolving, but also how future digital signage technology will dramatically enhance our daily lives.
Videri Digital Canvases are the smartest and most energy-efficient digital displays in the market. The Canvases are stunningly thin, beautiful and engineered for simplicity and impact. Out of the box and on the wall in 15 minutes, Videri Canvases come in unique shapes and sizes to fit almost any space. Messaging on Videri Canvases is easily managed from anywhere, on your phone or laptop, whether the deployment is for 1 or 100,000 Canvases. Attend this session with Rolf Carlson, SVP, and Gary Kayye to find out why Videri Canvases should be a part of your portfolio if you want to be on the leading edge of innovation in digital signage and create paths to incremental revenue.
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.
Digital signage partners, Telecine and YCD Multimedia team up in this session to discuss how to enhance the customer experience in financial institutions, corporate spaces, and more. This partnership leads the “any K” revolution in digital signage with a canvas approach to content and the management and distribution of media to create current, captivating and relevant information, displayed in the most appropriate, compelling and painless way possible. Learn their tips for building engaging, interactive multimedia experiences.
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.
Peerless-AV shares the current state of digital signage and how the company’s products play in the space.
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.
March 8 is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is #EmbraceEquity. Women in AV/IT (WAVIT) board members will discuss how to challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, and seek out inclusion.
Thursday, March 9
What does it take to create a successful event in today’s climate? Are people in the AV industry still called end users? Find out the answer to these questions and so many more during our final day of LAVNCH WEEK 7, dedicated to all things ProAV. Hosts Megan A Dutta and Steph Beckett will be joined by industry pros to discuss the latest trends, how partnerships are evolving, the future of ProAV and will interact with viewers to answer questions in live-time.
Need more than just an “Out of the Box” turnkey solution for your customers? Want to build custom solutions? Please join Bill Newman, Senior Solution Architect, to learn more about Yealink’s advanced ProAV solutions and applications. Learn how to natively integrate control systems, DSP, combinable rooms and more into a native Teams Room deployment.
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.
Join Chrissy Sara and Gary Kayye as they discuss and demo Sony’s new SRG-A40/ SRG-A12 PTZ auto-framing camera with AI analytics. Thanks to advanced features theses cameras automatically and consistently track and naturally frame presenters, regardless of movement or posture, for seamless content creation and control — all without operating a computer.
What’s happening now in ProAV? Join rAVe’s Gary Kayye and a panel of experts as they discuss the latest ProAV trends, including AI, and how they’ll impact the future of the industry.
There’s no doubt that Barco’s been the leader in the control rooms for over three decades — starting with CRTs, then LCDs and now LEDs, with TruePix. So, why not learn from the leader, as entering the control room market is easier than ever — and now Fintech and SaS providers are all asking for SOCs (Security Operation Centers) and NOCs (Network Operation Centers) too. So, want to know how to find them, sell them and install them? Watch this session!
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
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.
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