The AV Industry’s Flagship Virtual Event

All content is now available on demand!

LAVNCH WEEK 6 features all-new sessions, presentations, product announcements and technology introductions on the latest ProAV, digital signage, UCC and emerging technologies.

Watch 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. All sessions are now available on demand.


Industry education sessions

Innovative ideas for AV integrators

LAVNCH CREW networking opportunities

Panels with AV industry leaders

New product introductions & demos


Check out what you missed! All the sessions listed below are now available on demand.

Monday, October 24

How can we set our employees up for success and encourage them to return to the office? Find out during Day 1 of LAVNCH WEEK 6, covering everything you need to know about unified communications and collaboration. Not only will viewers uncover AV secrets in the corporate world, but also gain a better understanding of how UCC technology can transform work-life as we know it. 

1:00 p.m.

Welcome To UCC Day!

with Steph Beckett, Megan A. Dutta, Gary Kayye, Brian Mignault

1:15 p.m.

Agile Integration

with Gary Kayye, Kevin Stacey

1:30 p.m.

UCC Update

with Gary Kayye, Andy Howard, Amelia Vrabel

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.

2:00 p.m.

MEGAN: Unscripted with Crestron

with Megan A. Dutta, Lauren Simmen

2:15 p.m.

How to Make Hybrid Happen

with Steph Beckett, Mark Coxon, Gordon Wright, Steven Polanco, Stephen Miller

With employers pushing for employees to return to work, “because I said so” is no longer good enough reason. How do you incentivize employees to return, but also avoid the Great Resignation? This session, led by rAVe’s Steph Beckett, will uncover the secrets of great AV in the corporate world and how it can help people return to the office.

3:00 p.m.

10 Trends I Noticed from InfoComm & ISE; These 10 Predict the Future of AV

with Gary Kayye

For the first time in history, the two largest AV shows, globally, we’re only a month apart; providing an unprecedented look into the future of AV, UCC and Digital Signage. In this exclusive session rAVe’s founder, Gary Kayye, details 10 things you need to know to help you navigate the future of your own business and what your clients will be asking for. This is a fun, fast-paced session and will be talked about for the rest of the week and he will deliver it LIVE so you can challenge him, too! Gary has a knack for predicting the future so this is a session not to be missed!

Tuesday, October 25

Are you ready to leap into the future of #AV technology? On Day 2 of LAVNCH WEEK 6, Megan A. Dutta and Steph Beckett are sorting through the endless possibilities of Emerging Tech – from immersive experiences, virtual reality and beyond! Better understand how to plan for a scope of work during times of change and better set up for success when designing impactful futuristic applications.

1:00 p.m.

Welcome to Emerging Technologies Day!

with Steph Beckett, Megan A. Dutta, Gavin Downey

1:00 p.m.

STEPH: Unscripted with Sam Kennedy

with Steph Beckett, Sam Kennedy

1:30 p.m.

Emerging Technologies Update

with Gary Kayye, Adrian Rashad Driscoll, Meg Sciarini

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.

2:00 p.m.

Virtual Production and Vū

Vū is a network of state-of-the-art virtual production studios, using ICVFX technologies to produce commercials, long-format film and everything in between. At Vū, the studios can be whatever you imagine them to be — giving customers the creative control and freedom to shoot anywhere in the world from the comfort of a sound stage.

2:15 p.m.

Immersive Experiences: The New Norm?

with Megan A. Dutta, Hilary McVicker, David Title, Latoya Flowers, Gavin Downey

Immersive experiences are here to stay, but are they becoming the new normal? This panel will explore the infinite possibilities and benefits of immersive experiences, various technologies used, and highlight new markets for immersive experiences.

3:00 p.m.

The Metaverse Standards Forum

with Megan A. Dutta, Neil Trevett

The Metaverse Standards Forum provides a venue for cooperation between standards organizations and companies to foster the development of interoperability standards for an open and inclusive metaverse, and accelerate their development and deployment through pragmatic, action-based projects. Join Megan A. Dutta and Neil Trevett as they discuss why the Forum was created and how you can get involved.

3:15 p.m.

#avIRL – SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

with Steph Beckett, Richard M. Coley, Lauren Krohn, Brandon Harp

The new observatory at One Vanderbilt, SUMMIT pairs state-of-the art technology with architecture and media in ways that challenge traditional roles and processes. Join Steph Beckett and the design team behind SUMMIT as they do a deep-dive into the process of creating this larger-than-life experience and that tech that made it happen.

Wednesday, October 26

With the supply chain crisis in full effect, many AV professionals are looking for solutions to fill the gap. With so many possibilities, it’s hard to know which one will benefit both you and your customers. During ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK 6, Megan A Dutta and Steph Beckett will share how you can be successful in the wake of this crisis. Plus, gain insight on the future of the ProAV market during our #avIRL and ProAV update sessions.

1:00 p.m.

Welcome to ProAV Day!

with Steph Beckett, Megan A. Dutta, Rich Ventura

1:15 p.m.

The Snap One Update

with Gary Kayye, Scott Normand

1:30 p.m.

ProAV Update

with Steph Beckett, Rodrigo Ordóñez, Alex Marie Wagner, John Henkel

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

2:00 p.m.

What We Can Learn From AVIXA’s 2022 Industry Outlook Report

with Sean Wargo

As COVID-19 restrictions decline and people regain comfort with gathering in person, the economy is transforming, and pro AV feels a surge in demand. Up to this point, the strongest solution areas were those offering adaptation to new behavior, such as conferencing and learning. This has shifted to events and performance as we return to in-person. In this presentation on the State of the AV Industry, Sean Wargo, Senior Director of Market Intelligence for AVIXA, will discuss how the economic recovery is spurring growth for the industry as well as the 5-year outlook for pro AV solution and product areas. What are the opportunities? What are the headwinds we facing? Tune in to hear the latest insight from AVIXA’s 2022 Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis and additional market research.

2:15 p.m.

The Shift from Hardware to Software

with Megan A. Dutta, Dave Hatz, Erica Williams, Kameesha Jones, Chrissy Sara

With the supply chain crisis in full effect, many AV professionals are moving from hardware to software solutions. A panel of experts, led by Megan A. Dutta, will discuss when it’s appropriate to offer software rather than hardware (or even both), the advantages and disadvantages of doing so, and their thoughts on the future of this trend.

3:00 p.m.

A Fact-Based Session on When Supply-Chain Issues Will Be Solved

with Gary Kayye, Brad Hintze, Paul Harris, Heather Sidorowicz, Avi Rosenthal

The AV market, one could argue, is 50+ years old. And, 2022 brought us a first – a product shortage. Most of the time, companies are having to push their salespeople to sell, sell, sell. Now, as we enter the last quarter of 2022 the mantra to salespeople is to pick-and-choose what to sell and who to sell to. And, it’s going to last well into 2023. But, when, exactly, will the product shortages be solved and when will we get back to normal? This panel will discuss this with data and facts; not hype.

Thursday, October 27

Content and capability are both more important than ever before when it comes to signage solutions. That’s why we’re dedicating the final day of LAVNCH WEEK 6 to all things Digital Signage. Join our panel of experts as they piece together the puzzle of what it takes to create successful digital signage installs and get a glimpse into how you can play a part in the future of this growing industry.

1:00 p.m.

Welcome to Digital Signage Day!

with Steph Beckett, Megan A. Dutta, Alison Maxson

1:20 p.m.

DSE 2022 Sneak Peek

with Megan A. Dutta, David Drain, Brad Gleeson

David Drain and Brad Gleeson share an inside look at the 2022 Digital Signage Experience event, being held in Las Vegas November 17-19.

1:30 p.m.

Digital Signage Update

with Megan A. Dutta, Sam Phenix, Stephanie Gutnik

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

2:00 p.m.

How to Keep Your Digital Signage Content Fresh

with Steph Beckett, Abigail Honor

As anyone who has deployed digital signage will tell you, you can have amazing screen technology and placement but if you don’t have great content and a content plan to go with all that technology, your deployment will not live up to its potential. In this exciting interview, Lorem Ipsum’s Abigail Honor will share her insights on the latest sources for fresh content.

2:15 p.m.

The Digital Signage Ecosystem

with Steph Beckett, Ben Slattery, Mitchell Rosenberg, Abigail Honor

Just yesterday, it felt like the most important part of a display was its guts, that is, its capabilities. But in today’s world, those capabilities are just as important as showing what they can do. Hence, content and the right partnerships are more important than ever before. Join Steph Beckett and this panel of experts dive into the pieces, parts and teamwork that go into creating a successful digital signage install in today’s world.



LAVNCH WEEK 6 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 6 will bring open communication and innovations for all attendees. 

Gary KayyeCo-Founder & Director
THE rAVe Agency
Megan A. DuttaEmerging Markets Director
Steph BeckettManaging Editor
Mark CoxonBusiness Development Director- XTG
Hilary McVickerVP, Sales and Marketing
The Elumenati
Rodrigo OrdóñezPrincipal
David TitlePartner
Bravo Media Inc.
Dave HatzVice President of Technology
Gordon WrightSenior Principal, Director of WorkPlace
Sam PhenixFounder
Phenix Consulting LLC
Alex Marie WagnerSystems Engineer/Subject Matter Expert
Ben SlatterySolution Architect
McCann Systems
Erica WilliamsAudio-Visual Consultant
Henderson Engineers
Steven PolancoManager, Digital & Intelligent Workplace
Brandon HarpSenior Experiential Technology Consultant
Electrosonic, Inc.
Lauren KrohnProject Manager
JB&B (Jaros, Baum and Bolles)
Richard M. ColeyProject Manager
Abigail HonorFounder
Lorem Ipsum Corp
John HenkelDirector of SMB Product Marketing
Sean WargoSr. Director, Market Intelligence
Brian MignaultSr. Director, Smart Collaboration and Solutions
Latoya FlowersSenior Multimedia Creative
Field Museum
Kameesha JonesAV Technician
Florida International University (Biscayne Bay Campus)
Brad HintzeExecutive VP, Global Marketing
Paul HarrisCEO
Aurora Multimedia
Andy HowardFounder & Managing Director
Howard & Associates
Adrian Rashad DriscollHead of Immersive
Stephen MillerSenior Business Development Program Manager, US TCA
Gavin DowneyGroup Product Manager, Large Venue Projection
Amelia VrabelCloud/UCC Business Development Manager
Heather SidorowiczPresident
Southtown Audio Video
Avi RosenthalPartner
Bluesalve Partners
Mitchell RosenbergDirector of dvLED & X-Line Videowall Solutions
Rich VenturaVice President of B2B
Chrissy SaraSr. Sales Support Engineer
Sony Electronics
Stephanie GutnikGlobal Head of DOOH
Alison MaxsonSenior Marketing Manager
Meg SciariniAV Systems Engineer
Kevin StaceyTechnical Lead
Damiano Global Corporation
Scott NormandCommercial Market Sr. Director
Snap One
Lauren SimmenDirector of Product Marketing
Sam KennedyDirector of Product Marketing
Neil TrevettChair
Metaverse Standards Forum
David DrainDirector, Event Programs | DSE
Brad GleesonExecutive Producer
Digital Signage Experience