E4 LIKE NEVER BEFORE

It’s all fresh and all original! The next Almo E4v — an all-live, all-digital event — is set to bring you the best of live AV education once again. Want to learn about the trends before they’re trends? Tired of getting lost inside virtual exhibit halls? E4v, the all-digital version of the E4 Experience you know and love, can help. It builds on Almo’s 11+ years of award-winning events for the AV industry to help integrators, end users and tech managers grow. Don’t miss it; register now.

Solution Centers

Once again, Almo has combed through the market to bring you the top AV/IT products in the most important categories this season. E4v comes to life via six Solution Centers positioned around the fastest-growing (and top-trending!) verticals. In each Solution Center, you’ll experience live sessions with thought leadership from all-star speakers and Almo business development managers. We’ll explore (and challenge) the products, services and trends that are shaping the future of AV. Rest assured — no repeats and no old news here. Fresh content only.

Unified Communications and Collaboration

Emerging Technologies

Education — Distance Learning

Corporate AV

Pro Audio

Digital Signage

SESSIONS

3 days. 11 sessions. A lot of CTS RUs.
E4v will tackle topics from distance learning and digital signage to UCC and corporate AV. Up to 14 AVIXA CTS RUs (Renewal Units) are available when sessions are attended live.

How to get 14 CTS RUs: Find the 8 live sessions offering CTS RUs in the speaker lineup below — sessions that are RU-eligible are paired with “RU” icons. An additional 6 RUs will be available within the E4v Solution Centers throughout the event.

Session 1

11:00 a.m. EST

solution center

UCC

The Future of UCC – Rooms, BYOM, Collaboration Boards, Bars and Carts

AV has become the hub of UCC. And there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution. Sure, some clients exclusively use Zoom, MS Teams or even BlueJeans. But most use a little of all the UCC platforms — some even use Google Meet, thanks to the millennials and Gen Zers entering the workforce. Now what do we do?

Speaker: Gary Kayye (Director & Co-Founder, THE rAVe Agency)

1 CTS RU

Sponsored by:

Session 2

12:15 p.m. EST

solution center

UCC

C into the Future (USB-C)

In 1982, the compact disc changed how we thought about music. In 2002, a connection improbably called the High Definition Multimedia Interface (or HDMI, for short) changed how we thought about video and system integration. Every 20 years or so, a technology comes along that’s so powerful it impacts the whole of an industry. Today, it’s undoubtedly USB Type-C!

Every mobile device has already been impacted by this new format. From smartphones and laptops to monitors and automobiles, the small, symmetrical connection is changing how we think about mobility and work.

In this session, via webinar, we’ll take you on the most comprehensive and relevant exploration of the operation and AV applications of this startling new technology ever offered. This is your chance to see into the future.

Speaker: Joseph Cornwall (Technology Evangelist, Legrand | AV)

1 CTS RU

Sponsored by:

Session 3

1:45 p.m. EST

solution center

Pro Audio

So You Think You Know Everything About Audio Gain Staging?
Improving system performance and customer satisfaction at no extra cost

It’s Not Supposed to Hiss! What’s amplified and where? Learn two easy methods for setting gain structure in your audio system. Avoid distortion and get maximum signal-to-noise. Know how to use the generators and analyzers available to you for setting and verifying levels. We’ll teach you the audio signal path and you’ll know how to set your inputs properly for mic and line level sources.

Speakers: Tom Kehr (Audiovisual Systems Design, Almo Pro A/V)

1 CTS RU

Sponsored by:

Session 4

3:00 p.m. EST

solution center

UCC

NSCA Roundtable – UCC Hybrid

Get a front-row seat for this lively discussion with NSCA’s Tom LeBlanc, plus Almo vendors and integrators. The roundtable will discuss hybrid unified communication and collaboration solutions — covering what you need to know and why. Note: CTS RUs are not available for roundtables.

Sponsored by:

Session 1

11:00 a.m. EST

solution center

Emerging Technologies

The Reimagined Workplace: The Role of Existing and Emerging Technology

As organizations around the world are starting to reimagine their workplace, existing and emerging technology is playing a pivotal role in the user experience. And with well-being at the top of the priority list, how do we utilize existing and future technologies to better understand and cater to their most important asset: their people? We must change our design thinking. The reimagined workplace needs to be human-centric, flexible and intuitive, and it needs to adapt to changes. It needs to constantly evolve and get better over time, just like a Tesla, and technology is the key to unlocking what the reimaged workplace will actually look like.

Speaker: Pete Coman (Chief Technology Officer, PTS – People | Technology | Space – New York)

1 CTS RU

Sponsored by:

Session 2

12:15 p.m. EST

solution center

Corporate AV

The Power of Place – The New Next Workplace

COVID-19 will not only change the way we work. It will change how we interact with people and physical objects. As we return to the workplace, we will have to rethink not only the way we engage with the space but also how we interact with each other. A new social dynamic will be created with potential for unease, increased anxiety and conflict. Add that to the fact that we are living in a world where we are constantly connected, and the inflow of information seems never-ending; the inability to disconnect is causing a dramatic increase in stress levels among today’s workers. We are living in a time in which exponential change is being driven by advances and rapid development of new, autonomous technology. Hence, we are seeing the parallel rise of the machine age and the rise of the human factor. These two streams were already converging in the workplace and changing not only the tools we use but also when, where and how we work. Going forward, we need to create environments that can help accommodate all and address both the physical and social challenges we are now faced with.

Speaker: Kay Sargent (Senior Principal – Director of WorkPlace, HOK)

1 CTS RU

Sponsored by:

Session 3

1:30 p.m. EST

solution center

Corporate AV

NSCA Roundtable – Corporate AV

Get a front-row seat for this lively discussion with NSCA’s Tom LeBlanc, plus Almo vendors and integrators. The roundtable will discuss AV technology for business — covering what you need to know and why. Note: CTS RUs are not available for roundtables.

Sponsored by:

Session 1

11:00 a.m. EST

solution center

Digital Signage

Digital Signage Content Strategies for Savvy Integrators

Digital signage is one of the few areas of AV in which “content is king” and creativity truly shines. Unfortunately, creating content isn’t something many AV integrators offer, which can lead to project challenges. It’s important for integrators to offer a total solution for digital signage — including content, which means working with creative agencies and in-house teams or staffing up internally. This course covers all aspects of creative services for digital signage, and it’ll help integrators own the entire project.

Speaker: Jim Nista (Digital Artist and Creative Director)

1 CTS RU

Sponsored by:

Session 2

12:15 p.m. EST

solution center

Digital Signage

Techorating in 2021 — Digital Signage, Trends, Examples and More!

All of us are having to reexamine our business and the products we specify as we move into a new year. One of our greatest requirements is to guide our customers by recommending the right display technology for each application, and one size definitely doesn’t fit all! Today, looking toward recovery from recent events, it’s going to be driven by delivering increased value, a better customer experience and more careful design as we emerge into a new period for the industry. Techorating, the concept of displays being more than just a rectangle on a wall, is becoming even more important; most of us default to using flat panels or even dvLED displays, but projection technologies are experiencing a resurgence (despite their predicted demise!) because they really can do things that other technologies cannot. In this one-hour seminar, we will provide our thoughts and perspective on what makes projectors unique, look at some examples of outside-the-rectangle thinking, and discuss innovations in projector technology that should continue to drive their use by our industry for quite some time. Long live projection!

Speaker: Jonathan Brawn (Principal, Brawn Consulting)

1 CTS RU

Sponsored by:

Session 3

1:45 p.m. EST

solution center

Education – Distance Learning

How to Design and Build the Ultimate Classroom: The Journey of a Professor and an AV Geek

COVID thrust education into a whirlwind of confusion capped by a “just put them all on Zoom” collation mentality. But not Gary. At UNC, he spent the past three years building two perfect classrooms explicitly designed for this exact scenario — solving for the need to teach students wherever they were (and wherever he was), not just inside the classroom.

Speaker: Gary Kayye (Director & Co-Founder, THE rAVe Agency)

1 CTS RU

Sponsored by:

Session 4

3:00 p.m. EST

solution center

Education – Distance Learning

NSCA Roundtable – Education – Distance Learning

Get a front-row seat for this lively discussion with NSCA’s Tom LeBlanc, plus Almo vendors and integrators. The roundtable will discuss education technology for distance learning — covering what you need to know and why. Note: CTS RUs are not available for roundtables.

Sponsored by:

SPEAKERS

Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye is a co-founder of rAVe [PUBS] and the director of THE rAVe Agency, the AV industry’s only creative agency. Also a teaching assistant professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, Gary has a longstanding history in AV — more than 25 years — in roles like VP of sales and marketing for Extron and executive VP at AMX (now Harman); he is an expert in technology marketing and branding.

Gary Kayye

rAVe [PUBS]

KAY SARGENT ASID, IIDA, CID, LEED® AP, MCR/w, WELL AP

As senior principal and director of the WorkPlace practice at HOK, Kay Sargent uses her more than 35 years of experience to shape workplace design and strategy. Also serving on the AVIXA Board of Directors among other boards, she’s supported organizations in various locations and functions to help define how, when and where people work with technology.

Kay Sargent

HOK

Jonathan Brawn, CTS, ISF, ISF-C, DSCE, DSDE, DSNE, DCME

Jonathan Brawn has extensive experience in AV and digital signage systems, and he currently serves as principal of Brawn Consulting — an AV consulting, educational and marketing firm with national exposure. Jonathan holds his CTS certification and is on the senior faculty at AVIXA (also awarded Educator of the Year in 2020 by AVIXA) and board of advisors for Digital Signage Expo.

Jonathan Brawn

Brawn Consulting

Tom Kehr 

Currently a system designer and trainer for Almo Pro A/V, Tom Kehr has been involved in AV systems since 1986. He has been heavily involved in houses of worship — church audio, leading ministry teams and training volunteers — in addition to being a licensed amateur radio operator.

Tom Kehr

Audiovisual Systems Designer

Pete “TEC MAN” Coman

Pete Coman is an award-winning digital workplace experience designer whose career spans 30 years in the tech industry. Pete recently took on the role of Chief Technology Officer for PTS and is currently working with organizations to help them re-imagine their workplace by leveraging smart technologies to enhance workplace activities and the user experience.

Pete “TEC MAN” Coman

PTS – People | Technology | Space – New York

Joseph Cornwall 

A dynamic presenter, award-winning author and widely recognized industry professional, Joseph Cornwall has worked in the commercial AV industry for more than three decades.  Cornwall is an InfoComm Educator of the Year award recipient. Joe Cornwall currently holds the position of AV Technology Evangelist for Legrand, where he is responsible for predicting the future and making it happen!

Joseph Cornwall

Legrand | AV

Jim Nista 

Jim Nista is a digital graphics and design pioneer and has a long history working as a Creative Director for a large range of clients. Jim Nista has helped create the Digital Content and Media Expert (DCME) certification program and regularly speaks at industry trade shows. Mr. Nista holds two software patents and has received numerous awards for Digital Signage content creation.

Jim Nista

Digital Artist and Creative Director

SPONSORS

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Vaddio
Vivitek

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Almo E4v

Mar. 9 – 11

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST

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