E4 LIKE NEVER BEFORE

Welcome to the next iteration of Almo’s E4 Experience: E4v. Building on 11 years of experience hosting award-winning events for the AV industry, Almo created E4v to help the industry engage with the latest solutions, topics and AV education. Almo has combed through the market to find the top products in the most important industry categories. E4v — an all-live, digital event — will help AV integrators, end users and tech managers evolve and thrive. Don’t miss it; register today.

Solution Centers

Almo built E4v around the fastest-growing (and top-trending!) products and topics in AV and IT. Targeted, curated content within each Solution Center comes to life through live sessions — threaded by thought leadership from all-star speakers and Almo business development managers (BDMs) — exploring the products, services and trends that are shaping the future of AV.

Unified Communications and Collaboration

Next Generation Workspaces

The Future of Events & Meetings

Digital Signage

Pro Audio

Direct-View LED

SESSIONS

3 days. 17 sessions. A lot of CTS RUs.
E4v sessions will run the gamut of AV, from dvLED and digital signage to pro audio and UCC. Up to 14 AVIXA CTS RUs (Renewal Units) are available.

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 am EDT

solution center

UCC

UCC Gets Personal

UCC, today, is everywhere — classrooms, retail, business. A boom in UCC gives the AV industry a major opportunity to build creative solutions, and AV can drive collaboration with UCC literally anywhere human interactions happen.

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

1 CTS RU

Sponsored by:

Session 2

1:00 pm EDT

solution center

Digital Signage

Digital Signage During a Pandemic: Trends, Technology and Opportunity

Digital signage helps maintain safety in public spaces — be it for communication, monitoring or security. But AV integrators need to thoroughly consider all the new tools and trends, with a smart approach to digital signage.

Speaker: Jonathan Brawn (Principal, Brawn Consulting)

1 CTS RU

Sponsored by:

Session 3

02:45 pm EDT

solution center

Digital Signage

NSCA Roundtable — Digital Signage

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

Speakers: Tom LeBlanc (Director of Industry Outreach and Media Channels, NSCA); and guests

Sponsored by:

Session 1

11:00 am EDT

solution center

Next Generation Workspaces

Workplace Design in a COVID Era – A Designer’s Perspective

A global pandemic has forced us to rethink how we work. Unease, stress and conflict are on the horizon — unless we can drive change in behavior. Technology and well-designed AV systems can drive change and have a huge impact.

Speaker: Kay Sargent (Senior Principal and Director, HOK)

1 CTS RU

Sponsored by:

Session 2

12:15 pm EDT

solution center

Next Generation Workspaces

Integrating AV Systems to Accommodate Gen Z and Millennials

Despite a tech renaissance, AV processes have not changed. Until now. We need to switch our thinking to people first, technology second. The next two generations of workers — millennials and gen Z — will drive this change.

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

1 CTS RU

Sponsored by:

Session 3

02:00 pm EDT

solution center

Pro Audio

How We Can Rethink Audio for the Future of AV

Rethinking audio means deep considerations in the design, implementation and support of the next generation of audio systems. How do we create better, more adaptable audio experiences — whether live, distanced or recorded?

Speaker: Chuck Espinoza (Senior Staff Instructor, AVIXA)

1 CTS RU

Sponsored by:

Session 4

03:15 pm EDT

solution center

Next Generation Workspaces

NSCA Roundtable — Next-Generation Workspaces

Join this exciting discussion with NSCA’s Tom LeBlanc, plus Almo vendors and integrators. The roundtable will discuss evolving AV for the next-generation workspace. Note: CTS RUs are not available for roundtables.

Speakers: Tom LeBlanc (Director of Industry Outreach and Media Channels, NSCA); and guests

Sponsored by:

Session 1

11:00 am EDT

The Future of Events: Hybrid, In-Person, VR & More

Our new world of hybrid events — some in person, some virtual, some both — must be reengineered. It turns out that AV is the industry equipped to figure out how that happens through technology, UCC and audiovisual systems.

Speaker: Tom Kehr (Audiovisual Systems Designer and Professional Trainer)

1 CTS RU

Sponsored by:

Session 2

12:30 pm EDT

solution center

Direct-view LED

Essentials of dvLED Design

There’s a lot of mystery around dvLED design (from where do the specifications actually come?). Here, we’ll discuss how to design a dvLED display, from choosing an appropriate product to calculating the pertinent specifics.

Speaker: Jake Sanders (Business Development Manager, Almo)

1 CTS RU

Sponsored by:

Session 3

02:00 pm EDT

solution center

Direct-view LED

Getting Started with dvLED Video Wall Mounting Systems

Learn about direct-view LED, different types of mounting systems and the installation of a dvLED video wall from start to finish — including pre-planning, site survey, step-by-step instructions and cabling of displays.

Speaker: Craig Recchia (Sales Application Engineer, Peerless-AV)

1 CTS RU

Sponsored by:

Session 4

03:15 pm EDT

NSCA Roundtable — The Future of Events and Meetings

Grab a seat for this talk with NSCA’s Tom LeBlanc, plus Almo vendors and integrators. The roundtable will discuss evolving AV systems around the future of events and meetings — like dvLED, UCC and what “true collaboration” looks like.

Speakers: Tom LeBlanc (Director of Industry Outreach and Media Channels, NSCA); and guests

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]

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

Chuck Espinoza

Chuck Espinoza is a senior staff instructor at AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association and international trade association representing the audiovisual industry. Chuck has been involved with AVIXA, formerly InfoComm International, since 2010 and remains involved in his local community.

Chuck Espinoza

AVIXA

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

Craig Recchia

Craig Recchia — the sales application engineer and installation instructor at Peerless-AV® — spent years specializing in wireless solutions and outdoor displays. Knowledgeable on Peerless-AV’s extensive product line, Craig also brings more than 15 years of experience as a teacher and former AV installer.

Craig Recchia

 Peerless-AV®

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

Jake Sanders

Jake Sanders brings 10+ years to the ProAV industry — specializing in video technology, dvLED and projection, among other verticals. His passions are people, pixels and production (in addition to finding the next best BBQ joint in Texas).

Jake Sanders

Almo

SPONSORS

Christie
Kramer
Soundcraft
Viewsonic
Vaddio

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