2020 Agenda
Thursday, August 6, 2020
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM (EDT)

Welcoming Comments

9:10 AM - 9:45 AM (EDT)

Keynote Address: Esports in Education: How Video Games are Changing the Way We Learn

Learn how digitized youth can be motivated to learn in the classroom and beyond through the power and benefit of esports.

Lori Bajorek - National eSports Association

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)

Kramer Morning Keynote

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM (EDT)

Stop. Collaborate. And Listen.

Stop wasting time fighting with your customers, your vendors, and your partners on pro AV projects. Collaborate with them to ensure a smooth deployment. Listen to real-life obstacles panelists faced—and how they overcame their issues to create successful AV systems. Leaving this session, you'll be able to Stop, Collaborate, and Listen to ensure success in the world of pro AV—and that's music to everyone's ears.

Moderated By: Megan A. Dutta - Systems Contractor News


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

AV in a Post-COVID-19 World

As corporations, universities, and the like are beginning to re-open, what do AV professionals need to know to prepare themselves for a post-COVID-19 world? Leading manufacturers discuss the evolution of collaboration and the resources they have available to integrators and technology managers.

Moderated By: Matt Pruznick - AV Technology


12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Sponsor Networking

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Samsung on AV in Corporate and Education Environments

Ahead of the Modern AV UX panel, an expert from Samsung will discuss the state of pro AV in corporate and education environments.

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)

The Modern AV UX

A panel of integrators, consultants, and end users will discuss the modern AV user experience in corporate environments. Panelists will discuss the latest trends shaping the modern workplace and share strategies for designing future-proof platforms to maximize collaborative potential.

Moderated By: Mark Coxon, CTS-D, CTS-I - Tangram Interiors


1:45 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

Break + Sponsor Networking

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

The Future of AV - What's Next?

Manufacturers discuss new technologies and the impact they'll have on the pro AV industry. They'll tell us what the field will look like in one, three, and five years.

Moderated By: Matt Pruznick - AV Technology


3:00 PM - 3:45 PM (EDT)

Tech That Connects

The technology experience should begin before customers even enter your venue. How can all experiences be more like the modern retail store? What experiential techniques can AV professionals use in everyday installs to increase engagement and customer happiness?

Moderated By: Megan  A. Dutta - Systems Contractor News


3:45 PM - 4:15 PM (EDT)

Break to Exhibit Hall

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

The Future of AV/IT—AR, 5G LTE, and the Cloud

History clearly shows how advancements in technology can quickly shift paradigms in ways that disrupt—and even desolate—industries. The professional AV/IT industry is about to experience one of these massive technological disruptions that will change the nature of the industry forever. Join this session for a glimpse at the future and insight for how you can prepare for what lies ahead.

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Wrap Up + Passport to Prizes

Moderators and AV/IT Summit attendees will discuss key takeaways from the day. Attendees who are present for this sessions and have completed their Passport to Prizes card will also have a chance to win big with our sponsors.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)

Networking in Exhibit Hall