#AVITSUMMIT

Thursday, August 5, 2021
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM (EDT)

Welcoming Remarks

Megan A. Dutta Cindy Davis
9:10 AM - 9:45 AM (EDT)

The Emotional Journey of Selling My Business and Lessons Learned Along the Way

In this keynote session, noted AV expert Jay B. Myers will share the many components that go into the sale of a business, including building a business designed to sell. He will also explore how mergers and acquisitions impact everyone in a company and how to manage culture through change.

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

Networking in Exhibit Hall

Join our sponsors in the virtual exhibit hall to learn more about the latest pro AV technologies.

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

What the Spec?

Why does it feel like it's integrators versus consultants versus IT? This panel will discuss how #AVTweeps can work better together—from the beginning–to create a five-star experience for clients before the first spec is even written.

Megan A. Dutta Joseph (Joey) D'Angelo Jarrod Hillman Lex Peters
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

The Future of Pro AV Technology

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.

Cindy Davis Fred Cain Christopher Mertens
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Networking in Exhibit Hall

Join our sponsors in the virtual exhibit hall to learn more about the latest pro AV technologies.

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

Afternoon Keynote

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

Human-Centered Design

A panel of experts discuss the concept of human-centered design and share how it can help you increase your bottom line.

Lisa Perrine Omid Mogasemi
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

Networking in Exhibit Hall

Join our sponsors in the virtual exhibit hall to learn more about the latest pro AV technologies.

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

IoT in AV

As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes increasingly important in the world of pro AV, how are AV professionals dealing with deployment, integration, and implementation strategies? This panel will discuss IoT hot topics such as smart building, AVoIP, and more.

Cindy Davis Eric Visa
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Pivot, Pivot, Pivot

COVID-19 forced the pro AV industry to rethink business practices—concerts became drive-ins, empty stadiums were filled with fake crowd noises, the list goes on and on. In this session, AV professionals share lessons learned, new avenues for revenue growth, and how they plan to move forward.

Megan A. Dutta Amanda Boyer ALEXIS LA BROI
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

Networking in Exhibit Hall

Join our sponsors in the virtual exhibit hall to learn more about the latest pro AV technologies.

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.

Megan A. Dutta Cindy Davis
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)

Networking in Exhibit Hall

Join our sponsors in the virtual exhibit hall to learn more about the latest pro AV technologies.

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)

Happy Hour

Join fellow #AVTweeps for an hour of virtual networking.

Megan A. Dutta Cindy Davis