#AVITSUMMIT

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)

Registration & Networking in Exhibit Hall

4th Floor via the Seaver Elevator

 
9:05 AM - 9:15 AM (EDT)

Welcoming Remarks

Cindy Davis Mark Pescatore
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM (EDT)

Keynote | The Explosion of Esports: From Trends to Opportunities in Higher Ed

How could we pass up the opportunity to talk sports at Citi Field? So, we invited keynote speaker Ashley "AJ" Jones, director of Membership Sales and Services at the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), to share recent trends and provide insight into the explosion of esports in higher ed today. With more than 200 colleges and universities that she represents at NACE, AJ has her finger on the pulse of what is trending today and what the near future of esports programs look like and translates that into opportunities. AJ comes to esports with calloused hands as she was the Esports Head Coach at Park University in Parkville, Missouri, before joining NACE.

Ashley "AJ" Jones
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)

Panel: Optimize Your Hybrid Meetings

It’s a hybrid world—and that means flexibility is a priority for your collaborative spaces. The proper audio, video, and conferencing solutions are essential to help ensure engagement and productivity. From conference rooms to huddle rooms and beyond, what technologies do you need to create an environment that best serves remote and in-person workers? Our panel of experts will discuss best practices to make your next hybrid meeting efficient and effective.

Mark Pescatore Sharath Abraham Thomas Berry Vanessa Jensen
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)

Networking in Exhibit Hall

 
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

Panel: For IT Directors: Video Conferencing and Collaboration

The hybrid workplace is here to stay, and hybrid/HyFlex classrooms are on the rise. The lion’s share of implementing video conferencing and collaboration lies square in the IT department. This panel discusses the intersection of IT and AV and the critical elements needed from both teams to create a successful conferencing and collaboration deployment—whether in 50 rooms or 500 rooms. Bring your questions to our panel of experts from AVIXA, end users, integrators and key manufacturers.

Cindy Davis Bill Bennett John Mitton Jenn Steinhardt Aaron Weiler
12:00 PM - 12:55 PM (EDT)

Lunch

 
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)

Panel: Citi Field Digital Experience - The Strategy

Curious about how 12,000 square feet of direct view LED displays and more than 300 LCD screens were chosen, how video is distributed, how they are networked, and how they’re operated? From planning to integration to operations, a panel of key stakeholders share insights on the strategy behind the digital experiences throughout Citi Field. Learn how each space has been purpose-built for the intended fan experience.

Cindy Davis Kirk Kessler J.P. Pollard Oscar Fernandez
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

Networking in Exhibit Hall

 
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Panel: The Future of Pro AV Technology

Innovation doesn’t stop, even when supply chain issues continue to delay manufacturers. What are the next big (and maybe not-so-big) technologies that will impact the Pro AV industry? Our panelists will discuss some of the major trends that could change the user experience in the coming years.

Mark Pescatore John Garmendi Steve Greenblatt Paul Harris Ken Kalish Julian Phillips
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Citi Field Technology Tour

After the summit, ballpark tours will be held for guests to join from 3:00PM-4:00PM. Come check out the new Samsung technology as well as exclusive areas around the ballpark.

Tour 1 – 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM 
Tour 2 – 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 

 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Cocktail Hour