Wednesday, August 2, 2023
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)

Registration / Exhibits Open

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM (EDT)

Welcoming Remarks

Cindy Davis Mark J. Pescatore Tom Butts
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM (EDT)

Opening Keynote | The Reality, Hype and an Agile Future: The Human-Centric Hybrid Workplace

Global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm HOK’s senior principal and director of WorkPlace, Kay Sargent, has the pulse on the state of the evolving workplace. Sargent provides insight into how HOK’s clients are reshaping the “office” environment for the hybrid workforce that’s still in flux and planning for an agile future.

“To meet the workplace needs of the day, we need to rethink how we engage with the space and how we interact with each other. A new social dynamic is being created,” said Sargent. “At the same time, we’re seeing exponential change being driven by advances in new technology. We are seeing the parallel rise of machine learning and the human factor. These two streams are converging and changing not only the tools we use but when, where, and how we work. Companies face the prospect that they could become irrelevant if they don’t recognize the shifts occurring and seize the moment. The challenge is to look beyond today and see what lies ahead so we can adapt accordingly.”

Join us as Sargent explores how to address the hybrid workplace realities of today, not get blinded by the hype, and why agility is the key to success.

Kay Sargent
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)

Workplace 2024: People, Place, Purpose

Return to the office is reshaping not only our workspaces but the way we collaborate. How is office technology adapting to the hybrid workforce, and how will work areas evolve to accommodate diversity, equity, and inclusion?

Cindy Davis Bill Bennett Scott Josephson Jason Kikta Jenn Steinhardt
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)

Networking in Exhibit Hall

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

Higher Ed 2024: Campus Technology of Tomorrow

AV and IT managers unite around the technologies that enable pedagogies, no matter where students are located.

Joe Way Jonathan Kornberg Erin Maher-Moran Roger Salomon Tim Van Woeart
12:00 PM - 12:55 PM (EDT)


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

The Future of AV Technology

Our panelists will discuss the next big (and maybe not-so-big) technologies poised to impact the AV and IT industries, as well as the user experience, in the coming years. 

Mark J. Pescatore Ashish Maru Jeffrey Mele Bill Newman Samantha Potter Mark Vitt
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

Networking in Exhibit Hall

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

UBS Arena: Technology on Ice

In today’s modern sports arenas, fans have come to expect the latest in audio-visual spectacles. From high-resolution ribbon wraparound video boards to immersive audio and XR graphics, today’s AV specialists are using the latest video production tools to dazzle young and old. Many of these techniques were honed by live TV over the years as broadcasters adopted advanced technologies to bring all the sports action to viewers at home or in a bar. 

Whether it’s inside the stadium or on the big screen at home, there’s a lot more in common in the tools AV professionals and broadcasters use when it comes to producing today’s live sports coverage. In the panel “UBS Arena: Technology on Ice,” join TV Tech Content Director Tom Butts as he leads a panel of media tech professionals to examine the technology behind the facility’s media production center and the techniques AV professionals and broadcasters need to produce the highest-quality live sporting events.

Tom Butts Ryan Halkett Steve Stubelt
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

UBS Arena Technology Tour

After the summit, arena tours will be held for guests to join from 3:00PM-4:00PM. Come check out the arena's new technology featuring the largest arena scoreboard in New York State and industry leading game presentation.

Locations Include: 

  • Press Level – Broadcast booths (Radio/TV)
  • Edit Room
  • Rack Room
  • Control Room
  • Game Pres. Directors Station
  • Audio Room (Inside the Control Room)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Closing Reception

To cap off the day, join us at the Heineken Terrace to discuss the day's highlights with your peers, panelists, and sponsors. Cool off with soft drinks, beer, and wine, and enjoy some hors d'oeuvres.