The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), located at 400 South LaSalle Street in Chicago, is the largest U.S. options exchange.

CBOE’s education initiatives include the Options Institute, plus seminars, online courses, and webcasts that together form an entire library of content to give traders a foundation for building their knowledge and confidence. In addition to the online education tools, onsite seminars and training courses, a facility to physically house the students was needed. AVI was enlisted to design, integrate and support the technology in the main auditorium and Options Institute Classroom.


The 400-person auditorium and Options Institute Classroom overlooks CBOE’s massive six-story trading floor. Both rooms offer in-house training ranging from beginner to advanced levels, on everything from portfolio protection strategies to how to enhance your income potential and trading skills. Live instruction is captured, recorded and archived for lecture capture. Both rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art sound systems, complete with tabletop microphones, in-ceiling speakers and acoustical treatments. Sony pan/tilt/zoom cameras capture the live video, while multiple Epson projection systems display both the video and content. All video and content is run through the Mediasite RL lecture capture recorder for live, on-demand streaming and content management.