AVI LIVE 2018 CHICAGO

May 3, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm
Hyatt Regency Schaumburg | 1800 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL

You won’t believe how much you can achieve in a day. AVI LIVE 2018 packs a year’s worth of insights, education, technology and networking in a single morning and afternoon:

The show floor opens at 8:00 AM.
The AVI LIVE Exhibit Hall showcases the latest gear and newest technologies from 50 manufacturers and service providers. And while you’re there, be sure to explore AVI’s newest offerings, including AVI Insight, the industry’s first multi-platform, multi-vendor, real-time monitoring and reporting system for your entire AV, UC and digital media infrastructure.

See the full vendor list!

Morning & afternoon keynotes
AVI Chief Technology Officer Brad Sousa will speak in the morning about the future of Unified Communication, and AVI Digital Media Practice Manager Craig Frankenstein will focus on our rapidly evolving digital world in his afternoon keynote.

Professional development throughout the day
InfoComm® CTS RU and Unified Communication CompTIA classes will be offered in both morning and afternoon sessions, maximizing both convenience and value for attendees.

Powered By AVI: Get to know Dascom
Learn how our recent acquisition of IPTV leader Dascom Systems enables AVI customers to harness a broad array of communication innovations to advance their business strategies.

Register now and get ready for AVI LIVE 2018: arming you with a year’s worth of insights in just one day.

Schedule at a glance:

8am to 5pm - Show Floor Open
9am to 10am - Keynote
10:30am to 2pm - Variety of educational seminars
10:30 to 2pm - Show floor tours
2:30pm to 3:30pm - Keynote
3:30pm to 5pm - Happy Hour

Please see below for a more detailed schedule of the day!

Event Schedule

Thursday, May 3, 2018 Doors open at 8am - Mahogany Ballroom

Activity
Timeframe

Show Floor Open

8:00am to 5:00pm

Mahogany Ballroom

Morning Keynote

Brad Sousa - CTO

THE BEST UC IDEA EVER!
“This is the best idea ever!” is closer than you think, even if the topic is your UC application. More important than a new protocol or gadget is a different mindset that creates crazy adoption and ROI for IT Leaders. Discover why making UC work for you isn’t always about specs and platforms. Together, we’ll unlock three transformational ideas that make the promise of UC come to life and enable enterprise-wide adoption. We’ll share key concepts you can apply right away, helping you evolve any current UC application or conference space into a winning architecture.

9:00am to 10:00am

Sapphire Pavilion

Seminar - Basics of LED (AIA Credit)

Presented by Leyard Planar

We’ll provide a primer on direct view LED video wall technology, reviewing specifications and components, design considerations, case studies and video wall trends.

10:00am to 11:00am

Maize Conference Room

Seminar - Modern Workspace Tech Trends

Presented by Harman

The modern workplace is changing. More companies design casual meeting spaces design casual meeting spaces that allow quick access to information and the ability to share it with anyone over any distance.

10:30am to 11:15am

Sage Conference Room

Show Floor Tour - Healthcare

Explore the show floor in the context of your organization.  An AVI expert leads the tour, covering different products and solutions tailored to healthcare.

10:30am to 10:50am

Meet at the AVI Booth #11

AVI Insight Walk Through

Dave Hatz - Director of Development

AVI Insight is your all-powerful communication technology management tool – the industry’s first multi-platform, multi-vendor, real-time monitoring and reporting system.

In this session, you’ll learn how to monitor, respond, report and analyze all from the same tool.  By integrating monitoring, analytics and support into a single cloud services offering, AVI Insight give you the actionable knowledge you need to sustain peak performance of your AV, UC and digital media infrastructure.

11:00am to 11:30am

AVI Booth #11

Show Floor Tour - Education

Explore the show floor in the context of your organization.  An AVI expert leads the tour, covering different products and solutions tailored to education.

11:30am to 11:50am

Meet at the AVI Booth #11

Present an Experience (CTS Credit)

Present by Draper

Let’s review the different types of screen surfaces available, including the newest ambient light rejecting options, to choose the right size, format and type of projection screens for every installation.

11:30am to 12:30pm

Maize Conference Room

Lunch on the Show Floor

11:30am to 1:30pm

Mahogany Ballroom

Outfitting Huddle Rooms

Presented by Logitech

This session will explore key considerations for equipping huddle rooms for optimal collaboration, covering best practices in huddle room design with real-world, first-hand insights.

12:00pm to 12:45pm

Sage Conference Room

Show Floor Tour - Business

Explore the show floor in the context of your organization.  An AVI expert leads the tour, covering different products and solutions tailored to business.

12:30am to 12:50am

Meet at the AVI Booth #11

Wireless Mic Frequency (CTS Credit)

Presented by Shure

In this session, we’ll cover the basics of frequency compatibility, along with system-to-system interference, outside interference, automatic frequency scan, and much more.

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Maize Conference Room

Skype for Business Master Class

Rob Whatley - UC Practice Manager

In this session you’ll learn strategies to deploy and support Skype for Business within your organization from AVI Systems’ Unified Collaboration Practice Manager.

You’ll learn how to create the right infrastructure for your organization, develop an efficient workflow for your teams, and increase user adoption from the top down.

1:00pm to 1:30pm

AVI Booth #11

Show Floor Tour - Government

Explore the show floor in the context of your organization.  An AVI expert leads the tour, covering different products and solutions tailored to government.

1:30pm to 1:50pm

Meet at the AVI Booth #11

Digital Signage 101

Presented by Tightrope

This presentation will cover the importance of allowing everyone to contribute content, keeping information fresh and finding a solution that grows with the organization.

1:30pm to 2:15pm

Sage Conference Room

Afternoon Keynote

Craig Frankenstein - Digital Media Practice Manager

DATA, DATA & MORE DATA

There’s a lot of data being collected. Where does it go? How do we use it? Can it actually help us? Let’s face it, capturing data is big business. We record everything, have machines analyze it, and then use the data to improve our daily routines. Websites know your search history and make suggestions. Retail displays see you and target content to you. Social media platforms know who your favorite artists are, how long you stream their videos, and what device you’re watching on. The list goes on and on. Let’s take a look down the rabbit hole of big data and how it tries to improve our daily lives.

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Sapphire Pavilion

Happy Hour on the Show Floor

3:30pm to 5:30pm

Mahogany Ballroom