May 3 - 4, 2017


AVI LIVE is back, and better than ever.

This year, we’re focusing more on professional development and learning. Expertise is everything, and AVI LIVE 2017 will keep you on the cutting edge with unprecedented education and technology experiences.

AVI LIVE 2017 goes where no tech show has gone before.

AVI LIVE is a free event with keynotes, professional development seminars, the latest in manufacturer technologies, as well as free on-site parking, food, drinks and more!

See below for the full agenda!


Wednesday, May 3rd Doors Open at 8:00 AM



8:00 AM

KEYNOTE: Emerging Trends and Big Ideas

Brad Sousa - AVI, CTO

We’re bombarded every day about the latest and greatest gadgets, widgets and whatchamacallits. How do you sift through everything you read, see and watch to discover what really matters? Join AVI’s CTO, Brad Sousa, to discuss emerging trends that matter to healthcare and enterprise collaboration. In this one hour session, we will discover what is making an impact, not from a vendor’s perspective, but from the perspective of knowledge workers and technology thought-leaders.

8:30 AM

BREAKOUT SEMINAR: A Day in the Life of a Collaboration User


How does collaboration work in your personal life? Your business life? How do they differ? Let’s talk about how the technology we use at home relates to the technology we use at work. Let’s talk about how take those tools you use subconsciously (social media, chat, video, etc.) and apply them to your work life.

9:30 AM

BREAKOUT SEMINAR: The ABC’s of Networked Video


Explore the benefits, opportunities, and limitations associated with putting video on the network today, while looking forward to the technologies that will shape the way video is passed in the future. Expect to learn more on technologies such as WCG, HDR, HDCP, 4k, 8k, and BEYOND!!!

9:30 AM

BREAKOUT SEMINAR: Six Realities Disrupting the Workplace


Based on results from customers, analysts and additional research tactics, we’ve discovered six key trends disrupting the workplace as we know it. We’ll share these realities with you and highlight how companies are using digital workplace solutions to address them.


BREAKOUT SEMINAR: HDBaseT Extension (CTS RU Credits)

TV One

During this course we look at the difference between and advantages of 5PLAY, HDBaseT, HDBaseT-lite and HDMI Cat5/6 Extension before learning how to deploy system for extension and creative video walls using the CORIOmaster and CORIOmatrix systems. Although there isn’t a formal hands on element, a number of elements will be set up for students to explore.


KEYNOTE: The Future of Meeting Rooms and Classrooms is the 4K Digital Canvas

Gary Kayye - rAVe Pubs

No technology will impact the future of the meeting room or classroom like 4K. Sure, HD brought us better quality video and images but 4K is way, way more than prettier pictures. 4K projection will mark the dawn of the Digital Canvas. What is the Digital Canvas and why should you care? Well, if you are involved in AV decision making on your campus or in your company, you’ll want to attend Gary Kayye’s latest keynote, The Future of Meeting Rooms and Classrooms is the 4K Digital Canvas. The 4K Digital Canvas is not just the future of projection, it’s the future of rooms. The Digital Canvas will free the presenter from being limited to presenting only eh content that can fit in the rectangular-screen hanging in front of the room and allow every room to be a completely immersive environment – encouraging seamless collaboration, presentations and content from anywhere, anytime.


Exhibit Hall Open

12:30 - 5:00 PM

Happy Hour

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Thursday, May 4th Doors Open at 8:00



8:00 AM

KEYNOTE: Smells Like Team Productivity: Find Your Workflow Nirvana

David Maldow

The days of buying a bunch of equipment from a single vendor and hoping your team uses it are over. The right way to approach AV is to start with your team’s preferred workflow and goals, then customize the environment to support that dynamic. This ensures you get ROI on your AV spend, and it supercharges your team’s productivity.


HEALTHCARE SEMINAR: Improving patient care and operational efficiencies with Secure Visual Collaboration.

Todd Nolan, Director of Sales – Haivision

Those in the healthcare industry are challenged to do more with less while enhancing patient outcomes. In this seminar you will learn how technology can improve efficiencies by lowering operating costs, increasing collaboration, and improving the patient experience. To achieve this value, it is important to consider what technologies are acceptable to deploy in a security conscious environment that demands streamlined workflows. It is more critical than ever for systems within an organization to have distributed architectures that are highly secure and minimally impactful to IT departments. It is also important that these systems are user-friendly and easily adoptive. This means the technology must increase communication by remotely supporting decision making in real-time across facilities and the barriers of geography. You will leave this seminar with an understanding of the latest trends in video streaming and media management, as well as how to plan and budget for the demands of doing more with less in the future.


BREAKOUT SEMINAR: IP Signal Distribution – An Introduction and Comparison of Dante, AVB/TSN, and CobraNet (CTS RU Credits)


Lots of signal, just one cable: Networking an AV installation has become easier and less expensive because of the ability to utilize advanced networking protocols compatible with TCI/IP including Dante, AVB, and Cobranet. This course will serve as an introduction and comparison to three or more protocols for network-based AV signal distribution. Participants will learn basic system requirements, limitations, and applications of IP distribution so they can better assess suitability within the framework of a given project. Real-world scenarios and applications will be discussed, as well as resources for additional information and assistance in designing and implementing a network-based signal distribution system.

9:30 AM

BREAKOUT SEMINAR: IoT – The Current State of Play

Tim Albright - AV Nation

The Internet of Things refers to the rapidly growing network of connected objects that can collect and exchange data using embedded sensors. According to Forbes, an estimated 50 billion devices will be connected by the network by 2020. Albright will discuss the current and future state of IoT and how it will affect commercial AV and UC as we know it.

9:30 AM



This is the most challenging time in history to be a CIO, because to survive, organizations need to embrace new technologies at an unparalleled pace. But by the same token, “CIOs have never had a better opportunity to add value to their organizations—if they embrace the challenge,” said Mark Sunday, CIO, Oracle. We’ll explore some of the challenges that CIOs are facing when dealing with workplace technology, and where we see the greatest opportunity for future growth and ability to add value to these organizations.

10:25 AM

BREAKOUT SEMINAR: Modern Trends That Will Impact Your Corporate Video Production

Craig Frankenstein - AVI

Video consumption is on the rise, we create more video and deliver to more platforms each year. What trends will impact your video in 2017? From small screen to live video, your message needs to match your audience. Let’s look at modern trends in video creation and consumption. What impact does this have on your existing infrastructure and how do you prepare your organization to handle it?


HEALTHCARE SEMINAR : Telehealth in Practice

Gary Wolff, IT Manager – Aurora Health Care Mike Kawczynski, Application System Administrator Lead – Aurora Health Care

It can be difficult to conceptualize how Telehealth might produce efficiencies and improved patient care across a healthcare spectrum. Join Gary Wolff and Mike Kawczynski of Aurora Health Care for a look at how one healthcare provider went from concept to implementation. In this seminar, we will explore the benefits of Telehealth and showcase the efficacies of Telepharmacy. You will gain insight and perspective from these thought leaders through their real-world experiences. You will leave this discussion with an understanding of how to implement or improve Telehealth in your care continuum.


HEALTHCARE SEMINAR : The Telehealth Revolution: From Concept To Funding To Positive Clinical Outcomes


Today’s healthcare model requires easy access to expert consultations no matter where or when the need arises.  Polycom connects healthcare teams to support patient centered care within a facility or reaching patients at home.  Please join this session to hear how telemedicine providers are using Polycom video technologies to support better outcomes and timely access to care.  Included in the discussion will be models for integrating Telemedicine into your EMR and, information on Federal Grant Programs that can help fund Telemedicine initiatives.


Exhibit Hall Open

12:00 - 4:00 PM

Happy Hour

2:00 PM