AVI LIVE MINNEAPOLIS

May 23 - 24, 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 stadium tours, on-site parking, food, drinks and more!

See below for the full agenda!

Agenda

Tuesday, May 23rd Doors Open at 8:00 AM

Activity
Timeframe

Breakfast

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

Cisco

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: Distance Learning in Education and Corporate Environments.

Polycom

Education and Corporate training has evolved into more than a whiteboard or a projection screen. Tablets and mobile devices are now used conveniently in real-time, without any sacrifice of interaction, collaboration or retention. Accessibility in network and advancements in technology are also huge contributors. Participate in this session to understand how your organization can achieve success and a broader reach without planning, travel and the logistical challenges associated with on-site courses.

9:30 AM

BREAKOUT SEMINAR: Six Realities Disrupting the Workplace

Prysm

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.

10:25

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.

10:25

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.

11:20

Lunch (During Keynote)

11:20 AM - 12:30 AM

Exhibit Hall Open

12:30 - 5:00 PM

Happy Hour

Stadium tours depart throughout Happy Hour.

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, May 24th Doors Open at 8:00

Activity
Timeframe

Breakfast

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.

8:30 AM

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

Almo Pro AV

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

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?

BREAKOUT SEMINAR: The CIO Challenge

Crestron

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

KEYNOTE: ROI or RO-Why?

Jason Roberts - AVI

Too often we discuss technical changes in terms of specifications and feature sets. Unfortunately, we don’t talk often enough about technology in terms of “why” we should make a change and what the is “ROI”. Join AVI’s Enterprise Architect, Jason Roberts, and uncover the potential impact to productivity and the return on investment available to those who implement technology with adoption in mind. In this session, we will also touch on new tools and applications that can help quantify the real value of enterprise collaboration.

11:20 AM

Exhibit Hall Open

12:30 - 4:00 PM

Happy Hour

2:00 PM
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