AVIXA reveals 2018 Board of Directors

AVIXA reveals 2018 Board of Directors
AVIXA has revealed its 2018 Board of Directors and Leadership Search Committee (LSC) as well as details of its professional development programme to be held at ISE 2018.

Jeff Day, chief executive officer of Bluewater Technologies, was elected secretary-treasurer of the Board by AVIXA membership. AVIXA members also elected to the Board Samantha Phenix, vice president of research and development, Planar Systems; and Wallace Johnson, vice president of business development, Mertzcrew.

The Leadership Search Committee (LSC) appointed Shaolei Liu, managing director of Beijing Oriental Prime Connections Film and TV Technology and Martin Saul, CEO of ICAP, to the Board of Directors. 

Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing, Almo Professional A/V, was elected by members to serve on AVIXA's Leadership Search Committee. Current AVIXA Board president Gary Hall made two additional appointments to the LSC: Virginia Daugherity, North American partner director, Sonic Foundry, and Michelle Grabel-Komar, vice president of sales, Full Compass Systems.

2018 AVIXA Board of Directors 
LSC Chair: Gary Hall, Cisco Systems
President: Julian Phillips, Whitlock
President-Elect: Joe Pham, QSC
Secretary-Treasurer: Jeff Day, Bluewater Technologies
Directors: Steve Durkee, Milestone AV Technologies; Wallace Johnson, Mertzcrew; Shaolei Liu, Beijing Oriental Prime Connections Film and TV Technology; Laura Moorhead, Blue Sky Integrated Technologies; Rebecca Onchi, PayPal; Samantha Phenix, Planar Systems; Martin Saul; Jon Sidwick, Maverick.

AVIXA thanked outgoing Chair of the Leadership Search Committee and former President of the AVIXA Board Craig Janssen, Idibri, and outgoing Board members Zane Au, Shen Milsom & Wilke; Ratnesh Javeri, Innovative Systems and Solutions Pvt.; and Kevin Kelly, Stampede, for their years of service to the AVIXA Board of Directors.

Professional Development at ISE 2018

AVIXA’s professional development programme for Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018, (February 6 to 9 at the RAI Amsterdam) will include education sessions, partner conferences, and free FlashTrack sessions.  

The organisation will host four distinct education tracks that highlight changing expectations in the AV industry. Attendees can select sessions from the following tracks:

User Experience: This track will examine AV through the eyes of the end user and will feature discussions, case studies, and activities. 

AV/IT: Attendees will explore the challenges and opportunities in the digital world by studying protocols and applications. 
The design track is aimed to help AV professionals develop better design strategies.

Emerging Trends: A look at what is new in technology, business, and end-user culture.

AVIXA will also host two half-day conferences at ISE. In will work with the AV User Group to stage the "Enterprise AV Integrated Experiences" conference that focuses on the end user with discussions about real projects. 

The "Higher Education Integrated Experience Design" conference, in partnership with the European University Information Systems (EUNIS) and Standing Conference for Heads of Media Services (SCHOMS), will focus on the design of learning and collaboration spaces across university campuses.

AVIXA will also host FlashTracks, free 20-minute education sessions, at its stand (13-N110) all four days of the show. 

After its launch at InfoComm, the TIDE (Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience) conference will make its ISE debut and will explore the creative forces shaping the AV industry. It will take place on February 5, the day before the show floor opens and will bring together designers, brand marketers, architects, integrators, and live events producers to share their different perspectives on AV. 

AVIXA is also working with the InAVation Awards to present the AVIXA Standards Award during the 2018 InAVation Awards, to be held on the first evening of ISE. All entries for this award must be in by November 10, 2017. Enter here.

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