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AVWeek 452: Bright & Shiny

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The Show Must Go On

It’s time to gather up the latest news relating to the commercial side of the AV space, and have some very experienced panelists discuss what makes it interesting for our industry. And we are certainly not lacking in interesting stories.

Verizon Business is entering an agreement to acquire video conferencing company BlueJeans. This certainly seems like it came out of left field, so what brought this on? Also looking at net neutrality and how it applies to this deal.

Amidst our Learn From Home Virtual Conference, AVIXA CEO David Labuskes opened up the show and mentioned in his morning keynote that AVIXA will be holding a virtual InfoComm on the same dates of the previously cancelled InfoComm 2020 show. As virtual conferences become the norm, what are the ways that they can take advantage of the virtual space to make a unique experience, while still bringing that familiarity of a normal trade show?

In the span of just a few weeks, multiple conferences and trade shows were postponed or closed down due to COVID-19. Looking at the impact of the pandemic on the live event space and what companies are doing in the interim to keep working.



  • AVNation studios production equipment provided by Shure and Vaddio.

AVWeek started in late July 2011. It is hosted by Tim Albright. Albright started his professional life as a broadcaster in St. Louis. In the audiovisual industry, Tim has worked as a technology manager for Lewis and Clark Community College, control programmer, design consultant, and design engineer. The first episode of AVWeek, episode 0000, was recorded via Skype with two AV pros Albright met via Twitter and a long-time friend. Since that first episode in July 2011, AVWeek has produced a weekly program missing only one week in the first year.

Albright also taught radio and audio production for over 14 years, including introducing podcast production to his students in 2006. He resides on the Illinois side of the St. Louis, Missouri area where he and his wife raise their two children. AVWeek is based, in part, on the TWiT (This Week in Tech) model of podcasts where the host reads a news story and panelists provide their insight, analysis, and opinion on the subject matter. If you would like to be a panelist on AVWeek, email Tim at tim@www.avnation.tv

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