There Will Be Hugs
Do not adjust your sets, Matt Scott is here to round up the latest news from the commercial side of the AV industry and discuss it amongst some experts. Those experts in question are host of our own AVSocial show Dawn Meade and Audio Visual Design Consultant at Conference Technologies Xzavia Killikelly.
InfoComm 2022 has opened registration. The show is set for June 4-10 in Las Vegas. It has been four years since the show took place in Vegas, since 2020’s InfoComm was entirely virtual at the height of the pandemic. We did return to the physical space in 2021 in Orlando, but due to various variants the show (although enjoyed by those who attended) was a smaller affair. Will we see this show return to the same numbers as InfoComms of years past? Discussing what needs to happen this year for the show to be considered a success.
Next we look at a viewpoint article from SCN about the importance of diversity within the AV industry. Groups such as the AVIXA Women’s Council have been thriving throughout the industry and giving a place for women to influence and pursue a career in AV. Is there something more that the industry can do to further diversify those within it and bring talent in?
Finally, we look at the world’s largest 8K Ultra HD LED display that was showcased during the Beijing Winter Olypnics. This LED stage floor display has an overall area of just over ten thousand square meters and was comprised of 40,000 panels. And while all of this sounds impressive, it opening to a total of zero phyiscal attendees feels excessive, in a way. Is the “cool factor” lost when experiencing it live is not an option?