AVIXA, established in 1939, is the international trade association representing the AV industry, promoting collaboration, information, and standards among its 3,000+ members.
At ISE 2024, AVIXA will host a dynamic program featuring an extensive conference, interactive sessions at Xchange LIVE with thought leaders, a livestream of AVIXA TV from the show floor, and various networking opportunities.
At ISE 2024, taking place January 30 to February 2 at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via, AVIXA will host an engaging program of learning and networking, including an extensive conference program, interactive sessions with thought leaders at Xchange LIVE, a livestream of AVIXA TV from the show floor, and much more.
“For the 20th edition of ISE, there are so many exciting events, speakers, and innovative solutions in store for the thousands of AV professionals that will flock to Barcelona for this magical week,” said David Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD, Chief Executive Officer of AVIXA. “AVIXA is proud to be a part of the organizing team for ISE and witness the industry evolving in real time – professionals seeing and evaluating solutions, learning from experts, and building professional connections in one city for one week.”
The vast conference program at ISE is produced by AVIXA and CEDIA with partnering associations and subject matter experts. The program includes the Smart Building Conference, Control Rooms Summit, Smart Home Technology Conference, Content Production & Distribution Summit, Digital Signage Summit, Smart Workplace Summit, Live Events Summit, and Education Technology Summit.
In addition, AVIXA and CEDIA will host a three-hour Sustainability Workshop to address the importance for the AV industry to adapt to the global issues of climate change and nature loss.
AVIXA Premium and Elite Members are eligible for an approximate 30% discount on all ISE conferences. All conferences except the Smart Home Technology Conference are eligible for CTS renewal units.
Tech Talks, presented in English and Spanish, will explore technology innovations and business developments in the AV industry. During these free sessions, attendees will hear from the creators at the Sphere, Moment Factory, u22 Film Festival, Llum 24 Barcelona, and more. The Tech Talks will take place on the ISE main stage in Hall 4, Tuesday through Thursday.
“The AVIXA team is incredibly excited about this year’s education program at ISE – we’ve assembled a lineup of dynamic thought leaders from different corners of the industry and the world that will dive into critical pro AV solutions and reveal opportunities for industry professionals,” said Pam Taggart, Vice President of Content Creation, AVIXA. “Whether you have a day you can dedicate to a conference or 40 minutes to join a Tech Talk, there are so many ways to absorb the education program.”
AVIXA Xchange LIVE
AVIXA Xchange LIVE (stand 4G300) will return to ISE with four days of sessions covering disruptive tech, environmental, social governance in AV, professional development, and much more. Xchange LIVE will also host daily meetups to mingle with peers and build new contacts.
On Wednesday, Jan. 31, the session “Is AI biased?” will discuss how AI plays an increasingly pivotal role in shaping our lives, from decision-making algorithms to personalized recommendations. However, as AI systems become more integrated into our society, concerns about bias in these systems have come to the forefront. This session will dive into this complex issue.
Also on Wednesday, the session “How can we make pro AV more sustainable?” will highlight the benefits of lifecycle analysis, responsible sourcing, and upcycling. Panelists will share their perspectives on how “green use” of AV and IT equipment can be organized, managed, and monitored.
On Thursday, Feb. 1, the session “How EdTech Can Enhance Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom” will focus on how success in education depends on cultivating not just cognitive abilities but also emotional wellbeing and character fortitude. Qualities such as curiosity, compassion, and courage are vital for shaping well-rounded individuals. The session will discuss how developing social-emotional learning (SEL) with the help of digital tools can support learners’ healthy integration into society.
Throughout the week, AVIXA will host several networking events at Xchange LIVE, bringing together the AVIXA Women’s Council, AV marketers, education technology managers, and more groups.
Mixer & Meetup: AV Marketers
January 30: 15:00 – 16:30
Mixer and Meetup: For All Women in AV
January 31: 15:00 – 16:30
January 31: 17:30 – 19:00
AVIXA Women’s Council Sessions (DACH and Italian)
February 1: 10:00 – 12:00
Mixer and Meetup: Education Technology Managers
February 1: 16:30 – 18:00
Attendees are also invited to visit the AVIXA Member Lounge (stand 4G150) to meet with the membership team, learn more about how to benefit most from your membership, and simply enjoy our hospitality.
For the first time at ISE, AVIXA TV will broadcast live from the trade show floor Monday through Thursday (stand 4G300). Hosts Samantha Powell and Ben Barnard from AVIXA will be joined by industry thought leaders, including Sofia Crespo, who will talk about her projection mapping project at Casa Batlló and on the ISE show floor, and Jeroen van der Most, who will discuss AI and his artwork that will be showcased at the front entrance of the Fira. AVIXA TV will also present coverage of Bikefest as the riders arrive in Barcelona after a three-day journey cycling from Valencia. The show will also feature insights on AV trends and technologies from Matrox, Shure, Lutron, ClearOne, and Userful. The livestream can be viewed at AVIXA.TV.