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#InfoComm19: The Awesome Center Stage Schedule! Day 2


#InfoComm2019 will be featuring an incredible Center Stage where industry innovators will be sharing informative sessions with no need to pre-register! Starting on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 through Friday, June 14, 2019 with the all sessions beginning at 10AM and running to 2:30PM each day, this is the place to be for FREE Educational sessions only at booth 3161 in Exhibit Hall.

Provided below are the scheduled sessions for Thursday, June 13, 2019 that convention goers must check out! Take a break from the show floor and move toward booth 3161 Exhibit Hall, there are many to pick and choose from which will certainly highlight your day! Provided below, Day 2. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 13, 2019:

10:00AM: Creating Immersive Experiences for eSports Arenas : The eSports viewing experience is rapidly transitioning from online-only to increasingly large-scale live spectator events. With the opportunity to start from scratch with eSports event and arena design, how is this fan engagement experience different? Audiovisual technology is obviously at the core of eSports live events, so which production elements are carrying over to these new arenas? What new lessons can we learn about content and fan engagement? How are creative content specialists and AV systems designers collaborating with eSports organizations and video game developers to put on the best possible show?

10:30AM: Enhancing the Meeting Room Experience in Hospitality : A meeting room in the transient world of a hospitality or co-working environment might be the ultimate testing ground for two things: which technology works and what is the current state of automation versus human intervention. For first-time users of a system, or even those who frequently reserve a space, the same questions and troubleshooting concerns continue to arise. What is this telling us about the state of user experience design in AV? With human intervention and client support highly necessary in these spaces, what can these applications show us about hiring audiovisual team members for their ‘soft skills’ versus hardware knowledge?

11:00AM: How a Fortune 500 Company Used Digital Signage to Connect its Workforce : Digital Signage does not produce engaged employees…but what if you can create a more connected workforce by naturally aligning them with a familiar digital medium? In this session, Mvix will present a case study that bridged the gap in communication to the largest copper mine in North America. With a company ranked #176 on the Fortune 500 and having nearly 4,000 employees at a single location who are not electronically connected, effective communication is vital. Learn how they leveraged digital signage to coordinate employee communications at a local, regional and national level, boosted site specific information, used video content to promote safety and most importantly, fostered a professional and progressive approach to effective communication.

11:30AM: Supporting and Connecting Student Communities with AV : Attracting new talent to the AV industry continues to be a challenge, but the opportunity to convert an interest in technology into a viable career path is growing all the time. How is the AV industry connecting with students in new and meaningful ways? How can the coolness factor of what we do in AV help to communicate to young people that this is a fun and fulfilling field of work? With so much attention being paid to AR/VR and eSports and countless other audiovisual-centric fields, should we be adding these practices to our firms to help attract new talent? Are there ways that your organization can be partnering with education foundations and AV outreach programs?

1:00PM: Advancing Live Event Production to Meet New Programming Goals on Cruise Ships : Now that Broadway shows and top-tier entertainment productions are a regular feature of cruise ship entertainment, many ships are pushing technology boundaries even further to differentiate their experience at sea. Since most ships are built-out four years out or more before launch, some of the most high-tech innovation is happening now. What new experience designs are being created for these vessels? With several new cruise lines being created with technology and customer experience at their core, what new control and automation features are happening with productions on ships? What’s new and cool in kinetic architecture, VR experiences and wearable technologies?

1:30PM: How Samsung Displays and Tablets Refreshed Classrooms in Over 60 Schools Across Manatee County, Florida : Samsung and its partners recently updated hardware across the School District of Manatee County’s middle and high schools, adding more than 500 65-inch professional displays and 500 Samsung Galaxy tablets to the classrooms. Hear insights about the vision behind the project, the integration process and how the refresh has been received by the educators.

2:00PM: Creating Immersive Stage Designs that Connect Artists with Audiences : A special Center Stage interview with Heather Shaw, the founder and CEO of Vita Motus, a multidisciplinary design studio that is perpetually reinventing how we experience live music events. On one level, Shaw creates stage designs, changing the landscape of festivals and tours with visually stunning constructions. Beyond that, she is redefining ‘immersive’ with every project, experimenting with visual, spatial and structural elements to realize unforgettable experiences. Her designs have to provide instantaneous marvel and then continue to enrapture over the course of several days of festival programming. How do location, duration and story influence her designs, and what can we learn about the future of events based on her work? Center Stage Program Director Kirsten Nelson will talk with Shaw about she translates the demands of music festivals, touring artists and major brands into visual and physical spectacle.

2:30PM: Center Stage Meet the Experts : Networking and Q&A with Center Stage presenters John Arpino, CTS-D, Manager Audiovisual Design, Google; Amir El Yordi, President, ControlAV; Gemma Guy, VP of Business Development, TAIT; Heather Shaw, CEO and Chief Designer, Vita Motus; and Christopher Vlassopulos, Superintendant SLVR & Architectural Lighting, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

3:00PM: Center Stage Meet the Experts : Networking and Q&A with Center Stage presenters Eric Gazillo, Producer, Quince Imaging; Alesia Hendley, Multimedia Journalist & Content Creator; Michael Judeh, Regional Director of Technology, Convene Conference Centers; Latoya Lewis, Founder and Executive Director, EnventU; and Marvin Mastin, Activate Team Manager, Populous.

Center Stage Sponsors include: Platinum level – Mvix / Samsung/ Shure and Gold level- Dolby Voice / LG / Phillips. As we move forward toward the convention, AVBeat will provide additional session information for day three tomorrow!

About InfoComm
InfoComm is the largest technology exhibition and conference in North America focused on the pro-AV industry. The exhibition currently ranks 28th largest in the United States by Trade Show Executive and 30th largest in the United States by Trade Show News Network. InfoComm is part of a global alliance of trade shows, produced by AVIXA and its partners, including Integrated Systems Europe, Beijing InfoComm China, Chengdu InfoComm China, InfoComm India, InfoComm Southeast Asia, InfoComm Brasil, InfoComm Colombia, InfoComm México, Integrated Systems Russia, and Integrate.


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