John Miranda, CTS

HEAD OF SOUND, MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER/IATSE LOCAL 500
  • MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER/IATSE LOCAL 500
  • Xchange Members
  • United States of America

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We are the community for the creative professionals who use technology to create integrated experiences.

AVIXA is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm trade shows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry.

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What Is the AV Industry?

AV is the intersection of content, technology, and space. The AV industry is the community of manufacturers and myriad professionals that provide the tools and expertise necessary to convey ideas and enhance communication in virtually every human arena. Audiovisual systems and technologies are the building blocks that create memorable experiences and connect us to our world in every way imaginable. It’s the tremendous sound you hear at a concert, the amazing digital displays you see at a museum, the video conferencing system you use at your office, the projected images you see at your corporate gatherings, the cool stuff in the huddle space that connects your devices to the big display, the technical wizardry that’s used in theme parks to amaze and delight you. That is all part of the AV industry. Are you getting the picture?

We’re Part Association, Part Society

We’re part association, part society; a mix of professionals from all over the globe who create those cool experiences you have in meetings, classes, and events in offices, airports, museums, sports arenas, theatres, concerts…

We’re the Hub for All People and Things AV

AVIXA has more than 11,400 members – both companies and professionals. Find out why you belong in this community. Explore membership. [Membership | AVIXA]

The Industry Leader for Professional Collaboration, Information, and Community

We’re the industry leader when it comes to professional collaboration, information, and community, leading the world with all the necessary resources: AV standards, certification, training, market intelligence, and thought leadership.

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Dive into topics that interest you on our website:

Conferencing and Collaboration
Content Production and Streaming
Digital Signage
Higher Education

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Nate Gallagher

Senior Design Engineer, AVISPL

Michael Freter

Senior director sales & marketing, ISE

Brandy Alvarado-Miranda

CEO/Owner, BAM! Marketing & PR Agency

Rick Bloom

Founder/CEO, intentionalAV

Christopher Dechter, CTS-D, CTS-I

Manager, Instructional Technology, University of Wyoming

Frank Padikkala

Technical Sales Engineer, Audinate

Frank is an IT/AV Evangelist in the AV Industry. Frank strives to bridge the knowledge gap between Tech disciplines. As a self proclaimed "cert junkie" he holds more than 10+ IT/AV Industry certifications, along with an MS in Cyber-Security/Information Assurance and BS in IT Sec.

Frank is active on social media, is a life-long learner and believes in constant self-improvement. He contributes as an SME to AV publications and IT/Cybersecurity podcasts and events. He also hosts ITFactor, an IT - AV - Tech centric podcast on www.avnation.tv

He volunteers with AVIXA currently serving as the Chair of the Diversity Council where he is constantly mentoring and creating opportunities for community development through open communication.

Aaron Peterson, CTS-D, CTS-I

Senior Solutions Engineer, Mechdyne

Cecilia Poeck Herrera

Sr. . Manager, Training Delivery, AVIXA

Presently as Country Manager, AVIXA for India and GCC, I do aspire to support the AV & IT industry with  access to the resources that are most beneficial to the businesses and professional outcomes.

My focus will be to bring to the AV/IT community in the region, knowledge and skill development through AVIXA Education, Certification and Training Resources. I look forward to work closely with allied associations, industry groups and professional society in the region with a similar focus.

And my areas of interest and learning are indeed the Emerging Technologies (what we know as AI, Metaverse, Cloud, Industry 4.0, and the likes) and how they impact what we do in our professional and personal lives as Humans!

Do feel free to reach out to me.

Lee Dodson

VP, Global Industry Engagement, AVIXA

I am responsible for Global Industry Engagement for AVIXA, including all membership, councils, sponsorships, and engagement programs. Oversee global sales and account management programs including our global partner accounts. Member of Strategic leadership team with involvement in association operational management and product development to meet Member needs and deliver them profitably. This function engages AVIXA ProAV members across all segments and global regions to maximize Association membership growth, member engagement, and revenue.