Did you know AVIXA has a variety of councils? Want to learn more about them? The Xchange has rooms like Technology Managers and A Culture of Inclusion that our councils are getting more active in. You can learn about all the councils and how to volunteer on the AVIXA website.
If you are going to be at InfoComm22, there are some great events you can attend to network, meet council members and learn more about their group:
AVIXA All Council Summit (registration $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers)- Keynote from the founder of Meow Wolf, Vince Kadlubeck followed by all the current council chairs discussing their council work and how volunteering has helped them professionally.
AVIXA Women's Council Breakfast (registration AVIXA Premium/Elite Members $79 Non-Members: $99)- Keynote Melanie Spring gives you permission to be yourself, unfiltered. To define the personal brand we already carry with us, then how to speak our truth to our clients and teams, our friends and family, and our world. Hosted by the AVIXA Women's Council
Technology Managers Forum and Reception (AVIXA Premium/Elite Members: $20 / Non-Members: $30)
Join a speed dating style discussion on 4 hot topics- Staffing and DEI initiatives, AV and IT convergence, What's Cool at the Show- telling each other about booths to go check out to help solve your problems, and the future of AV. Hosted by the Technology Managers Council
Live Events Forum and Reception (AVIXA Premium/Elite Members: $20 / Non-Members $30)
Join the Live Events Council as they discuss the most up to date trends in the industry and a special look at staffing challenges and successes. Hosted by the Live Events Council
Designing for Diversity, Equity and Accessibility- Free
Keynote Dr. Shelby Hill will discuss how DEI Initiatives globally can support better business and business outcomes. Followed by a panel discussion that will speak directly to how these initiatives will support the AV industry. Hosted by the Diversity Council
Thank you @Lisa Matthews, CTS for getting me to the right place. I currently work in a team of 1 as part of a larger Engineering org, which can be isolating. I have found great community through our women's ERG, however I am missing the AV team dynamic from being able to bounce ideas around, talk AV trends, learn new skills, keep the old skills fresh, experiment and fail, and hear others experiences in environments that I may not be familiar with. So, I thought the women's council would be the ideal place to find the right community, connect with other women in AV, and continue the expansion of women in tech. Looking forward to what is next.
@Cathy Richards-Ingram ,
I apologize that you haven't heard anything from us since you applied. I really appreciate you reaching out again because we would love to have you on the Council. I will follow up with you directly to make sure you get everything on your calendar and are added to the AVIXA Women's Council group here on the Xchange.
Just so you know we have a few things coming up:
We have a session at ISE in Barcelona
We have a virtual all council meeting on Monday, February 6 at 2:00 pm ET (which you'll get a meeting invite for)
We are supporting International Women's Day on March 8 with a few virtual/hybrid events that you can join from anywhere you are.
I'll reach out to you offline from the Xchange and we will get you up and running with the council.
Is there a replacement company or enterprise certification program in the works, or will individual certifications be the only ones offered? I have been including certification requirements and preferences in our enterprise AV SOWs for a while now, and need to know whether I should simply append with "or equivalent company certification" or just remove the section on company certs...
While AVIXA is thinking about what kind of program could replace the APEx program, and if one or another would be more successful in the industry. At this moment in time only our individual certifications are being offered.