Review LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 Archives

We just wrapped up another successful LAVNCH WEEK, with LAVNCH WEEK 2.0. LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 was filled with educational content, 30 presenters, 20 hours of live streaming and hundreds of products. If you missed LAVNCH WEEK 2.0, you’re in luck! You can still access all the day’s content including the keynotes, LAVNCH & Learn sessions, panel discussions and product features. Just register to review the archive content here!


THE rAVe Agency, rAVe [PUBS] and Zoom have partnered to bring you the best virtual launch event focused exclusively on AV education — designed for integrators, manufacturers, AV/IT tech managers, consultants, end users and more. LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 (which will be held June 22-26, 2020) is the second weeklong event under our new LAVNCH (pronounced “launch”) platform for the AV industry. It’s like having a webinar, a new product launch event and a conference all in one. Each day LAVNCH WEEK focuses on a different topic or vertical market. If you missed anything from our first two LAVNCH WEEKS, please register to review the archive material below.

Each LAVNCH WEEK day oepned one by one as we progressed through the week.
LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 started June 22, 2020, and went through June 26, 2020.

June 22

June 23

June 24

June 25

June 26

LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 | At a Glance

Check out the date tabs below to see the agenda for LAVNCH WEEK 2.0. The live portion of each day ran from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT (8 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT and 16:00 to 20:00 GMT+1). Now you can view all this content on demand. For life.

Monday, June 22: UCC Day

Even before COVID-19, the collaboration market was booming. Now, everyone’s using Zoom and (sort of) knows what we do in the AV industry. Baby steps. UCC Day (Unified Communications & Collaboration Day) is for both end users and integrators alike.

Jon Sidwick with Chris McIntyre-Brown and Kay Sargent
Is the AV Industry Equipped To Deliver the COVID-19 Revolution?

LAVNCH & Learn 
David Danto
No Such Thing As Normal: How We Must Adapt As UCC Constantly Changes

UCC Panel
Charmaine Torruella, Richard Hoar, Gary Kayye, Tom Loza, Carla Virola
The Marriage of AV & UCC

Tuesday, June 23: ProAV Day

Do you design, sell, install, specify or use commercial (pro) AV gear? If you said yes, you should sign up for ProAV Day. All the products and live sessions for the day will be focused on the commercial AV market and will appeal to system designers, integrators and end users of AV gear.

Laurie Englert
Using Journey Mapping & Design Thinking to Make Customer Experiences Amazing!

LAVNCH & Learn
Gary Kayye and Chuck Wilson
Debating the Future of Integration — What Will the Commercial Integration Channel Look Like Tomorrow?

ProAV Panel
Gary Kayye, Justin Kennington, Gabi Shriki, Andrew Starks, Karl Johnson
The Ultimate AV-Over-IP Debate LIVE

Wednesday, June 24: New Tech LAVNCH Day

This day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 is devoted solely to something we’re all desperately missing by not being able to attend conferences this year — new product launches, like those you typically see on the trade show floor. Whether you’re an integrator looking for an upgrade or an AV/IT manager seeking the latest solutions for your institution, you could find it on New Tech LAVNCH Day.

Gary Kayye
The Future of AV Is a Lot of UCC

Thursday, June 25: EdTech Day

Education-technology (EdTech) managers have a unique role as both end user and in-house integrator slash designer slash technology guru slash therapist for the users of AV/IT equipment at their K-12 or higher-ed institutions. Though time is often fleeting for the EdTech manager servicing technology both on-premise and off-premise, we promise EdTech Day will be worth your time. Note: EdTech Day will only be open to those with an education email address.

James Ashby
Reimagining the Classroom: Education trends made possible by emerging technologies and accelerated by responses to COVID-19

LAVNCH & Learn
Colin Birney
Life Cycle Management in EdTech

EdTech Panel
Gary Kayye, Brian Cockrell, Sharon Crawford, Brooke Hay, Craig Park
A Discussion on How UCC Tech Can Totally Solve HyFlex & Hybrid Classrooms

Friday, June 26: Digital Signage Day

If you’re in the digital signage market or want to be in the digital signage market — a huge portion of the AV industry with even more huge growth potential — Digital Signage Day is the day for you. On Digital Signage Day, our presenters will talk status and trends of the digital signage and media industries related to AV integration. They’ll dig into current challenges and potential opportunities post-coronavirus and for the future. 

Russell Abdullah and Gary Kayye
The Simplest Way for AV Integrators to Earn Recurring Revenue in Signage
Laura Davis-Taylor
Digital Signage Gets Back to Business: New Norms, New Opportunities

LAVNCH & Learn
Dane Oldridge
Back-to-Business Technologies & Tactics: A Holistic View of New Category

Digital Signage Panel
Dave Haynes, George Anderson, Chris Gibbs, Michael Johnson, Gary Kibel, Chris Mertens
Safely Through the Doors


Russell Abdullah

Head of Strategy & Planning - Display Division - Samsung

George Anderson

Editor-in-Chief/Associate Publisher -

James Ashby

President -
Edify Education Services

Colin Birney

Principal Consultant -
Birney Consulting

Brian Cockrell

Intel Unite Product Owner & Co-Founder - Intel

Sharon Crawford

Studio Principal of Workplace Interior Architecture - Little Diversified Architectural Consulting

David Danto

Director of Emerging Technology -

Laura Davis-Taylor

Chief Strategy Officer -

Laurie Englert

VP of Customer Experience -
Legrand | AV

Chris Gibbs

President -
Exponation LLC

Brooke Hay

Assistant Vice President, Facilities Planning & Capital Programs - University of Nebraska

Dave Haynes

Founding Editor -

Richard Hoar

Exec. Director, Media & Event Technology Services - Fashion Institute of Technology

Karl Johnson

Director, Terra Product Management - Christie Digital Systems

Michael Johnson

Senior Account Executive -
McCann Systems

Gary Kayye

Director & Co-Founder -
THE rAVe Agency

Justin Kennington

President -
SDVoE Alliance

Gary Kibel

Partner -
Davis & Gilbert LLP

Tom Loza

VP, Business Development & Channel - Bluescape

Chris McIntyre-Brown

Associate Director - Futuresource Consulting

Chris Mertens

Vice President of US Sales, B2B Displays - Samsung

Dane Oldridge

Vertical Sales Specialist/SME, Visual Solutions - IOTG

Craig Park

Principal Consultant -
Sextant Group / NV5 Engineering & Technology

Kay Sargent

Senior Principal - Director of WorkPlace - HOK

Gabi Shriki

SVP, Head of AV Business - Valens, HDBaseT Founding Member

Jon Sidwick

Vice Chairman of the Board -

Andrew Starks

Director of Product Management - Macnica Americas, AIMS Alliance Adopter

Charmaine Torruella

Global Services Manager -

Carla Virola

Business Consultant -
InVision Source

Chuck Wilson

Executive Director -

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