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Participants and Supporters Speak Out for AV Week

“Every end user/dealer/consultant enjoyed the Disney tour immensely, and most were in awe of the AV technology Disney incorporated into their Home of the Future.”

Ginger Williams, CTS
rp Visual Solutions (organized a tour of Disneyland’s Home of the Future)

“We were able to make a connection with young smart college students who will be in the workforce either this year or next. They were very interested in the industry and we had several of the students apply for our summer internship.”

Rebecca Trainor
MSpace (videoconferenced with Entrepreneurship Scholars at St. John’s University in Minnesota)

“Feedback from the event was extremely positive. Our efforts were a big hit with the high school students we presented to, and teachers were able to utilize materials within their course curriculum. These students will enter college or the workforce soon, only now with knowledge of the AV industry and the career possibilities.”

Anthony Cain
Biamp Systems (presented to high school students)

The first annual AV Week was very successful in generating awareness about how vital AV technologies are to our businesses, our communities and our lives. Through several AV Week initiatives, we were able to demonstrate that audiovisual technologies play a key role in elevating business and communication. AV Week represented a landmark achievement for Spinitar, InfoComm International, our manufacturer partners and the audiovisual industry as a whole.

Jay Rogina
Chief Executive Officer

AV Week was a great opportunity for employers large and small to create awareness of the industry in their community. AV Week gave us a chance to teach all of our employees about the great industry they are part of and how the products they build are used in their neighborhood church, courtrooms, boardrooms and military command centers.

Ali Haghjoo
Hall Research

We wanted to be able to participate in the first annual event – both in supporting local communities around the globe, and in supporting our partners in business. During AV Week, our Elite Partners will be able to nominate a local organization, school, or non-profit that could benefit from the use of projectors.

Hank Nance
General Manager
BOXLIGHT Corporation

It was wonderful to have an industry-recognized week dedicated to audiovisual! We were able to highlight multiple facets of audiovisual to include collaboration tools, audioconferencing, AV production, integration and consulting, the convergence of AV and IT, and the ways usage of these tools can positively affect our working environments and lives.

Stacy Foster, PMP, CTS
Associate and Audiovisual Service Center Manager
Booz Allen Hamilton

AV week helped us to promote and expand our audience to other buildings and groups within Merck who did not know the services we offered. I think we also took major steps in separating audiovisual services from IT services which are two different groups here at the company.

Christopher Neto, CTS
Senior AV Specialist

AV Week is going to grow every year. There are lots of creative ways people can celebrate the week. More and more I’m seeing things we can do and how we can take advantage and how it helps us.

Deborah Ingram
Formerly Vice President of Marketing

Although we weren't able to do anything on a grand scale for AV Week, we did drop off packages to a few of the local schools in our area (two High Schools and a Middle School). We targeted the Guidance Offices and made plans to be a part of their Career Days in the spring.

Lorri Morrow
Vice President
Audio Visual Resources

During AV Week, I encourage all Virginians to learn more about the important role that audiovisual technologies and the professionals that utilize this technology play in strengthening our Commonwealth.

Timothy M. Kaine

Few facets of modern life are not affected by the audiovisual industry and the technologies they support…During this week, I express my gratitude to our state’s audiovisual professionals who devote their careers to this vitally important industry.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor, California

"It was definitely worth the effort.  Cibola would like to participate in AV Week 09 and continue to increase awareness of the AV industry." 

Ellen Mogasemi
Cibola Systems (presented and exhibited at the ITT Technical Institute job fair)

“It is terrific PR for the college. Student and faculty awareness substantially grows as a result of the week. Our staff, which performs most of their work behind the scenes with little or no applause, really likes having the spotlight on them for a few days, and we are already talking about 2009.”

Gary Swanson
Westminster College (held tours and giveaways, collected DVDs for charity and held Smart Classroom Training)

I am pleased to commend you (Spinitar) for your community outreach efforts. Your commitment and dedication to raising public awareness, and educating the business community on the benefits of the (AV) audiovisual industry’s technologies are indeed commendable.

Antonio R. Villaraigosa
Mayor, Los Angeles

I am hearing nothing but positive buzz about this awareness week – great idea. We plan to hold an inaugural Open House at our Visual Demonstration Center to coincide with this week and invite the So Cal AV Industry and the AV departments at the many local So Cal colleges. Love the AV Week logo.

Randy J. Pagnan
rp Visual Solutions
Santa Ana, CA

The AV industry deserves its own week to celebrate the role of AV professionals and the value that AV products add to people’s lives. We are working on firming up plans for our local AV Week here in Little Rock. I will keep you posted on developments.

Ernie Bailey, CTS
Director of Audiovisual Services
Office of Academic Services
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR