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2015 Conference - AV Project Debrief: New Performing Arts Building
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About this session:

The presenter will share experiences and lessons learned from the construction of a large new performing arts and humanities building.  The first phase opened for the Fall 2012 semester, with the second phase following in Fall 2014. It contains six performance venues, six general purpose classrooms (three with video conferencing), a music recording studio, and many other specialized instructional spaces. The presenter served as the primary campus AV representative for the duration of the project. Project challenges included working with two AV consulting agencies, multiple campus clients, limited funds, and the outfitting of highly specialized areas.  All the AV systems accommodate both digital and analog AV signals, present a common user interface, and allow for future capacity.

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About the presenter:

Steve Anderson, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Steven is the Instructional Technology Manager for the Division of Information Technology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He started at UMBC in 1992, serving in managerial roles since 1998. Prior professional experience includes high volume image capture work for the Library of Congress and National Geographic, and medical photography at the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems in Baltimore.

He earned his BA in Visual and Performing Arts at UMBC in 1987, then an MS in Business from UMUC in 1998. He is a longtime holder of the Certified Technology Specialist designation from Infocomm International. His areas of professional interest include AV consulting and design, networked AV systems, system programming, and evaluating new technology. Personal interests include distance running, photography, dogs, and horseback riding.