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2018 Pre-Conference Workshops
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Pre-Conference Workshops - Wednesday, October 3rd.

Time
Workshop Title
Member Cost
Non-Member Cost
8am-4:30pm Balancing Audio Systems $150 $250
       
8am-12:00pm Tighten Up Your Networked AV System Security
$75 $125
       
1pm-4:30pm Open Source AV Solutions and User Experience Focused Design: The Brigham Young University Experience
$75 $125

 


Balancing Audio Systems

How many audio systems are installed and operated without out PROPERLY being set up? Most of them. Many times, the idea of “if I can hear it, it’s working” will take the place of a properly balanced system. This session will take away some of the “mystery” of setting up your audio system – from microphone selection to properly setting up the amps. It’s not “magic”… its math!!

In this session we will explore the concepts involved in balancing an audio system from “soup to nuts” and get hands on with analog mixers, Digital Mixers and DSPs. We will look at Equipment specifications and how equipment selection plays into good design and a balanced system, and develop a more holistic approach to creating a great audio experience.

Instructor:

Charles (Chuck) Espinoza, CTS-D, CTS-I, CQT, PMP, ISF-C
Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA) - View Bio

Continuing Education Credit: 8 RUs

 


Tighten Up Your Networked AV System Security

This 4-hour workshop will help you implement security measures that will help you sleep at night. You will learn how to perform your own gap analysis and take a deep dive into recommended practices specific to audiovisual systems. Based on the recently published AVIXA RP-C303.01:2018 Recommended Practices for Security in Networked AV Systems and taught by Greg Bronson, Cornell University, this workshop is exactly that—it’s time set aside for you to give the security of your system the attention it deserves. Here’s the help you’ve been seeking. 

Instructor: Greg Bronson, CTS-D Cornell University - View Bio

Continuing Education Credit: 4 RUs


Open Source AV Solutions and User Experience Focused Design: The Brigham Young University Experience

 Brigham Young University recognizes the need in today’s educational landscape to provide audio visual technology solutions that are an integral part of the desired classroom experience. Over the past few years, they have dedicated themselves to a shift in thinking from technology design, to experience design that has changed and improved the way they offer products and services to their campus community. A major piece of this initiative has been the development of an innovative and flexible control solution that they are now using as the underlying control technology in newly designed learning spaces. The solution seamlessly merges the worlds of AV and IT with a combination of hardware and software built upon proven IT principles and tools, with standardized network based communication protocols.

This first portion of this half-day workshop will dive into best practices for successfully incorporating experience design principles into your practices and interactions with key customers, users and stakeholders. The second portion of the workshop will take a deep look at BYU’s innovative, open source control solution.


Instructors: 

Daniel Wells, Director of AV Engineering, Brigham Young University - View Bio
Brad Streeter, Engineer, Brigham Young University - View Bio
Brandon Smith, Enterprise Architect, AV Events, Classroom Technologies, Brigham Young University - View Bio


 Continuing Education Credit: NA