Center Stage will return to the InfoComm show floor this year, from June 12 to 14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando FL. Leaders and practitioners from the fields of retail, entertainment, hospitality, events and more will take the stage to explore how AV technology contributes to better experiences. The Center Stage sessions will be held at booth #3161 and feature experts from well-known firms and brands, including Gensler and Google, and creative studios, such as Vita Motus and Quince Imaging.
“Center Stage is a representation of how AV can create staggering impact across a variety of markets,” Rachel Bradshaw, Director of Program Design, AVIXA, said. “The speakers will discuss how AV enhances people’s lives and provide attendees with actionable advice that can be applied directly to their projects.”
Joining the Center Stage lineup is Heather Shaw, CEO of design studio Vita Motus, who will chat with Center Stage Program Director Kirsten Nelson about how Shaw’s team creates visual and physical productions for artists, festivals and brands. Megan Lubaszka, Gensler’s Southwest Regional Creative Media Leader, will share insights into the retail market from Gensler’s Experience Index. Eric Gazzillo, Producer for Quince Imaging, will discuss how the esports viewing experience is rapidly transitioning from online-only to increasingly large-scale live spectator events. And Google’s AV Engineering Design Team’s John Arpino, CTS-D, and Joseph Miklovic, CTS-D, CTS-I, will explain how looking at the role of the AV design engineer with a different lens will lead to new possibilities for careers.
On June 13 and 14, Center Stage will also host “Meet the Experts” sessions, where people will have the opportunity to network with the speakers and ask questions.