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InfoComm 2021 Education Program Begins To Take Shape

InfoComm 2021, produced by AVIXA, will host a rich education program focused on commercial AV design and integration. This program will dive into the key factors that influence design and integration—everything from the pandemic to inclusivity. InfoComm 2021 is scheduled for October 23 to 29 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando FL.

“AV experiences start with insightful designs, and InfoComm 2021 is offering a variety of perspectives to enhance your design-and-integration toolbox,” Annette Sandler, Director of Live Content US/Canada, AVIXA, said. “A theme that’s woven throughout this program is the importance of designing for all. These sessions will challenge the way you approach design to create a better AV experience for everyone.”

One session, entitled “Redesigning the Virtual Healthcare Workspace During a Pandemic,” will explore how Mass General Brigham healthcare system’s collaborative-media department and its myriad teleconferencing, streaming, hosting and remote-work tools became critical overnight. Bo Toof, Senior Video Producer and Streaming Specialist at Partners HealthCare, will share success stories, including a high-visibility livestreamed Harvard Medical Grand Rounds presentation and interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAD).

In another session, entitled “Getting Real About Inclusive Design,” Bren Walker, Partner and Principal of Integrated Systems at Kirkegaard, will discuss the key principles of inclusive design. Topics will include the relationship between diversity and inclusive design, how inclusive design relates to universal design and accessibility, and the return on investment (ROI) that inclusive design delivers. The session will look at how Microsoft and the University of Cambridge’s Inclusive Design Toolkits have been used in real-world situations, while also offering a case study of inclusive-design principles on AV systems-design projects for performing-arts and education spaces.

Emily Conrad, Co-Founder and President of Tessellate Studio, and Rachel Casanova, Senior Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield, will present another session, entitled “How Strategy Defines Workplace Content Design and Implementation.” Conrad and Casanova are collaborators in defining a holistic workplace experience, with a goal of creating office spaces to which people want to go every day. In this session, they will offer an overview of the process that shapes their experiential projects, and they’ll detail techniques and technologies that they employ.
Learn more about InfoComm 2021, and to register to attend, at

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