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BUILDING A CULTURE OF INCLUSION

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at AVIXA and throughout the Audiovisual Industry

Our Journey to an Equitable Future

The diverse voices of our industry inspire us to grow and bring change for the benefit of all that make up the audiovisual world. This includes taking a positive stand for more inclusion and equity for all, through a commitment to go further, push ourselves, and challenge our boundaries to help others on their journey.

As a member-driven association, we are using our talent and resources, as well as that of our industry volunteers to be a voice of change. We know that as the global industry organization, AVIXA must be intentional in acting on these issues and provide resources to affect change across the AV community.

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Press Release

HETMA Announces the Prism Scholarship at InfoComm 2021

HETMA has created the Prism Scholarship to support the growth of underrepresented communities within the U.S. higher education technology workforce.

DEI Resources

Unconscious Bias Training

Raising awareness of unconscious bias and the steps individuals can take to prevent biased attitudes and behaviors from interfering with workplace decisions and interactions.

AV Inclusive Language Guide

Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equality.

Our Commitment

At AVIXA, you trust us to tackle both industry and social issues. In order to lead this path forward, we are championing an environment of giving, sharing, mutual respect and equity through both learning and education. We are committed to providing training resources, shining a light on diverse perspectives, impactful research and platforms that will support our industry on way forward.

As part of this commitment, we invite you to join in our mission for a more equitable future for the AV industry. Let us begin the conversation, share your ideas, and together we can accomplish meaningful change. 

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AVIXA's Diversity Council

Encouraging inclusion and promoting diversity.

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AVIXA's Women Council

A global community committed to empowering women in AV.

AV Industry Pledge for an Equitable Future

We are calling on the entire audiovisual industry to stand with AVIXA. Champion further equity and full representation across every aspect of our business. We invite CEO's owners, thought leaders and all within the industry to join the list of signatories.

AVIXA Foundation

Through the AVIXA Foundation, we make regular contributions to two AV-related partner nonprofit organizations tackling racism and building career pipelines into the audiovisual industry for young adults from underrepresented communities. Loop Lab, EnventU, Diverse Media Institute, and New Futures work tirelessly to help build a more equitable and inclusive industry for us all.

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The Loop Lab

Loop Lab offers internships and apprenticeships in media arts. By training and placing women and people of color into AV careers, it is committed to ending inequality and racism through digital storytelling.

EnventU

Through its one-of-a-kind educational initiative designed to explore career opportunities in the dynamic live events industry, EnventU addresses social issues by providing alternative pathways to higher education and strives to close the skills gap for young people..
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Diverse Media Institute

The non-profit Diverse Media Institute is housed in a highly specialized facility that is uniquely designed for the study of audio and media production. Their specialized resources include fully outfitted recording studios and a soundstage with professional grade equipment.
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New Futures

New Futures propels young people through certifications and community college degrees and into careers across the DC region. They provide scholarships, academic advising, career coaching, and a lot of heart to help our Scholars launch careers to achieve financial security.

Our Responsibility

At AVIXA, we are committed to being the virtual diversity officer of the AV industry. We will chart a roadmap to an inclusive future through hands-on tools and professional guidance and reporting.

Beyond accelerating progress within AVIXA, we have a responsibility to help drive change within the audiovisual industry.

Diversity + Inclusion Roadmap | AVIXA

“We know there is a lot of work to do to improve diversity in our industry, and it can’t be achieved overnight, but I can pledge to you that AVIXA is dedicated to this action and will continue to share our progress along the way.”

– David Labuskes, CEO