A Culture of Inclusion
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.
AVIXA Will Champion Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at InfoComm 2023
AVIXA will continue to demonstrate its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at InfoComm 2023. At the show, the AV community will experience more of the manifestation of AVIXA’s dedication to DEI through powerful conversations, diverse voices on stage, and programs to reach diverse youth.
AVIXA Celebrates Pride MonthJoin AVIXA in a celebration of Pride Month with a candid discussion on what “being out” in AV means.
Join Us at InfoComm
We're creating an inclusive event where attendees interact with diverse speakers with access to a wide range of amenities. Inclusion matters because everyone deserves to belong and for their story to be heard.
The Importance of Diversity and Equity in AV
Carl Cruz-La Santa, the Director of Customer Success, XTG of AVI-SPL explains why it is important to promote diversity and equity in the AV industry.
AVIXA Pride Month Roundtable with Stacey Capps and Jenn Steinhardt
Celebrate Pride Month with Stacey Capps and Jenn Steinhardt as they share their personal stories of being LGBTQ+ in the AV community. Listen, Learn, and Reflect with AVIXA’s Samantha Powell on this impactful DEI discussion.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Loop Lab
Diverse Media Institute
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.
“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