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How can companies support the LGBTQ+ community?

Watch this short clip from the AVIXA Pride Month Roundtable discussion moderated by Samantha Powell and featuring Stacey Capps and Jenn Steinhardt. You can view the full conversation by clicking here: https://www.avixa.org/av-topics/videos/AVIXA-Pride-Month-Roundtable/qvmM8uRL

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AVIXA celebrates Pride in AV

AVIXA celebrates pride all around the world. Let's take a moment to celebrate all the AV projects that have brought us pride.

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Should gender pronouns be used in the workplace?

Watch this short clip from the AVIXA Pride Month Roundtable discussion moderated by Samantha Powell and featuring Stacey Capps and Jenn Steinhardt. You can view the full conversation by clicking here: https://www.avixa.org/av-topics/videos/AVIXA-Pride-Month-Roundtable/qvmM8uRL

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AVIXA Pride Month Roundtable

Join AVIXA in a celebration of Pride Month with a candid discussion on what “being out” in AV means. Jenn Steinhardt and Stacey Capps sit down with Samantha Powell to discuss their experiences belonging to both LGBTQ+ and Pro-AV communities and provide meaningful DEI takeaways.

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The Importance of Breaking the Bias | AVIXA Celebrates #IWD2022

For International Women's Day 2022, AVIXA asked members of our Women's Council and Diversity Council why it is important to promote gender equality in the audiovisual industry. While many have experienced strides in the fight for recognition and wage equality, it is still a battle we must fight together.

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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.

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Inspiring Hope with The Loop Lab | AVIXA Spotlight

As a minister in the Greater Boston Area with a background broadcasting and science, Christopher Hope was inspired to mentor and provide a pathway to the audiovisual industry to youth who needed a helping hand to maximize their potential. Hope founded the The Loop Lab with a hopes of inspiring the next generation of technology professionals. In this interview, we talk to Christopher Hope about The Loop Lab. The Loop Lab is a BIPOC-led nonprofit social enterprise specializing in media arts internships and digital storytelling. Their mission is to empower womxn and people of color in the media arts to develop careers in AV through job training and job placement. As a multi-racial organization, The Loop Lab is committed to ending inequality and racism through digital storytelling. They are also an official sponsor for AV apprenticeships in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Learn more about The Loop Lab: https://www.thelooplab.org​ Learn more about AVIXA's diversity initiatives: https://avixa.org/diversity​ #AVIXADiversity​ #AVIXAFoundation

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The Journey from Science to Tech to AV | AVIXA Spotlight with Chris Hope, CTS

Everyone has an origin story. Before Chris Hope, CTS, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Loop Lab worked to help provide youth with a pathway to a career in the AV industry, he started as a minister and eventually worked his way through science and technology. Hope shares his experiences on his journey to AV. Learn more:

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AVIXA Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month! Meet Leslie

AVIXA is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Leslie Rivera on our Content Creation team! Leslie talks unity and musica this Hispanic Heritage Month! What was the first music show that blew your mind with AV technology AV tweeps?

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AVIXA Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month! Meet Charles

AVIXA is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Charles Heureaux! Visual storytelling is at the core of Charles, Media Designer at AVIXA. Vibe with his story and AV experience at a Dominican festival as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month together.

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AVIXA Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month! Meet Lillie

AVIXA is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Lillie Fujinaga-Obioha, AVIXA's Creative Director. As half Ecuadorian and half Japanese, Lillie grew up in immersed in a blend of cultures in Japan, while rooted in Hispanic traditions that influenced who she is today.

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Why I am an Ally for Pronouns: AVIXA Asks the Community

AVIXA asked members of the AV community a very simple, but important question: Why are they an ally for the use of pronouns? The answer? Respect and inclusivity. Learn more by visiting our

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AVIXA Diversity Council's Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Maneesh Kumar, an AV Creative

By Charmaine Torruella

During Asian Pacific Islander Heritage month, the AVIXA Diversity council features Maneesh Kumar who has overcome cultural differences to become an AV thought leader.

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Let's Celebrate Juneteenth Together!

AVIXA celebrates Juneteenth by honoring black inventors and innovators who shape the way we see, hear and experience the world.

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Meet Vijita U.G.

By Charmaine Torruella

It’s Women’s History month, and in the 2021 trend of celebrating diverse AV "overcomers" and challengers, we showcase the AV maven, Vijita U.G. of NuTech Group.

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ArtMedia Corp. Up to the Challenge

By Charmaine Torruella

How do an Afro-Caribbean and Ghanaian come together to form a Black-owned technical services company? For Black History month, the AVIXA Diversity Council shares how two men of color challenged boundaries in AV to form the technical services company, ArtMedia Corp.

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AV Celebrates Black History Month | Wallace Johnson

In observance of Black History Month, AVNation, AVNetwork and AVIXA are celebrating the many talented persons of color across the AV industry. Keep checking back for new profiles regularly. Wallace Johnson is the host of our AVNation's show focused on the live event space, The LIVE Life as well as Managing Director of WLJ Consulting. Wallace joins Tim Albright to discuss his start in the AV industry, the crossover of AV and the live event space and more. Explore more stories from the industry at AVNation: https://avnation.tv​ Learn more about AVIXA’s diversity initiatives: http://avixa.org/diversity​ #AVNation​ #AVNetwork​ #AVIXA

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AV Celebrates Black History Month | Alesia Hendley

In observance of Black History Month, AVNation, AVNetwork and AVIXA are celebrating the many talented persons of color across the AV industry. Keep checking back for new profiles regularly. “The Smooth Factor” herself, Alesia Hendley joins Tim Albright to discuss her journey through the AV industry. We talk about her experiences as a woman of color, the challenges she has encountered during her career, and how she worked through them. Explore more stories from the industry at AVNation: https://avnation.tv​ Learn more about AVIXA’s diversity initiatives: http://avixa.org/diversity​ #AVNation​ #AVNetwork​ #AVIXA

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AV Celebrates Black History Month | Rachael Harris

In observance of Black History Month, AVNation, AVNetwork and AVIXA are celebrating the many talented persons of color across the AV industry. Keep checking back for new profiles regularly. Rachael Harris chats with Tim Albright and discusses her path into the AV industry, the bridge between theater and AV, and how she has handled race when it has come up in her journey. Explore more stories from the industry at AVNation: https://avnation.tv​ Learn more about AVIXA’s diversity initiatives: http://avixa.org/diversity #AVNation​ #AVNetwork​ #AVIXA

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AV Celebrates Black History Month | William Brown

In observance of Black History Month, AVNation, AVNetwork and AVIXA are celebrating the many talented persons of color across the AV industry. Keep checking back for new profiles regularly. William Brown joins Tim Albright to discuss how he found his way into the AV industry, his experience as a man of color during his career and more. Explore more stories from the industry at AVNation: https://avnation.tv​ Learn more about AVIXA’s diversity initiatives: http://avixa.org/diversity​ #AVNation​ #AVNetwork​ #AVIXA