This webinar focuses on an industry approach when considering the next steps in developing an esports program.

Join this May Power Hour to get answers to these questions:

  • How does Audio Visual Integration play a key role in these unique and complicated spaces?
  • What are the most common AV mistakes everyone makes when starting an esports program?
  • How does the design of esports and gaming differ from a typical AV integration project?

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Joshua Kell
Chief Executive Officer
Esports Integration and Horizon AVL System Integration

  • Joshua designed countless large venue and arena systems, video broadcast studios, and projection / LED wall video displays with precision and expertise. His vast experiences span 15 years in the industry.
  • His vast experiences span 15 years in the industry. Joshua’s notable work was mentioned or featured in: ProSound News Magazine, Front of House Magazine (FOH), and Worship AVL Magazine, Projection.
  • Joshua leads Horizon AVL System Integration with industry rewards and recognition such as earning Contractor of the Year and Commercial Top Partner with Presonus. The recent completion of Temple University’s Broadcast & News set with an integrated direct view LED wall, was featured in PLSN Magazine. Joshua created set designs for manufacturers at NAMM.
  • Joshua is part of the 40 under 40 industry influencers for Commercial Integrator for his role in esports for education. He was also recognized by NSCA as business partner of the year for his differentiating strategies for esports in the audio visual industry. 
  • Joshua is the education ambassador for Acer America and the esports program. He was featured in an education piece in USA Today as he leads the charge with esports and the development of the industry. 
  • Joshua’s industry experiences include working with a notable theme park, University of Delaware Esports Arena, and Temple University Broadcast Studio.

Kylie Kendrick
Technical Specialist - Esports
Durham University

  • Technical Specialist for Esports at Durham University, tasked with developing and supporting Durham’s esports offer to students as part of their Wider Student Experience.
  • Chair of the Esports Advisory Board and member of Women in Esports.
  • Contributed to discussions panels and presented to various industry professionals regarding esports across multiple disciplines.
  • Advance HE Aurora Graduate and Mentor.
  • Extensive esports knowledge spanning 15+ years, semi-professional VALORANT player.



    Ben Barnard
    Regional Manager, UK and Ireland

    • Ben Barnard is Regional Manager for AVIXA UK & Ireland and aspires to support the AV community through education, certification, training and providing the industry with access to the resources that are most beneficial to their businesses and professional development.
    • Ben has been working closely with various Tech Manager groups over his time at AVIXA and is always keen to learn more about what's relevant and important to this particular segment of our community.


      Event Information

      17 May 2023

      1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
      Eastern Standard Time