Recent graduate Victoria Barela, CTS®, earned her CTS certification just two months after graduating from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Live and Installed Sound.
Sponsored by the University of Hong Kong, AVIXA on Campus takes place on 24 May, 2016. The university classroom is moving beyond the simple one-way lecture, a standard practice that hasn’t advan
After 18 years in the live events/rental and staging side of the business and a subsequent move into integration two years ago, salesperson Alexis B. La Broi, MBA, CTS® — now a systems consultant for Sterling, Virginia-based Avitecture — set herself a new target: to finally try for her CTS certification.
It's coincidental, but symbolic, that the first two people to gain their CTS®-I and CTS-D certifications in 2016 hail from India.
RTS Solutionz Vice President of Engineering Joy Caspar, CTS®, has been working in AV for longer than she will care to admit.
Since the beginning of the year, Electro Acoustics, a Texas-based APEx integrator, has been able to reduce the number of warranty callbacks by 41 percent.
Wasting no time with his new year's resolutions, Joel Vugteveen, Project Manager at Chicago-based installer TVTI, started the year with his nose in a study guide.
Although Norway ranks as one of the smallest European countries in terms of population, it nevertheless has a thriving AV industry.
When Alan Taylor, CTS®, joined UK systems integrator avsnet in early 2015, one of the first things on his mind was to get the company’s 50 or so technical and service staff CTS-certified.
In her nearly 20 years in the AV industry, Electrosonic's Sarah Joyce has worked in a variety of disciplines, including sales, account management, business development, general management, product marketing and human resources.
On the surface, a standard to define how cables should be labeled in audiovisual systems might not sound like the most exciting thing in the world.
John Rice is Senior Business Development Manager at Field Nation and the recently elected Chair of AVIXA's Independent Technical Services (ITS) Council. The council represents small businesses that supply services to the AV industry.
Wallace Johnson, CTS®, is the Vice-President of Business Development at MertzCrew and the elected Chair of AVIXA's Live Events Council. He recently talked to us about this new role and his AV career to date.
Although she was aware the award existed and knew other women who had been recognized in the past, Wendy Cox, CTS® had no clue that one of her colleagues had nominated her for the 2015 Women in AV award.
SiteReady Design principal Heather Callaway, CTS-D®, RCDD, LEED AP, is a familiar face to many AVIXA members. She volunteers on both the Marketing Subcommittee and the CTS-D Certification Committ
Penny Sitler, CDT, LEED® AP, is the Marketing Manager at Draper, Inc., and the elected Chair of the AVIXA Women's Council. She recently talked to us about this new role and her AV career to date.
When IT Support Coordinator Maneesh Kumar, CTS®, made the switch from control systems programmer in commercial AV to managing AV at a community college — the College of Lake County, in Grayslake, Illinois — for a time, his entire world was turned on its head.
When Jennifer Hu, CTS®, graduated and got her first job in the AV industry, her first question for her new employer was "Is there anything I should do before I start?"
For Canadian AV designer Jason Antinori, CTS®-D, a volunteer opportunity with AVIXA as a subject matter expert back in 2011 led to him becoming a vital international voice within AVIXA’s Standards Group.
AV technology has become progressively more complex. And these days, more live events are utilizing that complex technology. The result? A growing call for greater training in AV systems and solutions by a wider range of live-events professionals.