The AVIXA Diversity Council is a group of AVIXA members interested in bringing together AV and integrated experience professionals from various backgrounds and cultures to facilitate a larger dialogue around initiatives of inclusion within the industry.

All are welcome in this council, no matter one's race, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, religious affiliation, disability, national origin, or any other community affiliation.

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The AVIXA Diversity Council’s mission is to encourage inclusion and promote human, cultural, and systemic diversity in all forms within the commercial audiovisual industry through the utilization of professional networking, educational opportunities, leadership development, and community awareness.

2023 Goals:

  • Building community and safe spaces
  • Creating opportunities to spotlight underrepresented groups in the AV industry.
  • Increasing Local and International footprint
  • Partnering with organizations for networking and outreach events.


Diversity Council Chair

Frank Padikkala

Frank Padikkala
Technical Sales Engineer


Upcoming Events


Diversity Council Events at ISE

The AVIXA Women's Council and Diversity Council present: Technology at the Service of Inclusion

Room CC 4 at 17:00 on Wednesday, February 1, 2023



Take a look at this interactive presentation by Dr. Shelby Hill during the Diversity Council Reception at InfoComm 2021.

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Upcoming Events
Networking Technology for AV Professionals - London, UK

See you in London!

CTS Prep Virtual Classroom - December 2023

CTS Prep can help ease your nerves and boost your confidence before you take the exam.

CTS Workshop at ISE 2024

AVIXA is pleased to offer a course to help members and non-members as they prepare for AVIXA's Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) credential.