What Does the Metaverse Mean for AV?

A buzzword, the evolution of the internet, the future of virtual events and conferences, or just an idea? It feels like nearly everyone is talking about the metaverse, but what even is it and will it really change the way that we live and work? If the metaverse is on your mind, the Technology Innovation Stage in the West Hall is where you need to be.

We have three dynamic sessions focused on the metaverse: what the metaverse means to the AV industry; why blockchain matters to AV; and the impact of the metaverse on live events. You will hear from experts at Accenture, ArtRepublic Global, AVIXA, Fuse Technical Group, Horizon AV, LLC, Synthetics and Metaverse, and the University of Southern California. Discover all that the metaverse has to offer and how it can give you a competitive edge.

Wed., June 8, 2022 @9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Enter the Metaverse: What Virtual Worlds Mean for Audiovisual 

Tech giants to small startups are investing in the development of cutting-edge technologies that will bring the metaverse to the masses. As organizations look for new ways to build connection and engagement with their audiences, virtual reality and other conferencing collaboration tools create new possibilities for immersive experiences. Learn about some of the changes on the horizon for the audiovisual industry and how your company can harness these new possibilities.

Thurs., June 9, 2022 @ 4:00 PM – 4:20 PM
The metAVerse: Why the Blockchain Matters to AV 

The metaverse is all the buzz, but should it matter to you and your business? Learn about the importance of the blockchain and how NFTs, web3, and cryptocurrency will change how we all do business in the very near future.

Fri., June 10, 2022 @ 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Live Events and the Metaverse 

From conferences to concerts, the pandemic forced live events virtually and ushered in quick advances in immersive AR and VR experiences. Artists and Fortune 500 companies alike have experimented with how to foster genuine audience connections through virtual and hybrid events. During this session, you will gain insights into the wide-ranging opportunities the metaverse brings to the live event industry and how this will impact the future of your business.

Learn more about each of these topics and more at the Technology Innovation Stage. All presentations are FREE to attend!

Technology Innovation Stage - Booth W2247 



Annette Sandler

Annette Sandler has worked in live events for over 10 years, delivering creative, connected experiences. As the Director of Content Development for AVIXA, Annette curates in-person and digital content that shines a spotlight on the power of AV technology and integrated experiences. If you have a story to tell about AV technology, you can reach Annette at [email protected].