AVNation to Host Virtual Conference for Residential Custom Install Pros

The event was created to continue education, trainings and networking as the industry has transitioned to remote work due to the coronavirus crisis.

EAST ALTON, Ill. — AVNation, a podcasting, blogging and social media content provider for the audio/visual industry, will host its first Residential Learn From Home Virtual Event for dealers, integrators, technicians and industry professionals in the custom installation space.

Scheduled for April 7-8, the virtual event was created to continue education, trainings and networking as the industry has transitioned to remote work due to the coronavirus crisis. Online sessions will be held throughout each day. The sessions are said to offer dealers and integrators the opportunity to learn, network and stay up-to-date on the best practices and strategies through webinars, and video conference panels and keynotes.

Th event will include keynote presentations from the top industry leaders, including Jeremy Burkhardt, Origin Acoustics; Charlie Kindel, SnapAV; Mitchell Klein, Z-Wave Alliance; Joe Whitaker, Thoughtful Integrations, and Matt Scott, AVNation.

Residential A/V pros can get CEDIA CEU credit through some of the virtual event’s education sessions, which will be offered on a variety of topics, such as networking best practices, home automation, communication and networking strategies, how to thrive following the crisis, and more.

Sessions will be moderated by AVNation’s Tim Albright along with other volunteers, and Matt Scott as the emcee.

The event will begin April 7 at 8 a.m. (EDT) with a keynote presentation, followed by breakout education sessions at 9 a.m. During a remote work “lunch break,” dealers can tune into a noon keynote presentation, followed by a second round of educational sessions at 1 p.m.

To finish off the day, attendees are invited to a cocktail hour before the evening session at 8 p.m. The next day will follow the same format, with different speakers and educational content.

“Working from home is not the norm for the A/V industry. While some A/V professionals and residential field engineers have been deemed essential personnel amid the COVID-19 crisis, many are staying in or sheltering in place, so we wanted to make this an opportunity to unite and continue education,” says Albright, owner and president at AVNation. “The Learn From Home Virtual Event offers dealers and integrators free education sessions from top industry experts to advance their skills, gain credits, and prepare their business for the future. It’s also a great way to just stay connected to prevent stir-craze.”

Educational breakout sessions from industry leaders and manufacturers will focus on the current crisis the residential A/V market is facing, industry trends, and opportunities for growth, including expert insight from the following companies: Access Networks, Blue Salve, Caster Communications, CEDIA, Control4/SnapAV, Crestron, David Distribution, Enclave, Home Theater Advisors, Hunter Douglas, Intellithings, Klipsch, KMB Communications, Legrand/AV Luxul, Origin Acoustics, Pioneer Music, Powerhouse Alliance, Savant, SurgeX, SVS Speciality Technologies, The Source Home Theater, Thoughtful Integrations, Vanco International, WiSA, Zigbee Alliance and Z-Wave Alliance.

For more information and to register for the event, go here. The full event agenda and presentation details are available here.

AVNation will host a commercial event on April 14-15, with sessions specific for the pro A/V industry.

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