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The Networked AV Summit

The Networked AV Summit is an invitation-only event that will be held Monday, June 4, at The Mirage in Las Vegas, prior to the start of UBTech 2018. Participants will get a deep dive into how networked AV is changing instruction and learning in higher education. Plus, you’ll hear an implementation case study about networked AV at the University of Minnesota, and there will be dedicated time for learning from your peers at tabletop discussions.

The Summit is sponsored and presented by Harman, a leading source of higher education audio-visual solutions. Among the topics covered in the Networked AV Summit will be:

  • The essential infrastructure of networked AV environments
  • How networked AV facilitates active learning spaces
  • Practical issues related to implementing a networked AV project
  • Security implications of networked AV

Speakers include Emily Sanderson, Applications Expert, Networked AV, HARMAN and Matt Massaro, Applications Expert, Video Sales, HARMAN

This summit is an invitation-only event, limited to 20 participants.

As an invited summit attendee, there is no additional fee and your participation is included with your UBTech registration.

To request an invitation or see if you qualify, please contact Susan Charamut


Monday, June 4, 2018

Breakfast (8:00 – 8:30 am)

Welcome and Introductions (8:30 - 9:00 am)

Fundamentals of Networked AV (9:00 - 9:30 am)

This session will look at the essential elements to a networked AV environment, including the range of compression protocols available for various applications; assessing bandwidth requirements, and determining content characteristics and latency tolerance.

Networked AV in the Active Learning Environment (9:30 - 10:00 am)

This presentation will examine the shift towards flipped classrooms and other learning pedagogies and their impact on AV technology design; considerations for connectivity and sound reinforcement, and the benefits of networked AV in terms of flexibility and scalability.

Networked AV and Security Considerations (10:00 - 10:30 am)

With security an ever-growing concern, we’ll provide an Introduction to the AV/IT security framework and provide guidance for determining your institutional requirements, analyzing security risks and establishing a risk response.

Break (10:30 - 10:45 am)

Tackling a Networked AV Project on Campus (10:45 - 11:15 am)

This session will take a deep dive into the practical issues related to managing a campus AV project, such as building a dedicated AV network vs. a shared enterprise network; identifying the stakeholders, and other tips and tricks.

Project Case Study: University of Minnesota (11:15 - 11:45 am)

Speaker: Ray Troyer, Managing Engineer, Classroom Technical Services, University of Minnesota

Tabletop Discussions (11:45 - 12:15 pm)

Wrap-up and Closing Remarks (12:15 - 12:30 pm)

Luncheon Keynote (12:45 - 1:45 pm)

Gen-ed courses have traditionally been the foundation of the college curriculum, providing a gateway for students of all backgrounds to pursue the major of their choice. But with increasing diversity of the student body and rising political pressure to make the curriculum more career-focused, the future of gen-ed is in question. Speaker: James Muyskens, former president of CUNY Queens College.

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To request an invitation or see if you qualify, please contact Susan Charamut

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