AV Cultural Forum – iAV22


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Hi Everyone,

There’s an expression that is often used in sport, management and many human interactions. There is no ‘i’ in ‘team’.

This ran through my mind frequently when people gathered last Thursday on the 28th of July for iAV22.

It is easier to make things look easy when you have so much support and boy did I get support for this.

From John Ellis at Shure UK for spearheading our continuing use of the Rose Experience Centre and especially on this occasion – introducing me and others to Christine SchyvinckCEO of Shure and Althea Ricketts, the multi talented, Vice President at Shure. To Gabriel Thorp and the whole production team at JacobsMassey, to say nothing of the excellent spot delivered by Graeme Massey himself as one of the presenters joining me on the sofa.

It was all achieved by teamwork.

You’ll see pictures sprinkled through this week’s scribble which I hope give a flavour of the day and its aim to be an ‘in person’ gathering, I felt that this was a much needed approach. Especially as we emerge blinking in to the light.

At its height we had over 50 people thorough the door.

This is not to be a blow by blow run through of all that went on (goodness knows I’ve been banging on about the content for a while… Oh, you noticed eh) but this is just a flavour.

Everything on the day was recorded and will eventually be available on the AVCF Youtube channel.

I think the mix of compelling speakers (so much to dig into there) but just to give you an idea here are just a few things touched on the during the day: Sustainability, apprenticeships, engineering pro audio, meta’s impact on AV, diversity and mental health being a few.

I’m still taking it all in myself.

I’ll leave our timetable for the day after these pics, so you can see the order.

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