Join the Crew: Host Katye McGregor Bennett, Corey Moss and Christie Mitchell (her first show!) as they welcome their guests:

Dave Pedigo – Vice President, Emerging Techologies at CEDIA

Walt Zerbe – Senior Director of Technologies & Standards at CEDIA

Alex Capecelatro – CEO at

Tim Sinnaeve – Managing Director, Canada at Barco

Josh Christian –  Director of Certification at Home Technology Association (HTA)

Heather Sidorowicz – President/Owner at Southtown Audio Visual (@Tech_Chi)

Mike Maniscalco – Co-Founder at Ihiji

The AV Life Ep 45 1

Top row: Christie Mitchell, Corey Moss, Josh Christian, Heather Sidorowicz

Middle row: Walt Zerbe, Tim Sinnaeve, Dave Pedigo, Alex Capecelatro

Bottom row: Mike Maniscalco, Katye McGregor Bennett

In this part one the Crew and their guests begin the show talking about their beers (and other beverages) as should always be a conversation preceding a great industry trade show like CEDIA. Katye also talks about one of the party hot spots not to miss.

After this, Katye talks with Dave about the show, discussing the registration numbers, for education and sessions as well, San Diego (where it will be taking place) and more. Dave also discusses courses and sessions of great interest. Walt also gets into this conversation. Alex talks about training (voice control) that he will be doing as well as a panel discussion at the show. Mike then talks about some of the courses and labs he’ll be involved in there. Tim talks about what technology Barco will be bringing as well as how they will be displaying all of it at the show, and Josh talks about the Home Technology Association (HTA) and what to expect from the organization.

Corey takes over and talks with Heather who is well-known as an influencer within the residential integration community (and the #AVtweeps). Heather is taking a great trip -listen in to find out about that.  He also talks with brand new Crew member Christie Mitchell (who will be at CEDIA) who was home in San Antonio, TX during the recording.

Sit back, plug in and enjoy Part One.


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Note: This show was recorded on August 24th. 

Part 2 is here.