By Convergent AV

Another year is in the books, and while we in the AV industry no doubt exist in an ever-expanding and highly interesting technology space, we also must agree that existing as we do within it brings varying points of view. Here, some of those who have been a part of ‘The AV Life’ podcast give their unique thoughts on the title subject.

Richard Ventura, Vice President of Strategy at NEC Display Solutions of America (Guest on episodes 25, 33, 39, 47):

What is the AV life?  It is everything and it is anything that surrounds us. It isn’t just what you see. It is just what you hear. It’s what you experience through Multiple senses and interactions. The AV life is what engulfs our every day lives and represents everyone from content to hardware to software to integration to design to ideation. 

Alan Brawn, Principal at Brawn Consulting (Guest on episodes 18, 24, 36, 42 and Crew member on other shows):

The AV Life describes a full immersion in the wonderful world of AV and all its iterations, blending vocational and avocational with personal and professional.

Jonathan Brawn, Principal at Brawn Consulting (Guest on episodes 24, 42 and Crew member on other shows):

The AV Life is a way of life, combining communications, technology, passion, friends, and alcohol into a crazy mass of excitement and fulfillment. Something I am proud to have been part of for the last 25 years of my life.

Bill Nattress, Director of Channel Strategy – Paging at Biamp Systems (Guest on episodes 14, 32, 54 and 59 – part 1):

The AV Life is a passionate desire to help everyone communicate, perform, or entertain with the most appropriate technology and greatest ease.

Randy Pagnan, Principal/Owner at rp Visual Solutions (Guest on episodes 39 and 59 – part 2):

The AV Life is a great Life…. Ever changing –with new and wonderful folks willing to share their insights and experiences.  Love being a small part of this movement… and commend Corey and his team for this forum.  Our industry is one of communicating with excellent experiences…. And this has been “most excellent.”

Heather Sidorowicz, President/Owner at Southtown Audio Video (Guest on episodes 37, 45, 58):

The AV Life is the desire to make life better-utilizing Technology; to passionately move forward when others quit.

Gina Sansivero, Dir. of Business Development, Education at FSR, Inc. (Guest on episodes 27, 46 and 52):

The AV Life is not only a community but a supportive, respectful network for an industry rooted in technology, communication and the perception of magic.

Joey D’Angelo, President at D’Angelo and Associates, Inc. (DNA) (Former Crew member):

The AV Life is the independent and trusted word on the street from the AV industry.  Whammy.

Marika Aquino, Managing Partner at Tier PM (Guest on episodes 46, 54 and 59 – part 2):

The AV Life brings together a group of people passionate about that they do and helping to create connections and a platform to share their stories.

George Fournier, Sr. Sales Engineer at FSR, Inc. (Guest on episodes 47 and 59):

The AV Life brings you the people that bring AV to Life.

Corey Moss, Owner at Convergent AV (Crew member/producer of The AV Life):

The AV Life – a great span of technologies, people and perspectives – IS the life.

Megan Powers,  Principal at Powers of Marketing (Crew member – & host of ‘Making a Marketer’):

The AV Life combines like-minded, fun people who have a passion for new technologies… and beer.


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Alan Brawn, AV/digital signage expert and craft beer aficionado 

Episode 24: Welcome to the Tragicomedy of AV Life (and Beer)

Episode 25: Podcast Proof That Digital Signage Goes with AV, Trade Shows and Beer

Episode 26: Speakers, EventProfs, Podcasters… Beer and Sax! 


And don’t forget the good times too.

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The Crew of The AV Life – CoreyKatye, Megan, Alan, Jonathan, Justin and Jen wish you a safe, happy and healthy New Year! See you in 2018!

Happy 2018