By Corey Moss
On Thursday March 15th I attended the AVIXA Women’s Council – DMV (Washington DC Metro) Group’s “March Madness” event at the Planar Systems DC showroom in Tysons, VA, organized and hosted by Megan Riddle – Sales Manager, Mid-Atlantic at Planar Systems, Karen Cuviello – Corporate Vice President at Projection Presentation Technology, and Alexis La Broi – Systems Consultant at Avitecture, Inc.
An outstanding and very well attended event (by men as well) organized by Megan, Karen and Alexis, it truly showed what these types of events are meant to be about – talking AV, networking, and getting to be in-person with some who you may have only known in the AV online/social media world. It was a pleasure seeing some of the people I already know – Alexis and I have been friends for some time, and I had met Megan recently at the Almo E4 AV Tour here in Washington, DC. This along with getting to know some of the people who I’ve been connected with for quite some time on social media.
Here are some of those great AV women who attended the event (including Heidi Voorhees and Amanda Eberle Boyer with AVIXA). In fact one of the women is a high school graduate (her name is Bella – front row to the right) who I found out is interested in a career in AV, and Alexis had brought her along. I spent some time at the end of the event talking with her, and getting to know more about her interests.
If you have an opportunity to attend an AVIXA Women’s Council event in your region, make sure you do what you can to attend – you’ll find it to be a very rewarding experience. You can find out about the AVIXA Women’s Council and see information on the upcoming events here. The next event is April 3rd, the AVIXA Women’s Council – NYC Metro Spring Fling – co-coordinators, Dayna Baumann and Gina Sansivero.
Support the great women of the AV industry. Listen for some of these women, along with some of the men who attended to join us on The AV Life in April.
With over 20 years in audio visual integration and IT/computer sales and consulting, Corey Moss is the owner of Convergent AV. Corey writes for the publication and hosts/produces podcasts – The AV Life, The Collaboration Factor and Convergent Tech Talk. He has written for numerous industry publications about AV, IT, unified communications and collaboration (UCC), cloud and software, IoT, cybersecurity and more. He has also conducted interviews with AV and IT executives and global influencers. Find him talking about a whole lot of things, tech and otherwise. On LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/mosscorey/.