By Convergent AV

For all who have attended the Almo Professional A/V E4 AV Tour stops throughout 2018, the tour is coming to a rousing end in Nashville, Tennessee. Here it is.

Final Stop on 2018 Tour at The Gaylord Opryland Resort; Two-Day Event Includes Certification, Backstage Tech Tour, Dinner, Live Music & Expanded E4 AV Tour

Almo Professional A/V, North America’s largest professional audio visual distributor with global reach, and education partner AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, today revealed details about the final 2018 E4 AV Tour stop of the year in Nashville. The largest and first two-day event is taking place at The Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville on October 25 and 26 and will include a certification day, backstage tech tour, dinner and live music, along with an expanded E4 AV Tour event featuring an all-star speaker lineup and exhibit area.

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“As we are coming up on our tenth year of hosting the traveling E4 AV Tour, we are ending the 2018 series by showing our appreciation to partners with the largest and most exciting multi-day event yet,” said Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing and communications, Almo Corporation. “The Gaylord Opryland Resort is in a very lively part of Nashville, making an ideal place for partners to bring their families and enjoy the area for the weekend. Additionally, the hotel’s convention center gives our 40+ exhibiting partners a larger space to set up their gear and to bring even more new products. This is going to be an event that resellers and integrators won’t want to miss.”

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Craigmyle continued, “We’ve assembled the industry’s ‘all-star’ team of experts who are delivering free, quality education for two days straight with three full-day certification programs, 15 AVIXA-certified sessions and two hands-on workshops.”

She noted that partners who arrive on the first day can participate in a behind-the-scenes tech tour of the Gaylord’s in-house syncopated light, water and music show and then have dinner at the historic, Studio A. “In addition,” said Craigmyle, “We are happy to announce that USAV Group is co-locating its 2018 Fall Partners Meeting in conjunction with the E4 AV Tour.”

Certification Day

On Thursday, October 25, Almo is hosting three different certification sessions, which run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For complete details on each session, click here:

  • CTS Testing Drills. Reviews test taking strategies and drills for AVIXA’s CTS exam. It dives into AV math activities, viewing networking videos, discussing study practices and learning how to analyze multiple choice questions in preparation for the test.
  • Barco Certified Specialist for ClickShare. Almo is the only distributor in the US to offer this factory-certified training, which focuses on ClickShare functionality, installation, management and configuration. (3.0 CTS RUs)
  • Digital Signage Certified Experts Certification. Designed to quickly bring AV, IT, advertising, out-of-home marketing, and content creation professionals up to speed to prosper in digital signage while allowing participants to master the formulas for successful design, hardware and software selection, deployment, content creation and ROI/ROO for signage rollouts (8.0 CTS RUs)

Behind the Scenes Tech Tour and Dinner at Studio A

Learn how the AV professionals at the Gaylord Opryland Resort bring the magic of live performance to life in a behind-the-scenes tour of the International Waters Fountain Show and Aqua Fountain Show in the beautiful Delta Atrium. Audio visual technicians will share the design and A/V equipment details that bring together the breathtaking union of syncopated lights, water and music.

This will be followed by a dinner at the historic Studio A, which was built as the Grand Ole Opry’s in-house television studio and home to “HEE HAW” in the 1970s and 80s. This state-of-the-art studio continues to host television shows such as “Crook & Chase” and CMT’s “Crossroads” and “Invitation Only.” Live music from some of Nashville’s up and coming artists will round out the evening.

E4 AV Tour Sessions and Workshops:

  • HDBaseT Certification (1.5 CTS RUs)
  • An Unbiased Explanation of AV-over-IP (1.5 CTS RUs)
  • Direct View LED Demystified (1.0 CTS RU)
  • The Future of Digital Signage in Smart Connected Cities (1.0 CTS RU)
  • Designing for User Experience (1.0 CTS RU)
  • An Introduction and Comparison of Dante, AVB and CobraNet Methodologies (1.0 CTS RU)
  • Power and Grounding Best Practices (1.0 CTS RU)
  • Digital Signage Content Strategies for Savvy Integrators (1.0 CTS RU)
  • Gary’s Top 10 (+2) New Products from InfoComm 2018 (1.0 CTS RU)
  • Standards, HDR & Color Space (1.0 CTS RU)
  • Workshop: AV over Wi-Fi: Wireless Coordination & Management for Meeting Rooms (1.0 CTS RU)
  • Workshop: Creating a Corporate Communications Tool with Easy Ongoing Management (1.0 CTS RU)
  • Product Showcase: Shape the Future with Innovative Display Solutions from Samsung
  • Product Showcase: Barco UniSee Video Wall System
  • Product Showcase: Biamp Unmatched Clarity for Unprecedented Collaboration

E4 Nashville Registration

E4 Nashville is on October 25 and 26 at The Gaylord Opryland Resort. To register, click here.

The Almo Professional A/V E4 tour offers AV professionals the experience of a full day of educational sessions worth AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs), as well as a showroom filled with exclusive access to the newest AV products and services. Each E4 event features the industry’s leading speakers focusing on the industry’s hottest topics, 40+ exhibitors, multiple workshops and limitless networking and career-advancing moments.

About Almo Professional A/V

Almo Professional A/V is the nation’s largest professional audio visual distributor with forward-thinking product integration, training and education, managed services, and technical support capabilities. With highly skilled sales and business development manager teams, reseller education programs, distribution centers across the U.S. and carefully chosen product lines for the Pro A/V channel, Almo Professional A/V provides customers with the full distribution experience on a local and a personal level. Almo Professional A/V is a division of Almo Corp., the nation’s leading independent distributor of consumer electronics and major appliances. For more information about Almo Professional A/V, please call 888-420-2566 or go to www.almoproav.com. Almo Professional A/V can also be followed on Twitter and on Facebook.

Convergent AV has proudly covered all E4 AV Tour events in 2018 – Washington D.C., Dallas, and Boston. We look forward to covering the E4 AV Tour event in Nashville.