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AVIXA Diversity Event

October 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Organized by the AVIXA (Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association) Diversity Council, this free event focuses on diversity and inclusion in the audiovisual industry.

Following the success of the council’s reception at the InfoComm Show in 2019, this event is about making connections and coming together as an AV community to further the council’s mission of creating a diverse and inclusive future workforce that better represents the society in which we live.

6–6:30 pm  Networking Reception

6:30–6:45 pm  Welcome from Charmaine Torruella
Learn from Charmaine Torruella, GMS account manager at Verrex, chairperson of the AVIXA Diversity Council, about the council’s impressive progress thus far, what lies ahead, and the critical steps needed to take the council to the next level

6:45–7:30 pm  Panel Discussion
Moderated by Cindy Davis, Contributing Editor to Future publications

Learn how these panelists cultivate diversity in their companies and discuss important topics: why diversity is important, what the AV industry can do to improve diversity in the workplace, and how to recruit, train, and retain a diverse workforce.

  • Adrienne Buccella, Partner, TAD Associates
  • Sebastian Marciano, AV Technician, Oppenheimer Funds
  • Dr. Ronald A. Milon, Chief Diversity Office, Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Ronald P. Wilkerson, Corproate Real Estate Analyst, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York

7:30–8:30 pm  Special Speaker: David B. Whitworth from Earth, Wind, and Fire
Gather around to hear the inspiring words of our exciting guest speaker, David B. Whitworth from Earth, Wind, and Fire

This event is free and open to the public; register here.