Offered on a "first-come, first-served" basis, our complimentary Discussion Panels allow you to network with your peers and leave cavlo more informed about - and better connected within - the pro AVL industry. All panels are held in the World Series meeting room on the 2nd floor of the Sheraton Arlington.
*panelists subject to change
Tim has over 42 years’ experience in the design and construction management of audiovisual, telecommunication, CATV/IPTV, broadcast and structured cabling systems for corporate, sports and entertainment venues, theatres/auditoriums, hotels/casinos, racetracks and educational facilities. Prior to starting TTDG, Tim managed multiple audiovisual technology discipline, multiple-office international design consulting firms.
Founded in 2008, Steve is the CEO/Founder of Dallas-based 900lbs, an experience design agency specializing in interactive software development and visual content. They bring complex ideas to life and have driven business results for Amazon AWS, Bell Helicopter, Volvo, Pepsi, Shell Oil and Activision, among others. A Texas Tech graduate with a degree in Design Communications and Marketing, Steve is married, lives in the DFW area and enjoys traveling, technology, drawing and 'Da Bears.
Fred has been an innovative technology advocate for over 30 years. He has a unique mix of business development, engineering, and project deployment experience. Over the course of his career, he has held positions in Rental/Staging, System Integration, Technology Consulting and Hardware Manufacturing. The last ten years he has been focused on the Technology Consulting and Equipment Specifier customer community.
A graduate of Texas State University (BS, Electrical Engineering), Blake has been an AV Consultant/Designer for IMEG Corp for the past seven years where he helps clients develop building/campus standards and implement those standards into construction documents for an integrator to install against. His passion for music brought him to AV, where he now designs a variety of system types to improve a person’s experience and make their job easier through the use of technology. He finds the process of moving from a design concept to an installed working system very rewarding.
As Electro Acoustics’s Vice President and an Account Manager, Luke helps people create exceptional experiences by crafting exceptional communication tools. After graduating from Texas A&M with a degree in Leadership Studies, Luke started at Electro Acoustics as an entry-level technician an, over time, as a project manager and head of the Customer Support department. Luke strives to create community through stewardship, craftsmanship, relationships, and a positive get-it-done attitude, which can be seen in his role as the chair of AVIXA’s Certification Committee; previously, he served as the chair of AVIXA’s Integrator’s Council. He enjoys time with his family, listening to audio books and 90s hip-hop, and fly fishing in Colorado.
Elissa is one of AVI-SPL’s top Senior Account Managers. Based in Austin, Texas, she has been in the commercial audiovisual industry for nearly 20 years and is the leader of the AVIXA Women’s Council Austin/San Antonio Group. She works closely with state and local government entities as well as enterprise companies, helping them develop and standardize their AV and UC strategies.
Joshua is the CEO of Sound Productions, a award-winning professional audio, video and lighting sales and distribution company based in Texas. Joshua’s vision for the company includes the personal growth of each team member, for he believes that empowering every person - by giving them the necessary tools and training for greater success - will contribute to the company's bottom line. He is a member of the Executive Board for Dallas Summer Musicals and is a Founder’s Circle supporter of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Joshua received his BBA from Baylor University and his MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Brittany is the Central Channel Manager for HD Distributing - a US based dvLED distributor - and has been in the Pro AV industry since 2015. Prior to AV, Brittany held Account Management and Federal Contracting roles for almost ten years in the law enforcement supply industry. Brittany is based near Austin, TX and is also one of the group leaders for the Austin/San Antonio AVIXA Women’s Council.
Ken has been in the Pro AV Industry for over twenty years, spending the past fourteen years developing award-winning national programs for prominent AV manufacturers. Ken also spent seven years as the Owner/President of a successful audio/video integration company and is actively involved in the AV industry as a member of both CEDIA and AVIXA. A CEDIA-registered Outreach Instructor (ROI) and ISF-certified video calibrator, he volunteers on the AV Legislative Network as the Georgia State Captain. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Oakland University in Michigan.
A dynamic leader in the technology industry, Kevin is passionate about customer service and delivering leading-edge system design to his clients; he is a twenty-year industry veteran who has led companies in both design and construction of some of the largest most complex audiovisual, theatrical and technological projects around the globe. Kevin’s clientele is a who’s who of hospitality, corporate, and gaming clients: Wynn Resorts, Genting Group, Crown Resorts, Northrop Grumman, Nike, General Growth Properties, and AAA Insurance are just a few of the major organizations that have trusted Kevin and his team over the years.
Steve is the National Training Manager and RSM for the TOLA region. His thirty-one years of experience in the Audio-Visual industry began as a software programmer, then running an audio-visual firm and working as an AV consultant prior to his current role at Wolfvision. Steve is responsible for educating other employees and partners on the Wolfvision product line of visualizers and collaboration solutions, and is inspired daily by his wife and their three daughters and two grandsons. In his free time, Steve likes to fish, brew his own craft beer and play video games with his kids and grandkids.
Fluent in Spanish, Nelson is a senior-level sales leader with a proven track record of championing relationships and account growth. With decades in the pro AV industry, Nelson’s success is rooted in his ability to identify the customer's needs and provide strategic solutions: with a knack for turning territories with customer service issues around, he has operated throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico, cultivating relationships with dealers, integrators and consultants. His passion for AV goes beyond his career as he brings audio-video solutions to nonprofit organizations and community groups in his spare time. Both professionally and recreationally, Nelson has managed technical crews, and overseen troubleshooting, logistics, recruiting, strategy, and sales efforts.