InfoComm 2018 sparks boost in AVIXA Women’s local council numbers
The AVIXA Women’s Council has experienced a surge in the formation of local groups following InfoComm 2018. In just four months, the industry association has more than doubled the number of Women’s Council groups to 32 worldwide.
The AVIXA Women’s Council aims to provide a global community for supporting and empowering women in the AV industry. The local groups provide an opportunity for technology professionals to meet regularly with peers in their communities.
After InfoComm 2018, many attendees of the show’s annual council breakfast took the knowledge gained from the event to form their own local groups.
rp Visual Solutions marketing and business development manager Brandy Alvarado and QSC Audio Products director of systems solutions Cory Schaeffer are leading the initiative to grow the council’s local groups.
“We saw the potential for growing the AVIXA Women’s Council,” explained Brandy.
“When we began planning the InfoComm 2018 breakfast, we called upon our council leaders to help make this an activation year.
“Our goal was to gather more than once a year at the InfoComm breakfast. After starting the Southern California group two years ago, we set our sights on New York, and at this year’s InfoComm breakfast in June, we were up to 15 groups. Since then, the momentum has picked up considerably.”
AVIXA senior director of member services Amanda Eberle Boyer emphasises that the local groups program came from members and continues to be a member-driven initiative.
“In the two years the local groups program has been in existence, it has been exciting to see these close-knit AV communities grow,” says Amanda.
“The support, encouragement and learning opportunities are valuable for everyone who participates, no matter the stage in their career.”