Countdown to the 2018 SCN Think Tank​!

Connecting AV Innovators for Next-Level Business and Design Opportunities

Systems Contractor News invites the most forward-thinking minds in AV and experiential design to explore the next-level technologies and techniques that will position their business for the next wave. This symposium is designed for AV integrators, consultants, content creators, developers, creative services providers, designers/architects, and manufacturers to exchange ideas with leaders from the fields of UX design, content creation, music curation, digital signage, and venue operations.

SPEAKERS

To be announced soon

AGENDA

Time

Session

Details

Wednesday April 18
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Meet and Greet Join us for a casual networking meet-up before the event begins. Meet SCN and AV Technology editors and pitch yourself for a story. Network with your peers, trade stories and business cards, and score exclusive product information from our vendor partners. Fun fact: 50% of AV Technology's 2017 cover stories resulted from great impressions made at an AV/IT Leadership Summit.
Thursday April 19
8:00 AM Breakfast & Networking
9:00 AM Keynote: Break the Rules, Build the Future
9:45 AM Mental Processing Break
10:00 AM What's next for the UX? AV integrators, consultants and experience designers identify the hallmarks of a solid user experience, both from a customer perspective and a user point of view. In an ROI-driven, big-data scenario, what are the quantifiable metrics in the great equation of experience?

10:45 AM Q & A
11:00 AM Real Talk: Tech Manager Spotlight Tech Managers discuss their role in the industry and how to create an effective client relationship with them.

11:45 AM Q & A
12:00 PM Lunch & Sponsor Networking
1:00 PM The Economics of AV (Joint Session) Market research experts and AV integrators and consultants discuss the current state of the economy and what that actually means for AV businesses. What do we need to move the industry forward?
1:30 PM Snack + Caffeine Break & Sponsor Networking
2:00 PM Integrated Experiences: What's Next? Foremost experience designers specializing in merging the digital with the physical talk about their work creating unforgettable experiences for museums, stadiums, and all manner of brand activations and events. This panel of experts reveals what we can expect from a future where storytelling determines technology.

3:00 PM Q & A
3:15 PM Mental Processing Break
3:30 PM Lessons Learned (Joint Session) AV integrators, tech managers, and IT experts from the AVT Summit and Think Tank discuss how they labor together to redefine working relationships. We will synthesize what we've discussed today and how you can take those lessons home to create a more effective teams and a more profitable business.
4:30 PM AV Tour Groups of 10 MIXED with AV/IT

followed by a Reception (Happy Hour) & Sponsor Networking

VENUE

San Jose, CA - Details to be announced soon

SPONSORS

Interested in sponsoring? Smart move. Contact Adam Goldstein at 212.378.0465 or agoldstein@nbmedia.com for more info.

What is a Think Tank anyways?

SCN Think Tank is series of sessions in which panelistsfrom different sides of the design, integration, manufacturing, and experience developmentprocess ask tough questions about technology and the future of the AV industry. As these factions take turns moderating and answering questions, with audience participation encouraged, the resulting conversations will provide real-world in-depth insights and contrasting viewpoints on evolving challenges and opportunities. No slide shows, this is a chance to challenge those who know.

Who attends Think Tank?

SCN's Think Tank is open to audiovisual integrators, consultants, and technology design practitioners. This includes content creators, developers, creative services providers, designers/architects from the fields of UX design, content creation, music curation, digital signage, venue operations, and more.

I'm sold. How do I attend?

Begin registration here!

Why should I sponsor Think Tank?

Think Tank isn't your average industry event. We're looking to challengethe best and brightest minds in the biz. If your company is looking to connect withforward-thinking integrators, consultants, and designers, this is the place for you. You'll get to spend one-on-one time with industry thought leaders. Contact Adam Goldstein at 212.378.0465 or agoldstein@nbmedia.com for more info.

CONTACT US

Sponsorship Opportunities
Adam Goldstein
212-378-0465
Registration & Logistics Information
Stephanie Rubin
212-378-0457
Speaking Opportunities
Megan Dutta
917-281-4713