Proceeds Used to Create Scholarships for AQAV Classes

Can you Imagine seeing Paul McCartney in Red Square bringing tens of thousands of people cheering as one, swept up with emotion and waving their arms in the air, singing to “Hey, Jude”? It is inspiring and uplifting, but it’s hard to imagine the event without the LED displays and the full range sound system. The role of AV has nobility we should recognize and cherish along with an appreciation of the music.

Music has an effect on everyone, but especially on those in the AV industry. Some of us use it as an outlet. Some of us got our very first industry job through being a roadie. Some of us even get together for jam sessions (hello, Drunk Unkles!). It's because of this intense connection that AQAV will honor our industry’s deep-rooted history with music at its May 10th 'Music is Life' Fundraiser. 

During this night of networking, knowledge sharing, and fun, funds will be raised to create four full scholarships to an AQAV course of the recipient's choice.

"I am encouraged by the work that AQAV does, knowing that in order for all of us to succeed, a new level of quality standards must be adopted," said Gina Sansivero, FSR's director of business development, and an AQAV board member. "AQAV’s founding members have created a new framework on which our industry will build a quality-focused future as professional service providers, trusted and reliable advisors, and technology evangelists.

Scholarship funds will be raised via raffle tickets. Attendees can purchase raffle tickets to win prizes like Mets/Yankees tickets, high-end home theater speakers, tickets to a musical, and more. Event sponsors include Crestron, FSR, Level 3 AV, NCS Audio Visual Division, Pro Sound & Video, and Verrex.

For more information about the event, which will be held at Crestron's NYC Design Showroom, visit


AQAV Adds Four Board Members promo image

AQAV Adds Four Board Members

AQAV, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the operational art of designing and installing audiovisual technology, has added four new members to its board: Malissa Dillman, Jeremy Elsesser, Michael Keadle, and Gina Sansivero.

Image placeholder title

Elf Foundation Hits Fundraising Record

Los Angeles, CA-- The Elf Foundation announced that it raised a record-setting $32,500 at its 10th anniversary fundraising event on September 9 in Indianapolis as part of CEDIA EXPO 2011.   Noah Kaplan, president of Leon Speakers, paints a mural of Miles Davis, which was auctioned off

AQAV Provides Design Training promo image

AQAV Provides Design Training

AQAV is providing training and certification for Certified Quality Designer ­ AV (“CQD” ­ 24 RUs!) and Certified Quality Technician ­ AV (“CQT” ­ 24 RUs!) at the Tuscany Suites and Casino, Las Vegas, NV.

AQAV Releases New AV9000:2011 Standard

The Association for Quality in Audio Visual Technology (AQAV) has released a new standard, providing measurement and monitoring checklists to be used at each key milestone in an audio visual project. The standard is a product of the AV9000 Forum, a dedicated group of industry professionals and comprised of integra