Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

AVIXA™, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, and producer of InfoComm shows around the world, is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. As a member-driven association, we are using our talent and resources, as well as that of our industry volunteers to be a voice of change — and that includes the content we produce and actions we take at InfoComm 2023. 


We believe in creating an inclusive event where attendees interact with diverse speakers and have access to a wide range of amenities. We strive to look beyond the title of our speakers and invite them to share their unique message. Inclusion matters because everyone deserves to belong and for their story to be heard.  


At AVIXA, we believe in taking action towards more inclusive events. From our attendee experience to our speaker lineup, we have kept inclusion in mind at every step of the journey, which include wellness rooms for medical needs, gender neutral restrooms, and more. Please check back with us for details. 


InfoComm is ADA compliant. If you need a visual, auditory, mobility or other accommodation, please let us know when you register for the show – there will be a section asking for information about specific needs you may have.

DEI at InfoComm 2023

AVIXA will continue to demonstrate its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at InfoComm 2023. At the show, the AV community will experience more of the manifestation of AVIXA’s dedication to DEI through powerful conversations, diverse voices on stage, and programs to reach diverse youth.

Read the Press Release

AVIXA Diversity Council

The AVIXA Diversity Council is a group of AVIXA members interested in bringing together AV and integrated experience professionals from various backgrounds and cultures to facilitate a larger dialogue around initiatives of inclusion within the industry.

All are welcome in this council, no matter one's race, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, religious affiliation, disability, national origin, or any other community affiliation.

Interested in learning more? Interested in joining the Council?


Sign Up Here


Follow the AVIXA Diversity Council on Twitter at @AVIXAdiversity.

Diversity Council Chair

Frank Padikkala
Technical Sales Engineer

Diversity Council Chair at AVIXA


DEI Education at InfoComm

Jun 13, 2023
  1. Technical Workshop
    CTS: 2
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    In this workshop, participants will learn a strategic framework to help their organization move beyond conversations about race to be able to take action for racial equity. Participants will practice ...
  2. Education Session
    • Conferencing and Collaboration
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    In the last couple of years, every organization has spent a lot of time and effort in figuring out what technologies they need for hybrid work to work for everyone. How do we build community in the hy ...
Jun 14, 2023
  1. Show Floor
    Booth #2260
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    Sponsored by: Crestron The AVIXA Diversity Council focuses on fostering inclusiveness through diversity and building equity in the workplace by empowering people to be engaged. The session will focus ...
  2. Education Session
    CTS: 0.5
    CTS-D: 0.5
    • Content Production and Streaming
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Live Events
    This informative session will illustrate the importance of Automatic Speech Recognition-based captioning of video and aural content, and why freely and adequately enabling the displaying of such capti ...
Jun 15, 2023
  1. Networking Event
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    You Cannot Be What You Cannot See. Dr. Tarika Barrett, CEO of Girls Who Code, is on a mission to close the gender gap in tech and change the image of what a computer programmer looks like. Her first s ...
  2. Education Session
    • Business and Project Management
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    Diverse organizations perform better. But to be successful, you need a DEI strategy that’s purposeful, personalized, and implemented right. Join this session to learn how you can build a culture of ac ...
  3. Education Session
    CTS: 0.5
    CTS-D: 0.5
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Learning Spaces
    Prioritizing accessibility in AV solutions for classrooms, conference rooms, and similar spaces should be considered as a standard for AV design. I will draw from my experience designing a classroom t ...
  4. Show Floor
    AVIXA Xchange LIVE Booth 4461
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    Three years into this generation’s social reckoning, has change truly occurred? From a lack of representation to pay gaps fueled by glass ceilings, what can be done to change the landscape of pro-AV? ...
  5. Education Session
    CTS: 1
    CTS-D: 1
    • Conferencing and Collaboration
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    This session is about creating equity for an accurate representation of varying skin tones on video conferencing. Google has done extensive work in designing systems and spaces that look to create equ ...


Diversity Council Session Sponsor


Anti-Harassment Policy at InfoComm

AVIXA, the owner of InfoComm, is committed to providing a professional environment free from physical, psychological and verbal harassment. AVIXA will not tolerate harassment of any kind, including but not limited to harassment based on ethnicity, religion, disability, physical appearance, gender, or sexual orientation. This policy applies to all speakers, staff, volunteers, guests, members, contractors, exhibitors, government and attendees at AVIXA conferences, meetings and events.

Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive gestures and verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, inappropriate photography and recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome attention.

If you experience or observe harassment at InfoComm, please report the conduct to InfoComm show management, any AVIXA staff member, or email alert@avixa.org as soon as possible. This enables us to investigate and address the conduct. AVIXA may take any action they deem appropriate, ranging from a simple warning to expulsion from the current and/or future AVIXA meetings, conferences and events.

Read the full Anti-Harassment Statement as part of the InfoComm Show Rules which must be adhered to by all participants.

Strategic Show Partners

Blackmagic Design Crestron

Supporting Show Partner

Shure Logo


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