InfoComm 2023


Campus AV Designs on a Budget

Jun 15, 2023
Education Session
Learning Spaces
A panel of higher education technology leaders from a diverse group of institutions share the strategies they have used to shrink budgets and save money while still creating high-quality AV experiences for their students, faculty, and staff. You will leave this session with actionable items you can put into practice and with new connections to communities of colleagues to continue the conversation and share successes. By being strategic, creative and flexible you can create great student experiences while managing limited resources.
This panel will cover topics including:
    Budget management strategies and creative ways to join budgets with other departments to accomplish projects.

    Equipment and design alternatives that can be done for less money, but provide the same or even better reliability and usability.

    Cost saving-strategies and revenue generating opportunities when facilitating the AV needs of on-campus and online events.

    Vendor management and strategies for building mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers and integrators.

    Staffing strategies to maximize productivity for their departments and balancing the use of in-house labor and the scope of contracted labor.

    Navigating the financial landscape of higher-education and how to build the value profile for AV technology.

Learning Objectives
  • Explain ways that classroom AV designs can be modified to reduce costs without significant reduction in capability or usability including equipment alternatives, procurement strategies and finding operational efficiencies.
  • Explain strategies for collaborating with stakeholders in the higher-ed environment with regards to needs assessment, expectation management and fiscal strategy in order to maximize technology service given fixed resources.
  • Explain the avenues available to easily connect with colleagues and engage in ongoing dialogue regarding this topic, including the ability to share their own successes.
Karen Ethier, Director of Support Services, IT - Roger Williams University Media Services Department
Ryan Gray, CTS, MA, Assistant Director, ITS - Yavapai College
Erin Maher-Moran, CTS, IT Manager - Classroom Technology - JHU Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Craig Underwood, CTS, Director of AV Engineering - Moravian University
Britt Yenser, Director of Event Technology - Moravian University

Strategic Show Partners

Blackmagic Design Crestron

Supporting Show Partner

Shure Logo


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