Summit v. 8

The Midwest College and University AV Summit gathers AV professionals in higher education and our colleagues in industry. 70 people attended the summit March 13–14, 2022 at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sunday, March 13
4:00 p.m. classroom tour

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. social time
Top Golf Swing Suite inside the Graduate hotel, 615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

Monday, March 14
Hagfors Center, Augsburg University, 700 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454

8:00 a.m. doors open, breakfast is served

8:45-9:00 a.m. welcome
Scott Krajewski, Associate Vice President for Information Technology, Augsburg University

9:00-9:05 a.m. announcements, survey results

9:05 a.m. keynote panel discussion
Shane King, Director of Sales and Marketing, EPA Audio Visual
Griggs Nichols, CTS, AV Design Engineer, Alpha Video
Nick Pooler, Systems Engineer, Bluum Technology
moderator: Joe Way, Ph.D., Director of Learning Environments, University of Southern California

10:30 a.m. breakout sessions
Faculty Training, HC 103
John Knowles, Classroom and Presentation Space Technology Manager, Augsburg University
Nathan Lind, Academic Liaison for Computing, Augsburg University
Bonnie Tensen, E-Learning Specialist, Augsburg University
From just-in-time resources to structured events, what’s worked at Augsburg University to get faculty up to speed on changes made in response to the pandemic so far.

Continuing the Conversation with the keynote panelists, Hagfors Center (HC) 106
Bring the questions that didn’t get answered for a deeper dive on the keynote topic.

Developing Institutional Audiovisual Standards, HC 151
Mike Pedersen, Audiovisual Experience Manager, Iowa State University
What are the benefits of institutional audiovisual standards? What are some existing industry standards that deserve to be considered? What types of standards can be developed? What’s a good process to follow to develop institutional audiovisual standards? For more, see the Dec. 20 “Integrator Insights” at

11:45 a.m. lunch

1:00 p.m. breakout sessions
Hybrid Classroom Design, HC 103
Tim Schoenhofen, Classroom Support Specialist, St. Catherine University
Joe Kokal, Product Specialist, Excellence Marketing
St. Catherine University outfitted 35 classrooms for hy-flex this summer. What went right? What went wrong? Tim Schoenhofen and Joe Kokal will discuss how to make sure your classroom audio can be heard by everyone, both in-person and online.

USB-C: Your Next Laptop Connection…? HC 106
Dana Thompson, Presentation Technology Specialist, St. Olaf College
St. Olaf College is transitioning to all laptops and bring-your-own-device classrooms. Dana Thompson goes in-depth on lessons learned about USB-C as a laptop connection.

Enabling Zoom Room Controls, HC 151
Tom Hill, Director of Learning Spaces, Winona State University
How Winona State University integrated Zoom room control into a room control system via a .config file, including system control on/off, camera control, camera selection, content selection, and more.

2:00 p.m. break

2:15 p.m. breakout sessions
The Future of Zoom/Google in the Classroom, HC 103
Noah Holm, Academic Technologist, University of Minnesota
Andrew Stokes, Higher Education Account Executive, Bluum Technology
Noah Holm leads a conversation about Zoom in the classroom going forward: what infrastructure is needed? What impacts does it have on wireless presentation? What challenges do instructors have in the face of rising student expectations and how can our profession help?

Phased Life Cycle Versus Whole-Room Life Cycle, HC 106
Rodney Fillmore, Classroom Technical Services & Support Manager, St. Catherine University
St. Catherine University is exploring moving from whole-room technology refresh every seven years to a phased refresh under which different pieces of equipment have different expected life cycles and individual pieces of equipment are replaced only as needed. What are the benefits what are the pitfalls of a phased refresh approach to classroom technology management?

Visually Accessible Touch Panels, HC 151
Mark Eggert, Audio Visual Technician, Macalester College
Mark Eggert will describe how Macalester College modified all its classroom and event space AV control systems to have accessibility features for people who have visual impairment.

3:30 p.m. campus tour
Meet at keynote area in Hagfors Center.

5:00 p.m. social time, Pizza Lucé Seward, 2200 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404.

campus tour, Augsburg University, March 14, 2022