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The Endowment That Gets to the Underrated Roots of Pro AV Tech: Episode 114 of AV+

Craig speaks with Bradford Benn about why he decided to create a 5-figure endowment to a museum that honors achievements that made many AV technologies possible. 

The Endowment That Gets to the Underrated Roots of Pro AV Tech: Episode 114 of AV+

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You know, they say that children are your legacy, and that’s definitely true if you have kids. But one veteran of the AV technology space recently proved that people can leave a more complicated impact on the world through science education.

Bradford Benn, who’s been in the industry for decades and doesn’t have plans to retire anytime soon, says his industry doesn’t always realize that much of its technology originates from space exploration and scientific discoveries. So a few years ago, he decided to name the Air and Space Museum one of his beneficiaries after his wife Jennifer.

But now, Bradford has gone a step further: he’s signed the paperwork on his five-figure endowment fund with the museum on his 50th birthday. The Bradford R. Benn Endowment will support educational programs using AV technologies, digital media and future technology.

On Episode 114 of AV+…

  • Craig speaks with Bradford Benn about why he decided to create a 5-figure endowment to a museum that honors the achievements that made many AV technologies possible.

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The Commercial Integrator Podcast

The phrase ‘pro AV’ doesn’t do justice to all of the integration crowd, so we at Commercial Integrator wanted to create a podcast that speaks to all of those areas (and more!) under the umbrella of commercial tech integration.

The host, web editor Adam Forziati, has a background in radio and is looking forward to providing listeners with an entertaining, informative audio forum for all topics affecting the industry.

Podcast Release Schedule

We plan to release a shorter, single-topic episode once every week or two on Fridays (just like this episode). But at the end of each month, we’ll also drop a longer, in-depth episode of the AV podcast with features like Editor’s Desk, CI Monthly News Spotlight, CI’s Project of the Month, and more.

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