I've had the pleasure of spending many years volunteering as an Avid educator, speaker, blogger, moderator, ACA Leader and software tester. In July of 2019 I was invited to participate in Avid's annual board meeting and strategy summit at Avid Headquarters in Burlington, MA.
Avid 2020 Vision
For industry professionals using Avid, this was the best gathering I've ever seen. It contained conversations of the lightest level, and broke down exactly what Avid's strengths and challenges currently are. Everything was on the table, and everyone was open - all in direct interaction with Avid's board of directors and senior staff.
Equally fun were the numerous staff mixers, where we got to meet and greet the staff who create Media Composer and all of the creative tools we submerge ourselves in every day.