Dr. Josiah Way is the Director of Learning Environments at the University of Southern California and 2019 AV Professional of the Year. He was named to EdTech’s Higher Ed IT Top Influencers list, and most recently was awarded 2021 AV Project of the Year for his revolutionary hybrid learning space installation at USC. Joe is the CEO of the Higher Ed AV Media Group, hosts the Higher Ed AV podcast, and is the co-founder and chair of HETMA, the Higher Education Technology Managers Alliance. He is the author of the bestselling book, Producing Worship, and monthly Business of AV column, as well as serving on multiple audiovisual-industry and higher education advisory boards. Joe has over 25 years’ experience in education, technical production and the arts, and organizational leadership and management. Joe’s current research is in integrating augmented reality, blockchain, and the metaverse into learning space design for improved equity, accessibility, and sustainability. Over his career, Dr. Way has received diverse awards in the areas of education, the arts, and business, and is a regular keynote speaker and writer for AV-industry and higher ed conferences and media outlets.