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Apr 08 2013

Interested in how sound and visuals shape the environments we live and work in? Hear from the experts.

The new Hunt Library has rapidly gained international acclaim as one of the most technologically sophisticated learning spaces in the world.

Learn the behind-the-scene theory and practice that make the audiovisual experiences in this building so compelling and immersive.

Partnering with the NCSU Libraries, the architects of the building, and video communications provider AVL-SPI, two of Hunt Library’s key technology partners are presenting a forum that will let you experience the future of education by exploring how integrated multimedia can shape a powerful learning environment.

Biamp Systems, a leading provider of networked media systems, provided the audio processing technology that shapes the sound experience in the Hunt Library.  The Sextant Group, an award-winning technology consulting firm, was responsible for the audiovisual, IT, and acoustical design for the new library.

The April 17 forum will feature a tour of the Hunt Library, a demonstration of Hunt technology by Sextant Group President and CEO Mark Valenti, and a presentation by Graeme Harrison, Executive VP of Marketing at Biamp Systems.

Julian Treasure, renowned sound theorist and TED alumni, will provide a keynote talk on the physical, emotional, and educational benefits realized when good design encompasses both the visual and the auditory.

The James B. Hunt Jr. Library
April 17, 2013

3:00 pm   Library Tour

4:15 pm   “Pushing Boundaries: Technology in the 21st Century Library”
Mark Valenti,  President and CEO, The Sextant Group

4:45 pm   “Sound: A Force for Good, Not Just Noise”
Graeme Harrison, Executive VP of Marketing, Biamp Systems

5:00 pm   “Building with Our Ears”
Julian Treasure, Chairman, The Sound Agency

6:00 pm   Reception

The event is free and open to the public. If you plan to attend the reception, please RSVP to

For further information, contact Amanda Roe at 1.503.641.7287 or