Final Talent Pool member Jordan Aucella was selected to attend the Avid Connect Conference in Las Vegas, NV from April 5-April 7. Hundreds of media and technology users and professionals gathered at the Avid Conference to learn and interact among the community that delivers TV, film and music. (See the original version of this blog on the T. Howard Foundation’s website.)

Jordan Aucella ’20

Attendees participated in tutorials, panel sessions and showcases to learn how to be successful in the evolving digital landscape. They gained access to new paths in production, management, and delivery of content. Jordan spent three days engaging with industry leaders, learning from brilliant minds, and making valuable professional connections.

Avid Connect has already impacted Jordan’s professional development as an upcoming media professional. He learned how the industry realm operates, how to approach networking, and growing within the field. When asked about the experience, Jordan reported that it “was without a doubt life-changing.”

After attending the conference, Jordan maintained contact with Trailblazer Studios. He recently received and accepted an offer to join the studio as a production intern for the summer.

Thank you to host company partner Trailblazer Studios, an Emmy-winning entertainment, production and sound studio, for sponsoring the Avid Connect tickets. Avid Technology sponsored the lodging and the Foundation sponsored transportation.

Jordan is currently a junior at Emerson College majoring in Film Production and minoring in Marketing and Biopsychology.