An award winning AV Professional with an infectious passion for AV, Technology, Media Production and Scouting.
Justin Dawson has over 20 years of experience and knowledge in audio visual, technology and media broadcasting.
An Award-Winning Audio-Visual and broadcasting professional from Dublin Ireland with AVIXA CTS® and IMPA® - D accreditation.
Specialities: Media Production and Presenting, Podcasting, Audio Visual, Technology, Event Management, Project Management, Project Implementation,
Justin is a strong advocate for Autism Awareness and Understanding.
Justin is a highly experienced media professional with over 25 years of experience with creating, planning, producing, hosting and publishing podcasts and radio shows
His interest in technology stems from his father being an electrician for over 50 years. With the help of his Dad, he built his own pirate radio station at 13 years of age and promoted his interest in radio and his amateur broadcast through learning HTML coding for websites in a local cybercafe.
Justin entered University in 2002. He holds a Masters of Arts in TV and Radio Production from Maynooth University and a Bachelors of Arts in Media Production and Management from London University with minors in Radio Production from Ballyfermot College.
His extensive media career includes work with two Irish national radio stations, Newstalk Radio & Today FM.
Justin's innovation portfolio includes forming his own internet radio station for the Scouting Movement, a first of its kind and endorsed by the Grandson to the founder of Scouting, Michael Baden-Powell. For Scouting Radio he has consistently led the podcast charts with the station. He has consistently worked to improve the visibility of The World Scout Movement through the station encourage young people to join the adventure of the World’s largest Peace Movement.
Scouting Radio has taken Justin into every imaginable and unimaginable situation, from celebrating the centenary of Scouting and having live reports from every time zone of the World for 24 hours during the Sunrise Festival in 2007 to reporting on missing Scouts, Scouts taking on summiting Everest, interviewing Astronauts, members of the Royal Family and to tragic accidents at Scout Jamborees.
In 2004, Justin formed Xtreme Media, a live streaming and audio production company that covered Scouting news and information along with Technology Podcasts.
In 2018, with his media background Justin launched a new technology podcast called All Things TechIE. The podcast covers Audio Visual and emerging technology from and Irish perspective. It has gained a global audience with its audio podcast available on all podcast networks and video available on YouTube.
When recession hit Ireland in 2008, Justin gained employment as a IT Support Technician with PwC.
He diversified his career to become an Audio-Visual Technician with the top 4 financial firm in 2010, supporting over 2000 employees of the Irish firm with live events, maintenance, installations and support. He became a member of InfoComm (now AVIXA) and began studying towards his CTS® accreditation.
In 2015 Justin left the private financial sector and was employed in Higher Education with University College Dublin as an Audio-Visual Technician with the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems.
He successfully passed his CTS® in 2017 becoming one of 6 Irish Audio-Visual professionals with the accreditation at this time.
He was a finalist in the 2017 AV Awards in London nominated for European CTS® Holder of the Year.
Justin continued to gain several accolades for his professional AV support and approach to Audio Visual Technology including:
With his Professional Audio Visual and Technology experience, Justin regularly attends Audio Visual Conferences and trade shows including Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), Learning Technology Space Management Group (LTSMG) and SCHOMS. He has presented at AV conferences and partakes in several AV discussions both as a panellist and online webinars.
In 2021 Justin was marginally beaten in the finals of the AV Nation's Readers Choice Awards for the category AV Professional of the Year an accolade he won in 2019 for the previous years dedication to the Audio Visual industry. He has reached the semi -finals of the 2022 AV Nation Readers Choice awards for AV Professional of the Year