Asia and Oceania
From record-breaking shows and conferences to welcoming the 10,000th Certified Technology Specialist™, from engaging networking opportunities throughout the region to the myriad training classes and webinars, 2015 was an amazing year for InfoComm International® and the AV industry. We couldn't have done it without great members, engaged industry professionals and the many friends we’ve made along the way.
All of us would like to thank you for your dedication to excellence in professional AV. We hope you continue to promote the industry through your hard work and excitement, and we look forward to what's next in 2016. Happy New Year.
InfoComm Takes Part in AETM Conference
InfoComm International helped kick off the annual AETM Conference in Melbourne, Australia, last month with a series of education sessions aimed at the association's AV and education technology managers. This year's conference was hosted by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the University of Melbourne. InfoComm Staff Instructor Rod Brown, CTS-D, CTS-I, presented on AV systems commissioning and how to manage AV spaces, while Arup Senior Consultant Ben Moore guided attendees through best practices in AV design coordination. The ensuing conference gave members a look at how classroom technology is evolving and featured insightful tours of the local universities.
AETM members enjoy many InfoComm benefits, including free online education, admission to roundtable events and access to InfoComm trade shows. Learn more.
Scholarship Winner Back Home in Korea
Jeong Sik Yoo, CTS®-D, is something of an InfoComm ambassador to the Korean AV industry. Being awarded the Michael Vergauwen Education Fund Scholarship in 2012 helped fund Yoo's study of Technical Design and Production at Yale School of Drama in New Haven, Connecticut. Now back in Korea, Yoo says he is grateful for the scholarship and everything he learned from the InfoComm shows he's attended over the years. Read his story and learn how you can nominate an aspiring AV professional for a Vergauwen Scholarship.
InfoComm to Offer Professional Development Consulting at ISE 2016
Are you going to Amsterdam for Integrated Systems Europe Feb. 9-12? InfoComm International will be offering free professional development consultations. The consultations will be conducted by InfoComm's Europe-based and other international staff with the goal of helping individuals and companies identify courses of study for advancing their careers and businesses.
The in-person, one-on-one consultations at ISE will run approximately 20 minutes each. Participants will receive a tailored plan of training opportunities not only from InfoComm, but also from other sources inside and outside the AV industry, including courses devoted to information technology and networking, as well as business management. Many of the education sources that are part of InfoComm's offering deliver free and low-cost training.
There are two ways for ISE 2016 attendees to set up a consultation: Make an appointment ahead of time or sign up in person during ISE at either the InfoComm FlashTrack stand 12-N100 or at the InfoComm stand 11-N100. The free, 20-minute consultations will be held at the InfoComm stand 11-N100.
InfoComm's professional development consultations are part of the comprehensive program planned for ISE 2016. The association’s education and training lineup will feature sessions in three different formats: InfoComm Conferences, InfoComm MasterClasses and InfoComm FlashTracks. The different formats allow attendees to choose from half-day, three-hour, or quick 20-minute courses and presentations on a wide range of industry topics. All sessions provide renewal units toward the Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) certification.
For more information on InfoComm's professional development program, Conference and MasterClass pricing, and to register for ISE 2016, visit infocomm.org/ISE2016. To register for individual InfoComm sessions, visit iseurope.org/infocomm-at-ise-2016-overview.
InfoComm Launches Online Programmes in Hindi
In response to growing demand for AV training throughout India, InfoComm University™ announces the launch of two online resources in Hindi. Both are free to members. Essentials of AV Technology Online is a comprehensive course that introduces students to the science and technology of audio, video and audiovisual systems integration. The course is aimed at those who are new to the AV industry or who want to build their technical knowledge.
The Essentials course is recommended for those who are preparing to earn the AV Technologist Certificate. The certificate may be obtained by completing the second Hindi-language offering, the InfoComm-Recognized AV Technologist Test (AVT). Students who successfully complete the AVT test receive a certificate of completion that attests to their demonstrated knowledge of common audiovisual vocabulary and technology. Take advantage of both Hindi-language offerings today.
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