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InfoComm Update

January 8, 2014

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9,300+ Commitments to Quality for AV, What This Design Student Says About InfoComm University, Events Pros — Get Ready for InfoComm Live, Meet the Newest CTS Leaders, Designing an AV Project? It's easy to save time with AV-iQ, Explore InfoComm's German Microsite, Searching for Mentors, Call for Business Speakers

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Still Going Strong After 75 Years


This year InfoComm International has reached an important milestone — representing the audiovisual industry for 75 years. Over time, the industry has changed, and so has InfoComm. We appreciate the strong support of our membership and the dedication of our volunteers who have built our association from a small room of educational technologists, to close to 5,000 companies and organizations. Join us this year as we explore how InfoComm is anticipating the future, empowering our industry and amplifying the industry's collective voice. Has InfoComm helped you build your career or company? Share your story, and we may feature it in a future newsletter or video.


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Welcome InfoComm International's 2014 Leadership Search Committee


InfoComm's Leadership Search Committee (LSC) is charged with identifying and mentoring volunteers to serve on committees and to appear on the next InfoComm election ballot.

See which volunteers will be serving in this important capacity this year.


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Tony Warner, CTS-D, CDT, LEED® AP, LSC Chair


Are You Heading to Amsterdam for ISE?


If you're attending ISE 2014 Feb. 4-6, you won't want to miss the following professional development and networking opportunities. There's less than a month to go, so plan accordingly. It's as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Register for Your CTS Exam at ISE
    Again this year, you can take the CTS®, CTS®-D and CTS®-I exams at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam, Feb. 4-6. The first-come, first-served exam seats sold out last year. Start studying and save your exam seat now.
  2. Prepare for the CTS Exam Onsite
    InfoComm International is offering a CTS Study Session at ISE. The Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) is recognized worldwide as the leading AV professional certification. InfoComm University™ has developed a new, one-day course designed to help you master multiple choice test-taking with timed, interactive drills using real CTS exam practice questions. On Feb. 3, the Monday before ISE opens, you will be quizzed with sample questions, test your own CTS knowledge with an instructor, and boost your confidence before you take the exam. More.
  3. Learn About Free Professional Development at ISE
    For the first time ever, attendees are welcome to take two free InfoComm International® professional development sessions at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE). Explore these sessions on technology trends, networking, systems verification and much more. Plan now to add two of these free classes to your schedule — you won't want to miss this opportunity! Please note that you can attend additional sessions for a modest fee, and that the two free classes are not transferrable. Learn more.

ISE will also showcase the latest AV technology solutions and networking opportunities. Make sure to catch Dr Dirk Schlesinger, the global lead for manufacturing industries of Cisco Consulting Services, as he presents the Opening Keynote Address, Kick-Starting the Market for Building Automation. For a complete program or to register, visit


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More News from InfoComm

 9,300+ Commitments to Quality for AV

The CTS® program has hit a new milestone — more than 9,300 certifications. How many of these high-achieving professionals are at your organization? Call +1.703.273.7200 for one-on-one guidance to create your custom training plan to reach your CTS goals in 2014. Contact your account manager.

 What This Design Student Says About InfoComm University

"I recommend that my peers and most anyone in the AV industry take an InfoComm course because it has a really solid curriculum. There's been a lot of work put into what they'll teach, and it's driven by people in the industry."
— Alex Oishi, CTS-D, AV Designer, Pragmatics

Hear more about what Alex has to say in this video.

Hurry, don't miss your chance to attend AV design courses, Jan. 20-28 in Fairfax, VA.

 Events Pros — Get Ready for InfoComm Live

InfoComm Live is coming to the Georgia Aquarium, Feb. 26-27, 2014. Join us for a gathering of Live Events industry thought leaders designed to inspire thought-provoking discussions surrounding the state and future of the Live Events industry. Register now.

 Meet the Newest CTS Leaders

Chuck Espinoza, CTS-D, CTS-I

The InfoComm International Certification Committee appointed Chuck Espinoza, CTS-D, CTS-I, AV Project Operations Manager, National Capitol Contracting, as the new chair. Also, CTS holders elected six candidates to the InfoComm International Certification Committee.

  • Matthew J. LeFeber, CTS, The Sextant Group
  • Adam Walton, CTS, SVSi
  • Heather Callaway, CTS-D
  • Christopher Neal, CTS-D, CTS-I, One Workplace
  • Alec Graham, CTS-D, CTS-I, Corporate Initiatives Australia
  • Rich Kowalske, CTS-D, CTS-I, Technical Innovation

Meet the leaders.

 Designing an AV Project? It's easy to save time with AV-iQ

AV-iQ is a universal industry database that replaces catalogs and spreadsheets with side-by-side product comparisons for the AV industry. Common categorization and a standardized data format reduce the cost of data entry and distribution, leads to the creation of more apps, and improves data quality and app performance. The ability to standardize data puts the industry on a path to a more innovative future.

Whether you are an AV consultant, technology manager, distributor, integrator or any type of AV service provider — everyone in the AV industry will find AV-iQ to be their time saving solution. Sign up today and AV-iQ will build a resource for you.

Start saving time today.

 Explore InfoComm's German Microsite

Attention German AV professionals: InfoComm International® launched a new German site.

Browse our courses, events and resources, all auf Deutsch.

 Searching for Mentors

Gearing up for the launch of the new AV Mentor Network program, InfoComm is searching for experienced and trusted AV professionals to build a relationship and advise newcomers within the AV industry. Offer your guidance and instruction while assisting a mentee in his or her professional development. To get involved with the AV Mentor Network, please contact Aron Abrams at

 Call for Business Speakers

InfoComm is seeking experienced speakers for member roundtables and webinars. Share your knowledge on a variety of topics including sales, project management, leadership skills, business development and much more.

Complete your application today!

 Upcoming Webinars

  • InfoComm International's Strategic Direction
    Wed., Jan. 15, 2014 1 p.m.-2 p.m. EST

  • Empowering Your Team With Business Insight
    Tues., Jan. 21, 2014, 1 p.m. (New York)

  • Align Marketing and Sales for Greater Profit
    Wed., Jan. 22, 2014, 1 p.m. (New York)

  • Align Marketing and Sales for Greater Profit
    Wed., Jan. 22, 2014, 10 p.m. (New York)

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