InfoComm China 2014 Breaks Records, Signals an Even Larger Presence Next Year
More than 20,000 AV professionals attended this year's InfoComm trade show in China, marking a 7-percent increase in presence compared with the previous year's event. The concurrent Summit, comprising InfoComm University™ training and manufacturers' presentations, registered an even bigger jump in attendance, an astounding 46 percent or 3,456 attendees. The show closed with larger rebookings and advance bookings for the next year's show, signaling a potential new record in 2015.
InfoComm China is organized by InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd. and InfoComm International. After four successful runs in Shanghai since 2003, the show moved to the capital city of Beijing in 2007, and it now draws local AV professionals as well as visitors from India, South Korea, Taiwan and Southeast Asia.
Veni, Vidi, Vici — Kids Conquer AV at the Science and Engineering Festival
InfoComm was privileged to sponsor and participate in the USA Science and Engineering Festival, held April 25-27 in Washington, D.C. Thousands of kids, parents and educators got to play with some of the latest audiovisual (AV) applications and learn more about careers and training in AV. Read more.
Get Ready for InfoComm on Campus at MIT
Technology managers in education face unique challenges. InfoComm International's new InfoComm on Campus will take place May 29 at MIT's Sloan School of Management. Peer into the future with Future Trends in AV for Higher Education. At this event, you will find out how to identify your needs in a class capture solution. Discover how some of your peers are unleashing the power of collaborative learning. Check out the agenda and bookmark the page for more info to come.
Counting Down to InfoComm 2014
Register now to see, learn and experience the largest pro-AV show in the world. Take advantage of the four-day digital signage and unified communication and collaboration (UCC) programs. Dive into an interactive Tuesday, where you can learn and discuss a variety of topics, from tech management in higher education, through wireless AV, to CTS study and project management. Take advantage of the partner training opportunities. Don't miss out: follow the show on the blog, Facebook and Twitter.
New AV Tech Tours Added!
Step behind the velvet ropes at some of Vegas's hottest destinations at InfoComm 2014 for Tech Tours. From The Blue Man Group to The Mirage: Race and Sports Book and so many more cool spots, you'll love getting to peek at the control panels behind locked doors.
One Thing That Should Not Stay in Vegas: Your CTS.
At InfoComm 2013, 190 professionals added the CTS designation to their names. Are you ready to join them at InfoComm 2014? Schedule the exam for the only ANSI/ISO-accredited credential for the AV industry. Already have a CTS? You could earn all your RUs for the next three years by attending training. Search the session schedule for hundreds of opportunities.
Build Confidence to Show Your Clients Behind the Scenes of Your Project
Travis Honeycutt, CTS
There's still time to enroll in Installation 2: Setup and Verification, held June 14-16 at InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas. Don't take our word on why you should:
"Our clients appreciate having on site someone who is confident, knowledgeable, and ready for anything. InfoComm University™ training gives us that advantage. After this class, I'm happy to be able to take clients behind the scenes and show them the detail that we put into our work and its value."
— Travis Honeycutt, CTS, Technical Innovation
Your Chance to Ask the Experts
Bring your toughest challenges to InfoComm 2014 and get answers from the experts. Don't miss:
- Ask the Audio Experts. This interactive session connects you to the industry's top experts on the trickiest aspects of audio system design.
- Secure AV — Ask the Experts. When security is your responsibility, there is no room for error. Get the answers you need from experts who have been there.
Executive Director of Audio at Sony to Keynote the Standards Plenary
Hear from Brian Vessa, Executive Director of Audio, Sony Pictures Entertainment, on Monday, June 16, at the Standards and Industry Innovations Plenary at InfoComm 2014. Vessa will explore how the AV industry, with a history of nearly 100 years, has developed standards for the motion imaging industry, facilitating interoperability and, therefore, business.
The Test to Prove Your AV Knowledge
Free for members, the InfoComm-Recognized AV Technologist Test has been developed to provide not only a common AV vocabulary but also a bridge to the CTS® credentials.
ICIF Scholarships Open Through May 2
The International Communications Industries Foundation (ICIF) is accepting applications for the Michael Vergauwen Scholarship and a General Scholarship through May 2 for the 2014/2015 award year. The awards are open to third- and fourth-year college students and graduate students. Share the application information, apply or donate today.
Roundtable Tour Stops in Fort Lauderdale
Register today to join InfoComm members and staff in Fort Lauderdale on May 15. Hear the presentation Shift Happens: If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail by James Feldman, a change management expert. In addition, we will discuss changes occurring in the industry and the InfoComm programs being developed to address them. Be prepared to share your opinions and concerns during the open-floor portion of this event.
We invite you to attend the following webinars:
Demonstration of the New AV-iQ Tools
May 14, 1 p.m. (New York), 6 p.m. (London)
Become familiar with the new tools developed by AV-iQ and learn how these new, free tools can help you save time and money in your everyday activities.
Digital Signage in Hospitality
May 21, 1 p.m. (New York), 6 p.m. (London)
Hospitality is one of the primary digital signage markets as operators of hotels, restaurants, bars and cafes use place-based digital display to improve their patrons' experience and maximize revenues. This informative session will show you the ways and results of using digital signage for information boards, event calendars, function room signage and onsite facility promotion.