Women of InfoComm Council Established
InfoComm announces the Women of InfoComm Network Council, chaired by Erin Bolton, Vice President of Digital Solutions at MarketStar. The council's mission is to provide a global community of InfoComm members and other professionals committed to supporting and empowering women who work in the technology and AV industry. Read about the council's plans and get involved. Men are cordially invited.
A New Kind of InfoComm Roundtable
Join us for InfoComm's Roundtable Plus in Tampa, Jan. 15, to get an in-depth look at what makes an exceptional AV experience. This new, free event will take place alongside Stampede's Big Book of AV Tour to give attendees a full day of AV-specific education sessions, discussion and the chance to network with peers.
David Labuskes, InfoComm Executive Director and CEO, will discuss the components and goals of an exceptional AV experience and explain how such experiences can give AV companies a strategic advantage in a competitive market. Enjoy Manufacturers' Training, exhibits, prizes and more. Register today.
Register for InfoComm Live
If you are a live events professional, you need to be in San Diego for InfoComm Live, Feb. 25-26. Registration is open for this special executive conference, designed to shed light on your most pressing concerns, from training and contract negotiations to creating exceptional experiences in live events. Review the entire agenda today.
And for a limited time, we're asking you to tell us about one of your awesome live events. You could win a free trip to InfoComm Live in San Diego, or free registration and hotel accommodations. And everyone who submits an exceptional live event will receive $50 off their InfoComm Live registration. But you have to submit your entry by Jan. 31. So enter now.
AV/IT Technologies Are Changing the Industry
InfoComm Connections, March 4-5 in San Jose, Calif., will offer high-caliber education opportunities for technology managers and other AV professionals. Don't miss the session AV/IT Technologies That Are Changing the Industry and other presentations by InfoComm University™, IMCCA and NewBay Media. Learn about all this new conference's education classes and how you can earn renewal units at InfoComm Connections.
Pre-conference bonus: If you're not sure you're ready to become a Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS), join this one-day session, March 3, in San Jose. The new CTS Testing Drill will help you master multiple choice test-taking with timed, interactive drills using real CTS exam practice questions. Find out more.
How Much Does 5 Minutes Cost?
Project management expert and InfoComm University Senior Instructor Brad Malone, PMP, breaks it down for you in the All Voices Blog. Hint: It costs a lot more than you might think when AV pros can't be bothered to do even the small tasks correctly the first time. Read on.
How Pro AV Improves Unified Communications
Unified communications and collaboration technology can dramatically improve the way an organization operates. But poorly integrated solutions can cause users to hang up in the middle of conference calls or leave videoconferencing systems underutilized. That's where trained AV professionals come into play. Download the free InfoComm white paper, The Role of the Audiovisual Industry in Unified Communications and Collaboration.
Install Training: Before and After Power
Customized to your on-the-job role, InfoComm University's install training will walk you through the skills needed to build an AV system and adjust a system for optimal performance. All while preparing you for the coveted
Travis Honeycutt, CTS
"The System Fabrication and Setup and Verification courses have something for everyone in the AV industry, not just technicians. Now 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
Upcoming classes will be held at InfoComm headquarters in Fairfax, Va., March 23-28.
AV/IT Infrastructure Guidelines for Higher Education
InfoComm volunteers spent months producing a definitive guide to integrating AV into 21st-century learning spaces. The 158-page document is free to download and includes everything from descriptions of education technologies, to design considerations for learning spaces, to best practices in project planning, budgeting, and coordination. Learn more and download this valuable resource.
InfoComm Education at ISE 2015
As in previous years, InfoComm will offer its InfoComm University training free to members at Integrated Systems Europe 2015. Look for classes on 4K and streaming, BYOD and digital audio protocols. Read the news.
InfoComm Today: State of the Integrator
What do falling oil prices have to do with the state of the AV industry? At least one of the AV executives on the InfoComm Today Podcast has concerns. Get their views on the current business climate, the hottest customer segments, and what "the cloud" has to do with AV. Listen now.
CTS Prep: Live and Online
Thinking about taking the CTS exam but need some extra preparation? Personalize your study plan with InfoComm University's CTS Prep Virtual Classroom, held online twice a week from Feb. 3 to Feb. 27. Through interactive webinars, your instructor will review important content areas, including AV math; explain what to expect the day of the exam; and offer proven test-taking strategies. Sign up now.
AV Design Training for Your Career (and Your Schedule)
With InfoComm University's AV design courses, held in Fairfax, Va., Feb. 23-March 3, you'll gain a keen understanding of AV calculations, documentation and networked systems for AV design. Plus you'll get the skills needed to work with other professionals.
If you can't make it to all three in-person courses, mix and match AV Design Online courses to create your own path for maximizing your design potential and prepping for the CTS®-D.
Formal Bylaws Notice
Ten members of InfoComm International proposed, in writing, that the following amendments be made to the association's bylaws. Please be advised that the InfoComm International Board of Directors will consider the amendments at its regularly scheduled meeting Feb. 24, 2015.
- The term "Audit Committee" is deleted from paragraph 33
- Paragraph 34 is deleted.
- Paragraph 35 is amended to state:
'The Finance Committee shall be composed of the officers plus two non-officer Directors and two additional InfoComm member employees who do not serve on the Board of Directors. The President may appoint an additional Finance Committee member after the Leadership Search Committee has announced candidate(s) for Secretary-Treasurer. The Finance Committee will be charged to present budgets for approval by the Board and monitor InfoComm's finances and shall work with InfoComm staff and the auditors to plan, monitor, and report on any special audits. The Secretary-Treasurer shall chair the Finance Committee.'
- The paragraphs subsequent to paragraph 33 shall be renumbered to account for the deletion of paragraph 34.
Please contact a member of the Board of Directors if you have any concerns about these proposed changes.