Early Birds! Today is the Day!
Today, Sept. 30, is the last day for early-bird registration for InfoComm’s third annual AV Executive Conference (AVEC), Nov. 18-20 in Amelia Island, Fla. Lock in your savings now. InfoComm members save even more. Bring a co-worker and the savings keep adding up. (Did we mention there are ways to save on AVEC, like registering today?)
Note: There will be homework, which is just one thing past attendees love about AVEC. Plus, you’ll hear from football great Joe Theismann, author and strategist Leo Hopf, and management advisor B. Joseph Pine II, who wrote The Experience Economy: Work Is Theatre and Every Business a Stage.
Flip through the virtual brochure and make your plans today.
InfoComm Connections Meets CBGB
Organizers of InfoComm Connections, Nov. 11-12 at New York’s Javits Convention Center, announced the show’s day-one keynote speaker. Tim Hayes co-owns New York’s world-famous CBGB. He is also founder and CEO of Productions New York and Gotham Air and has spent more than 20 years creating events for Nintendo, Budweiser, State Farm, Walt Disney, the New York Yankees, AT&T, Kimpton Hotels and others.
At InfoComm Connections, which will be co-located with the National Association of Broadcasters' Content and Communications World, Hayes will talk about how AV helps presenters achieve goals, technology used in Asia that’s not used in the U.S., real-world experience with drones and much more. Learn about InfoComm Connections and register today.
Catch Up on Weekly Reading
Spanning the web for technology-related brain food. If you’re not up-to-date on Weekly Reading from the All Voices Blog, then, well, you’re probably busy doing AV things. But when you come up for air, check out the latest on:
Weekly Reading celebrated its first birthday this month. Who remembers the inaugural edition? Virtual frogs, anyone? Read them all.
APEx Spotlight: Church Interiors Audio and Video
With offices in North and South Carolina, CIAv designs, installs and services AV systems for more than houses of worship. The newest InfoComm AV Provider of Excellence (APEx) also specializes in educational facilities, corporations, sports complexes and performing arts centers. The company recently completed projects at Sedge Garden United Methodist Church in Kernersville, N.C., and Clemson University.
“Going through the process of obtaining APEx certification shows CIAv’s dedication to ongoing employee training and providing high-quality installations and service to our current and future customers,” says Dan Wood, President of Church Interiors AV. “We believe APEx certification provides an important recognition that sets us apart from our competition, and our plans are to emphasize APEx in our strategic marketing.”
CIAv is one of a growing number of APEx companies. InfoComm's APEx program recognizes AV integration and design firms that set high standards for employee training and certification and meet their clients' needs by delivering exceptional solutions. Join CIAv, Advanced AV, AVI Systems, Cibola Systems, IVCi, Presentation Concepts Corp. and more in showing your commitment to quality. Learn about the APEx program today.
Reduce Callbacks With InfoComm Standards
Did you know that using standards could reduce callbacks? According to a survey by InfoComm International market research, on average, companies that used standards had 10 percent fewer callbacks than those that didn’t. By showing clients you adhere to standards in your projects, everyone knows what to expect.
Remember, if you’re an InfoComm member, InfoComm standards are a free download. Explore them today,
Molding the Next Generation in AV
The International Communications Industries Foundation (ICIF) Grant Program gives you an opportunity to mold the right employee for your company. Member companies can apply for a grant, which supports a student at a local educational institution and offers tuition reimbursement, paid industry work, InfoComm University™ online education, mentoring programs and InfoComm show attendance.
Read what one of your peers, Jeremy Caldera, CTS®-D, CTS-I, from Zdi Inc., had to say about his experience as grant sponsor.
InfoComm and Symco Offer Exceptional Experiences in Boston and NY
InfoComm is joining the Symco Regional Technology Showcase for a pair of East Coast events. Join us for a Roundtable Plus Oct. 20 in Boston or Oct. 22 in New York. Each afternoon, InfoComm Senior Vice President of Member Services Betsy Jaffe will present Exceptional Experience — A Fantastic Journey before attendees launch into a roundtable discussion of industry issues, followed by an InfoComm-sponsored networking reception.
On both days, AV pros can enjoy Symco’s education program and technology exhibition. Hear from experts at Symco, Biamp, FSR and LG Electronics as they offer insights on new solutions. Systems Contractor News will also be on-hand to lead a panel discussion featuring CIOs and CTOs from important AV/IT markets.
Come for the showcase, the Roundtable Plus, or all of the above. Register now for the events of your choice.
CTS Prep Coming to Atlanta and Houston
If you’re undecided about taking the CTS exam because you’re not sure you’re ready, maybe an in-person prep course can help. Studying with an experienced instructor and a group of peers can help you achieve your goals and take the next step in your professional development.
InfoComm University is offering CTS Prep in Atlanta, Oct. 20-22, and Houston, Nov. 10-12. You’ll learn test-taking strategies, address the weak areas of your knowledge base, review exam content (including AV math!), and create a personalized study plan so you can walk into the CTS exam room with confidence.
Learn more about preparing for the CTS exam.
Want to Lead the CTS Community?
Stand out among your peers in the industry and run for a position on InfoComm International's Certification Steering Committee.
Nominations are due Oct. 2. Learn more and apply.
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