#ICupdate | February 10, 2016 InfoComm International
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Ask the AV Professors

Pro AV and the Internet of Things

On Educating the Industry

Google, LinkedIn Join Collaborate

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Connections Keynotes; InfoComm 2016; T-Shirt Contest; From the Zoo to AV; A Deal on AV Courses; InfoComm Awards; ICIF Grant Program

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AV Profs Ask the AV Professors
Listen to the new InfoComm Today AV Professors Podcast. Staff Instructors Chuck Espinoza, CTS®‑D, CTS‑I, and Marcus Yarborough, CTS‑I, discuss managing client expectations, virtual LANs and soft talkers. What are monkey nuts? Send your questions to AVProfs@infocomm.org.
Pro AV and the Internet of Things IoT Stat
To be fair, AV professionals have understood the concept of the Internet of Things for years. But today, with IoT and the digitization of business processes changing the way the world works, opportunities for AV companies appear endless. Just make sure you secure those new devices.
Clint Hoffman On Educating the Industry
Recently, InfoComm International® and Kramer Electronics agreed that Kramer will license CTS Prep and CTS-D Prep courses and take them on the road, training AV professionals across the United States. Kramer Vice President of Marketing Clint Hoffman (pictured), CTS, explains why.
Google, LinkedIn Join Collaborate collaborate
InfoComm and IMCCA announced that executives from Google and LinkedIn will join the program for Collaborate, March 3, in San Jose, Calif. Collaborate is a half-day conference held in conjunction with InfoComm Connections. Connections, in its second year in Silicon Valley, brings together AV pros and top organizations in the area.

Gary Hall Because Three Keynotes Are Better Than One

InfoComm Connections in San Jose, Calif., will feature three keynote speakers this year. Thursday morning, March 3, Gary Hall (pictured), CTS-D, CTS-I, Chief Technology Officer for Federal Defense at Cisco, will present IoT and the AV Industry, followed in the afternoon by David Kung, Vice President of Product Strategy at Oblong Industries, presenting Immersive Reality — Fueling a New Era of Collaborative Work.

On Friday morning, March 4, Charles Kazilek, Chief Technology Innovation Officer at Arizona State University, will present Are We There Yet? The Use of Collaboration Tools in Education and What's Still Missing. Attend a Connections keynote session and you could win a trip to InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas. Access to all the keynote sessions, plus the exhibit hall, is included in all registration packages. Register now.

InfoComm InfoComm 2016: Bookmark This Page

Registration for InfoComm 2016, June 4-10 in Las Vegas, opens soon. Nearly 1,000 exhibitors will show the latest technology. And for the first time, attendees can pay one price to access more than 100 sessions and workshops — each worth CTS renewal units — rather than register for sessions individually. If a conflict arises, attend a different session. In an election year, who doesn't love more freedom? Bookmark this page.

InfoComm T-shirt Contest Show Us Your T-Shirt

The InfoComm 2016 T-shirt design contest is in full swing. One grand prize winner will receive 50 T-shirts printed with their design and four nights in a Las Vegas hotel during InfoComm 2016, plus casino chips, a $100 gift certificate to a Las Vegas restaurant, their face on the InfoComm 2016 website and endless bragging rights. Enter now.

Kevin Rhodus How a Passion for Wildlife Led to an AV Career

Kevin Rhodus, CTS, wasn't always a systems engineer for Ohio-based SoundCom Systems. "I did a lot of lighting and sound for theater through middle and high school, and I was also volunteering at the Columbus Zoo as a photographer," he says. When the zoo started putting on shows, Rhodus (pictured) stepped to the front of the house.

As a student at Ohio State University (an InfoComm member), Rhodus became aware of the International Communications Industries Foundation's Michael Vergauwen Scholarship program. He applied, won and headed to the InfoComm show in Orlando. "I love the constant evolution," he says of his new career in AV. "There's never a dull day." Read Rhodus' story and those of other scholarship winners. Applications are due Feb. 29.

3 for 2 classes Did We Mention Three Are Better Than One (or Two)?

InfoComm University™ has several in-depth, multiday courses coming up. If you're interested in raising your game, grab two colleagues and save some dough. Companies and organizations that send three people to any of the following classes get half off the third student.

AV Design 1-3, March 7-15, in Fairfax, Va.

CTS Prep, March 22-24, in Orlando, Fla.

Installation 1-2, April 4-9, in Fairfax, Va.

Call +1.703.273.7200 to take advantage of this limited offer.

triumph How Would You React if You Won an InfoComm Award?

Tell us how you'd react if you won a prestigious InfoComm award. Would you be excited? Humbled? Embarrassed? Vote now and then nominate a deserving colleague for an award that could have them jumping for joy (or withdrawing into their shell). The deadline for nominations is March 31, so act today.

ICIF Help AV Pros Build Their Future

The ICIF grant program is pro AV's fastest-growing internship and mentoring program, designed to assist young professionals who are entering the audiovisual industry. Meet some of the recent grant recipients and learn how your company can sponsor an aspiring AV professional. Sponsor applications are due Feb. 15, so get involved today. Applications are due April 30.


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