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Registration Opens for InfoComm 2017

ISE 2017 Recap

InfoComm 2017 Preview: New Education, Focus on Customer

For the Love of the Job

More News
Join the AV Intelligence Panel; Video: Executive Perspective From ISE 2017; APEx Welcomes Involve Visual Collaboration; Vergauwen Scholarship; AV Leaders to Gather at UBTech 2017; Discussing ISE, Europe and the Russian AV Market; Intelligent Buildings and the Impact of the Internet of Things; Calling all HR Execs; Visit InfoComm HQ for AV Design 2; 2017 Education Catalog Now Available

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InfoComm 2017
Registration Opens for
InfoComm 2017
Registration for the InfoComm 2017 show, June 10-16, in Orlando, FL, is officially open. Join us Tuesday, June 13, the day before the exhibition begins for Emerging Trends Day, a series of sessions led by industry experts in everything from audio processing to managed services. InfoComm 2017 promises something new for everyone.
ISE 2017 Recap

Integrated Systems Europe 2017 delivered four days of product launches, conferences, seminars and networking opportunities. "As ISE and all our InfoComm shows worldwide demonstrate, this is a vibrant, growing, global community" said David Labuskes, CTS®, CAE, RCDD, Executive Director and CEO of InfoComm International®. "We’re committed to being a catalyst for market growth, and this week has shown we’re on the right track."

ISE 2017
Jason McGraw
InfoComm 2017 Preview: New Education, Focus on Customer
At ISE 2017, AVNation’s Tim Albright caught up with Jason McGraw, CTS, CAE, InfoComm’s Senior Vice President of Expositions, to learn about the plans for the upcoming InfoComm show in June. In the interview, McGraw talks about the show’s new education, the overall theme of focusing on the customer, the new TIDE conference and much more.
For the Love of the Job
Bert Jacobs, Co-Founder/Chief Executive Optimist of the Life is Good Company, addressed InfoComm’s AV Executive Conference in November. Among his messages was one many AV professionals understand: Don’t think of your job as something you have to do; think of it as something you get to do. InfoComm’s Brad Grimes contemplates the implications in the All Voices Blog.
Bert Jacobs
AV Think  

Join the AV Intelligence Panel

InfoComm’s exclusive AV Intelligence Panel offers insight on the strength of the AV industry and critical feedback on technological, macroeconomic, political and other trends affecting their businesses worldwide. AVIP members provide the foundational research behind InfoComm’s new series of Pro-AV Business Index reports, a monthly gauge of industry sentiment. Members enjoy previews of InfoComm research, special recognition and a chance to earn incentives for sharing their expertise. See if you qualify today.

David Labuskes  

Video: Executive Perspective From ISE 2017

On day one of ISE 2017, InfoComm Executive Director and CEO David Labuskes visited the NEC stand to talk to the DailyDOOH about the show’s impressive growth, preparations for InfoComm 2017 and the future of AV integration. Watch the interview.


APEx Welcomes Involve Visual Collaboration

The latest company to join the AV Provider of Excellence (APEx) program is Involve Visual Collaboration. For 25 years, Involve has been a leading UK expert in the design, implementation and support of manufacturer neutral, visual collaboration solutions. The company joins an elite group of AV integration companies and design consulting firms that set high standards for employee training and certification and meet their clients’ needs by delivering exceptional solutions. Learn more about the APEx program today.


Deadline Extended for the Vergauwen Scholarship

Do you know an exceptional university student with his or her sights set on a career in AV? InfoComm’s International Communications Industries Foundation (ICIF) is currently accepting applications for its Michael Vergauwen scholarship. This $5,000 scholarship is open to third- and fourth-year college students pursuing a technical degree with plans for a career in the AV industry. Learn more and apply. Applications must be received by Feb. 28, 2017.


AV Leaders to Gather at UBTech 2017

Join AV industry veteran Gary Kayye, CTS, at UBTech, the leading higher education AV and IT conference. UBTech 2017 takes place in Orlando, June 12-14, right before the InfoComm 2017 exposition. It delivers high-quality networking, an energized exhibit hall, and top-tier sessions focused on the convergence of AV and IT. If you’re coming to InfoComm 2017, register now for a special early-bird discount on a full conference pass.

Pam Taggart  

Discussing ISE, Europe and the Russian AV Market

At ISE 2017, DailyDOOH’s Adrian Cotterill sat down with Pam Taggart, CTS, InfoComm’s Senior Director of Development for Europe. The two talked about introducing professionals to the Russian AV market, the Women of InfoComm Network (WIN) event at the ISE show and upcoming InfoComm events in the European market. Watch the interview.


Intelligent Buildings and the Impact of the Internet of Things

The new CABA research report, Intelligent Buildings and the Impact of the Internet of Things, offers in-depth analysis of the IoT ecosystem and the factors that drive IoT adoption. As a sponsor of the report, InfoComm presents a webinar featuring Alex Green of Signify Research, to discuss the findings of the research. Participants will learn how the market for smarter buildings continues to grow, how companies can realize the value of IoT and more. Watch it now.


Are You Paying Employees Enough (or Too Much)?

InfoComm invites qualified HR and management professionals at AV companies to participate in its 2017 Compensation & Benefits Survey. The purpose of the survey is to benchmark best-practice salary information and benefits offerings at pro-AV service providers. InfoComm has partnered with Readex Research, an independent research firm, for the collection and reporting of data.

Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the final report — an ideal tool for seeing how your compensation and benefits compare to industry norms. Contact James Chu, Director of Market Research, at jchu@infocomm.org to qualify and receive a secure link for completing the survey. We need responses this week, so take part today.

Design Course  

Visit InfoComm HQ for AV Design 2

On March 28-30 in Fairfax, VA, attendees will explore how a building’s physical structure can dramatically affect AV design. The course is AV Design 2: Infrastructure. It emphasizes working with other trades, including electrical, acoustics, lighting, industry codes, mounting, HVAC and architects. Through instructor lecture and collaborative group work, attendees will learn critical considerations that will help design better systems for end users. Learn more and register.

Education Brochure  

2017 Education Catalog Now Available

Have you checked out the 2017 InfoComm Education Catalog yet? Now’s your chance. Look inside to see what our faculty of AV experts and curriculum developers came up with this year, including a sneak peek of InfoComm’s new installation microcredential program. You’ll also read stories from your peers about how these resources have helped them and their business. Check out the brochure.


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InfoComm China 2017
April 12-14

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May 23-25
Sao Paulo, Brasil

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Orlando, FL

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