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State of the Live Events Industry


By Brad Grimes

Last week, live events professionals descended on Washington, D.C., to chart a course for the year ahead. The inaugural InfoComm Live conference was created to spot trends, share best practices and gauge the state of the industry. What is that state?

Read on.

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LED Turns a Corner for Live Events


By Dan Daley

Every lighting professional has a tale of his own epiphany about LED lighting. The concert touring business seems on-board with LED, for instance, but theatrical and corporate events appear to be lagging in their adoption. Still, the transition to LED for live events is accelerating.

Here’s why.

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Blog: Why is Audio an Afterthought?


Listen Technologies’ Cory Schaeffer attended a couple of networking events recently. Too bad she couldn’t hear well enough to get much out of them. Which got her thinking, “Why do we tolerate poor audio? And why do we attend meetings where we hear only part of the content?” Check in with the All Voices Blog and share your stories of poor audio in live events.


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Scope Statements: Establishing Boundaries and Responsibilities


By Bradley A. Malone, PMP

Hey, misunderstandings happen. But AV companies should make every effort to avoid holding the bag when a client expects something from a project that nobody saw coming. Professionals call it “scope creep” and it can seriously cut into profitability. Clearly defined scope statements — created at the beginning of a project — can help avoid misunderstandings and keep all parties happy.

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GovComm to Join Forces With Government Video Expo


The two government-focused events will co-locate in 2012. The shows will be separate, but side-by-side, at the Washington, D.C., Convention Center, Nov. 28-29, 2012. Read the news. And now that the show is later in the fall, you have extra time to answer the Call for Presenters. The new deadline: April 16.


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More News from InfoComm


 InfoComm Live — Streaming to Your Desktop
The inaugural InfoComm Live was held March 15 and 16 in Washington, D.C., and brought together 50 live events industry thought leaders for an intensive summit on the state and future of the live events industry. Four in-depth sessions from the conference are available to view on demand, with topics ranging from trends in hybrid meetings and managing generations in the workplace, to determining your value proposition. Visit to view these informative sessions right at your desktop.

 Take Your Events Higher at InfoComm 2012
Today’s live events demand interactive experiences (for onsite and remote attendees). Explore streaming media, mobile apps, bandwidth and networking requirements, and much more in the Interactive Technologies for Live Events Super Tuesday, June 12, at InfoComm 2012, moderated by Brian Lagestee of PSAV. Call +1.800.659.7469 to save your seat.

Want more? Check out the classes in the InfoComm 2012 Staging and Live Events Super Track.

 Lighting&Sound America Staged Events Awards
The 12th annual Lighting&Sound America Staged Events Awards represent achievements in AV excellence in some of the unique and most challenging environments. Enter by May 11.

 InfoComm India Set for 2013
After four years of road shows, InfoComm India will be a main event in 2013. InfoComm India 2013 will be held 17-19 September 2013 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. Read the news.

 InfoComm CEO Search Officially Underway
InfoComm’s Search Committee has retained Korn/Ferry International to conduct the search for a new Executive Director/CEO. The current leader of InfoComm, Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., has announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2012. Read how to submit application materials.

 Scholarships: Now’s the Time to Apply
Scholarships are available to college students pursuing AV careers. The International Communications Industries Foundation (ICIF) is accepting applications through April 27, 2012 for the 2012/2013 school year. Download applications.

 Honor AV Pros Who’ve Made a Difference
InfoComm is accepting nominations for the Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV, Educator of the Year and Distinguished Achievement awards. The deadline for these nominations is April 20, 2012. Download forms at the InfoComm awards page.

 Get a Jump on the Data
In 2012, InfoComm International® will publish two important studies: the 2012 Global AV Market Definition and Strategy Study and the 2012 Compensation and Benefits Survey. InfoComm is taking pre-orders for these studies. Order now for delivery June 2012. Special discounts apply for the compensation study if ordered by May 15. And coming soon: InfoComm’s April Economic Snapshot Report. Learn more about all three studies at

 Hello Beantown!
InfoComm is coming to Boston this April for two events. On April 11, 2012, AV professionals working in or serving the education and training market are invited to the Power of AV for Education to hear about future trends in the classroom and case studies from Providence College, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Southern California.

Then, on April 12, InfoComm will host a Business Roundtable for the broader industry throughout the Northeast. Professionals will hear Bill Sharer, MBA, CTS®, and President of Exxel Management & Marketing Corp., discuss generations in the workforce. They’ll also network with peers and speak directly with InfoComm representatives about the issues most impacting their business.

 Create Your Own Innovation Strategy
InfoComm is pleased to present InfoComm 100 keynote speaker David Nour in a series of exclusive Innovation Webinars and Innovation Executive Briefing articles. The best-selling author offers six 60-minute webinars throughout 2012, each focusing on a single topic and incorporating best practices and highly personalized paths for companies to follow and thrive. Sign up now at

 AV-iQ Invites You to its LinkedIn Group
Powered by InfoComm, AV-iQ (previously InfoComm iQ) is encouraging members to join its LinkedIn discussion group. The new AV-iQ group will focus on breaking pro-AV product news and views, case studies featuring audiovisual equipment, service provider resources and the latest updates to the AV-iQ web marketing program. Visit AV-iQ on LinkedIn to find out what's new with this exciting group.

 Live Streaming the Atlanta Roundtable

Can't make it to tomorrow's Atlanta Business Roundtable? InfoComm is offering live streaming of the guest presentation, Herding Cats: Coping with Out-of-Control Clients, by one of InfoComm's leading presenters, Peggy O'Keefe, Professor, New York University and Baruch College. Tune in from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 22 and gain valuable knowledge that you can immediately implement at your office.


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