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Welcome AV Heroes; Present on the World Stage; We Have a Winner!; Start Planning for AV Week; Create Your Own Window into the AV World; How to Earn More Than Your Peers; Must-Take Networking Course; Four Reasons to Present at InfoComm 2013; Upcoming Roundtables: Music City, Twin Cities; Help Wanted: International Webinar Presenters

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Inside the X Games the Ultimate Live Event


Think your most recent event client was high maintenance? Try accommodating nearly 1,000 extreme athletes, many of whom would like to make sure the DJ plays their favorite song when they compete. Such was the X Games 2012 in Los Angeles (where, by the way, they employed 1,004 two-way radios and 72 channels). Our intrepid reporter went from InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas to the City of Angels and filed this report.


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Meet the New Rental & Staging Council Chair


As Midori Connolly, CEO of Pulse Staging and Events, takes the helm of InfoComm’s Rental & Staging Council, we asked what plans she had for the group — and for the live events industry as a whole. Among them, she said: “Our goal is to develop a stronger community for sharing ideas and best practices. That’s how innovation will occur.” Read more in the in-depth Q&A.


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Better Processes, Better (More Profitable) Projects


There’s project management and then there’s process management. The first maximizes effectiveness, the second boosts efficiency. When was the last time you really examined how your AV company does things to win business, install systems and service clients? Better yet, how do you make a pot of coffee? Our expert explains.


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AV Heads Back to Vegas, This Time for Uncle Sam


This week, InfoComm representatives return to the host city of InfoComm 2012 with a specific purpose: to promote AV careers and InfoComm International training to U.S. active-duty military and veterans. Your company can be part of the effort to bring some of the best and brightest into our industry. Read what some vets say about their transition into AV.


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More News from InfoComm


 Welcome AV Heroes
The AV Heroes program, an important educational initiative by InfoComm and the United Veterans Learning Centers, officially kicks off August 14 at InfoComm headquarters in Fairfax, Va. U.S. military veterans will enjoy six weeks of training in professional AV, with an eye toward preparing for the CTS® exam and careers in the AV industry. Plans call for AV Heroes to offer courses quarterly in 2013.

 Present on the World Stage
The Call for Presenters deadline is 31 July 2012 for Integrated Systems Russia in Moscow (30 Oct.-1 Nov. 2012), TecnoMultimedia InfoComm Columbia in Medellin (8-9 Nov. 2012) and Integrated Systems Europe 2013 in Amsterdam (29-31 Jan. 2013). Don’t miss your chance to be part of these growing shows. Submit your proposals today.

 We Have a Winner!
Congratulations to Michael McConnelly of Texas A&M University. Michael completed the Technology Trek at InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas and won the grand prize: a $5,000 travel voucher and the trip of a lifetime. 

 Start Planning for AV Week
Join InfoComm in sharing with the wider world the amazing things that AV makes possible. Now is the time to start planning your company’s AV Week activities.  Download the AV Week Planning Guide. And read at the All Voices Blog how one AV company plans to celebrate.

 Create Your Own Window Into the AV World
Sign-up for a new My-iQ dashboard from AV-iQ. The My-iQ user interface allows you to make side-by-side comparisons of different manufacturer product features and specs, create your own information assembly point and much more. Using your customized My-iQ homepage, all the information you need and want is organized in one convenient online location. Get started with My-iQ.

 How to Earn More Than Your Peers
If you need extra incentive to tackle your CTS® exam, here it is: InfoComm’s 2012 Compensation and Benefits Survey reveals that CTS holders earn 8 percent more than their peers. And it could be even more — up to 35 percent! Learn more about gearing up for your CTS.

 Must-Take Networking Course
Finally, answers to questions about streaming, conferencing, remote management and more. The brand-new InfoComm University™ course Networked AV Systems helps you solve real-world problems.

“Everyone who plans to stay in AV needs to take courses like this,” says recent student, Algis Salys, CTS-I (pictured).

Call +1.703.273.7200 to enroll in one of two upcoming Networked AV Systems courses: Aug. 27-29 in Orlando, Fla., or Sept. 10-12 in Fairfax, Va.

 Four Reasons to Present at InfoComm 2013

  1. Give back to the industry.
  2. Get your name — and your company's name — in front of more than 30,000 people.
  3. Attend InfoComm University training at InfoComm 2013 for free.
  4. Earn 1.5 renewal units (RUs) for every hour you teach.

Submit your proposals by Sept. 16.

 Upcoming Roundtables: Music City, Twin Cities
The InfoComm Roundtable Tour is stopping in Nashville, Tenn. on Aug.16 and Minneapolis on Sept. 27. Join us to discuss the issues that impact your business.

 Help Wanted: International Webinar Presenters
InfoComm is currently seeking presenters for a series of global regional webinars from July to December 2012, aimed at audiences in Asia, the U.K., Europe, Central and South America, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. Topics may include anything pertinent to AV but must be neutral and educational — not a sales pitch. Presentations should be from 30 to 50 minutes long. They will be accompanied by an InfoComm update on news in the region and can be delivered either in English or the local language, as appropriate. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for one or several in the webinar series. Please contact Allyson Janssen for more information.



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