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InfoComm Live Events Update

March 19, 2014

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InfoComm Offers New AV Class for IATSE Stage Hands, InfoComm Releases March 2014 InfoComm Economic Snapshot, Show What You Know With InfoComm's Free AV Certificate, Get on the Track to CTS-I, Roll With the Changes at Upcoming Roundtables

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Move Forward With InfoComm 2014


Register now for the largest professional AV show in the world, with more than 950 exhibitors and 36,000 attendees from over 110 countries. See the latest AV technology, learn the skills that will advance your career, and grow your professional network. Create your own expo plan and set up your session schedule.

This year's selection of sessions that focus specifically on live events and staging cover topics like project management, operations management, videowall processing, and selecting the right surface for your projection application. See more targeted offerings and explore a wealth of other options. Don't forget that we offer CTS Prep and CTS® testing on site. You can walk away a certified professional.












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InfoComm to Host Regional Trade Shows Aimed at In-House Tech Professionals and Purchasers


InfoComm International is hosting a new series of two-day trade shows aimed at technology managers, in-house technical staff, institutional buyers and end-users. InfoComm Connections will debut in Philadelphia, October 22-23, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and will feature a combination of exhibits, speakers, industry training and networking opportunities. A second edition is planned for March 2015 in San Jose, California. Read more.


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Cipriani — Good Sauce, Good Sound


While the a la carte model for AV has seemed to work well enough for event production, that's not the way it works at the two signature Cipriani event locations in Manhattan. Dan Daley reports that some of the reasons that Cipriani does as well as it does is because it's offered as a fully equipped venue, with sound tailored to the rooms' individual acoustical characteristics, and lighting and video ready to be flipped on.


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InfoComm Live Recap


In February, more than 90 live events professionals convened for InfoComm Live, a conference designed specifically for live event executives at the Georgia Aquarium. Attendees heard from dynamic speakers addressing issues including trust, cooperation, sales strategies, social media techniques and personnel development. We also rocked the Hard Rock at Light Up Live, thanks to Digital Projection. Want to gain or relive the insights? Search the hashtag #ICLive on Twitter or see the fun captured on our Flickr feed.

InfoComm thanks AV Stumpfl, Conference Rental USA, Digital Projection and Video Tech Services for sponsoring this great event. If you are looking for further executive training and high-level networking, join us at the AV Executive Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, Sept. 17-19, where we will explore business topics of interest to the live events community, engage with Homework Express, network across the AV industry and more.


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How Twitter Has Changed the Concept of Live Event Coverage


Three years ago, a Twitter user unwittingly revealed some details of an ongoing action of capturing Osama bin Laden. A week ago, Ellen DeGeneres broke Twitter with her Oscars' group selfie by registering some 3.2 million retweets. Twitter went from a plain message board to a powerful global medium in eight years. How does it affect your live event? Read more and comment.


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Google Fiber Ready to Change the Broadcast / Broadband Game and Make 4K Ubiquitous


Sports events have always been the test bed for new video technology, so it's no surprise that the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) shot Sochi in 8K and will be testing Super Hi-Vision broadcasting at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Flashy and unreachable? Google is poised to speed up the rate of new format adoption, having promised last month to extend Google Fiber to 34 cities this year. Furthermore, its VP9 compression standard is already capable of supporting 8K. And that makes the picture much bigger.


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More News from InfoComm

 InfoComm Offers New AV Class for IATSE Stage Hands

InfoComm International and the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) have jointly developed a new course, Audiovisual Fundamentals for Stage Hands.

This class is especially designed to train IATSE members in the basics of the ever-expanding audiovisual field. The primarily "hands-on" course is in the areas of audio, projection, networked AV, presentation platforms. It also features hospitality training. Read more.

 InfoComm Releases March 2014 InfoComm Economic Snapshot

The latest InfoComm International Economic Snapshot Survey indicates that the marketplace for both AV providers and end users is sound and stable. While the InfoComm Performance and Demand Indices are not showing significant expansion, no additional ground is being lost. Learn more.

 Integrated Broadcast-Broadband Systems: From WebTV to Hybrid TV

In the wake of instant gratification provided by social media journalism, apps and streamed content, Hybrid TV seems like a natural next step in the ongoing symbiosis between broadcasting and broadband systems. Combining technologies simply makes sense when you factor in bandwidth expansion and the sheer practicality of reducing the number of devices you've been using simultaneously. Now you will be able to see a show and tweet about it from your TV. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Read more.

 Show What You Know With InfoComm's Free AV Certificate

If you're looking for a way to prove your industry knowledge but you're not quite ready to earn your CTS, the InfoComm-recognized AV Technologist Certificate Program could be the perfect first step. Plus, if your company or organization is an InfoComm member, every employee can train for and take the certificate test for free. Find out how the certificate fits into your career plan and your organization's talent development program.

 Roll With the Changes at Upcoming Roundtables

At our upcoming series of InfoComm Roundtables in Boston (April 17) and Fort Lauderdale (May 15), hear from change management expert James Feldman, who will be presenting "Shift Happens: If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail." Then we'll dive into a discussion on changes occurring in the industry and the InfoComm programs developed to address them. Visit the roundtables page for more information.

 Upcoming Webinars

  • The Future of Videoconferencing and Collaboration
    Wed., March 26
    1 p.m. (New York), 6 p.m. (London)
    Videoconferencing technology has evolved dramatically over the years. This webinar explains how virtualization is affecting videoconferencing strategies, what pervasive video is bringing to the industry and how Microsoft Lync will change the way we think about videoconferencing.

  • Manufacturers' Training: Digital Projection — Solid State Illumination and Its Effect on Color Display
    Thu., March 27
    1 p.m. (New York), 6 p.m. (London)
    This webinar covers the evolution of projection light sources, the newer Solid State Illumination and the importance of color accuracy.


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