Freeman Canada’s Bélanger Honored
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) awarded its 2014 Outstanding Achievement in Industry Leadership Award to Johanne Bélanger, President of Freeman Audio Visual Canada and the InfoComm International® Board of Directors. The award recognizes individuals who have made an extraordinary personal or professional commitment to the exhibitions and events industry.
"I would not have been considered for this award had it not been for the various industry associations which have allowed me to play a role in fulfilling their missions and visions," Bélanger told Meetings + Incentive Travel.
The awards will be handed out at the IAEE Annual Networking Luncheon and Awards Presentation during Expo! Expo!, Dec. 9-11 in Los Angeles. Read more.
Weekly Reading: Virtual Reality Edition
Because there’s more to staying abreast of technology than news about AV (though that’s important, too). Spanning the Web, we’ve gathered stories to spur your imagination, including news of moon robots and efforts to make virtual reality, well, more real. What have you been reading lately?
Sustainability Toolkit for Live Events
Events are unique customer experiences. Increasingly, organizers are seeking to create events that showcase their brand and organizational values around corporate responsibility and sustainability — and they’ll be looking to you for help. Check out InfoComm’s new Live Events Sustainability Toolkit, an online resource of standards and best practices for producing green events.
Halloween Throwback: Haunted Houses are the Next Big AV Venue
You know what’s scary? How much money is invested annually in Halloween, that’s what. And these days, audio, video and lighting (AVL) technology has become an ever-larger component of spook-house designs. Read about it in this special report flashback.
Social Media and Live Events AV
Like peanut butter and chocolate before them, it once seemed inevitable that social media and live-event technology would make for a cool mashup. And they have. "Social media and meetings do the same thing: They bring people together," says one expert. Learn how you can extend an event to all those smartphones that you know attendees will bring along in this special report.
PLASA Posts American Standard for Canadian Cables
PLASA, the association for the event, entertainment and installation industries, announced that BSR E1.51 - 201x, a draft standard with the hefty title "The Selection, Installation, and Use of Single-Conductor Portable Power Feeder Cable Systems for Use at 600 Volts Nominal or Less for the Distribution of Electrical Energy in the Television, Film, Live Performance, and Event Industries in Canada” is available for public review.
According to PLASA, the standard is intended to offer guidance on how to select, install, use and maintain single-conductor portable feeder cables used to supply power for television, film, live performance and special events in accordance with applicable regulations in Canada. Interested parties are invited to review the document and offer comments. The review period ends Nov. 18.
Paris is in London, New York is in Amsterdam and Everyone is Confused
Chances are you’ve worked in a lot of conference rooms. You know that the space is as important as the AV technology that’s in it. So why do organizations give such crazy names to some of those spaces? One expert offers sage advice for naming conference rooms, which comes in handy when you need to integrate scheduling with conferencing systems. Share your ideas.
CTS Prep in Philadelphia
Nervous about the CTS exam? Let InfoComm University™ boost your confidence and help create a study plan that works for you. CTS Prep, Nov. 18-20 in nearby Marlton, N.J., will help allay your exam fears by exploring important exam topics, including:
Creating, operating and servicing AV solutions
Exam format, strategies and what to expect the day of the exam
Plus, with in-person instruction, you'll be able to ask questions and drill down into your trouble areas. As this CTS-certified professional put it:
"CTS Prep was excellent! It got me ready for the test and I did better than I had expected. The course made me realize how much I had not known and how much I had forgotten." — Gary Boulware, CTS, Instructional Technology Manager, University of Wyoming
The Value of CTS
According to our last certification survey, 90 percent of CTS holders intend to renew. It’s clear that people want to keep their certification. And according to our research, nearly all CTS holders (98 percent) found value in their certification. Learn more about CTS and what earning this ANSI-accredited credential could mean to you.
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