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InfoComm Live Events Update

November 26, 2014

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Weekly Reading and Stuxnet; AVEC Master’s Program; Get the AV Technologist Certificate; CTS Exams at ISE; Be Exceptional; Networked AV Systems in Orlando; Save the Date for AVEC 2015; Notice of Annual Meeting

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NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom: An Event Waiting to Happen

The Hammerstein Ballroom, part of the famed Manhattan Center, offers the best of two worlds. Live musical acts love it; so do corporate events clients. It has an opera house feel combined with 21st-century audio, video and lighting technology. After a two-year upgrade, the versatile venue is ready for everything. Read about it in this special report.

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Register Now for InfoComm Live 2015

What could be better than networking with live events professionals in San Diego in February? Join InfoComm International® and executives from the live events industry for InfoComm Live 2015, Feb. 25-26, at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa on San Diego's Mission Bay. Building a career in live events is what we call an “eventure,” so come share yours, plus learn new strategies, engage in team-building and relax on a steamship cruise. Register now.

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Best Practices in Green Events

Your clients are eco-conscious. You may be, too. How do you deliver on clients’ desire to host sustainable events and run a sustainable business yourself? By implementing these best practices in sustainability. Part of InfoComm's Live Events Sustainability Toolkit, the best practices are based on industry standards and the real-world experience of live events professionals. Show your commitment to a better, greener world and download today.

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 Live Events Training Comes to London

InfoComm University™ is taking its updated course Staging and Events Management to the banks of the River Thames. The Royal College of Surgeons will host the three-day training, Jan. 7-9, which will feature Staff Instructor Andre LeJeune, CTS®, detailing the ins and outs of putting on an event. The course is open to AV technicians, rental and staging professionals, event organizers, and technology managers tasked with supporting live events. Learn how effective pre-show planning can make for a smooth show. Register today.

 Go Big or Go Home

As video technology grows more sophisticated and prices continue to drop, live events professionals have engaged in a race to create bigger and better video experiences. Says one, "Once one event producer sees very large projection or LED walls, they'll want something as big or bigger for their next event." Read more.

 Weekly Reading: Because We Like Saying 'Stuxnet'

What does the world's first digital weapon have to do with professional AV? We make the leap in the All Voices Blog. Plus, Skype comes to a web browser near you and we ponder the future of devices you wear on your head. Join in and tell us what you've been reading.

 Back to School

Students in the AV Executive Conference Master’s Program answered the bell at InfoComm headquarters last week. The in-person session was the starting point of a nine-month schedule that will engage participants in live and online seminars, led by business and strategy experts from the September AVEC in Scottsdale, Ariz. Throughout the program, AV executives will hammer out effective value propositions and business models, with one-on-one guidance and coaching from experts. Learn what they’re learning.

 Step Up to CTS

Ben Lizzotte, CTS

Whether you're new to the AV industry or you're an experienced professional, you may prefer to build a bridge to the Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) credential. InfoComm members can earn the InfoComm-Recognized AV Technologist Certificate free by taking a 100-question test that verifies you have the basic level of technical knowledge needed to work toward your certification goals.

Plus, because the test is based on the popular course, Essentials of AV Technology, you may already be prepared to take the test today.

"I would definitely say the AV Technologist test was a stepping stone toward earning my CTS and was in fact the beginning of my preparation," says Ben Lizzotte, CTS, senior AV analyst at Bates College.

 Earn Your CTS at Integrated Systems Europe

Jarrett Dartnall, CTS

Heed the advice of Jarrett Dartnall, CTS, senior engineer at Pyramid, who was the first person to pass the CTS exam at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2014 in Amsterdam. Dartnall said it was great to combine the exam with the show because after his test, he was able to relax as he explored all the new technology. "I decided to earn my CTS because more and more of our clients are requesting it to be part of our company portfolio," he said.

InfoComm International will be offering CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I exams at ISE 2015 in Amsterdam, 10-12 Feb. 2015. Save your exam seat today.

 Be Exceptional. Tell the World.

Do you have a compelling AV case study you'd like people to know about? InfoComm is looking for a few exceptional AV experiences to share with the AV industry and beyond.

Have you employed InfoComm standards? Did you design or integrate an AV system that exceeded your client's expectations? InfoComm would love to hear what you've been working on, and if we select your project, we'll write it up — you just have to tell us what made it great!

If you'd like InfoComm to profile your exceptional AV experience, send an email to Give us a few details, like what the project was, the AV solutions involved and where it was installed. We'll look over all the submissions and select a variety. But we can't choose yours unless you tell us about it. Email details to

 Save the Date: AVEC 2015

The AV Executive Conference returns to Florida's Amelia Island next fall. AVEC 2015 will be held Nov. 18-20 and feature in-depth insight on issues of business management and fresh opportunities to network with high-level AV professionals facing the same challenges you face in your day-to-day business. Think strategy; think the sandy Atlantic coast. For an idea of what's in store, peruse coverage of AVEC 2014.

 Notice of Annual Meeting

InfoComm International's annual audio meeting, open to all members, will be held Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. EST. For a call-in number and instructions for joining the meeting, members should log into their Member Dashboard or contact their account representative.

 Upcoming Webinars

  • Digital Video at Length — Connectivity Options for HD Content
    Dec. 3

  • Leadership Skills
    Dec. 16

  • Media Engagement in Retail
    Dec. 18


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