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InfoComm Live Events Update

February 18, 2015

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Whoís Who at InfoComm Live?; InfoComm Live Preview Podcast; Fall Arrest Standard; First CTS of 2015; Networking for the AV Industry Program; Step Up to CTS; Gain a Competitive Advantage; AV Education; Join the InfoComm LinkedIn Group; Request for Information

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Last Chance: Register for InfoComm Live


In one week, live events executives will descend on San Diego for sun, networking and the kind of high-level, strategic insight that takes your business to a higher level. After an evening reception on the William D. Evans steamship, Tom Stimson, Principal of The Stimson Group, kicks off a day of sessions designed to help your company succeed. Itís a conference for live events execs, by live events execs. Join us at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa Feb. 25-26. Call Bryan O'Meally in InfoComm Member Services at +1.703.273.7200 to expedite your registration.


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Best Practices in Pop-Up Events


Nothing lasts forever, but the notion of a "pop-up event" has taken transience to a new level. Locations touting themselves as "venues" for abruptly-appearing, short-lived events (think streets, lots and vacant buildings), offer a number of possibilities. But that kind of impermanence has implications for AV systems. Read more.


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The Perfect Path: How One Young Professional Found a Career in AV


Chances are you know a young AV professional such as Travis Hopkins, who hails from Washington, D.C. In fact, your story of arriving in the AV industry full of passion may be a lot like his. Read this special feature about a young man's journey to find his calling in AV and ask yourself if you can help someone like Travis become the future of our industry.


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Integrated Systems Europe Reaches New Heights


AV professionals descended on Amsterdam this month in record numbers, drawn to spectacular technology and industry training. Read the news about the impressive turnout, then listen to executives from Digital Projection, Electrosonic and InfoComm International discuss some of the highlights of ISE from the busy and raucous show floor.


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More News From InfoComm

 Who's Who at InfoComm Live?

Find out which of your colleagues and competitors already signed up to get ahead of the game at InfoComm Live, Feb. 25-26. If you donít join them, theyíll be gaining all the business intelligence and topping if off with a round of golf in beautiful San Diego, while you ó wonít be. (Is it cold where you are?) Itís not too late. Check out the InfoComm Live agenda, then call Bryan O'Meally in InfoComm Member Services at +1.703.273.7200 to expedite your registration.

 Podcast: Previewing InfoComm Live

InfoComm Internationalís 2014 Market Definition and Strategy Study found that the global market for AV in venues and events is expected to grow 11 percent by 2016. Thatís roughly the same growth pace as the overall pro-AV market. Join Tom Stimson, President of The Stimson Group; Bob Leon, President of Colortone Staging & Rentals; and Danny Whetstone, President of DWP Live, as they discuss the state of live events and preview InfoComm Live, Feb. 25-26 at San Diegoís Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. Listen now.

 Make Your Meetings Count

There are three main types of (how should we say?) "unproductive" meetings. If you've sat in way too many of them, then you need some sage advice on how to make your meetings count. Read about it in the All Voices Blog.

 ANSI Approves E1.39, Fall Arrest on Portable Structures

ANSI's Board of Standards Review approved E1.39 — 2015, Entertainment Technology — Selection and Use of Personal Fall Arrest Systems on Portable Structures Used in the Entertainment Industry. The standard is now available free from PLASA. The free download is made possible by the sponsorship of Prosight Specialty Insurance.

ANSI E1.39 establishes minimum requirements for the selection and use of personal fall-arrest systems on portable structures in the entertainment industry. The standard establishes minimum requirements for products and portable structures used in the service of personal fall-arrest systems. Other methods of fall protection, such as safety nets and guard rails, are not within the scope of this standard.

 The First CTS of 2015

Rachana Arulkar, CTS


Rachana Arulkar, CTS®, Assistant Manager at Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd, Mumbai, India, is the first new CTS holder of 2015. After passing the exam, she plans to use her certified knowledge on the job. "Going forward, the knowledge I gained will definitely help me to deal with various kinds of AV solutions specific to different market segments," Arulkar says.

Interested in earning your CTS? Learn more about the Certified Technology Specialist™ credential and a few ways to prepare.

 Networking for the AV Industry Program

George Brosie, CTS-D

From the U.S., Australia and Europe, to the U.K. and India, plus many more locations around the world, InfoComm University's Networking for the AV Industry Program can help you deliver and troubleshoot the systems your customers want. Sessions are coming soon for this can't-miss course, which guides you from introductory concepts, with Networking Technology Online, to advanced networking issues, with Networked AV Systems.

"Any AV technical person without IT training who works with IT should take Networked AV Systems."
— George Brosie, CTS-D, Vice President of Design and Integration, Innovative Technology Group L.L.C.

 Step Up to CTS

When Orlando Torres set a goal to become a Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS), he enrolled in Essentials of AV Technology Online and took the InfoComm-recognized AV-Technologist Test to help him prepare.

Orlando Torres, CTS

"The AV Technologist Certificate was a natural first step. I have been an AV professional for 15 years and have realized how learning a common language in my profession is beneficial to everyone — myself, my employer, colleagues and clients. This is without a doubt the best way to achieve that goal."
— Orlando Torres, CTS, Senior Media Systems Technician, Team People at the United Nations

Learn more about the certificate program, which is free for members!

 Education for Everyone in AV

From those starting out in pro AV to experienced industry professionals, InfoComm University can help create a personalized education track based on your role in the market. Through the use of correct, current and concise content, our AV-specific education teaches the latest best practices, plus everything you need to know about digital and networked technology.

Start down your personalized track.

 Join the InfoComm LinkedIn Group

The InfoComm LinkedIn Group is where AV professionals like you share insights, ask questions, talk about technology, find out what the association is up to, and much more. Join more than 15,600 of your closest friends and colleagues and reap the rewards of their collective wisdom.

 Request for Information

InfoComm is engaging the industry in a series of technical papers created to explain current trends, collect industry insight and best practices, and describe ways in which AV professionals can exploit technology for their and their clients' benefit. On the docket for 2015: 4K, wireless AV and digital signage. InfoComm intends to engage industry participants in the production of these technical papers. To that end, InfoComm issues this request for information.

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