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Associations Focus: Industry Integration

Anticipation builds for combined InfoComm 08/NSCA Expo tradeshow and CEDIA networking forum

Associations Focus: Industry Integration

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 PM

Anticipation builds for combined InfoComm 08/NSCA Expo tradeshow and CEDIA networking forum



InfoComm International



The consolidation of the NSCA Systems Integration Expo into InfoComm’s annual tradeshow will save industry professionals time and money by offering everything you need under one big roof. NSCA’s full educational roster, in addition to many popular expo events and activities, will debut at InfoComm 08 in Las Vegas, June 14-20. This tradeshow convergence allows NSCA to rededicate itself to the channel and focus exclusively on NSCA members.

Make your first stop the Electronics Systems Pavilion and NSCA Zone in Central Hall 5. Whether you want to network, save money, promote your business, or learn the latest industry approaches, NSCA will provide answers in the NSCA Zone. Listen to a live presentation about the advantages of NSCA membership. Check your email. Learn exactly what NSCA is doing to protect your interests in Washington, D.C. Remember — members and non-members alike are always welcome in the Zone.

Tired of paying large insurance premiums to keep your company afloat? Speak with a SystemsPlus Insurance Solutions representative in the Zone about coverage created specifically for the commercial electronic systems industry. NSCA membership is the only ticket you’ll need to realize huge cost savings.

Because NSCA’s education is designed specifically for systems integrators, you’ll find specialized programs designed to save you time and money. With more than 80 courses offered, NSCA education offers many useful ways to improve your business.

NSCA’s recent Marketing Intelligence Briefing (MIB) showed that many systems integrators aren’t doing everything they can to market their companies. Use your time to learn the latest techniques and strategies to get your name in the news. Phil Kaylor will help you become savvier about integrated marketing communications and reaching your customers. Best of all, you’ll create an actual marketing plan you can take home and put to immediate use.

NSCA members can also:

  • receive free entrance to the tradeshow
  • prepare for the EST-L2 exam
  • learn proven strategies to build their business
  • receive free valuable research reports as corporate members
  • take a behind-the-scenes technology tour
  • sponsor events to help the industry and market their company
  • receive up to 50 percent off NSCA University courses.


To help save members’ time, we’ve created a website about NSCA presence at InfoComm. Visit to learn more about NSCA instructors, special events, and courses.


NSCA’s second-quarter MIB, Sales Management Trends in the Commercial Electronic Systems Industry, is now available. These valuable research reports — worth hundreds of dollars each — are released quarterly, and they study the latest trends and research in the industry. These reports are just another benefit of NSCA membership.

For more information about NSCA, visitwww.nsca.orgor call (800) 446-6722.

NSCA Calendar of Events

May 1

Advanced Project Management
Anaheim, Calif.

May 22

Electrograph Display Technology
Experience (DTE)
Anaheim, Calif.

May 29

EST-L2 Exam Application Deadline
for Las Vegas

June 16

EST-L2 Two-day Onsite Review
Las Vegas

June 19

EST-L2 Exam
Las Vegas

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Associations Focus: Industry Integration

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 PM

Anticipation builds for combined InfoComm 08/NSCA Expo tradeshow and CEDIA networking forum



InfoComm International



CEDIA’s Electronic Lifestyles Designer Awards have evolved through the years to serve the work of residential electronic systems contractor members. The deadline is May 2, 5 p.m. PST.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding, creative, innovative, and visionary leadership in the growth of the industry. The deadline is May 2, 5 p.m. PST.

The Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards competition has expanded to recognize the strides in technology that CEDIA manufacturer members dedicate their time to each year. The deadline is May 9, 5 p.m. PST.

The CEDIA Electronic Systems Contractor of the Year Award is given to the residential electronic systems contractor member of CEDIA that represents the best. The deadline is June 6, 5 p.m. PST.

The Electronic Systems Technician of the Year recognizes an individual who leaves a lasting impression on the consumer. All CEDIA business-owner members are encouraged to nominate their best technician for this recognition. The deadline is June 6, 5 p.m. PST.

Visit for details.


Do you struggle to communicate your needs to industry partners? Would you like to educate them about your business? Have you ever wanted to meet with an architect, interior designer, or builder to hear their concerns, share yours, and learn from one another?

Attend the CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Forum, April 30-May 2 at The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas. It unites architects, builders, and interior designers with residential systems contractors. Take part in classrooms, engaging discussions, and networking opportunities.

The registration will pay for itself in increased referrals, smarter relationships, successful projects, and happier clients. Register today at

For more information on CEDIA, visitwww.cedia.orgor call (800) 669-5329.

CEDIA Calendar of Events

April 8

Home Networks Fundamentals

April 9-10

Advanced Home Networks II

April 11

Residential Retrofit Installation Workshop

April 14

Home Theater Audio Boot Camp
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

April 17

Custom Home Theater:
Delivering the Cinema Experience

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Associations Focus: Industry Integration

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 PM

Anticipation builds for combined InfoComm 08/NSCA Expo tradeshow and CEDIA networking forum



InfoComm International



At InfoComm 08, systems integrator teams will compete in a 12-hour contest to design and build a fully operational AV system. Visit for complete rules and entry forms.

Even if you are not competing, stop by the C2 Hall throughout the show to watch the build process and see who wins. Learn best practices for installation and rack-building essentials from the pros in our new hands-on lab. Visit sponsors’ booths to enter to win the contest’s winning rack system, valued at $25,000.

Middle Atlantic Products is the platinum sponsor of the AV Systems Rack- integration Contest. AMX is a gold sponsor, while Specialized Productsis the equipment sponsor.


InfoComm 08 is the one show and the one association for the audiovisual and information communications industry. It’s located in the lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center between the north and central halls, so you can’t miss it.

Stop by the InfoComm booth at InfoComm 08, June 18-20, to:

  • Learn about InfoComm membership and all the privileges of belonging to the leading AV association
  • Find out about the new InfoComm social networking initiatives and hear the latest on InfoComm education, certification, and government relations
  • Listen to presentations, panel discussions, and live broadcasts
  • Relax in the theater and be dazzled with industry awards presentations.

To register for InfoComm 08, visit


Wavelengths is a new podcast featuring a behind-the-scenes look into some of the programs and projects InfoComm International and its members are involved in, as well as some of the issues facing the AV industry. Visit the news section of to listen.

For more information about InfoComm International,

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