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This past year, InfoComm International hit the road with outreach events including the AVolution road show
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Associations Focus: Showing Off

Jan 1, 2006 12:00 PM

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AVOLUTION CONTINUES TO SPREAD AV AWARENESS

This past year, InfoComm International hit the road with outreach events including the AVolution road show and member receptions, making the association's presence known at key industry tradeshows and conferences throughout the United States.

AVolution, InfoComm's industry awareness campaign produced by the International Communications Industries Foundation, made stops at four major tradeshows in 2005 with The World of AV booth, educating several vertical markets on today's AV industry. The AVolution booth spread its message to more than 35,000 attendees with pre-marketing, onsite education, in-booth presentations, and networking events.

In 2006, the booth will be back. AVolution is once again teaming up with InfoComm AV companies to keep the momentum going with outreach program tradeshow opportunities at select conferences and exhibitions.

Fose 2006, March 7-9, 2006, Washington, D.C.

Now in its 30th year, Fose is designed to help the government and industry come together to discuss the technology, issues, and developments of the day as one of the largest technology events serving the government marketplace.

ATA 2006, May 7-10, 2006, San Diego

The Annual Meeting of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is recognized around the world as the primary forum for companies involved with telecommunications and technology solutions for the healthcare industry. The combination of ATA's substantive program and exhibits makes ATA a unique draw for the top leaders in medicine and technology.

Educause, Oct. 9-12, 2006, Dallas As the premier information technology gathering for higher education, Educause draws attendees from all professional levels, from all sizes and types of institutions. More than 180 corporations will showcase the latest IT products and services for higher education.

IP.4.IT, November 2006

IP.4.IT is a conference and expo focusing on the fast-moving world of IP-based business applications, trends, and opportunities. IP.4.IT is created for enterprise IT executives, IT strategists, and enterprise architects, providing answers to the most pressing business technology challenges.

AV companies can participate in these AVolution roadshows by providing equipment, presenting information, and staffing booths. Sponsors are highlighted by name in digital signage at the booth and receive co-branded marketing resources, opportunities to participate in media interviews, shared leads, and key positioning in related networking events. Contact Cheryl Regan at (703) 273-7200 x3490 or cregan@infocomm.org to inquire about remaining sponsorships.

InfoComm also hosts receptions at these shows for members and attendees. Contact Matthew Baehr at (703) 273-7200 x3080 or mjbaehr@infocomm.org for information about upcoming member receptions.

For more information about InfoComm International, visitwww.infocomm.org.

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2006 CEDIA MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE: PROFIT FROM EXPERIENCE

There are more than 100,000 management conferences offered every year. Almost all of them are a waste of your time. There is one exception to that rule: CEDIA Management Conference: Profit from Experience.

Register online today at cedia.org/mcelreg for the 2006 CEDIA Management Conference held Feb. 20-23, 2006, in San Francisco. CEOs and senior managers, this conference could forever change the way you run your business. You don't want to miss out on this event.

Be blown away by two renowned keynote speakers, Harvey MacKay and Jeffery Fox, who will teach you how to outsell, outmanage, outmotivate, and outnegotiate your competition while taking advantage of the unexpected rules of business success. Participate in countless opportunities of peer-to-peer networking; informal discussions; and the sharing of ideas, tips, and tactics.

Profit from experience by participating in small group forums covering an array of topics beneficial to all areas of your business that allow you to share and learn from your peers. Learn from experts through cross-industry presentations that will offer new perspectives and insider strategies that will bring fresh ideas and creativity to the world of custom electronic design and installation.

Go online to download the brochure, check out the sponsors, and register for the CEDIA Management Conference at cedia.org/education/management_conf.php.

NEW FOR 2006 — CEDIA ELECTRONIC LIFESTYLES FORUM: FOSTER NEW RELATIONSHIPS

CEDIA's Electronic Lifestyles Forum will be held Feb. 23-25, 2006, at the Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco. This event is to take place immediately following the 2006 Management Conference. The event will include:

  • Diverse educational sessions including “Train the Trainer” offered by CEDIA and “Understanding the Interior Design Process and the CEDIA Member's Role” taught by past ASID president Linda Elliott Smith
  • Manufacturer courses offered by AMX, Sonance, and Lutron
  • An expert panel with industry leaders presenting their thoughts on the future of the homebuilding industry, residential space, family life, and how technology will play a role in our future
  • An industry panel will present ideas on overcoming the obstacles that can detract from the success of the working relationship and methods to increase communication and productivity
  • Roundtable discussions to network architects, home builders, interior designers, and electronic systems contractors
  • Keynote presentations from Nicholas Negropante and William McDonough.

For more information, to download the brochure, and to register for the Electronic Lifestyles Forum please visit cedia.org/el_forum.

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

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NSCA EXPO 2006 IS ONE YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!

This year's NSCA Expo is set to take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The conference will run March 14-18 with the exhibition open March 16-18.

Highlights for this year's event include:

  • Over 450 industry-leading exhibitors
  • Hands-on audio demo rooms
  • New behind-the-scenes technology tours for Wynn Las Vegas and Las Vegas Monorail.

NSCA Expo 2006 also marks the return of the popular Digital Signage Live Showcase with new education programs such as: Digital Signage: The Exploding New Market; Digital Signage 101 for Creative Designers and Content Managers; The Three D's of Digital Signage; Digital Signage: Maximizing your Network; Digital Signage 101 for IT and Network Operations Managers; Optimizing Digital Signage Networks; and Technology Trends in Digital Signage — where do we go from here?

NEW IP PRODUCT SHOWCASE AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Visit the expo's IP Product Showcase and find out what hot IP products your customers will be asking for. This year's showcase will feature Mastering Wireless Networks, Networking Issues That Impact AV Integrators and Designers, Ethernet Switching and VLAN Solutions, Networking for AV Professionals, and Voice over IP (VoIP) Applications and Technologies.

Also available at this year's tradeshow will be a new set of discussions entitled Hot Topic Sessions. This year's Hot Topic Sessions will cover protecting your intellectual property, getting your share of the multi-billion-dollar federal market, and a consultant-manufacturer forum.

Registration is available online at nscaexpo.org. Early bird registration discount deadline is Jan. 31, 2006.

NSCA University Calendar:

Jan. 6 — C-EST Online Review Registration Deadline

Jan. 12 — Project Management Registration Deadline

Jan. 20 — Project Management Course, Atlanta

Feb. 3 — C-SI Online Review Registration Deadline

Feb. 22 — C-SI One-Day Review and Exam Registration Deadline

Feb. 22 — C-EST Two-Day Review and Exam Registration Deadline

March 15-17 — C-SI Exams, NSCA Expo, Las Vegas

March 16-17 — C-EST Exams, NSCA Expo, Las Vegas

Visit nscaexpo.org for more educational offerings available during the 2006 NSCA Expo in Las Vegas.

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

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