Projection Shoot-Out Suspended
ICIA announced significant changes to its lineup of events for InfoComm 2002, to be held in Las Vegas June 9-14, 2002.
Moving to provide industry professionals with better tools for tackling current economic challenges, ICIA will introduce a 2-day professional business management program to be held just prior to the exhibition opening. Author, motivational speaker and business guru, Tom Peters will be the primary keynote speaker for InfoComm 2002 and will speak at the management program, giving insights and practical advice on how to achieve success in this changing economy.
ICIA is also launching a manufacturers' training track, providing in-depth tutorials and "power sessions" during the show to complement the many educational courses, seminars and the Institutes for Professional Development that precede the show. Manufacturers will offer product-specific training free to attendees.
ICIA's Projection Shoot-Out, held since 1990, had been the signature event for InfoComm; but recent years saw a decline in participation as side-by-side comparison of display technologies became less relevant. Thus, ICIA has decided to suspend the Projection Shoot-Out but reserves the option to bring the event back should future need warrant its resurrection.
"As much as we're sad to bring this chapter of the Shoot-Out to a close," says Randal Lemke, ICIA's executive director, "we're excited about the full range of professional display technologies that will be represented on the InfoComm exhibit floor from all of the leading manufacturers."
Peter H. Putman, CTS, who has reviewed the Shoot-Out since 1994 said, "For the last few years...ICIA protected the Shoot-Out...fearing that its demise would harm InfoComm. Not a chance! This show has become one of the must-attend events of the A/V industry and still offers a strong combination of seminars, exhibits and networking opportunities."
Read more about InfoComm 2002 at ICIA.org.