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Stampede’s 2016 Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series Heads to Washington, D.C. on September 22

AMHERST, NEW YORK — Continuing its roll across the United States, Stampede, North America’s leading value-added distributor of ProAV Solutions, announced today that its 2016 Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series will make its next stop in Washington, D.C. on September 22 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel. The one-day reseller, end-user conference and tech showcase will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendee registration is now open here.

“Washington D.C. is one of the country’s biggest and most important technology markets with a rich mix of government, corporate, security, military, and education customers,” Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly said today. “We’re excited to bring the 2016 Big Book of AV Tour to the epicenter of AV and IT. We’ve put together a compelling agenda of seminars, presentations, and networking events that is certain to make this stop an absolute must for local resellers that want to learn about the latest technologies to help grow their businesses.”

Beginning at 10 a.m., a complimentary breakfast will be served to guests as the Tech Showcase Exhibit opens, where top ProAV Manufactures will showcase their newest products and technologies. At 10:30 a.m., the presentations will begin, starting with: “NEC 10 Steps to a Successful Video Wall” by Mark Weniger, Account Manager, Channel Sales, NEC; “Overview of the Drone/UAS Industry and Business Potential” by Rob Luther, Drone Video Systems; “Enterprise Video Asset Management for Public Safety and Law Enforcement” by John Riehl, Executive Vice President, VideoBank;“Drone Video Systems: A New AV Category for A New Age of Opportunities” by Rob Luther, Drone Video Systems; “Cut the Cords: BYOD and Wireless Presentation From Any Device” by Cary Benjamin, Business Development Manager, WePresent; and “Atlona, 5 Things You Need to Know Before Installing 4K” by Amelia Vrabel, National Sales Manager, Atlona.

Showcasing the latest advancements in the ProAV market, Stampede’s Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series provides attendees with technology updates, exclusive insights, and keynote sessions from leading names in the digital signage, audio, projection, and signal distribution industries, while also offering training forums for total business needs. Current participating tour exhibitors include: AEE, Atlona, AVTEQ, Casio, Chief, Christie, DJI, Display Ten, Epson, Hitachi, HuddleCamHD, JELCO, Just Lamps, Ken-A-Vision, LG, Luidia, Lumens, Luxel, Mustang, NEC, Oklahoma Sound, Optoma, Peerless AV, Philips, Planar, Premier Mounts, Revolabs, Ricoh, Samsung, Sharp, Stewart Filmscreen, TAP it, TSI Touch, Unmanned Vehicle University, Vidyo, WePresent WiPG, WilsonPro, and xFOLD.

Every attendee of the 2016 Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series will receive a $500 Stampede Credit, $50 American Express Gift Card, and be entered into a drawing for the chance to win one of two DJI drones.

About Stampede

Headquartered in Amherst, New York, Stampede ( is the world’s leading value-added distributor of integrated AV/IT technology solutions that help resellers meet the expanding technology needs of end-user customers in dozens of commercial vertical markets in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East, Scandinavia, South Africa, and the United States.

Stampede provides a global network of 17,000 resellers with the broadest range of traditional ProAV solutions from more than 150 manufacturing partners and leads the way in the creation of the new product categories and related training and support programs that are unleashing the business opportunities of the future — Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Drone Video Systems, Virtual Reality, IoT, Unified Communications, and low cost Video Conferencing.  Through its wholly owned subsidiary Just Lamps, Stampede also offers the world’s largest selection of replacement projector lamps.  Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” a 1,100+ page catalog and companion website ( providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 8,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, visit

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