InfoComm Announces Activities at ISE2015
This year, InfoComm Members and Guest Members receive free entry to 30 InfoComm seminars at ISE, as well as member discounts for a Master Class taught by legendary instructor Robert Simpson of Electrosonic and a CTS Study Session.
Professionals signing up for the new guest member program also secure free access to the InfoComm Member Lounge on Stand 11-N100 for the duration of the show, special access to a members-only, post-ISE webinar, and free enrollment into any of the four online courses or tests, typically free to members only: Quick Start to the AV Industry, InfoComm Recognized AV Technologist Test, Essentials of AV Technology and CTS Prep Online.
Members and Guest members who pre-register for ISE 2015 using an invitation code will receive complimentary access to seminars of their choice on a first come, first serve basis. Two courses not eligible under the free voucher programme are CTS® Study Session and the brand new Master Class. Non-InfoComm Members must purchase vouchers during ISE registration and then register for specific classes.
Master Class with Robert Simpson: Displays of today and tomorrow
10 February at 08:00 to 12:00, Room D403
Presented by industry veteran, Robert Simpson of Electrosonic this new Master Class will be divided into four sessions aimed at experienced AV professionals. The first is a refresher tutorial and will cover standards and review implications of BT2020. The second section is devoted to flat panel displays with a main emphasis on LCDs and LED displays. The third section is devoted to projection looking at LCD, LCOS and DLP for products from PICO to 4K resolution. Principals and limitations of image blending and warping will be explored. The final section is applications and specialist areas of displays.
Attendees can sign up for the Master Class during registration at a cost of €150 (for InfoComm members) or €200 (non-members).
CTS Study Session
9 February 2015, 10:00 – 17:30, Room D203
As in previous years, a Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS) class will be held. CTS is recognized worldwide as the industry’s leading AV professional qualification. Presented by Bill Thomas, Registrants will receive access to the InfoComm CTS Prep Online course prior to attending the CTS Session, which includes online activities, videos, information and study tips for the CTS exam. Onsite CTS testing will take place throughout the show.
Interested parties are encouraged to register early. Attendees can sign up for the CTS Study Session during registration at a cost of €99 (for InfoComm members) or €150 (non-members). Attendees can also register to take the CTS exam onsite at the RAI 10-12 February. Please visit infocomm.org/ise for more information.
InfoComm Market Research in 2015
10 February, 12:00-12:30, Commercial Solutions Theatre, Stand 8-M370
Not to be missed, Kaitlyn McAuliffe, Market Research Analyst from InfoComm International will provide an overview of the global and European markets, as well as a sneak peek at InfoComm’s plans for 2015, which will include the Vertical Market Survey and the Pro-AV Distribution Channels and Trends Report.
Women of InfoComm Network Breakfast
11 February 2015, 08:00-09:30, First Edition Restaurant, RAI Exhibition Centre
There is no shortage of research and experience to confirm that there is a significant gender imbalance in the technology industry. Many words have been written and spoken about why this is and what the industry needs to do to put it right. This session will explore what women — and men — in the industry can do to encourage women into successful and long-term careers in technology rather than waiting for the industry as a whole to catch up.
Sarah Joyce, Vice President, EMEA, of Electrosonic Ltd, and a member of the InfoComm International® Board of Directors, will share her leadership journey in technology, which spans almost 20 years. She will reflect on what her experience has taught her about how women can make better use of a variety of sources of support that can help them unleash their talent and progress in this highly male-dominated industry.
Following Joyce’s presentation, Diana Danziger, an international organisational development and leadership consultant at Inez Consulting Ltd, will discuss some of the ways in which individuals, especially women, diminish their own skills and potential, and keep their careers from moving forward: self-limiting beliefs, unconscious bias and expectations that serve to block rather than unlock capability. This will be an interactive session, with practical activity to personalise the experience and raise awareness of what can be done, on an individual basis, to promote — in every sense of the word — women in technology.The session will conclude with a roundtable discussion to solicit input from participants regarding activities the Women of InfoComm Network Council should perform in Europe. There will be ample time to network and get to know others. Attendees can sign up for the breakfast during registration at a cost of €40.
About InfoComm International
Founded in 1939, InfoComm International® is the international trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. InfoComm has more than 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV standards, market research and news. Its training, certification and education programs set a standard of excellence for AV professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers worldwide. InfoComm also produces trade shows in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.