InfoComm to Feature AV Products, Courses

More than 500 audiovisual communications and systems integration companies are expected to show off their products to more than 22,000 attendees at InfoComm 2002 to be held June 8-14 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

This year, International Communications Industries Association (ICIA) staff members say they expect many manufacturers to present new products in display, audio and control systems, videoconferencing, routing and distribution, as well as furniture and racks.

Education professionals who make key IT and other technical decisions can participate in a free half-day workshop that teaches how to choose and take full advantage of the right AV equipment. They may also participate in a workshop that explores the convergence of AV and IT. The workshop discusses the use of AV equipment beyond the confines of one room and off-site presentations, noting that presentations are now being made via the Web.

In addition to the free workshops, attendees can participate in a number of training workshops. ICIA's Institute for Professional Development are three- and four-day courses designed to train technicians and other AV professionals. These courses are held year-round at various locations as well as at InfoComm. Education professionals can also learn how networking can be used to improve AV functionality, as well as how to design basic lighting systems for enhanced presentations. In addition, at the InfoComm Academy, attendees can take courses on various technologies, including audio, video, audiovisual, networking and videoconferencing.

Attending workshops and seminars at InfoComm can also help attendees earn or renew certification as a technology specialist. Each seminar or workshop earns attendees one renewal unit per hour of instruction. ICIA is also an AIA Continuing Education System registered provider, making it convenient for attendees to earn AIA learning units at InfoComm.

For more information, visit http://infocomm02.exp'

This article originally appeared in the 05/01/2002 issue of THE Journal.

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