Five Reasons You Should Be At Infocomm 2013
Infocomm 2013 has a lot to offer the house-of-worship sector, in the way of educational, products and services. The show can be overwhelming --- but it’s worth it
What will they think of next? Well, that’s one reason to come to InfoComm. If you’re a production professional in the house-of-worship market who is looking for the latest solutions, InfoComm should be at or near the top of your list of must-attend events.This year’s event is being held at the nation’s second-largest convention center: Orlando's Orange County Convention Center. By no means the largest event in the pro A/V market, InfoComm draws a global audience of between 30,000 – 35,000 --- a very robust event with the latest professional audio, video, lighting, streaming, production ant IT technologies.Infocomm 2013 (conference June 8-14, exhibits June 12-14, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL) has a lot to offer the house-of-worship sector, in the way of educational, products and services. The show can be overwhelming --- but it’s worth it. Infocomm expos represent the cutting edge of commercial AV technology, something more churches rely on to get their message across. Here are five good reasons you should be here.1. Training -- Infocomm traditionally has tons of it and it comes in three categories:a) Manufacturers hold training sessions that are specific to their products, systems and services, and this year 26 companies including Crestron, Meyer Sound, Vaddio and Samsung are offering concise 90-minute courses throughout the show.b) Infocomm University is the organization’s own training arm. Classes start before the exhibit halls open and end in time for the last person to catch a plane home. Whether you're interested in three-day pre-show courses or targeted sessions during the Show, InfoComm University, which drew nearly 7,000 registrations in 2012, has more than 115 training opportunities to choose from, two-thirds of which each year are new offerings. Those new to the technical side of AV can also choose to attend one of the “Super Track” courses, that introduce students to the big rubrics like AV System Technology and Design, Digital Signage and Staging and Live Events and Staging and Live Events.c) Partner Training -- Infocomm partners with professional training companies that focus on specific areas of AV technology, such as Projection Summit, which brings together analysts, manufacturers, end users, pro-AV dealers and distributors to preview what's next in projection technology; and SynAudCon, which started the weekend before the InfoComm Show gives audiophiles theory and real-world insights into digital sound, processing and networking. Registrations can still be done through the Infocomm website.