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Connect and Network at InfoComm 2011, June 11-18 in Orlando

FAIRFAX, Virginia, USA – InfoComm 2011 will be filled with valuable networking activities and special events that will provide its projected 32,000 attendees with memorable experiences. The world’s largest audiovisual trade show is being held June 11-18, 2011, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

“Attending InfoComm’s tradeshow provides AV professionals and their customers a chance to the see the latest in applied AV technologies at the biggest marketplace for commercial AV,” said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. “But it also provides great networking opportunities and a chance to celebrate the resiliency of the industry through challenging times.”

Some of these special events include:

Opening Keynote
On Tuesday, June 14, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Rob Scott, Vice President and General Manager, HP Visual Collaboration, will speak on Extending the Power of Personal Connections – detailing how companies today are using high definition video to extend natural visual experiences across the enterprise. He will speak to and demonstrate how new software-based technologies for videoconferencing are transforming total cost of ownership and opening up a new world of opportunity for businesses – erasing distance barriers, increasing workforce productivity and effectiveness while reducing their organization’s carbon footprint.

InfoComm Opening Reception
InfoComm’s legendary networking event continues to be a can’t-miss part of the Show. This reception, held the evening of June 14, is the perfect kick-off celebration before the opening day of the Show. Sponsored by Yamaha, the InfoComm Opening Reception features live music from VALLEJO, a rock band featuring Latin percussion, as well as hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, making it the ideal venue for meeting new colleagues and catching up with old friends.

Rental & Staging Forum and Reception
Held on June 15, participants can experience state-of-the-meeting-industry presentations and best-practices panel discussions, along with an unveiling of Lighting&Sound America’s 2011 Staged Events Awards. The reception immediately following provides a great opportunity for making connections and renewing contacts. The Rental & Staging Forum and Reception will be held from 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and is sponsored by Renkus-Heinz and supported by Lighting&Sound America.

International Reception
On the evening of June 15th, international attendees and exhibitors from all around the globe are invited to relax and unwind at this popular reception. This free event, sponsored by Soundtube Entertainment, provides an opportunity to meet international colleagues, make global connections and partake of drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the end of the show floor’s opening day.

PAMA Manufacturers’ Forum Panel
The Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance will be presenting a discussion on the future of audio networking at 9 a.m. on June 16th. Moderated by Pro Sound News, this session provides the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the future of interoperability.

Standards and Best Practices Plenary Session

Learn more about the standards and best practices that are being developed by InfoComm volunteers. Stay with us after the Show for a complimentary session on Saturday, June 18, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The event, which includes lunch, is an ideal way to learn about how these programs are furthering the industry and for learning how to join the hundreds of current standards and best practices volunteers. To register for InfoComm 2011, visit www.infocommshow.org. InfoComm 2011 is supported by platinum sponsors Christie Digital, Cisco, Crestron and Extron and gold sponsors Peerless and Polycom.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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