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InfoComm Launches GovComm 2011 Exposition and Conference – Nov 1-2 in Washington DC

Fairfax, Virginia, USA   InfoComm International®, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual industry, is launching GovComm 2011, a professional audiovisual and information communications exposition and conference to be held November 1-2, 2011, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This two-day event is designed to serve Washington, D.C.-area technology managers, end-users and procurement officers in the government and military sectors. The event will feature exhibits, networking opportunities, education, manufacturers’ training and InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist testing.
 
“InfoComm is excited to deliver a highly-focused event addressing the unique communication needs of the government and military,” said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. “The government market represents a huge growth opportunity for the AV industry as net-centric AV solutions continue to evolve to meet today’s demanding applications. Through InfoComm’s world-class education and show management resources, GovComm 2011 will showcase the AV/IT solutions essential to effective government and military communications.”
GovComm 2011 will feature more than 100 leading manufacturers of digital signage, videoconferencing and telepresence, projection, display, 3D, control systems, audio, and AV networking technologies. These solutions are critical to supporting training, command and control, communications, presentations and other net-centric AV activities performed by the government and military.
The exhibit floor will be open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on both days. Each morning will feature a keynote speaker or panel discussion. Hour-long education classes held concurrently with the exhibits will be taught by experts from the world-renowned InfoComm Academy. Training will address collaborative communications in a secure environment and future technology trends, including secure AV; command and control display applications; videoconferencing and telepresence; AV system energy management; and sustainability issues. Additionally, product- and service-specific training sessions from manufacturers will be held on the show floor concurrent with the exhibits.
Government officials, procurement officers, IT managers, AV specialists, network managers, government contractors and others will be in attendance to evaluate new products and services from industry-leading manufacturers, obtain AV specific knowledge and skills through educational courses, learn directly from manufacturers through product- and service-specific training and network with peers.

About InfoComm International®InfoComm International is the international trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, 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 Europe and China. 

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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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