InfoComm open for registrations

Registrations are now open for InfoComm 2021, produced by AVIXA, which will take place from 23-29 October 2021 in Orlando.

AXIVA chief executive Dave Labuskes says that he’s excited to gather the pro AV industry together for InfoComm 2021, the first in-person event since the pandemic began: “There isn’t anything quite like the in-person experience of learning about new technology, making new business connections, and meeting up with longtime industry peers.

“Like countless other industries, pro AV has been affected in a multitude of ways by the pandemic – some negative, like the pause of live events, others positive, such as the dramatic adoption of video communications. At the show, we’ll explore the trends that emerged, and which will be long-lasting.”

InfoComm 2021 will spotlight the largest, fastest growing, and most critical solutions and technologies in the world of AV. Throughout the show floor at exhibitor booths and in education sessions, attendees can explore conferencing and collaboration; content, production, and streaming; digital signage, learning, live events, audio and much more.

One of the most prominent solutions talked about during the pandemic was conferencing and collaboration – which is forecast to generate $43.5 billion in 2021 globally and reach $49.9 in 2026, according to AVIXA’s latest market intelligence. InfoComm sessions will explore topics like designing flexible collaboration spaces, clear audio for conferencing, hybrid workspaces done right, and Bring Your Own Meeting (BYOM) systems.

Digital signage is another AV solution that has been top of mind during the pandemic. This solution has enabled businesses to maintain up-to-date messaging to their customers about health and safety procedures and traffic flow. To explore the digital signage world, the show will host the D=SIGN conference, in collaboration with the Digital Signage Federation (DSF).

InfoComm 2021 will also dive into content, production and streaming – a solution forecast to generate $30 billion globally in 2021 and reach $38.5 in 2026. Content, production and streaming media is the least impacted AV solution by COVID-19.

This is due to organisations building out their digital content – such as producing videos to keep customers engaged and streaming virtual events. InfoComm sessions will examine topics such as adding remote guests to live streams and automatic speech recognition and caption delivery.

InfoComm will also explore AV solutions for learning – K-12, higher education and corporate learning environments for remote learning or on campus. It’s no secret that the way people learn has changed rapidly in the last year and a half, and the AV industry has played a huge role in allowing educators and learners to adapt. InfoComm sessions will cover developing flexible institutional AV standards, automatic camera tracking for classrooms, and case studies such as New Jersey Institute of Technology turning 100 classrooms into hybrid learning environments.

“It’s been two years since InfoComm held and in-person show. The absence of that one week to gather to learn, network, and celebrate the world of AV has been felt across the industry,” AVIXA senior vice president of expositions and events Rochelle Richardson says.

“The AVIXA team cannot wait to arrive at the Orange County Convention Center in October and welcome back the AV industry to InfoComm.”

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