The education offering at next year’s ISE is expected to surpass previous years, thanks to growing audiences and greater depth of topics as well as the continuation of a free-to-attend scheme that will see delegates pay nothing for two sessions.
Trade association InfoComm International is now asking for anyone from the AV community to put themselves forward to develop content and present as part of the ISE 2015 Professional Development sessions.
“The fact that our professional development offering at ISE is drawing a wider audience than ever is great news for the global AV community,” commented Terry Friesenborg, chief global officer, InfoComm International. “It means that company representatives who successfully submit presentation topics can be assured of increased awareness before, during and after ISE 2015.”
InfoComm is looking for submissions in three different categories, with the closing date set as 31 July. The first is classed as ‘regular’ professional development seminars, which are targeted at AV professionals and are divided into three sub-categories: basic (delegates with little or no knowledge), intermediate (two-plus years' experience) and advanced (five-plus years' experience). All of these sessions will be 50 minutes in length, although longer durations will be considered.
The second composition of seminars will be the Special Sessions for Education Technology Managers, which made its debut at the 2014 show. As the name implies, these sessions are aimed at Technology Managers working in Higher Education, so topics will need to have content specific to this attendee type.
The final lot of sessions is called Master Class – a completely new offering set to be introduced at the 2015 show. Aimed at experienced AV professionals with perhaps 8-10 years' experience (or more), these in-depth technical or business-related sessions will be two hours in length and are expected to be attended by a more tightly focused group of highly skilled and informed delegates.
Company representatives interested in submitting suggestions for any or all of the above categories may do so using InfoComm's online Call for Presenters form. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2014.
“There's no better way to become acknowledged as an expert in your field than by leading an InfoComm Professional Development session, and no place to do that in front of a bigger and more diverse audience than ISE,” concluded Friesenborg.
“We are looking forward to hosting an unbeatable program in Amsterdam from 10–12 February 2015, and are looking forward to receiving the industry's suggestions for topics as we pursue our mission to provide class-leading education for the AV industry globally.”