This week at Integrated Systems Europe, InfoComm International, co-owner of ISE and the leading trade association for the commercial AV industry, is hosting more than 80 professional development sessions, including a new series of hands-on Application Labs, a selection of half-day conferences and more.
ISE attendees can access any and all InfoComm education sessions using one pass. “We created a wide-ranging professional education programme for ISE 2017. From exploring emerging technology applications to looking at the evolution of the AV industry, there is something for every level of AV professional at the show,” said Pamela M Taggart, CTS, senior director of development Europe for InfoComm.
InfoComm’s Application Labs are two-hour sessions featuring instructor-led discussions digging into topics such as hacking and network traffic analysis. Each lab introduces attendees to specific applications and allows for hands-on experience. Attendees are paired with a learning partner and provided with a laptop for in-class activity. Other Application Lab topics include: Steerable AV Conferencing Microphones, Designing an AV/IT-Enabled Network, and What’s in That Wire? Dissecting the AV Connection: A Powerful Look at Bus Power. Find more at iseurope.org/infocomm-application-labs.
In addition, InfoComm is holding five conferences at the show to explore topics in depth. Each includes expert guest speakers sharing their insights and a panel discussion. The conference topics are:
• Creating a Smarter Campus (this afternoon), in co-operation with SCHOMS
• How AV Can Enhance the User Experience (this afternoon), in co-operation with the AV User Group
• Interfacing Between IT and AV (Thursday morning)
• The Future of Integration (Thursday afternoon)
• Cybersecurity: How to Help Customers Understand, Mitigate and Respond to Cyber Threats (Friday morning), a joint conference with CEDIA.
The MasterClass Programme takes the same format as that of 2016, covering in-depth topics with plenty of opportunity for hands-on activity. The sessions cover an array of pro-AV subjects, including video transport methods, communicating IT customers, advanced projection and more. Specific session titles can be found at iseurope.org/infocomm-masterclass-sessions.
The InfoComm FlashTracks are free, 20-minute presentations held throughout the four days of ISE at InfoComm stand 13-N100, in the RAI lobby near Halls 10 and 11. They are designed for AV professionals of all experience levels. Attendees hear about hot topics in the industry, including security against hackers, future trends in technology, Big Data, 4K and much more. For a list of free sessions, visit iseurope.org/infocomm-flashtrack-sessions.
InfoComm has made it easy to access all of its professional development education at ISE with an All Access Pass, which gets ISE attendees into all Application Labs, Conferences and MasterClasses. After purchasing the pass, pre-registration for sessions is not required and admissions is on a first-come, first-served basis.
“For ISE 2017, we wanted to make our educational programme more accessible than ever,” said Taggart. “We know that at a busy trade show like ISE, time is precious and plans can change. With the InfoComm All Access Pass, attendees can adopt a flexible approach to education and partake in as much of the programme as they want, when they want.”