NSCA 2012 Movers & Shakers (Group Pic)

2012 NSCA Movers & Shakers

Infocomm – New York AV Roadshow & Roundtable July 25th

Infocomm – New York AV Roadshow & Roundtable

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
10 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Metropolitan Pavilion
110 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011

InfoComm Members: Free
Non-Members: $25

For more information, contact Keith Myers at +1.703.279.2164 or kmyers@infocomm.org.

The AV Roadshow & Roundtable is a unique opportunity to attend two popular AV industry events in one day.

InfoComm International® is combining its Roundtable series with NewBay Media’s popular Rental & Staging Roadshow for the first ever AV Roadshow & Roundtable in New York on July 25. This new event will feature a Rental & Staging Business Keynote from Tom Stimson, CTS, and a Technology Presentation by André LeJeune, CTS, a lively integrator/consultant panel, and exclusive Manufacturers’ Training sessions. As always, there will be an open-floor Roundtable session where InfoComm members can voice their opinions and discuss industry issues and trends.

Visit Infocomm for more information.


Question: Your Thoughts on Infocomm12

Now that you have attended either attend Infocomm 2012, read reviews or both  I’d like to hear your opinions and observations on the Event?

  • Was there a lack of innovation in the products shown?
  • Was there a “Game Changer”?
  • Where you expecting  a bigger leap forward in a particular area such as VTC,  AVB, Projection, Consumer Product Integration, etc?
  • Was there something missing from the show in terms of classes or demos?
  • Did the show change for you in terms of networking?
  • Did anyone notice a more diverse crowd of IT, AV Managers, End-Users, AV, Broadcast and Designer Professional at the show?
  • Speak your mind!

I’d love to hear your thoughts.


Congratulations to the Women in AV for being recognized as NSCA Movers & Shakers 2012 (Video)

Published on Jun 19, 2012 by  on YouTube

Watch what members of the Women in AV Network planning board shared about being recognized as a NSCA 2012 Mover & Shaker.Kelly Perkins – Vaddio, Jennifer Willard – Judicial Council of California and Cory Schaeffer – Listen Technologies were recognized for their leadership and mentoring of women in the AV industry. Awards were presented at InfoComm 2012 on June 14.

To find our more about Women in AV visit:  www.womeninav.com


Listen Technologies: www.listentech.com

NSCA: www.nsca.org

Infocomm: www.infocomm.org



AV Week Podcast Live From InfoComm 2012 & some Gratitude!

Last week I was a guest on the AV Week podcast Live from InfoComm 2012.

Special thanks to:

Tim Albright, Dawn Meade, George Tucker, Matt D. Scott and Michael Drainer for having me on the show!

Click HERE to visit AVNation.tv

Part 2 of my InfoComm 2012 report at Corporate Tech Decisions

Click here to view the Article

Click to view the article at www.CorporateTechDecisions.com


Infocomm 2012 – The Vegas Parable

During my 4 days spent in the Las Vegas attending Infocomm 2012 I learned a couple things that I’d like to share. Consider this your Infocomm 2014 prerequisites (when it returns to Vegas):


  • Don’t make any appointments on the first 2 days! Chances are you or the person your meeting with will be late. Maybe its time to deploy the restaurant buzzer/coaster thing? My advice is to save appointments for the final day of the show when the crowds calm down.
  • Making of lists only work if you follow them. I made a list of booths more as a reminder.  Also Do not discredit the smaller out of the way booths !  Some really good products and services are tucked away at those booths.
  • Take extra cellphone batteries, a portable power strip and a separate camera (with a flash). If not you’ll spend more time sitting by your phone while it’s charging than on the Show Floor.
  • Refuse to take pre-printed product specs.  Go green. Zap a QR code or ask for the info on re-useable thumb drive. Or bring your own thumb drive and collect your products specs that way.
  • Get in early and leave an hour before everyone else does.  If not you’ll be waiting in New York City style cab lines. Only difference is that it’s 104 degrees… but don’t worry its dry heat!  Just ask the iguana looking for shade and a drink.
  • Get involved with Infocomm or NSCA or both. Getting involved in your industry and meeting your peers will give you a completely different take on the Show. Also take advantage of the classes, demo rooms and networking events. This too is another great way to enhance your convention experience.
  • Bring Cash and Credit Cards. Some Cabs only take cash or you’ll need cash to split a limo with 6 others. Also Food can and will be pricey.  Bring credit cards because you know you could always use another bill when you get back home.
  • The most important advice I could offer you:  While on a cross country flight home from Vegas to Jersey do not step in front of a 6’4 Professional Wrestler who’s shoulders are twice the width of the plane’s center isle , while he’s heading to the bathroom, just to say “Hi…Are you?” …. Just saying you may want to rethink that. 

    Remember what you do in Vegas will come back to you in form of Spam email. Thanks for swiping my badge everyone.





Infocomm Week 2012: See you next year (Pic)

Looking forward to InfoComm 2013

Infocomm Week 2012: Busy Day (Pic)

Infocomm 2012 – Great Day but I still have some work to do tonight before heading out.

Infocomm week 2012: Check out my new article at Corporate TechDecisions

Check out my latest Article on Corporate Techdecisions!


InfoComm Day 1: A CTS Perspective

Christopher Neto, CTS at InfoComm 2012