InfoComm International Audiovisual (AV) Call for Presenters 2009

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Call for Presenters 2009

InfoComm 09
Orlando, Florida
June 13-19, 2009 Education — (Saturday - Friday)
June 17-19, 2009 Show Floor Open — (Wednesday - Friday)


Call for Presenters
Last day to submit for review — September 17, 2008
Notification of acceptance — January 2009

Submit Your Proposal Now

Course Content Course Parameters Speaker Benefits

Tours

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Call for Presenters
Introduction
The InfoComm International's Professional Education and Training Committee (PETC) announces its annual Call for Presenters. You are invited to participate in a conference that attracted thousands of registrations in 2008 in Las Vegas.

Dynamic speakers and presenters interested in leading InfoComm Academy classroom courses, InfoComm Exhibition workshops and seminars, and tours affiliated with the exhibition are invited to submit their proposal for participation. Presenting at InfoComm provides the opportunity to reach thousands of audiovisual professionals and buyers through InfoComm’s extensive marketing program. Your participation positions you and your company as an industry leader by sharing your expertise and knowledge to help raise the level of professionalism in the audiovisual industry around the world.

In 2009, InfoComm International plans to offer workshops and seminars in a variety of AV disciplines and technologies. The PETC is particularly interested in sessions about new technologies and their potential effect on the industry for the InfoComm 2009 conference.

Please note that InfoComm requires there be no product-specific sales pitches during your presentation so that the course, workshop or seminar is not slanted toward any one manufacturer or service provider.

Timeline
Last day to submit for review — September 17, 2008
Notification of acceptance — January 2009

Submit your proposal

Review process
PETC will review submitted proposals in October and notify presenters of their status no later than January 2009. New instructors may be asked to submit additional material and/or references, and may be required to attend presentation training events (online or clasroom).

Contact Information
If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact:

Bill Thomas
Education Programs Manager
InfoComm International
11242 Waples Mill Road Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703.279.6368
Fax: 703.278.8082
bthomas@infocomm.org
www.infocomm.org/

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Course Content
InfoComm International offers a variety of audiovisual courses for industry professionals and technology users.

  1. InfoComm International's Professional Education and Training Committee (PETC) is particularly interested in sessions about emergent technologies and their potential effect on the industry.
  2. InfoComm International offers educational programs that are not slanted toward any one manufacturer or product. Sales pitches cannot be part of any InfoComm Academy educational program.

To help attendees find the right programs, courses are divided into topics and job tasks corresponding to CTS, CTS-I, and CTS-D professional requirements. Tasks are divided into content areas (domains) based on extensive anaysis by AV subject matter experts. You are encouraged to indicate which tasks your proposal will address.

The Course Topics Include:

  • Audio
  • Display
  • Control
  • Distribution
  • Conferencing
  • Design
  • IT
  • Presentations
  • Rental/Hire & Staging
  • Business/Management
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Tech Manager
  • Best Practices
  • Project Management
  • Applied Technology
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Job Task Content Areas Include:

CTS Content Areas (by domain and task)

  • Domain A: Creating AV Solutions
    • Task 1: Conduct site survey
    • Task 2: Gather customer information
    • Task 3: Evaluate site environment (acoustics, lighting, seating, finishing, etc.)
    • Task 4: Recommend changes to site environment (acoustics, lighting, seating, finishing, etc.)
    • Task 5: Develop a functional AV scope
    • Task 6: Design AV solutions
    • Task 7: Sell AV solutions
    • Task 8: Conduct vendor selection process
    • Task 9: Market AV technologies
    • Task 10: Provide AV solutions
  • Domain B: Operating AV Solutions
    • Task 1: Operate AV solutions
    • Task 2: Conduct maintenance activities
    • Task 3: Manage AV solutions/operations
  • Domain C: Conducting AV Management Activities
    • Task 1: Manage (project manager) AV projects
    • Task 2: Evaluate AV personnel competencies
    • Task 3: Conduct estimating activities
    • Task 4: Conduct purchasing activities
    • Task 5: Conduct job costing activities
  • Domain D: Servicing AV Solutions
    • Task 1: Troubleshoot AV solutions
    • Task 2: Repair AV solutions

CTS-D Content Areas (by domain and task)

  • Domain A: Conducting Pre-Installation Activities
    • Task 1: Review audiovisual project documentation
    • Task 2: Conduct technical site survey
    • Task 3: Prepare for audiovisual installation
    • Task 4: Evaluate overall facility conditions
    • Task 5: Maintain tools and equipment
    • Task 6: Prepare site for installation
  • Domain B: Conducting Site Rough-In/First-Fix
    • Task 1: Deinstallation of existing equipment/cabling
    • Task 2: Pull cable
    • Task 3: Mount substructure
  • Domain C: Installing Audiovisual Systems
    • Task 1: Conduct off-site fabrication
    • Task 2: Prepare audiovisual rack
    • Task 3: Wire the audiovisual equipment rack
    • Task 4: Distribute audiovisual equipment
    • Task 5: Mount audiovisual equipment
    • Task 6: Terminate cables
    • Task 7: Configure network attached components (ISDN, IP, POTS, etc.)
    • Task 8: Load control programs
    • Task 9: Test the audiovisual equipment
    • Task 10: Calibrate audiovisual equipment
  • Domain D: Perform Systems Close Out
    • Task 1: Demonstrate to client or client's representative that system performs to specifications
    • Task 2: Obtain project completion sign-off from client or client's representative
    • Task 3: Provide training on equipment operation
  • Domain E: Conducting Ongoing Project Responsibilities
    • Task 1: Perform site clean-up
    • Task 2: Complete daily progress reports
    • Task 3: Coordinate with other contractors
    • Task 4: Conduct field engineering
    • Task 5: Repair audiovisual systems
    • Task 6: Maintain AV systems

CTS-I Content Areas (by domain and task)

  • Domain A: Conducting Pre-Installation Activities
    • Task 1: Review audiovisual project documentation
    • Task 2: Conduct technical site survey
    • Task 3: Prepare for audiovisual installation
    • Task 4: Evaluate overall facility conditions
    • Task 5: Maintain tools and equipment
    • Task 6: Prepare site for installation
  • Domain B: Conducting Site Rough-In/First-Fix
    • Task 1: Deinstallation of existing equipment/cabling
    • Task 2: Pull cable
    • Task 3: Mount substructure
  • Domain C: Installing Audiovisual Systems
    • Task 1: Conduct off-site fabrication
    • Task 2: Prepare audiovisual rack
    • Task 3: Wire the audiovisual equipment rack
    • Task 4: Distribute audiovisual equipment
    • Task 5: Mount audiovisual equipment
    • Task 6: Terminate cables
    • Task 7: Configure network attached components (ISDN, IP, POTS, etc.)
    • Task 8: Load control programs
    • Task 9: Test the audiovisual equipment
    • Task 10: Calibrate audiovisual equipment
  • Domain D: Perform Systems Close Out
    • Task 1: Demonstrate to client or client's representative that system performs to specifications
    • Task 2: Obtain project completion sign-off from client or client's representative
    • Task 3: Provide training on equipment operation
  • Domain E: Conducting Ongoing Project Responsibilities
    • Task 1: Perform site clean-up
    • Task 2: Complete daily progress reports
    • Task 3: Coordinate with other contractors
    • Task 4: Conduct field engineering
    • Task 5: Repair audiovisual systems
    • Task 6: Maintain AV systems

If you would like more detailed information about the content areas, please email icacademy@infocomm.org


Course Parameters

Type of Course

  • 1.5 hour seminar
  • 2 hour seminar
  • 4 hour workshop
  • 4 hour computer lab
  • 1 day classroom
  • 2 day classroom
  • 3 day classroom

Course Difficulty Level

  • Basic
    • Course covers introductory concepts, terms, and nomenclature for this topic
    • Students need little or no prior knowledge or hands-on/application experience with this topic
    • Students with intermediate knowledge of this topic may find the content useful as a refresher.
    • Stepping stone to intermediate level.
  • Intermediate
    • Students should have 1+ yrs of hands-on/application experience with this topic
    • Students who have some advanced experience may find the content useful as a refresher
    • Students have a solid working knowledge and vocabulary of this topic
  • Advanced
    • Students should have 2 years or more of hands-on/application experience with this topic
    • Students should have a comprehensive grasp of theory and concepts
    • Students should have already completed significant other training in this topic
    • Students should actively be working in area or have previously taken the intermediate courses in the topic.

Expected Course Materials
Presenters are expected to provide an electronic presentation for each session for distribution to students attending the course. These materials are due no later than April 10, 2009.

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Speaker Benefits
As an InfoComm speaker, you will have an opportunity to attend education seminars, relax and prepare for your education sessions in the speaker lounge, and receive renewal units for presenting with us.

Speaker Ribbons
As a presenter you will receive a speaker ribbon along with a speaker badge, recognizing you as an InfoComm Speaker.

Speaker Lounge
Check your email, have a cup of coffee, relax or find any help you may need to make your presentation successful in the Speaker Lounge.

Access to Education Sessions
Your Speaker badge and ribbon will provide you access to all InfoComm Academy education sessions that are NOT sold out. Register for these classes using a special VIP code, distributed to all speakers by June 1, 2009.

EduBucks
As a way of saying thank you for all of your time and effort in both the preparation and presentation at InfoComm 2009, your company will be given 500 Edubucks for each of your speaking engagements.

Certification Renewal Units
As a way of recognizing all of your time and effort in both the preparation and presentation at InfoComm 2009, you will receive one RU per course hour taught plus one half RU for preparation per course hour.

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Tours
The power of the InfoComm experience is that it allies education with hands-on reinforcement on the show floor and in the environment. If you know of a facility in the Orlando area that you think would be of interest to the InfoComm audience, please contact Bill Thomas, Education Programs Manager, at 703.279.6368 or via email at bthomas@infocomm.org.

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