InfoComm ‘WOWs’ on Day One -

InfoComm ‘WOWs’ on Day One

Publish date:

Outside the Orange County Convention Center, welcoming the expected 35,000 attendees for InfoComm15, is a colorful one-word greeting that says it all — WOW. Thus the feeling this year’s show inspires in its aim to create exceptional experiences at every step: from the excited buzz on the show floor as cutting-edge technologies are unveiled to the informed appraisals of trends and techniques as heard in hundreds of classes offered here to the fellowship the immersive InfoComm experience encourages among attendees, be they first timers or veterans.

InfoComm’s leadership has worked tirelessly for the last year to prepare for this week, all the while carefully considering the multiple factors it takes to make these days meaningful in every respect.

“We’ve been working on that for the entire attendance experience,” says David Labuskes, executive director and CEO, InfoComm International. “For our classroom and education offerings we've revamped and enhanced more areas.”

Keeping the technologies consistent throughout the education and training sessions was key to helping create the experience, Labuskes explains. The same concept was utilized on the show floor, where attendees can experience the latest technologies and solutions close up.

“It's this sensory overload experience that affects even the most seasoned attendees,” he says.

Leading up to the show opening yesterday, Labuskes says the biggest buzz surrounded InfoComm’s new drone programs, with training sessions and a pavilion on the show floor.

“We have over a dozen training sessions on that, with over 100 people registered for each. It’s standing room only,” Labuskes adds. “Clearly we're new stuff junkies.”

The Women of InfoComm breakfast is also expected to make a splash this year. Since it started two years ago, this event, meant to empower and support the women in the industry, has grown from 35 attendees to more than 200 registered. “This is something we’re really excited about,” says Labuskes. “The momentum is just so cool to me.”

Finally, Labuskes says the Innovation Showcase is sure to add to the experience this year.

“The Innovations Showcase gives the opportunity for early-stage companies to bring their innovations to the show floor in a way that’s less of an investment for them, but beneficial for the entire industry.”

Get all the latest social news and views about InfoComm curated live by the editors of SCN, AV Technology, and AVNetwork at


Image placeholder title

New Mini Pavilions Bring ‘Neighbors’ to InfoComm

Adding to the success of InfoComm’s themed pavilions, new “mini” tech pavilions have popped up on the floor this year, highlighting three key industries that are integrating more and more with the AV world: digital content creation, education technology, and security solutions.

Image placeholder title

What to Expect at InfoComm 2015

For the AV professional, the anticipation of InfoComm is like that first hill before the drop on a rollercoaster—we work tirelessly to prepare our presentations, show booths, training sessions, all for one week of excitement that seems to end as soon as it begins.

Sounds Good: A Look At InfoComm’s Audio

Back for another year, 17 leaders in the audio industry are showcasing their latest products in the audio demos rooms, set up on levels 1 and 2. Demonstrations run every other hour, and each company lists demo times outside the room.

InfoComm15’s Grand Opening

Wednesday morning’s ribbon cutting ceremony marked InfoComm’s official welcome of attendees to the technology trade show’s most successful iteration.

ISE 2010 Wows AV Industry

amsterdam, the netherlands— Achieving the highest attendee total in the event’s seven-year history, Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2010 attracted 28,489 attendees to the Amsterdam RAI February 2-4. The total represents a 14.4 percent increase from last year’s total of 24,912, which was itself a record. Those atten