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Focus on Lighting and Staging at InfoComm 06

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InfoComm 06 is going to be the place to be for lighting and staging solutions and education this spring, June 3-9, 2006, in Orlando. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of InfoComms Rental & Staging Council, the Show has a significant selection of seminars, courses and special events catering to the R&S community.

The InfoComm Rental & Staging Council is playing a major role in the Super Tuesday seminars on June 6 with six-hour blocks of pre-show instruction in staging operations and leadership. Super Tuesdays Management Track will cover topics such as Everyday Financial
Analysis, Human Resource Management and Risk Management. In the Operations Track, choose from Leadership for Supervisors, Logistics for Staging Companies and other courses designed to improve your business skills. Sessions will be hosted by members of the Rental & Staging Council and taught by leading professionals.

InfoComm Academy will be conducting its world-class seminars at the Show including a three-day Institute for Professional Development. Sign up for the IPD and 06 classes in InfoComms rental and staging track with Sorting Loudspeakers and Array Arithmetic, Performance Venues, Wireless Microphones for Rental & Staging, The Anatomy of an Orlando Staging & Rental Event, Integrating Lighting Design and AV Services, Working Successfully with Labor, Power Distribution and much more. The Academy program will also include education sessions provided by the ESTA Foundation.

The InfoComm 06 Exhibit Hall at the Orange County Convention Center offers over 10,000 products including professional audio, entertainment and architectural lighting, staging, rigging and displays in action. Get up close to the latest audio technology at InfoComms Audio Demo Rooms, powered by some of the industrys top audio equipment manufacturers such as Harman Pro Group, Renkus-Heinz, Tannoy and Telex Communications among others.

The popular Lighting & Staging Pavilion returns with support from Lighting&Sound America and PLASA. Over 50 exhibitors in the pavilion include Creative Stage Lighting, Digital Projection, Element Labs, High End Systems, Lightronics, Philips, Rose Brand, Show Distribution, Techni-Lux, and others.

The Large Venue Display Gallery, the only gallery of its kind in the world, features high-definition, high-resolution display and projection solutions for stadiums, concerts and corporate events in one convenient viewing location. The Gallery at InfoComm 06 is being managed by Extron Electronics, providing the technical engineering support, source material production and project management under the direction of Steve Somers, V.P. of Engineering at Extron.

In 2006, InfoComm is again teaming up with its host city for technology tours of area attractions and facilities. Take a behind-the-scenes look at Cirque du Soleils La Nouba, and see how the resident show is brought to life at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

Enjoy the company of colleagues at the well-attended Rental & Staging Forum, hosted by InfoComms Rental & Staging Council. Industry professionals share solutions and provide insight on trends and business practices in the industry.
This years special opening event on June 6 will feature a standout sound, lighting and video reinforcement system courtesy of Barco and Telex, as well as a performance by national recording artists, The Smithereens, and the comedy of the Raspyni Brothers.

Registration for InfoComm 06 is scheduled to open in February 2006. Go to for the latest information.


Rental & Staging Technology at InfoComm

The rental and staging market will be well represented (in addition to the Rental & Staging Awards) at InfoComm. The Rental Staging Council Meeting will be held on June 6, Super Tuesday. (Last years Rental Staging Council Forum featured a state of the art audience response system from Meridia Audience Response Services, and some of the results of immediate audience polling on hot topics was surprising.) Also on Super Tuesday, a special Rental & Staging Management & Operations course will be held. Don Guzauckas, Jr, of the HB Group, Inc., and Tom Stimson, of Alford Media Services, under the auspices of the InfoComm Rental and Staging Council, will present a Super Tuesday with something for everyone. Tracks are available for management and operations separately so the content will be relevant to your job. A joint session starts the day. Then, Management Track topics will include: Everyday Financial Analysis; Human Resource Management; Risk Management. Operations Track topics

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Rental & Staging Heats up InfoComm

Tom Stimson of Alford Media, chairman of the ICIA Rental & Staging Council, hosted what was billed as the largest panel ever held at a Council meeting, the opening day of InfoComm.

Rental & Staging Awards

Rental & Staging Systems magazine, together with the InfoComm International, Inc., is now accepting entries for the 2006 Rental & Staging Systems Awards.

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Rental & Staging Systems Awards Presented at InfoComm

The winners of the second annual Rental & Staging Systems Awards were presented at ICIAs smash-hit AV Communications Excellence Awards Banquet, June 8 at InfoComm. The Awards Banquet, a sold-out, high-profile event at InfoComm, enabled more than 500 AV professionals to celebrate the success of leaders and pioneers in the industry. The success of the banquet (held the night prior to the opening of the show floor) was a great kick-off to InfoComm, and a chance for the industry to honor their peers.

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Rental & Staging Systems Awards Presented at InfoComm

Rental & Staging Systems magazine and the International Communications Industries Association, Inc., (ICIA), presented the third annual Rental & Staging Systems Awards at the AV Communications Excellence Awards Banquet June 7, 2005, at InfoComm, the largest tradeshow for the professional audiovisual industry.

Rental & Staging Forum at InfoComm

David Keene- The Staging market is back strong this year, and no more was this more evident than the InfoComm Rental & Staging Forum that took place yesterday at the InfoComm show in Orlando. The annual Forum, hosted again this year by Tom Stimson, and kicked off by Rental & Staging Council Chair Janne' Mumm

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InfoComm AV Awards Banquet

The third annual AV Awards Banquet returns to InfoComm 2006 in Orlando, and will cap off Super Tuesday as AV professionals celebrate the success of leaders in the industry, in both the installed AV and Rental & Staging markets.