FAIRFAX, VA – March 27, 2019 – The AVIXA™ Foundation will host its first-ever 5K Walk/Run at InfoComm 2019 on Fri., June 14 in Orlando, Fla. Proceeds from the 5K will go toward fulfilling the AVIXA Foundation’s mission of attracting and developing students for careers in AV.
The AVIXA Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization focused on cultivating a growing workforce on behalf of AVIXA. A new strategic plan developed by the AVIXA Foundation board focuses on communicating the career opportunities available in the AV industry, providing students with training to enable them to get their first job, and then connecting them with jobs in the AV industry.
The 5K Walk/Run will kick off Friday morning before the show floor opens at the North/South building of the Orange County Convention Center. The top three women and top three men for best race times will receive awards. In addition, groups of five or more individuals can register as a team and compete for the Best Team Spirit Award.
“InfoComm is such a great time every year. The AV community assembles for a week of exploring new technologies and solutions, learning from each other, and celebrating how AV impacts our lives,” said Heidi A. Voorhees, MBA, CAE, Chief Operating Officer, AVIXA, and Executive Director of the AVIXA Foundation. “We’re excited to bring another fun, social experience to the week’s lineup: our first 5K Walk/Run. Participants will not only get their strides in, they’ll support the Foundation’s new and focused efforts to develop future AV professionals.”
The AVIXA Foundation 5K Walk/Run is produced in partnership with rAVe Publications and sponsored by Crestron, Epson, NEC, and Synnex. To learn more and register, visit infocommshow.org/5K.
InfoComm 2019 will be held June 8-14 (exhibits June 12-14) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Registration is now open at infocommshow.org. InfoComm 2019 is sponsored by Presenting Show Partner Samsung, Strategic Show Partners Blackmagic Design and Crestron, and Supporting Show Partner Epson.
InfoComm is the largest technology exhibition and conference in North America focused on the pro-AV industry. The show currently ranks as the 28th largest in the United States by Trade Show Executive and 30th largest in the United States by Trade Show News Network. InfoComm is part of a global alliance of trade shows produced by AVIXA and its partners, including Integrated Systems Europe, Beijing InfoComm China, Chengdu InfoComm China, InfoComm India, InfoComm Southeast Asia, InfoComm Brasil, InfoComm Colombia, InfoComm Mexico, Integrated Systems Russia, and Integrate.
About the AVIXA Foundation
The AVIXA Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization focused on cultivating a growing workforce on behalf of AVIXA. The Foundation has recently begun developing global campaigns and programs to increase the awareness of AV as a career and develop the next generation of the AV professionals. The Foundation does so by creating awareness of opportunities abound through a career in the global AV industry, enabling potential and emerging professionals through skills training, scholarships, and scholastic support, and developing a bridge between the industry and those who want to become AV professionals. With the help of AVIXA members and the entire industry, the Foundation will help build a future with a diverse, skilled workforce eager to take on the challenge of creating integrated AV experiences around the world. More information is available at avixa.org/foundation.