Walking the Walk: InfoComm 2019 Education Spaces Designed to Enhance Learning Experiences

FAIRFAX, VA – May 30, 2019 – AVIXA™ will host more than 200 education sessions at InfoComm 2019, June 8-14 in Orlando, Fla., in classrooms designed to exemplify how content, space, and technology work together to create integrated experiences. To achieve this, AVIXA’s education program developers worked closely with the its standards conformance officers to ensure the rooms comply with relevant AV standards. In addition, they’ve tailored rooms to complement the types of presentations, workshops, and forums taking place.

“Every space tells a story,” said Rachel Bradshaw, Director of Program Design, AVIXA. “When AV plays an important role, it’s crucial for the system to perform exquisitely. Even if you don’t have an audience of AV professionals, attendees notice bad AV and lose interest in the content. That’s why we invested time and resources to ensure the AV in the InfoComm classrooms meets our AV standards.”

AVIXA’s standards conformance officers visited the Orange County Convention Center to assess rooms and understand ambient noise levels, needed sound reinforcement, projector requirements, lighting adjustments, and other space conditions. During final preparations for the show, a team of AVIXA staff and volunteers will work together onsite to verify that every InfoComm 2019 classroom complies with the Display Image Size for 2D Content in Audiovisual Systems (DISCAS) and Projected Image System Contrast Ratio standards.

In addition to lecture rooms, AVIXA created three other types of learning spaces for different content delivery.

“AVIXA designed different types of rooms to match the various styles of sessions at the show,” Bradshaw continued. “Some sessions are more interactive and others very hands-on, and the environments need to cater to those activities.”

For sessions designed to facilitate open discussion, AVIXA has created a theater-in-the-round space, which will include ottomans and chairs in a circle, low but even lighting, and voice reinforcement in the form of Catchbox microphones. Because the room is intended for lively conversation, it won’t feature a display system.

Another learning space will include five large workstations, each with its own display, five chairs, shelving, and tools. This classroom is designed for attendees to work hands-on in small groups.

The show will also feature a “peer-to-peer” space, which is set up like a lounge. This space is intended for people to connect with each other. For example, the CTS® Study Lounge will be hosted in this room June 11-13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. People can come in to get one-on-one help from an AVIXA Staff Instructor or find someone to study with and use education resources. The space will also feature the “Now What?” workshops, which examine how to apply difficult new concepts to pro-AV careers.

AVIXA will host an interactive tour of the four different education spaces. Afterwards, attendees will participate in a discussion to evaluate how well the room design and technology contributed to the content delivery goals. The tour and discussion take place Thurs., June 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

InfoComm 2019 will be held June 8-14 (exhibits June 12-14) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Learn more at infocommshow.org.

InfoComm 2019 is sponsored by Presenting Show Partner Samsung, Strategic Show Partners Blackmagic Design and Crestron, and Supporting Show Partners Epson and Maxell Corporation of America.

About InfoComm
InfoComm is the largest technology exhibition and conference in North America focused on the pro-AV industry. The exhibition 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 AVIXA
AVIXA™ is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm trade shows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry. Established in 1939, AVIXA has more than 11,400 enterprise and individual members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, consultants, programmers, live events companies, technology managers, content producers, and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. AVIXA members create integrated AV experiences that deliver outcomes for end users. AVIXA is a hub for professional collaboration, information, and community, and is the leading resource for AV standards, certification, training, market intelligence, and thought leadership. Visit avixa.org.

 

 

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