AVIXA Partners with HETMA to Bring Extensive Program to InfoComm 2023 for Higher Education Technology Managers

FAIRFAX, VA – April 3, 2023 – AVIXA has partnered with the Higher Education Technology Managers Alliance (HETMA) to bring a wide-ranging program for higher education technology managers to InfoComm 2023, which takes place June 10-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. HETMA will host education, networking events, and show floor tours and have a presence on the InfoComm trade show floor. 

“AV has played a critical role in enhancing the higher education space for decades. And in recent years, with the entrance of digital natives into colleges and universities and the surge of distance learning, AV is now more essential than ever,” said David Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD, Chief Executive Officer of AVIXA, producer of InfoComm. “HETMA does an exemplary job in bringing together higher education technology managers to advocate their work with key stakeholders to help deliver superior learning environments for teachers and students. AVIXA is proud to be a partner with HETMA and we’re looking forward to their big presence at InfoComm 2023 and future shows.”

Making its debut at InfoComm 2023 is the Higher Education Summit, presented by HETMA. On Tuesday, June 13, this half-day collaborative program will focus on the current AV and IT topics facing colleges and universities. The summit will follow the structure of a typical project lifecycle from initial inception through consulting, design, installation, and support, with attendees working in small groups to address challenges and discuss best practices. In addition, the program will review emerging technologies, the interrelationship between technology and pedagogy, and how to work within budget and time constraints while delivering appropriate AV solutions. 

For the first time, HETMA will have a booth on the InfoComm trade show floor where higher ed technology managers can converge. The booth will feature a HETMA Approved classroom, conference room area, and events space. All products on display have gone through the HETMA Approved program. The HETMA Approved program allows manufacturers to submit products for evaluations, where subject matter expert members install the equipment in live environments to test how it performs in accordance with the specs provided. Approved products are then listed as effective choices to install throughout higher education environments.

In addition, HETMA will host tours of the InfoComm trade show floor, focusing on technology for the higher education space. These tours will be curated and led by Joe Way, Director of Learning Environments at the University of Southern California; Chris Dechter, Manager of Instructional Technology at the University of Wyoming; and Larry Darling, Classroom Technology Manager for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

“Higher ed tech managers have always wanted a voice in the conversation in the AV world. The partnership between HETMA and AVIXA gives us a physical presence to the voice we’ve been asking for,” said Joe Way, Ph.D., CTS, Director of Learning Environments, Information Technology Services, University of Southern California, and Chair of HETMA. “As an advocacy group for higher education, HETMA is thrilled to have a presence at InfoComm where we can give content and support to higher education tech managers. AVIXA has been a major supporter of HETMA ever since day one, and we’re excited to grow this partnership.” 

The Higher Ed AV Awards ceremony will take place on Mon., June 12, at the Orlando Improv Theatre at Pointe Orlando. This awards program is dedicated to honoring the people, projects, and products that are advancing AV in the higher education space. Awards nominations will be accepted through April 30.

On Friday, June 16, HETMA will host its annual member meeting and banquet. This two-hour event is led town-hall style, with members sharing the successes of their respective HETMA initiatives. The new board and chairs are introduced, and the following year’s initiatives are announced.

To register for InfoComm 2023, visit www.infocommshow.org.  

InfoComm 2023 is sponsored by Strategic Partners Blackmagic Design and Crestron and Supporting Partner Shure Incorporated.

For ongoing conversations and news about InfoComm 2023, visit the InfoComm room on AVIXA Xchange, a unique community for the AV industry designed to connect thought leaders, industry-leading solution providers, and innovative manufacturers with AV solution seekers. 


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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 20,000 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.

HETMA is a recognized 501(c)3 advocacy organization focused on the higher education AV industry. The goal of HETMA is to raise awareness of technology issues unique to the higher education community by communicating with manufacturers, vendors, AV industry organizations, and higher education administrators on the needs and challenges that technology managers face. HETMA is also dedicated to providing educational and networking opportunities to our members so that we can empower and grow our influence as an industry through signature programs like our “HETMA Approved” products, manufacturer focus groups, DEI initiatives, and annual conference. Our belief is that all resources provided through HETMA should always be FREE to the higher ed community. We are by the higher ed vertical and for the higher ed vertical. Visit www.hetma.org for more information and member registration.

About InfoComm
InfoComm is the largest technology exhibition and conference in North America focused on the pro AV industry. The exhibition is produced by the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA), and currently ranks as the 28th largest trade show in the United States by Trade Show Executive. In addition, AVIXA and its partners produce a global portfolio of trade shows and conferences, including InfoComm China, Beijing; InfoComm India; InfoComm Southeast Asia; Integrate; and Integrated Systems Europe.