Content Themes and Audiences

CFP is Open!

Interested in leading a session at InfoComm 2018? Read about the topics we're looking for below, then submit your session via our CFP website.

CONTENT THEMES

In addition to sessions on core AV, live event production, design, emerging technologies, and networked AV, we are also looking for sessions related to the themes below.

Integrated Life

Smart buildings. Smart homes. The rise of networked devices and data analytics creates an opportunity to interconnect and personalize commercial and residential experiences. Integrated Life is the idea that AV systems, by spanning users’ entire lives, can make those lives measurably better – if the systems in question recognize the users and support them without invading their privacy or creating new hassles.

We’re looking for design seminars, case studies and strategic approaches spanning residential and commercial. We’re also seeking technical sessions exploring topics like using data and analytics to enable integrated experiences, securing information in an increasingly connected world and more. Submit sessions about:

  • Residential system design
  • Using data to drive automation
  • How technology-enabled personalization improves user experiences
  • AV that improves users’ quality of life
  • Creating usable systems and driving adoption

Tell us that, and we’ll see you in the InfoComm 2018 Speakers’ Lounge.

Read more about Integrated Life.

End User Outcomes

InfoComm is also seeking sessions that explore AV's strategic impact for the industry's customers. We're looking for case studies and forward-thinking presentations that demonstrate how AV can help an organization be smarter, nimbler, more effective, and wider reaching. We're also looking for leaders who can help AV service providers put their customers' goals at the center of all their processes.

  • Case studies that emphasize how AV systems supported improved business outcomes or the fulfillment of strategic goals for the end user
  • Technology applications that make people better at their jobs or to free them from menial tasks
  • Design seminars that focus on discovering end user needs and providing solutions
  • Design seminars that explore multiple approaches to satisfying particular end customer goals

VERTICAL MARKET FOCUSES

We have a very strong presence from higher education and corporate end users at the show. For InfoComm 2018, we also aim to expand our content offering for the following vertical audiences:

  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Finance
  • Sports/Entertainment
  • Transportation

Sessions featuring case studies, design principles, or application best practices relating specifically to these verticals will receive special consideration.

HOT TOPICS

Here were our 20 most popular sessions in 2017:

Audio

  • Audio System Gain Structure, Levels, and Metering
  • Audio Signal Processing Basics
  • Acoustics for Conferencing and Collaboration Spaces

Control

  • Understanding the User Experience: What Makes Technology User-Friendly?

Design

  • Case Study: Videoconferencing, Collaboration, and BYOD for Every Space and Budget
  • Understanding EDID: It's Not a Troubleshooting Tool; It's a Design Element

Emerging Technologies

  • AV in an IT World: Emerging Trends, New Technologies
  • Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Voice Control in Presentation and Collaborative Environments
  • Future Technologies: The Inside Scoop from Silicon Valley

IT and Networking

  • AV over IP: This Is Your Future
  • Real World AV Networking - Just the IP Stuff You MUST Know
  • Troubleshooting Networks
  • AVB/TSN - The Evolution of Ethernet and IP for Audio, Video and Beyond
  • AV/IT Convergence: Embrace It!

Technology Management

  • Managing AV Standards
  • Creating Your Team's AV Training Plan
  • AV Support Fundamentals

Unified Communications and Collaboration

  • Cutting the Cord - The New Breed of Wireless Presentation Systems
  • The Huddle Room Explosion: Finding the Right Solution for Your Space