InfoComm 2017


Designers and Architects

Designers and Architects

Think architecture and audiovisuals don’t mix? Think again. This page is loaded with AV education and training essential to architects during the project building process. Gain knowledge on design must-do’s, upcoming tech trends and project solutions that will enhance your architectural expertise.

Designers and architects from these firms attended the show last year:

4b Technology Group

Affiliated Engineers

Arora Engineers


Burns & McDonnell

Callison RKTL

Cannon Design

Cator Ruma & Associates

Cerami & Associates

Charles M. Salter Associates


DWL Architects + Planners

Environmental Systems Design



Heapy Engineering

JBA Consulting Engineers

Kiewit Engineering and Design

Kimley-Horn and Associates

KLH Engineers

Leo A. Daly


Newcomb & Boyd

Schmidt Associates

Shen Milsom Wilke


Syska Hennessy Group

Thorburn Associates


Veneklasen Associates

Walt Disney Imagineering

Westlake Reed Leskosky

Ziegler Cooper Architects


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Experience Design Tours

You don’t want to miss this. Designed specifically for architects and creative-minded professionals, these tours will explore the InfoComm show floor through the lens of how new technologies can empower you to create moving experiences.

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This full-day conference will be held on Tuesday, June 13 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, directly across from the convention center. It includes breakfast, lunch and a cocktail reception.

Education and Training

Three Day Pre-Show Courses

AV Design Level 1: Environment

Anyone who reads, works with or creates AV designs knows the challenges of meeting clients’ needs. Find out how to use measurement tools, calculations, and industry best practices to expand your knowledge of the design process to create drawings, specifications and performance criteria.

Designing and Troubleshooting Audio Conferencing Systems
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Wednesday, June 14

Learn how to design, install, and troubleshoot audio conferencing systems with acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) using real examples and audio files.

Design of Effective Audio Systems for Conference and Meeting Rooms
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Thursday, June 15

Learn how to ensure speech clarity when designing a meeting or conference room audio system. This session will cover microphone placement, speaker coverage and location, room acoustics and noise control.

Acoustics for Conferencing and Collaboration Spaces
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Friday, June 16

Learn how acoustics and audio design affect the systems and the users in conferencing and collaboration environments. Explore target criteria and design options, and how to identify and address acoustical issues before they become user issues.


Environmental Design for Higher Education: Creating Effective Learning Spaces
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. | Wednesday, June 14

This presentation will outline the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Teaching Learning and Technology Committee’s change in how the university approaches classroom redesign.

Integrating Technology Into Spaces and Furnishings
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Thursday, June 15

This session will reveal the key accessories and construction methods for better cable management, power distribution, and heat dissipation. Avoid common mistakes and find the process sequence that results in the cleanest outcome.

Eliminating Design Defects Before the Build
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Thursday, June 15

Learn to use a design review checklist to ensure your new systems will meet your needs. Walk through essential tools, such as an EDID plan, and explore the benefits of systematic design review.

Digital Signage

Creating an Everlasting Impression Using Video Walls: A Case Study
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. | Thursday, June 15

Create a truly immersive video wall experience. This session explores a field deployment displaying 18K content and incorporating real-time, augmented reality interactivity to leave an everlasting impression on visitors.

Emerging Technology

AV in an IT World: Emerging Trends, New Technologies
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Tuesday, June 13

Explore the emerging AV trends and technologies you should be paying attention to as we take a close look at the technology horizon.

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Voice Control in Presentation and Collaborative Environments
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Wednesday, June 14

Look at how AR, VR and voice control may find their way into the corporate, higher education, retail, and other professional market verticals.

Future Technologies: The Inside Scoop From Silicon Valley
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Thursday, June 15

Get a glimpse of the jaw-dropping innovations that will soon be reality. Don't miss secrets from leading Silicon Valley researchers, CEOs, venture capitalists, anthropologists and business consultants.

3D Printing in AV
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. | Friday, June 16

Learn the basics of 3D printing. Participants will be introduced to a design for a 3D printer that can be built around a DLP video projector.

Technology Management

Classroom Design and Management to Reduce Costs and Increase Uptime and Usability
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Thursday, June 15

The University of Central Florida’s Office of Instructional Resources (OIR) recently became responsible for centrally supporting and maintaining all 500+ of UCF’s integrated multimedia spaces. Learn how OIR met this challenge and turned it into opportunity to improve system design and usage while reducing cost of ownership.

A Phased Approach to Classroom AV System Design and Installation Management
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Thursday, June 15

Explore each phase of a classroom AV system installation project. Examine the stakeholders, steps, and deliverables of each stage, focusing on classroom installations throughout.

Unified Communications and Collaboration

Workspaces of Tomorrow
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Wednesday, June 14

Discover new work environments and policies for “smarter working” and how they change office and collaboration system designs.

Touch and Collaborate: Interactive Displays as the Industry’s Latest Craze
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Thursday, June 15

Examine how new entrants are driving exponential growth in the interactive display market and find out how these products work and are managed within an organization.

The Huddle Room Explosion: Finding the Right Solution for Your Space
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Thursday, June 15

Explore best practices for selecting huddle room technology. Our panelists will lay out the benefits, risks, and applications approaches ranging from BYOD to complete solutions.





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