2020 Call For Presenters

Submission Deadline: Sept. 30, 2019

Share your expertise, connect with peers and customers, and advance your company and personal profile: submit a session to the InfoComm 2020 Call for Presenters (CFP). 

InfoComm is the largest event in North America focused on the pro-AV Industry with 1,000 exhibitors, thousands of products, and 44,000 attendees from 110 countries. Alongside the dazzling array of pro-AV products, InfoComm is an incredible forum of ideas. By submitting to the InfoComm Call for Presentations, you’re contributing to the conversation and the growth of the AV industry.  

"InfoComm is the only place you can go to debate the future of the pro-AV industry, explore real world case studies, find an expert on any aspect of a system, and practice the skills required to build that future yourself. This learning and networking opportunity is made possible by the expertise, thought leadership and challenging questions offered by the subject matter experts who submit to the Call for Presentations."
-Rachel Bradshaw, Director, Program Design, AVIXA 

Before submitting, please review our suggested topics. Submissions about suggested topics will receive preference in the selection process.

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Session Types

AVIXA is currently accepting proposals for the following session types:

  • Presentations – the audience will learn something new or be inspired to think differently.
  • Case study panels – the audience learns about a real-world application from a variety of perspectives.
  • Roundtable discussions – participants exchange ideas and learn from each other.
  • Hands-on labs – participants practice a new skill.
  • Problem-solving workshops – participants connect with fellow practitioners over shared interests.

FAQs

Q: What information do I need to submit a session? 
A: It depends on the session type. Download a preview of the questions we’ll ask so you can prepare your session in advance.

Q: How will AVIXA decide if my proposal is selected? 
A: Sessions are evaluated by AVIXA staff, the Content & Learning Steering Committee, and a group of volunteer subject matter expert reviewers. Recommendations for inclusion are based on proposal quality, presenter/facilitator expertise, alignment with suggested topics, and suitability for the InfoComm audience.  Final acceptance is also dependent on space availability and proposal uniqueness. High-quality proposals that aren’t accepted for InfoComm 2020 may be offered the opportunity to participate in a different AVIXA content program. 

Q: When will I hear whether my proposal is selected? 
A: Mid-December 

Q: How good are my odds of acceptance? 
A: The InfoComm Call for Presentations is very competitive: less than 25% of submissions are selected. You can improve your odds by submitting a session on one of our suggested topics, giving detailed answers on the CFP, and proofreading your submission carefully.  

Q: Can I discuss specific products or brands in my session? 
A: This is a fine line: excluding manufacturer’s training sessions, InfoComm sessions cannot promote the products or services of any specific company. They also shouldn’t deride any specific vendor. However, it is permissible to use specific products as examples or for the purpose of hands-on practice. Just be sure you’re using those examples in support of concepts that apply regardless of brand or product. When possible, use examples from multiple vendors to avoid the perception of bias. 

Q: I have an idea for a session, but I haven’t confirmed the availability of all the presenters/panelists. Can I submit? 
A: Yes. Be aware, though, that you will have to work quickly to obtain final confirmation from all speakers if your submission is selected. Participants have about two weeks to accept or decline the invitation. If they fail to confirm in this time period, the session will be dropped and the time slot offered to an alternate. 

Q: What are the benefits of presenting at InfoComm? 
A: You mean besides supporting the industry you love? All volunteer speakers receive complimentary registration for InfoComm 2020, including a free Seminar & Workshop package. You’ll be invited to the exclusive Speaker Workshop & Reception at the show.  You’ll have access to the speaker lounge throughout the show, with lineless badge pickup and complimentary coffee, snacks and wi-fi. Speakers who aren’t employed by exhibitors may also be eligible for travel benefits.  

Q: I’m still confused. Is there a human being I can talk to about how to submit? 
A: There is! Contact Katherine Harvey, Manager, Program Design at kharvey@avixa.org.  You can also call her at +1.703.279.2176  from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday.

Why You Should Submit a Session

Submission Deadline: Sept. 30, 2019

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Submissions for Manufacturers’ Training will open in October 2019 and close on April 15, 2020, and will only be open to InfoComm 2020 exhibitors.