Call For Presenters

The InfoComm Call for Presenters is Now Closed

InfoComm speakers play an important role in moving the AV industry forward. We've invited industry insiders, thought leaders, innovators, and technology experts who work with AV to apply. Check back on this website to see the education schedule.

InfoComm 2024 Submissions are Closed

We encourage participants from all backgrounds to apply.

At InfoComm and across all AVIXA platforms, we seek to create and champion an environment of giving, sharing, and mutual respect; not only for our members, but in the pronounced way our mission touches the world. 
But we cannot do it alone. We need your participation and referrals because it is not a choice of expertise OR diversity: the diverse thought and experience of women, non-binary genders, Black, Indigenous, and all people of color expands our industry knowledge and represents a better future for our AV community.

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2024 Requested Topics

InfoComm’s training program is created by the pro AV industry, for the pro AV industry. More than 30 volunteers participate in education advisory groups to identify topics and trends that should be presented at InfoComm.  

Speakers should submit topics that align with their expertise; however, priority will be given to topics that fall in line with the requested sessions below. 


  • Audio Challenges of the Open Meeting Space  

  • Avoiding Wireless Mic Dropouts 

  • How to Design a Wireless Audio System 

  • Immersive Audio Technologies 

  • Practical Setting Up of a Basic Sound System 

Business & Project Management

  • Delivering Exceptional Customer Experience 

  • How to Create a Training Program 

  • Project Management for AV 

  • Recruiting and Hiring 

  • Upskilling Your Current Team 

Conferencing & Collaboration

  • Accessibility on Video Conferencing Platforms 

  • AI Technologies in the Workplace 

  • Conference Room Accessibility 

  • Conferencing/Collaboration Case Study 

  • Flexible Meeting and Conferencing Spaces 

  • How to Design a Conference Room 

  • Streaming for Corporate Environments 

  • Supporting Conference Rooms  

  • Supporting Videoconferencing

Content Production & Streaming

  • Sound for Performance Spaces 

  • Explaining Different IP Video Standards 

  • IP Control and Automation for Production 

  • Streaming Case Study 

  • Streaming Solutions on a Budget 

  • Lighting for Streaming

  • Next Generation Virtual Sets

Design & Integration 

  • Case Study on AR, VR or AI Applications for AV Projects 

  • Creating Meaningful Client-Based Performance Specifications 

  • Design with Purpose 

  • Environmental Considerations for AV Designs 

  • Impact of Supply Chain on Design 

  • Resolving Design Issues and Mistakes 

Digital Signage

  • Digital Signage Case Study 

  • Digital Signage Networking 

  • Digital Signage CMS Software 

Diversity & Inclusion 

  • Effective Diversity in Research and Development 

  • Designing Equitable Experiences  

  • Finding and Retaining Diverse Talent 

  • How to Implement DEI initiatives That Create Change 

Enterprise IT

  • AV Transport Protocols  

  • How to Design an AV over IP Network 

  • Network Security 

  • Network Switch Configuration 

Learning Spaces 

  • Classroom Design on a Budget 

  • Experiential Learning Spaces 

  • Hybrid Learning Experience Case Study 

  • How to Design a Classroom 

  • Streaming for Educational Environments 

  • Student Staffing 

Events & Entertainment

  • Contingency Planning for Live Events 

  • Environmental Considerations for Live Events 

  • How to Design Your Event for Maximum Audience Engagement 

  • Lighting for Touring and Temporary Live Events 

  • Production Workflow for Corporate Events 

Session Delivery Formats

InfoComm Education sessions and workshops are available for a fee and attended by over 2,000 industry professionals. The majority of accepted CFP submissions are presented in the InfoComm Education Program which offers over 100 vendor-neutral technical and professional training sessions with renewal unit credits. A small number of submissions are presented as workshops, which feature a smaller student-to-instructor ratio and more in-depth discussions.  

Show floor sessions at the Technology Innovation Stage, Xchange Live, and other areas are open to all InfoComm attendees for no charge. These sessions are curated by a production team and a small number of CFP submitters are invited to present a show floor session. 

The session type is driven by how you plan to deliver the session content. Will you be talking in front of an audience? Moderating a conversation? Leading them in practicing a skill? Submitters must select one session format during the application process. If our team thinks another format will work better, we will reach out. 

  • Presentation: Technical content delivered by one or two speakers with key tips, solutions, and takeaways. Includes time for audience Q&A. 

  • Panel: A discussion of a current trend or technology development from different perspectives with no more than 5 total speakers, including the moderator. Includes time for audience Q&A. 

  • Workshop: Combination of presented content followed by an activity facilitated by the content leader, where attendees discuss in small group discussions and/or participate in Q&A facilitated by the presenter so that learners can apply and share what they have learned. 

Learning Levels

Attendees interested in education and training have varying levels of knowledge on topics presented at InfoComm. Your topic should be tailored to InfoComm’s target audiences, including technology managers and end users as well as AV/IT designers, integrators, and engineers. 

Speakers should assume a basic understanding of industry knowledge and stipulate the level of proposed content session by indicating one of the topic knowledge levels below: 

  • Advanced – suitable for attendees with extensive experience in the topic area covered by the session. 
  • Intermediate – suitable for attendees with exposure and some experience in the topic area covered by the session.  
  • Beginner – suitable for attendees with little to no prior exposure to the topic area covered by the session.  

Submission Guidelines

InfoComm is searching for sessions that reflect thoughtful, creative, and data-driven case studies and presentations. Speakers should ensure that the submission content is relevant to the AV industry and its communities. When submitting topic(s), speakers should keep in mind that InfoComm attendees should walk away with action items, best practices, and creative ideas they can implement right away.  

  • InfoComm reserves the right to combine session abstracts or request changes to the session scope and format to ensure the balance of the education program. 

  • Only unbiased, non-proprietary presentations will be considered. Using the education program as a platform for promotion of products and services is not allowed. 

  • Note for Suppliers: If you are an industry supplier submitting a proposal, you will not be considered unless you are a contracted InfoComm 2024 exhibitor. Preference is given to suppliers who include an integrator or end user as a co-presenter. 

  • Session date and time are not guaranteed. 

  • All presenters must accept the terms of the InfoComm Speaker Agreement. 

  • Due to the high volume of submitters, InfoComm is unable to provide direct feedback related to the reason a submission was not accepted. 

Selection Process

Sessions are evaluated by AVIXA staff and a group of volunteer subject matter experts with many years of industry experience. Recommendations for inclusion are based on proposal quality, presenter/facilitator expertise, alignment with requested topics, and suitability for the InfoComm audience.  

All presentations are selected based on the information submitted. Submitters are expected to follow all instructions carefully and provide all requested information. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.  

The selection process involves a review of every complete presentation submitted prior to the deadline. Completed submissions include speaker profiles (i.e. bio, photo,) for each session content leader, session descriptions, and actionable learning objectives. 

Typically, more presentations are submitted than can be accepted. Final acceptance is also dependent on space availability and proposal uniqueness. High-quality proposals that aren’t accepted for InfoComm 2024 may be offered the opportunity to participate in a different AVIXA content program.  

Selection Criteria

Presentations must be tailored for AV professionals, showing evidence of material that will make a significant contribution to the development of attendees’ professional capabilities and knowledge of the field.     

Submissions are evaluated on the following criteria: 

  1. Complete presentation submission, submitted by the deadline. 

  2. Session learning level is appropriate for the audience and topic. 

  3. Identification of three actionable learner outcomes that complete the following the sentence: "After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:"

  4. Session is designed to encourage audience questions, interaction, and participation. 

  5. Presenter or panelists have in-depth topic knowledge. 

  6. Content is focused, current, practical, or innovative

Supplier Speaker Policy

A Supplier Speaker refers to a speaker who has a commercial interest in the audience attending InfoComm and who is considered as a potential InfoComm exhibitor. Supplier Speakers will not be considered eligible to present to a formal InfoComm audience except in the following situations:

  • Supplier Speaker is an exhibitor/supplier who has paid to exhibit in the InfoComm exhibition.  

  • Supplier Speaker is a non-exhibitor who has paid for a non-exhibitor sponsorship in the InfoComm exhibition.  

  • Supplier Speaker is invited by AVIXA Live Content Team due to needed expertise on a particular topic. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will I hear whether my proposal is selected?   
A: February 2024  

The Call for Presenters timeline is as follows:

  • November 30 - Call for Presenters closes

  • January 31 - Review process concludes

  • February 1 - First round of accepted presenters notified

  • February 15 - Speaker agreements due

  • May 1 - Speaker presentation decks and handouts due

Q: Is there any charge to submit or present training at InfoComm? 
A: There’s no charge to submit, and as long as your presentation is vendor-neutral there’s no charge to present. If you would like to talk specifically about the amazing things your company is doing, contact your InfoComm Account Manager to learn about Manufacturers’ Training and Content Sponsorships. 

Q: Is there a fee for participants to attend my session at InfoComm? 
A: If your submission is invited to present an InfoComm education session or workshop, there is a fee for attendees. If your submission is invited to present a Technology Innovation Stage, Xchange Live, or other show floor presentation, there is no fee for attendees.  

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.  

Q: How good are my odds of acceptance?   
A: The InfoComm Call for Presenters is very competitive: less than 25% of submissions are selected. However, we do review submissions for a wide array of year-round platforms, not just the InfoComm tradeshow. This means each submission has a chance of being selected either for InfoComm or another AVIXA platform.   

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 2024, plus a free InfoComm education pass worth $599.  

Q: Does InfoComm cover travel expenses for accepted speakers? 
A: Submitters whose session(s) are offered an invitation to present at InfoComm are responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs. 

Q: Can I invite my colleagues and clients to attend my session? 
A: Two (2) guest passes are available for each speaker presenting an InfoComm education session. These guests passes are available for each session that a speaker presents. Guest passes are not available for workshops, which have limited capacity, and for show floor sessions, which are open to all show attendees. 

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. However, you will have to work quickly to obtain final confirmation from all speakers if your submission is selected. Participants will have two weeks to accept or decline the invitation. If they fail to confirm in this time period, the session will be replaced.   

Q: Will my session be recorded? 
A: InfoComm education sessions and workshops are not recorded.  

Q: Can I record my own session? 
A: If you would like to record your session, you must first obtain permissions from all the session speakers. You are also responsible for providing all crew and equipment needed for recording. Equipment storage is not available. Speakers have access to their classroom 30 minutes before their session begins, and additional time is not available for those wishing to record their session.  

Q: Who can I reach out to for more information? 
A: Please contact someone from the Live Content Team.  


InfoComm’s training program is created by the pro AV industry, for the pro AV industry. Thank you to the volunteers participating in InfoComm education advisory groups.


Kristin Bidwell, CTS, ACT Associates

Jeff Human, Kirkegaard

Henning Kaltheuner, Kaltheuner Consulting

Holger Stoltze, Yamaha

Rebecca Sullins, CTS, CTS-D, CTS-I, AmpThink

Conferencing & Collaboration

Sharath Abraham, CTS, Jabra

Craig Durr, The Futurum Group

Linda Gedemer, Faith Group

Jane Hammersley, Blue Touch Paper

Sam Kennedy, Crestron

Xzavia Killikelly, CTS, Conference Technologies, Inc.®

Adriana Rojas, HOK

Content Production & Streaming

Deborah Jones, CTS, Queen Elizabeth II Centre

David Maldow, Let’s Do Video

Jesse Miller, Midtown Video

Philip Nelson, Nelco Media, Inc

Marc Risby, Boxer Systems

Design & Integration

Rebecca Lorman, AVI-SPL

Dawn Meade, CTS, Senior AV Solutions Architect

Bren Walker, Kirkegaard

James Maltese, Level3 AV

Rodrigo Ordonez, CTS, CTS-D, K2

Enterprise IT

Lawrence Chang, Calgary Convention Center

Frank Padikkala, Audinate

Scott Josephson, Google

Keri Manasa, CTS, Legrand AV

Peter Lurie, Microsoft

Jenn Steinhardt, CTS, Shen Milsom & Wilke

Learning Spaces

John Douglas, Prairie View A&M University

Lance Ford, Zoom

Jodie Penrod, Marshall University

Essam Refai, Aurecon

Blair Rubio, T1V

Amelia Vrabel, AVI-SPL

Events & Entertainment

Dan’l Cook, IATSE

Hannah D'Amico, IATSE

Melissa Deslauriers, Conestoga College

Georgie-Ann Getton, GSD Solutions

Kellene Morris, Opus Agency

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