InfoComm 2016, takes place between June 4-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino.

With around 1,000 exhibitors, occupying more than 500,000 net square feet of show space, the show looks set for another big year, with organisers claiming to have visitors registered from 100 countries around the world.

InfoComm 2016 is sponsored by Presenting Show Partner Samsung, Strategic Show Partners Crestron and Blackmagic Design and Supporting Show Sponsor Christie.

“We are proud to support the InfoComm U.S. show as the Presenting Show Partner for the second year in a row,” said Ron Gazzola, Vice president of marketing, visual display, Samsung Electronics America. “InfoComm’s commitment to bringing Internet of Things (IoT) education to the pro-AV community fits perfectly with Samsung’s vision of creating a smarter, more connected world, both at home and at work.”

InfoComm 2016 will feature a pavilion on the show floor devoted to IoT technologies and solutions.

There will also be a day-long Super Tuesday session dedicated to how AV professionals can understand and exploit IoT advances in their AV/IT systems and business processes.

Samsung and Crestron are official sponsors of the IoT pavilion and education program.

“The Internet of Things is changing the way organisations operate,” said Jason McGraw, CTS, CAE, senior vice president of expositions, InfoComm International.

“AV professionals have had a front-row seat to the rise of IoT, starting back when the first network port appeared on an AV device to help streamline management and control.

“Now, with the wealth of actionable data that the IoT generates, they are in a unique position to create new solutions that digitalize processes and enhance users’ experience of audiovisual and communications systems. InfoComm 2016 in June will be the place to learn about the intersection of pro AV and IoT.”

In addition to the fresh focus on IoT, over 75% of this year’s InfoComm University program will feature new content.

New this year is the Digital Signage Summit, presented in partnership with Invidis Consulting.

To be held on Super Tuesday, the Digital Signage Summit at InfoComm 2016 will be the newest in a series of events focused on the digital signage and digital out-of-home markets.

Invidis Consulting holds similar summits across Europe, most recently at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam.

Also, for the first time, attendees can pay one price for access to more than 90 sessions and workshops — each worth CTS renewal units — rather than register for sessions individually.

For only $189 ($279 for non-InfoComm members) AV professionals can attend any seminar or workshop offered Wed. to Fri., excluding manufacturer training, tours or labs.

Keynote Speaker

InfoComm has also announced that Stephen Dubner, best-selling co-author of Freakonomics, will deliver the keynote address at the event.

Stephen is an award-winning author, journalist and radio and TV personality, best-known as co-author of the New York Times bestselling Freakonomics series, which has sold more than 7 million copies in over 40 countries.

Stephen is also the host of the Freakonomics Radio podcast, which attracts 5 million downloads a month, also maintaining the popular Freakonomics blog.

Freakonomics, published in 2005, was an international bestseller, SuperFreakonomics followed in 2009 to similar acclaim and in 2010 a documentary film version of Freakonomics was chosen as the closing film of the Tribeca Film Festival.

The third book in the series, Think Like a Freak, was published in 2014 and immediately took up a long residency near the top of international bestseller lists.

Stephen will talk about how emerging communication technologies are changing the behavior of the people that use them, explaining what this behavior can tell the industry about the kinds of problems that can and can’t be solved by communication technology applications.

What business opportunities can be created by these behaviors and conversely, what false assumptions should be avoided in promoting new technologies, will also be addressed.

Stephen’s data-driven perspective will help InfoComm attendees better understand the most complex, failure-prone piece of any given AV system, the user.

By looking at the factors that drive usage, InfoComm 2016 attendees will gain insight into how to nurture the successful adoption of new technologies.

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