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Here’s How InfoComm 2024 Will Focus on Higher Ed

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InfoComm 2024 will present ProAV solutions for learning spaces across the trade show floor, a comprehensive education program featuring the HETMA Higher Education Summit, and tours of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

“InfoComm’s education program focused on learning spaces is largely driven by technology managers in this sector. They are the ones in the field every day and have the pulse on the changing landscape — from hybrid learning to funding projects,” said Annette Sandler, senior director of live content, U.S. and Canada, AVIXA, producer of InfoComm. “At InfoComm, they will converge to share the trends, opportunities, and challenges, experience the technology up close, and see real-life applications in Las Vegas.” 

InfoComm 2024 will feature the two-day HETMA Higher Education Summit on Monday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 11. The program will feature panel discussions with industry thought leaders and interactive breakout sessions on the latest trends and innovations in higher ed AV. Sessions will focus on leadership and management, in-house integration, and students and AV. The summit is a great opportunity for engaging with fellow university technology professionals, sharing challenges, and learning from others’ successes. Registered HETMA Higher Education Summit attendees also receive a free ticket to the Higher Ed AV Awards on Monday night. The Summit is sponsored by Nureva, ScreenBeam and WyreStorm.

Additional education focused on ProAV solutions for learning will take place throughout the week at InfoComm.

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In the session “Adapting to the Future: How to Support the Ever-Evolving Expectations of Your Campus Community” on Wednesday, June 12, Kevin Reeve from Utah State University will share how the school innovated its campus technology to prepare for the future, key learnings along the way, and the outcomes since implementation. Leaders from Logitech and Zoom will discuss the trends they see on the horizon for student, faculty, and staff collaboration, and how to equip educators and administrators with tools to interact with changing environments more effectively.

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Britt Yenser from Northampton Community College will present the session “How to Provide Exceptional AV Services While Relying on Student Staff” on Wednesday, June 12. She’ll share the building blocks for creating a strong and sustainable student staff, including setting and managing expectations, and training in both AV and customer service. 

On Thursday, June 13, Lance Ford from Zoom will present the session “Funding Space Enhancements in Higher Ed.” He will share funding mechanisms to assist with implementing emerging technologies in the higher education space.

The Technology Innovation Stage (C8676) will host Trend Forecast: Learning on Wednesday, June 12. This panel discussion will examine hybrid learning as the new normal for education and spotlight strategies for monitoring and remote management for networked AV devices, technologies that work for both students and academics in terms of adoption and understanding, and AV predictions for the next few years. The panelists include Lance Ford from Zoom, Erin Maher-Moran from Johns Hopkins University, Britt Yenser from Northampton Community College, and Kat Taub from Audinate. 

InfoComm will host two sold-out Integrated Experience Tours at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Tuesday, June 11. The morning tour will explore UNLV’s Advanced Engineering Building, featuring its Flexatorium — a lecture hall by day and event space by night; the RebelFlex classroom that features both synchronous and asynchronous learning technology, and more. The afternoon tour of UNLV’s Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine will take attendees through the simulation space with standard patient rooms featuring two-way communication, live remote viewing, and recording options; virtual anatomy labs; and an AVoIP solution that connects all academic spaces in the building.

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