CEDIA Expo Will Host Annual IMCCA Work From Home Showcase at Fall 2022 Show

August 31, 2022

CEDIA Expo announces the second annual IMCCA Work from Home Showcase at CEDIA Expo 2022. Through a partnership with CEDIA Expo, the Interactive Multimedia & Collaborative Communications Alliance (IMCCA) will bring “insights, subject matter experts and interactive demonstrations to CEDIA Expo 2022.” Unified communications and collaboration technologies have emerged in the residential space as business professionals and […]

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CEDIA Expo Announces Return of Innovation Hub

July 25, 2022

CEDIA Expo announced the return of the Innovation Hub, a programming feature focused on emerging technologies and industry-trending presentations from show exhibitors. The Innovation Hub will feature topics focused on resimercial, work from home, outdoor living, lighting, security solutions and others. CEDIA says the Innovation Hub is designed as an all-in-one platform to provide attendees […]

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CEDIA Expo Welcomes Back IMCCA as Strategic Programming Partner for September Expo

April 4, 2022

CEDIA Expo will welcome back IMCCA (Interactive Multimedia & Collaborative Communications Alliance), the preeminent voice of the unified communications and collaboration industry, as a strategic programming partner for the Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, 2022, CEDIA Expo in Dallas, Texas. The IMCCA will bring insights and subject matter experts to various CEDIA Expo 2022 activations, […]

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IMCCA Extends Invite to ‘Virtual Is Still Vital’ Chat for Open Discussion on Inclusive Technology

November 17, 2021

The IMCCA Inclusion Initiative held a kickoff meeting in September to discuss the mission and future goals for the initiative. The meeting was hosted by IMCCA board members, IMCCA Chairperson Mike Brandofino and Dr. S. Ann Earon, IMCCA Founding Chairperson. It was led by IMCCA end users Anthony DeVergillo and Gary LaSasso from Amicus Therapeutics. The IMCCA […]

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IMCCA Announces Second Annual Collaboration Thanksgiving Webcast

September 20, 2021

IMCCA, a nonprofit industry association for Unified Communication and Collaboration (UCC), is hosting a webcast Nov. 16, 2021, to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed the collaboration industry, impacting the future of work and radically changing what had been considered best practices until now. IMCCA’s “The Future of Work — Collaborations New Best […]

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IMCCA Announces Strategic Partnership with CEDIA Expo

May 14, 2021

CEDIA Expo is partnering with IMCCA (Interactive Multimedia & Collaborative Communications Alliance) as a strategic programming partner for the CEDIA Expo to be held Sept.1-3, 2021 in Indianapolis. The IMCCA will bring insights and subject matter experts to a variety of CEDIA Expo 2021 activations, including on the CEDIA Expo Smart Stage and Innovation Hub. Topics will […]

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IMCCA to Host ‘Whole New World Webcast’ in February

February 5, 2021

IMCCA is hosting a webcast on Feb. 24, 2021 to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has been the catalyst for a permanent change in how organizations and individuals will work and collaborate going forward. The “IMCCA Collaboration Week: A Whole New World Webcast,” in lieu of the originally planned UC Week New York, will include […]

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IMCCA Announces Recipients of 2020 UC Industry Impact Awards

November 19, 2020

IMCCA announced the recipients of the 2020 UC Industry Impact Awards for contributions and outstanding support during the pandemic. The names, as selected by a panel of five independent industry expert judges, were unveiled during the live IMCCA Collaboration Thanksgiving Webcast on Nov. 17, 2020. “The UC Industry Impact Award honorees pushed the boundaries of […]

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UCC Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: Revolution, ‘Next Normals’ and Marriage

June 22, 2020

Wow, what a way to kick off LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 — the weeklong event’s UCC Day included three fantastic education sessions and amazing partner content from AVer, Nureva and Bluescape. There wasn’t a minute we weren’t learning, growing or soaking in something new related to the unified communications & collaboration (UCC) vertical of AV technology. […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 Is Coming. Here’s How to Get In On It.

June 18, 2020

I can’t believe it’s already the middle of June. More specifically, I can’t believe it’s already June 18, because that means LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 is only FOUR days away. You didn’t know there was a LAVNCH WEEK 2.0? Where ya been? This week, we’ve been previewing some of the great presenter content planned for LAVNCH […]

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5 Questions with David Danto for LAVNCH WEEK 2.0

June 15, 2020

David Danto is the director of emerging technology for the IMCCA, or The Interactive Multimedia and Collaborative Communications Alliance. David will be a speaker on UCC Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 for our cleverly coined “LAVNCH & Learn.” I was excited to hear what he was planning to talk about (hint: how does UC&C drive […]

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IMCCA Wraps Up Collaboration Week Silicon Valley Event

November 5, 2019

The IMCCA Collaboration Week Silicon Valley event just wrapped up. On Oct. 28-30, UCC professionals and end users attended events at Intuit, Poly and AWS. David Danto, Poly’s director of strategy and research and the IMCCA’s director of emerging technology, was the event chair. He provided a UCC industry overview of the hot topics up […]

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IMCCA Details Collaboration Week Silicon Valley

September 26, 2019

The IMCCA today announced additional sponsors, locations and program elements for Collaboration Week Silicon Valley. Scheduled for Oct. 28-30, 2019, the three-day event focuses on new solutions and trends in the UCC space and is aimed at end users, integrators, consultants and manufacturers. The three daytime programs will be hosted at three different sites – […]

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IMCCA to Honor Snorre Kjesbu and Jason McGraw At First Ever Collaboration Week NY

January 15, 2019

The IMCCA, an association for the UCC (Unified Conferencing and Collaboration) industry, today announced that it will be honoring Snorre Kjesbu and Jason McGraw with special Lifetime Achievement – Emerging Technology Fellow Awards as part of its three-day series of events focusing on new and exciting solutions and trends in the UCC space. Collaboration Week […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Presents UC Expertise and New Products at InfoComm 2018

May 15, 2018

Yamaha Unified Communications today announced it will demonstrate the latest solutions in the market-leading Yamaha UC portfolio at InfoComm 2018, June 6-8 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, at Yamaha UC’s booth N1227. In addition, they will lead a special InfoComm session on artificial intelligence (AI) and be part of panel discussions within the IMCCA […]

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Huddle Rooms: A Definitive Guide To Outfitting Your Smaller Collaboration Spaces

April 25, 2018

By David Danto and Andrew W. Davis The year was 2006.  Videoconferencing had been used in the corporate world for more than ten years — and everyone hated it. It failed to meet the promises of reducing travel costs and providing easy, “just like being there” experiences. Enterprise AV was really no better. Huge boardrooms […]

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IMCCA to Educate During Emerging Trends Day at InfoComm 2017

March 27, 2017

IMCCA, in partnership with InfoComm International, will host a day of Emerging Trends education on Tues., June 13, 2017, at InfoComm 2017 in Orlando, Fla. This special day of insights into the future of the UC and Collaboration industry, held prior to the opening of InfoComm 2017, will feature the inaugural group of Emerging Technology Fellows, experts […]

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What’s To See At InfoComm 2016? Part 1: Here’s A Start

June 3, 2016

Every year the largest AV trade show in the United States provides more “things to see” and this year’s show in Las Vegas is no exception as it promises to be a great one – make sure you follow those well-known rules of attending the show in terms of comfortable shoes, clothing, hydration, scheduling booth visits […]

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UCC and the Road To InfoComm 2016

May 3, 2016

Last year at this time I decided to take a look at the UCC space prior to InfoComm 2015, which also involved interviews with notable executives in UCC. As we’re about a month before this year’s show, it’s that time again. Experience the latest collaboration and conferencing solutions in the Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) Pavilion! You’ll see […]

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IMCCA Sessions @ InfoComm 2016

May 2, 2016

For the thirteenth year in a row, the IMCCA will be presenting a full line-up of Unified Communication and Collaboration news and discussions at InfoComm 2016. Topics of critical importance include how to keep collaboration systems secure, how to build workspaces for tomorrow, what’s going on with the explosion of huddle rooms, and many more. […]

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Covering InfoComm 2015 – A UCC Discussion with Carol Zelkin, Executive Director, IMCCA

June 26, 2015

It all began for me about 15 years ago in my AV integration sales days (even though I had worked in the AV and IT markets since 1991) when Tandberg and Polycom were of course the main brands for integrated as well as stand-alone hardware-based videoconferencing systems. This continued on of course until 2010, when […]

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InfoComm: [VIDEO] Everything InfoComm, IMCCA and UCC

June 10, 2015

By David Danto IMCCA Before we all head out to this year’s InfoComm 2015 in Orlando, it probably won’t hurt to take a look at  a little video I recorded on behalf of IMCCA. (The IMCCA has been hard at work with InfoComm to present all things unified communications and collaboration  at the UCC Solutions […]

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UCC and the Road To InfoComm 2015

April 29, 2015

After what I considered a highly successful trip to Enterprise Connect last month as media for rAVe, it’s time to turn focus to InfoComm and UCC in the audio visual space. When you consider the realm of Unified Communications and Collaboration, it is no doubt one of the (if not the) most visible sectors of […]

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InfoComm Debuts Major New Course Structure at Summer Show

March 24, 2015

InfoComm is not just thousands of new AV products — it’s also your resource for the in-depth, specialized training you need to sharpen your skills and further your career. Along with nearly 100 InfoComm University workshops and courses, you’ll also find these topic-specific conferences and sessions: Solutions Summit: Digital Signage This year’s program will discuss […]

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Goodbye to 2014

December 22, 2014

By David Danto IMCCA As the end of the year is quickly approaching it’s time for me to write my holiday blog for the IMCCA. Three years ago I wrote some funny New Year’s resolutions for our industry. Two years ago I focused on some funny predictions. (Remember the one about the entire country of […]

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Driving Adoption of Visual Collaboration Technology

September 4, 2014

By David Danto Director of Emerging Technology, IMCCA How much money are you wasting on technology today? Many technology products have failed at organizations (or in the marketplace) because its owner assumed it was just so cool that everyone would flock to using it. Regrettably, that’s just not reality. No matter how “cool” the technology […]

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InfoComm: Finally, Unified Communications and Collaboration for All

August 7, 2014

By Cindy Davis InfoComm international Until fairly recently, when technology managers got a request to set up videoconferencing and collaboration systems, the options were separated by a chasm of options and price. At one end were very expensive, immersive telepresence rooms offering the highest quality audio, video and collaboration technologies to enable remote meetings. At […]

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InfoComm 2014 — I Think We’ve Got It!

June 24, 2014

By David Danto IMCCA The InfoComm 2014 conference — the world’s largest communications expo — has come to a close — and after this year’s jaunt to Las Vegas, the world will never be the same. Over the next few days I and countless others will be writing blogs, reviews and wrap-ups describing the details […]

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What Happens in Vegas, Creates the Next Stage in AV/IT – #InfoComm14

June 3, 2014

Microsoft. The AV industry giants. The ever growing market of communications and collaboration. Digital signage and video walls. Interactive displays and whiteboards. Cloud and virtualization — strategic technologies enhancing enterprise collaboration, infrastructure and more. BYOD — the fastest growing trend in the enterprise today. The new market disrupters. And of course, the integrators and end […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up: May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014

It’s Friday once again. That means it’s the weekend and also time for the Weekly Wrap-Up. Every week, we give you the top five or so stories from the week that you can’t miss or stories we think deserve a second look. This week’s news includes the Harman acquisition of AMX and a Rants and […]

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IMCCA Announces InfoComm Training Schedule

May 19, 2014

IMCCA, the videoconferencing and telepresence association, has announced its training schedule for InfoComm 2014. Sessions include: State of the Industry Lunch and Learn: Wednesday June 18th, 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM Join industry experts and senior executives as they address the latest issues related to conferencing, collaboration, and unified communications. How are mobility and interoperability […]

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IMCCA Debuts ISE Training Schedule

January 15, 2014

The IMCCA is a non-profit industry association for the collaborative conferencing and unified communications (UC) industry and provides impartial information and education about people-to-people, environmentally friendly communication and collaboration technology and applications. Each year it holds a series of educational seminars at the ISE show in Amsterdam and have just announced the 2014 schedule. It […]

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