InfoComm 2022 on June 4-10 (exhibits June 8-10) at the Las Vegas Convention Center will explore the conferencing and collaboration solutions that power remote and hybrid work styles, learning environments and more. The show will feature more than 25 sessions and nearly 200 exhibitors focused on the products and solutions for seamless conferencing and collaboration experiences.
“The future of the corporate workplace is top of mind this year as companies experience the impacts of returning to the office after two years with a remote workforce,” says Annette Sandler, director of live Content U.S. and Canada, AVIXA. “For InfoComm 2022, we’ve assembled top technologists, engineers, designers and end users to share what solutions are working for them and what changes are needed to move conferencing and collaboration forward.”
Engaging with Industry Experts
On June 7, the session “Conference Room Refresh to Support Hybrid Work” will address how legacy videoconferencing environments don’t adequately support hybrid meetings since they were built for a time when video calls were room to room. Andy Howard of Howard & Associates, Nia Celestin from DTEN, and Irwin Lazar of Metrigy will discuss the variety of technologies and design methodologies that can improve the meeting experience for both the in-room participants and remote participants.
The session “Why Meeting Equity is the Lifeblood of the Hybrid Workplace” will explore how office, home and mobile environments play a role in creating inclusive meetings, in addition to factors such as language, height, hearing disabilities and more.
Today’s leaders are focused on navigating the territory of hybrid work and searching for ways to create a positive, productive workplace and a sense of belonging for employees. This session will thus examine the innovative use of technologies in delivering an inclusive and immersive meeting experience with the overall goal of meeting equity.
The session will be held on June 8, featuring Mansour Brek of X2O Media, John Burnett from Pexip, Rony Sebok from Crestron, Derrick Kelly from AVI-SPL and Stijn Henderickx from Barco.
On June 9, the session “Voice of the End-Users — Envisioning Successful Hybrid Solutions” will address how we are living in a time with an abundance of tech innovation and tools that enable new ways to connect. However, many of us are still working in conference rooms where we can’t connect, and meetings are viewed as a waste of time. In this session, Kay Sargent from HOK, Monique Rezaei from Microsoft, and Casey Carlson from Deloitte will discuss the need to embrace these new tech tools to enhance and support meaningful human interaction.
The full schedule of conferencing and collaboration sessions is available at infocommshow.org/CC. Moreover, the Technology Innovation Stage (booth W2247) will host free presentations Wednesday through Friday, spotlighting conferencing and collaboration solutions in addition to other critical pro AV solutions.
Trade Show Floor and Beyond
On the InfoComm 2022 trade show floor, nearly 200 exhibitors will showcase conferencing and collaboration solutions. These range from meeting room booking hardware and software and team collaboration apps to videoconferencing hardware and software. Sharath Abraham, digital workplace consultant for Accenture, will also lead 90-minute show floor tours of conferencing collaboration solutions on June 8 at 2 p.m. and June 9 at 10 a.m.
InfoComm 2022 will also host a tour of the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Here, attendees will experience the university’s hybrid learning classroom solution, RebelFlex. This solution allows instructors to teach a face-to-face class simultaneously with remote students.
The tour will also explore the Flora Dungan Humanities building’s 254-seat theater/classroom featuring a Dolby Atmos immersive audio experience and a 4K Barco cinema laser projection system. Frank Alaimo, CTS-I, DMC-E-4K, senior AV systems specialist at UNLV, will lead two tours on June 7. The timings are from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.