In this episode of My TechDecisions Podcast, host and TD Managing Editor Jonathan Blackwood speaks with Chris Imming, Director of Media Services at Gordon College, and Jesse Anderson, Audio Video Services Manager at the College of the Holy Cross.
Jesse and Chris are tech managers at universities that have each attended InfoComm over a dozen times. InfoComm, for the few that might not know, is the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers in the Western Hemisphere. Manufacturers, integrators and end users from all over the country fly to attend the annual show.
Chris and Jesse are seasoned veterans of InfoComm, and as such have amassed quite a bit of knowledge about how to prepare for and attend the show. In this episode, they each offer valuable advice for attendees, especially first timers. They speak about how to prepare for the show, what to get out of it as an end user, and the little tips and tricks people don’t think of before attending – like wearing comfortable shoes.
Anyone that is going to InfoComm or thinking about attending a future show should listen to this podcast. The insight and experience Jesse and Chris impart is truly vital to those attending. I learned a lot just conducting the interview, and this year will be my fourth show.
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(1:36) Jonathan explains why having perspective from InfoComm vets like Chris and Jesse is so important for end users attending the show
(4:52) Interview with Jesse Anderson and Chris Imming begins
(6:10) How do you justify going to InfoComm as an end user? Why should end users attend?
(10:27) How do you prepare for attending InfoComm prior to the show in order to get the most out of the short time there?
(12:57) How do you navigate the show floor? How do you decide who and what to see?
(17:18) What should you watch out for at InfoComm? How do you avoid wasting time?
(18:57) General tips, tricks and advice for attending InfoComm.
(22:47) The benefits and draw backs of the training sessions at InfoComm.
(26:10) What do you do after the trade show closes? After 5:00, what do you do to get the most out of your trip to InfoComm?
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