"We are grateful for each member of our AV community, from exhibitors and attendees to partners and committees. It is their commitment to the industry that makes InfoComm a success year over year, not just in North America but at shows all around the globe. It is that passion that will drive new opportunities to support one another and a new view in 2021," stated the show management when the originally Las Vegas 2020 show had to be cancelled.
For 2021, AVIXA is very well aware that its plans might be disrupted once more unless the pandemic situation in the United States improves significantly until the first quarter of the year. So far, the predictions are stating exactly the opposite. Still, InfoComm 2021 is scheduled to happen June 12-18, 2021 (Saturday-Friday) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. (Exhibits June 16-18)
Produced by the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA), InfoComm is the largest technology exhibition and conference in North America focused on the pro AV industry. AVIXA is also the producer of InfoComm trade shows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry. Established in 1939, AVIXA has more than 11,400 enterprise and individual members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, consultants, programmers, live events companies, technology managers, content producers, and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. AVIXA is a hub for professional collaboration, information, and community, and is the leading resource for AV standards, certification, training, market intelligence, and thought leadership.
In preparation for the 2021 event, AVIXA has partnered with the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) to bring digital signage education content to the association’s trade shows and events. The Digital Signage Federation is a not-for-profit organization that supports digital signage professionals through education, certification, networking, and additional advocacy.
Digital signage is one of the fastest-growing AV solutions. It is expected to grow from $31 billion in 2020 to $42.7 billion in 2025, a compound annual growth rate of 7.5%, according to AVIXA’s 2020 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA). This is driven by the increasing demand for on-premise and out-of-home communications, especially to support new security and health protocols.
"Partnering with the Digital Signage Federation will enrich AVIXA’s educational programs immensely. The organization provides a wealth of knowledge in this thriving pro AV solution," says David Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD, CEO of AVIXA. "We’re looking forward to collaborating with the DSF to bring extraordinarily beneficial insight to AV professionals at AVIXA events."
"AVIXA’s events are an ideal setting for the DSF to bring its educational program—their audiences are full of AV professionals eager to learn about emerging technologies and solutions," says Brian Gorg, Executive Director of Digital Signage Federation. "We have been at the forefront of bringing digital signage expertise across many different platforms for the last decade, and we can’t wait to explore this exciting world with the AVIXA audience."
The collaboration between AVIXA and the DSF will help bridge the gap created for the digital signage community by the unfortunate news about the dissolution of Exponation, which produced the Digital Signage Expo (DSE). AVIXA and the DSF's newly formed partnership demonstrates both organizations' commitments to supporting digital signage professionals and the larger channel serving them. "AVIXA is dedicated to supporting the pro AV industry — especially during hardships," says Labuskes.
And AVIXA has meanwhile opened its Submission Portal for Presenters, seeking content for a wide array of year-round content platforms for before and after as well as during the InfoComm 2021 tradeshow. AVIXA is also encouraging professionals from all backgrounds to apply to become a reviewer. "AVIXA is proud to announce it is putting a great emphasis on its search for diverse speakers to take the stage at InfoComm 2021 on June 12-18 and events throughout the year. InfoComm and the executive leadership of AVIXA are committed to featuring diverse viewpoints and accelerating the representation of women, non‑binary genders, disabled individuals, Black, Indigenous, and people of color across the industry. Diversity will strengthen the value of our shows, our content, and the industry itself."
InfoComm 2021 is also accepting presentation submissions for manufacturers' training. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2021.
Exhibits: June 16-18
Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida