The change in name and the enhancement of ALTI’s mission to embrace the entire audio signal path has been met with universal approval. This acknowledgement of the interdependence of every segment of the audio signal path is vital to the continued growth and advancement of the electro-acoustics industry. ALTI officials plan to offer more in-depth coverage and exploration of DSP, signal processing, and new technologies that will impact the loudspeaker industry.
With the designation change, there was the transition of the Symposium & Expo activities — now rebranded to ALTI Expo — taking place every year before the InfoComm show and promoted in partnership with the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA), producer of InfoComm trade shows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry.
It is now more important than ever that all loudspeaker manufacturers and professionals join ALTI and support the association’s efforts. In 2019, the association’s activities already took place June 9–10 in Orlando, FL, just prior to InfoComm 2019. Once again, it was the strongest event ever for anyone in the loudspeaker and electroacoustic development in general. Nowhere else are there so many outstanding presentations of interest for the loudspeaker community, and no other event allows such close and direct contact with the key vendors and suppliers for the industry.
Among the new initiatives in 2019, and those now being planned for 2020, is the Speaker Builders Workshop, which was certainly a highlight. All participants enjoyed the full-day, hands-on format that immersed them in the entire process of concept through build and testing of a loudspeaker product. This was ALTI’s first foray into a full-day, hands-on session.
And there’s more! The ALTI Student-Educator Initiative that began three years ago has been quietly growing and is becoming a launch pad for student internships and careers as well as a resource for ALTI’s corporate members to fill open and future positions. Qualified full-time students and educators never pay for membership in ALTI. Additionally, qualified full-time students attend ALTI Expo at no charge and educators attend at half price.
ALTI Expo 2020 will take place on June 14–15, 2020, at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. InfoComm will take place on June 17–19, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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