InfoComm Education Spaces Designed To Enhance Learning Experiences

AVIXA will host more than 200 education sessions at this year’s InfoComm show, taking place from June 8-14 in Orlando FL. The sessions will take place in classrooms designed to exemplify how content, space and technology work together to create integrated experiences. To achieve this, AVIXA’s education program developers worked with its standards conformance officers to ensure the rooms comply with relevant AV standards. In addition, they’ve tailored rooms to complement the types of presentations, workshops and forums taking place.

AVIXA’s standards conformance officers visited the Orange County Convention Center to assess rooms and understand ambient noise levels, needed sound reinforcement, projector requirements, lighting adjustments and other space conditions. During final preparations for the show, a team of AVIXA staff and volunteers will work together onsite to verify that every classroom complies with the Display Image Size for 2D Content in Audiovisual Systems (DISCAS) and Projected Image System Contrast Ratio standards.

In addition to lecture rooms, AVIXA created three other types of learning spaces for different content delivery.

For sessions designed to facilitate open discussion, AVIXA created a theater-in-the-round space, which will include ottomans and chairs in a circle, low lighting and voice reinforcement in the form of Catchbox microphones. Because the room is intended for lively conversation, it won’t feature a display system.

Another learning space will include five large workstations, each with its own display, five chairs, shelving and tools. This classroom is designed for attendees to work hands-on in small groups.

The show will also feature a “peer-to-peer” space, which is set up like a lounge. This space is intended for people to connect with each other. It will also feature the “Now What?” workshops, which examine how to apply difficult new concepts to commercial AV careers.

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