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InfoComm 2021 Announces Education Program & Health Protocols

InfoComm 2021, produced by AVIXA, will host a rich education program focused on pro AV design and integration at the show Oct. 23-29, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. This program will dive into the key factors influencing design and integration – from the pandemic to inclusivity.

Annette Sandler“AV experiences start with insightful designs, and InfoComm 2021 is offering a variety of perspectives to enhance your design and integration toolbox,” says Annette Sandler (pictured left), director of Live Content U.S./Canada, AVIXA. “A theme that’s woven throughout this program is the importance of designing for all. These sessions will challenge the way you approach design to create a better AV experience for everyone.”

The session, “Redesigning the Virtual Healthcare Workspace During a Pandemic,” will explore how Mass General Brigham healthcare system’s collaborative media department and myriad teleconferencing, streaming, hosting and remote work tools became critical overnight. Bo Toof, senior video producer and streaming specialist at Partners HealthCare, will share success stories, including a high-visibility live-streamed Harvard Medical Grands Rounds presentation and interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAD).

In the session “Getting Real About Inclusive Design,” Bren Walker, partner and principal of integrated systems at Kirkegaard, will discuss the key principles of inclusive design, the relationship between diversity and inclusive design, how inclusive design relates to universal design and accessibility, and the ROI of inclusive design. The session will look at how Microsoft and the University of Cambridge’s Inclusive Design Toolkits have been used in real-world situations, as well as a case study of inclusive design principles on AV systems design projects for performing arts and education projects.

Emily Conrad, co-founder and president of Tessellate Studio, and Rachel Casanova, senior managing director of Cushman & Wakefield, will present the session “How Strategy Defines Workplace Content Design and Implementation.” Conrad and Casanova are collaborators defining a holistic workplace experience with a goal to create office spaces people want to go to every day. In this session, they will offer an overview of the process that shapes their experiential projects and detailed techniques and technologies they employ.

Learn more about InfoComm 2021 and register to attend at

InfoComm 2021 is sponsored by Presenting Show Partner Samsung and Strategic Show Partners Blackmagic Design and Crestron.

AVIXA is committed to the health and safety of exhibitors, attendees, partners and staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The team continues to monitor recommendations from local health authorities, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for essential large group meetings and events. For the most up-to-date information on InfoComm 2021’s health and safety guidelines, visit

Health and Safety Protocols Update

Dear InfoComm and AVIXA community,

This year has been one filled with both highs and lows, and the anticipation of getting back together in person at InfoComm has absolutely been a highlight for the AVIXA team. That said, as the Delta variant of COVID-19 surges, I want you to know that we are actively addressing updated health and safety protocols to protect all those in attendance.

In light of recent recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), InfoComm 2021 will now require masks to be worn by all participants including attendees, exhibitors, vendors and AVIXA staff regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. We have reinstituted a 6-foot social distancing guideline across the show including the exhibit hall, meeting rooms and education sessions. We are also evaluating on-site testing and vaccine validation, as well as other safety and precautionary measures that will allow us to get back together in person in the safest environment possible.

With the rapid pace in which we are receiving information, I want to assure you that the team will be developing safety policies and protocols at the same rapid pace. This means you will be receiving proactive communication about new protocols and safety measures as they are available. The most up-to-date information is available at

We are nearly 70 days from the kickoff of the show. As you can remember, 70 days ago safety procedures were remarkably different than they are today and are likely to be different by October 23. Please know that we are doing everything in our power to bring the community together as safely as possible for those who can and want to be there in person.

I look forward to seeing you at InfoComm 2021.

David Labuskes CTS®, CAE, RCDD


InfoComm is the largest technology exhibition and conference in North America focused on the pro AV industry. The exhibition is produced by the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA) and currently ranks as the 28th largest tradeshow in the United States by Trade Show Executive. In addition, AVIXA and its partners produce a global portfolio of trade shows and conferences, including InfoComm China, Beijing; InfoComm India; InfoComm Southeast Asia; Integrate; Integrated Systems Europe; and Integrated Systems Russia.

AVIXA is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm tradeshows 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 20,000 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 members create integrated AV experiences that deliver outcomes for end users. 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. Visit

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