Kayye to Deliver Keynote at EduComm Conference, InfoComm 2004

The EduComm Conference will run June 9-11 in conjunction with InfoComm and is designed to meet the needs of Higher Education and K-12 leaders.

FAIRFAX, VA, February 12, 2004 - - The International Communications Industries Association, Inc.® (ICIA®), premier trade association for the professional audiovisual communications industry, and Professional Media Group LLC, the publisher of University Business and District Administration magazines, are pleased to announce the selection of Gary Kayye as the keynote speaker for the EduComm Conference at InfoComm 2004. The EduComm Conference will run June 9 -11 in conjunction with InfoComm and is designed to meet the needs of Higher Education and K -12 leaders. A full slate of sessions is planned in two tracks -one for Higher Education and one for K -12 -to help education technology professionals bring the benefits of the convergence of AV, IT, and multimedia to their schools and campuses.


"We are thrilled to have Gary Kayye as our keynote speaker," said Joseph J. Hanson, Chairman of Professional Media Group. "Mr. Kayye has distinguished himself for many years as a visionary technology leader and friend of education, and there is no one more qualified to set the tone for the first EduComm Conference at InfoComm."

Kayye was named the ICIA 2003 Educator of the Year by ICIA. "Gary has made tremendous contributions in helping organizations use AV and presentation technologies effectively," said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director of ICIA, "and his keynote at EduComm will provide a dynamic vision that education leaders can take back to their school districts and campuses."

"EduComm is a tremendous opportunity for education buyers to keep on top of today's system capabilities as well as to know what to expect next year and the year after that," said Kayye. "It will serve as a central location where manufacturers, systems integrators, buyers and end -users can learn from each other."

About Professional Media Group LLC
Professional Media Group LLC is a magazine publisher and conference producer focusing on the education market. It's two primary publications are District Administration, the magazine for leaders in K -12 education, and University Business, the magazine for leaders in Higher Education. In addition, Professional Media publishes two popular daily e -newsletters -District Daily and UB Daily -with a combined circulation of more than 70,000. Professional Media Group also produces the EduComm Conference at InfoComm, providing education market buyers with the information they need to effectively integrate AV, IT, and multimedia into their education programs and facilities. For more information go to http://www.districtadministration.com/educomm or http://www.universitybusiness.com/educomm

About ICIA
The International Communications Industries Association, Inc.® (ICIA®) is the premier trade association for the professional audiovisual communications industry. ICIA is the founder of InfoComm, the international conference and trade exposition for audiovisual communications professionals who come to learn about the latest technologies and available services as well as new and alternative applications. ICIA also co -founded with CEDIA and NSCA the Integrated Systems Events in Europe, China and Singapore. ICIA serves its worldwide membership as the pre -eminent provider of AV education, training and certification. More information is available at www.infocomm.org. Registration for InfoComm 04 will be available in early February 04.

About Kayye Consulting
Established in 1997, Kayye Consulting, Inc. was founded as a strategic marketing firm. Since then, Kayye Consulting ( http://www.kayye.com ) has developed a reputation as the leading provider of marketing consulting and training development services in the ProAV industry in addition to publishing the ProAV market's only AV -insider eNewsletter rAVe ( http://www.kayyerave.com ). Based in Chapel Hill, NC, Kayye Consulting is now under the leadership of Jody Thomas, CTS and Gary Kayye, CTS. Clients have included Sony, Lutron, Crestron, InFocus, NEC, Da -Lite, Sanyo, Crestron and over 35 other ProAV manufacturers and integration firms.

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