New Ways to Learn, Even Better Ways to Save: InfoComm Announces New Membership Structure

Simplified Member and Affiliate status widens accessibility to benefits and credentials

FAIRFAX, Virginia, United States of America - 4 January, 2013 - As of 1 January 2013, InfoComm International® is offering a brand new and simplified membership structure in the form of Member and Affiliate membership categories.

"It's exciting times. With the new simplified membership structure, we're increasing the value for all our members," says Terry Friesenborg, Senior VP of International Development at InfoComm International. "By lowering most Members' dues, narrowing down memberships to two categories, and making many member benefits available on an unlimited basis, more professionals will be able to take advantage of InfoComm training, certification and networking opportunities. Being a member has never been easier."

The benefit of holding Member status is the ability to take advantage of the CAVSP programme, voting rights, steering committee opportunities and a basic AV-iQ catalogue listing putting Members squarely on the map.

Both Member and Affiliate holders will be eligible to receive free online and discounted classroom training and certification, free InfoComm standards and select market research, along with free access to the InfoComm community and networking events such as roundtables and trade shows around the world.

Boosting its educational offering, InfoComm has introduced four online classes including: Quick Start, Essentials of the AV Industry, the AV Technologist Test, and a new CTS Prep Online course. Companies and organisations with memberships will be able to train an unlimited number of personnel through these programmes at no additional charge. Affiliates can train themselves.

With the new system, current holders of Associate membership will automatically become Affiliate members.

Historically, InfoComm International has had multiple categories of membership and various levels. As part of the simplified membership and its increase in value, the EduBucks system is being phased out at the end of 2012 and will be replaced by a discount programme for education exceeding the value of the current programme for most members.

The new pricing as of 1 January 2013 is as follows:

Member $500 Affiliate $150

Member 400€ Affiliate 125€

Member 320£ Affiliate 100£

Member $500 Affiliate $150

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