InfoComm Plans Array of Audio -, Video -, Web - and Data -Conferencing Exhibits and Events

Collaborative Conferencing Pavilion, Super Tuesday Training and Comprehensive Seminar Program Showcase Emerging Technologies

FAIRFAX, VA, Mar. 25, 2004 - The International Communications Industries Association, Inc.® (ICIA®) has announced a diverse program of events and in -depth courses designed for the rapidly growing collaborative conferencing industry at the InfoComm tradeshow to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, June 5 -11, 2004. InfoComm is the premier conference and exhibition for the AV communications and systems integration industry.

InfoComm's Collaborative Conferencing Program will be more extensive this year than ever for the Show's more than 20,000 visitors and 600 -plus exhibiting companies, and in keeping with the Show's theme, "See, Hear, Connect!" InfoComm attendees and ICIA members, including technology managers from the corporate, government, military, education, healthcare, worship and other sectors, will have an extraordinary opportunity to experience the latest in collaborative communications.

They will hear from experienced conferencing professionals in many of these areas, as well as learn about industry standards, managing media assets, and selecting vendors. Industry executives will also be present to discuss the future of collaborative conferencing, the state of the technology, and what to expect in future products and services for a business sector that has been growing recently at an estimated rate of 36 percent a year.

The Collaborative Conferencing Program is jointly presented with the Interactive Multimedia & Collaborative Communications Alliance (IMCCA), the leading non -profit association for the collaborative conferencing industry. It begins during the four -day pre -Show portion of InfoComm Week, June 5 -8, and continues during the three days the exhibition floor is open, June 9 -11.

Key activities include the Collaborative Conferencing Pavilion offered by IMCCA, a full -day training event on the Show's new Super Tuesday, and three days of seminars covering all aspects of conferencing technologies. IMCCA will also host a reception at the show for its new Teleconferencing Users Group on Thursday, June 10.

Collaborative Conferencing Pavilion
Exhibition -wide, many of the display, projection, audio, control and networking product companies offer conferencing solutions, along with their other applications. The special pavilions on the InfoComm Show floor enable attendees to concentrate on specific technologies, typically in areas of growth. The Collaborative Conferencing Pavilion, sponsored by IMCCA, is a showcase of collaborative technologies as well as companies that offer solutions in video -, audio -, Web -conferencing and telecommunications. Visitors will get a hands -on look at these technologies and related accessories from exhibitors such as ACT Teleconferencing, Applied Global Technologies, Polycom, Radvision, Sony, Starbak, TANDBERG and VSGi.

Super Tuesday
InfoComm's new Super Tuesday program on June 8 presents in -depth full -day courses around six topic areas, one of which is an Introduction to Collaborative Conferencing. Organized by ICIA's InfoComm Academy and sponsored by IMCCA, the course is designed to give those new to collaborative conferencing a detailed overview of the industry, where it is has been, what it is like today, and where it is going in the future. IMCCA Chairperson Dr. S. Ann Earon will lead the training session, which runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

IMCCA Courses
IMCCA also presents a three -day series of 11 courses covering all aspects of the collaborative industry, from technologies and standards to vendors and end users. The two -hour sessions, from June 9 -11, will cover the state of conferencing technology and the state of the industry, conferencing standards and what they mean, and finding the right equipment and service vendors.

Panel discussions will present expert end -users in corporations, and education and healthcare institutions, focusing on the applications and benefits of collaborative conferencing in their sectors. The courses are ideal for educators, IT managers, communications and training specialists, sales managers, engineers and architects, among others.

InfoComm Academy Courses
ICIA's InfoComm Academy also presents a series of collaborative conferencing sessions from June 9 -11. The sessions include InfoComm's first course presented in Spanish, on the business case for integrated systems sales, as well as sessions on the following topics:
• An Overview of Integrating Internet Protocols (IP) into Today's AV Systems
• Teleconferencing Audio System Design
• A Real -World Guide to Troubleshooting Video Communication Systems and Applications
• Moving Video over IP
• Making the Transition from ISDN to IP
• Streaming Fundamentals in Everyday Language

Further details about the courses and other collaborative conferencing opportunities at InfoComm '04, as well as information about registration and fees, are available at

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 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 serves its worldwide membership as the pre -eminent provider of education, training and certification.

The Interactive Multimedia & Collaborative Communications Alliance (IMCCA) is a not -for -profit user application and industry focused association with membership comprised of service and product providers, consultants, and users. Members benefit from the understanding and the use of various interactive and collaborative communications technologies in their professional and everyday lives. For more information about the IMCCA, please visit

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