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av-week-2011October 16 officially kicks off InfoComm AV Week 2011. InfoComm members in Utah got a head start on celebrating AV Week this year.
AV Week proclamations were secured from Governor Herbert, Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon, Bluffdale City Mayor Derk Timothy, and Park City Mayor Dana Williams.
Listen Technologies picked the Hearing Loss Association of America and its Walk4Hearing as a charity to support as part of AV Week. On Saturday, October 15, the Listen Trek Team joined about 400 other people to raise money for programs and services for people with hearing loss. The Listen Trek Team raised $1,500 towards its goal of $3,000. Listen Trek was also on hand to be a part of eradicating the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention, treatment, and regular screenings throughout life.
For 2011, session musician and Bon Jovi bassist Hugh McDonald served as Honorary Chairperson. Hugh understands that hearing loss is not only a reality of being a professional musician but their performances can also impact their fans and audiences. Hugh McDonald was excited about the opportunity to bring awareness to people of all ages about what resources are available to those with hearing loss and what can be done to prevent hearing loss.
There is a lot more to come this week. Here are just a handful of samples of what members of InfoComm will be doing to celebrate AV Week.

AV Week Scavenger Hunt
Test your InfoComm AV knowledge by participating in InfoComm’s Scavenger Hunt. Each weekday during AV Week @InfoComm will tweet three trivia questions. All you have to do is scour www.infocomm.org for the correct answer. The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a $25 gift card! @InfoComm will tweet three questions per day, so you have 15 chances to win! tweet your answer and include hashtag #AVSH or submit directly to [email protected].

Denver, Colorado

Ed Logsdon with D. L. Adams Associates, Inc. will be presenting “Technology in the Boardroom” at the Rocky Mountain Audio Video Expo in Denver, CO on October 20, 2011. The presentation will identify the various design elements to consider, including aesthetics, lighting, room acoustics, network bandwidth, Wifi, etc., to successfully integrate technology into boardrooms. The audience will be architects, owners, facilities personnel and IT staff. More information can be found on the website.
Anaheim, California
RP Visual Solutions is hosting an open house to tour their new 10,000 Sq. Ft. Anaheim Facility and get hands-on with their myriad of Visual Display Mounts. Complete details can be found on the invite.
Bohemia, New York
Projector Lamp Services is holding a Relampit Recycling Raffle. Participants are encouraged to recycle used projector lamps and will have a chance to win a new projector. Complete details can be found on their website.
New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
Westminster College once again celebrates AV Week with a multitude of events. The Titan Terror II Showcase calls for amateur videographers to submit their spookiest digital movie for a chance to win prizes. The university is also hosting its 12th Annual “Gently Used” Equipment Hand-Off Drive, 5th Bi-Annual E-Recycling Drive and much more. Visit their website for a complete listing of events.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Metropolitan Acoustics Celebrates AV Week with a seminar & AV exposition at the Center for Architecture in Philadelphia on October 26. The event is open to architects, MEP engineers, related professionals, and anyone with related interests. Complete information can be found on their website. Contact Sharon Ho at [email protected] or 215-248-4352 for more information.
Salt Lake City, Utah
On Wednesday, October 19, Listen Technologies is hosting a behind-the-scenes tour of Rio Tinto Stadium – home of the Real Soccer Team – focusing on how AV makes the soccer fan’s experience come to life. Listen is also hosting several staff events at their headquarters including a presentation spotlighting the value of AV and InfoComm, audiovisual trivia and “Bring out your Inner Geek Day.”
Fairfax, Virginia
InfoComm is celebrating AV Week with events throughout the week. Participate all week long with our AV Week Website Scavenger Hunt. At our headquarters, we start off celebrating with our 3rd Annual InfoBake contest and e-recycle drive. We will also be on the road in San Diego celebrating with a Member Roundtable and end-user AV Technology Today conference. For more information on any of our events, contact [email protected].
We hope that wherever you might be October 16 – 22 you’ll find a way to celebrate the AV industry.
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