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October 17 officially kicks off InfoComm AV Week 2010. InfoComm members in Utah got a little excited and began celebrating AV Week a bit early this year.
AV Week proclamations were secured from Governor Herbert, Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon, and Bluffdale City Mayor Derk Timothy.
Listen Technologies picked the Hearing Loss Association of America and its Walk4Hearing as a charity to support as part of AV Week. The Listen Trek Team raised just over $2,700 through combined efforts of reaching out to family and friends asking for donations and hosting a Carnival fundraiser. These efforts helped the Salt Lake City Walk4Hearing exceed its $25K goal by raising over $31K.
The Women Tech Council’s October Tech Talk featured a discussion on “New Audio Technologies – from Hearing Aids to Headphones. Kathy Landon, Sonic Innovations and Kristin Rector, Listen Technologies discussed up-to-date audio devices, from hearing aids for the disabled to audio systems that bridge multiple sources for collaborative communication.
Here is a quick look at photos from those events.


There is a lot more to come next week. Here are just a handful of samples of what members of InfoComm will be doing to celebrate AV Week.

Emerson College in Massachusetts is hosting Emerson AV Week Celebration in conjunction with the School of Theatre Design.  There will be a Live Mix Workshop focusing on microphone selection and placement in theatres demonstration.


Crestron has invited local technical high school and college classes to tour their Rockleigh, New Jersey campus to see, hear and touch, firsthand, the latest technology in a fully functional home theater, teleconferencing room and interactive design lab inside their amazing 9,000 sq ft experience center.  In addition, the Crestron Human Resources Department will be on hand to discuss career opportunities and accept resumes.
In New York, Population Council will be hosting an AV Expo in their offices showcasing all of the AV services they provide.  The expo will be set up in a convention atmosphere with four booths.  Visitors will rotate between each of the booths with content focusing on audio, presentations, videoconferencing and video recording/editing.
Columbus State Community College in Ohio will be covering the evolution of video games and the gaming industry.  Students will get hands on experience with popular games from all periods, while learning fun facts and trivia about development and video game history.
A range of activities are planned for Westminster College’s AV Week. The AV department will be extending their services and knowledge to the surrounding school districts through a Document Camera Showcase.  The Titan Terror Project, a mini-movie showcase, invites students and faculty to submit suspenseful, non gruesome, short films made with consumer-level cameras. An E-Recycling Drive is also planned to heighten awareness of AV environmentalism.
Virginia will experience events put on by InfoComm, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and Audio Video Systems.
We hope that wherever you might be October 17 – 23 you’ll find a way to celebrate the AV industry.
Three separate ListenTALK receivers in a row with different group names on each display screen.
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