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In a little over a week the deadline to present at InfoComm 2016 will be here. I know, it seems like we just finished InfoComm 2015. As you can imagine going through the list of presenters can be a daunting task. However, please don’t let that dissuade you from submitting a course.
Give Back
This is a great way to give back to the AV community. By offering your wealth of knowledge you are helping others in the industry. There is certainly something that you have overcome, a problem you have found a unique solution to, or just years of accumulated knowledge. There are droves of new professionals entering the industry every year. They may not learn what you already know for years to come. In providing your experiences as a resource you are helping others grow and learn.
It’s Fun
There are very few exercises that are as deeply rewarding as teaching. I was an audio production teacher for over ten years and am still in contact with a number of my former students. When you help someone else master a skill or send them on a path they are forever grateful. You also will get the benefit of hearing back from those around you. Yes, you may have mastery in one area but those taking your course have skills in another. Together you both can learn.
It’s Quick and Easy
You don’t have to have your entire presentation ready by September 15, just the form filled out. Click here to get to the Call For Presenters page and fill out the form. There really is nothing else to it. You may get some emails back and forth from the fine folks in Red Shirts and you’ll learn how the process is going. By the time they open up registration you will already know if you have a course or not.
If you don’t make it your first year, don’t get discouraged. Each year they have a number of great courses that are not chosen. Keep submitting. It is a great way to give back to the community, meet new people you may not have connected with, and learn something yourself.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. Have a great week.

About Author

Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.

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