Washington D.C. and Virginia have long been tech epicenters for both established and start-up technology companies and the agencies, corporations and higher education institutions that demand to be kept up-to-date on the latest advances in AV and IT technologies.

Big Book of AV Tour

Commercial AV resellers and their customers will have the strategic opportunity to experience the latest integrated audiovisual and communications technology that supports this zone when Stampede, a global leader in value-added distribution, continues its 2017 Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series in Virginia on December 1 at the Westin Washington Dulles Airport. Attendee registration is now open here.

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“The greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area has long been a consumer of all things having to do with AV and IT,” Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly said today. “The exploding growth of video conferencing and collaboration, unified communications, unmanned aerial vehicles, interactive digital signage, beacon technology and, now, AR/VR has only served to further stimulate the region’s demand for the latest solutions that can strengthen our security, enhance our ability to communicate with more people more efficiently and operate our businesses more strategically and cost effectively. The Stampede Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series is designed to address all of these needs.”

According to Kelly, the daylong conference is designed to provide industry insights, technology updates and training forums for the totality of a reseller’s business needs and will feature the latest technologies for audio, video, display, projection, lighting and staging, digital signage, conferencing, digital content creation, networking, signal distribution, and much more.

The day will begin at 10:00 AM with the Stampede Tech Showcase that brings attendees and manufacturers together in an exhibition environment that allows manufacturers to present and demonstrate their latest product, systems and services. A complimentary breakfast will also be served during the showcase.

Open throughout the day is The Samsung Experience Demo Room, which is designed to ask the question we all ask each and every day: What does the future look like? Samsung Electronics understands that the future holds endless potential and exciting possibilities. At Samsung, the future is now, and it comes to life through a range of innovative display solutions. Displays tell our stories, amplify ideas and improve life. We have the power to turn vision into reality, showcase a world of action and shape the future. Guided tours will begin at 10:00 AM and will occur every 30 minutes for the duration of the event.

The day will also feature a series of on-site presentations that include Overview of the Drone/UAS Industry and Business Potential and Drone Video Systems: A New AV Category for a New Age of Opportunities, both of which will be led by Director of Engineering at Unmanned Vehicle University, Paul Dragos. Additional presentations include NEC 10 Steps to a Successful Video Wall, wePresent Presents: Cut the Cords: BYOD and Wireless Presentation from Any Device, Samsung QLED: The Next Generation of Commercial Display Technology and Key Digital’s Enterprise AV Over IP Systems.

Each event includes an information-rich schedule of exhibits, training sessions, product introductions, and networking opportunities. Participating exhibitors on the Stampede Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series include AEE, Atlona, AVTEQ, Casio, Chief, Christie, dji, Display Ten, Epson, FireFX, Hitachi, HuddleCamHD, Jelco, Just Lamps, Ken-a-Vision, LG Business Solutions, Luidia, Lumens, Luxul, Mustang, NEC, Oklahoma Sound, Optoma, Peerless, Philips, Planar, Premier Mounts, revolabs, Samsung, Sharp, Stampede University, Stewart Filmscreen, TAG Global Systems, TAP-it, TSI Touch, Unmanned Vehicle University, Vidyo, wePresent, Wilson Pro, and Yamaha Commercial Audio. Exhibitors may vary based on location.

Every attendee of the 2017 Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series will receive a $500 Stampede credit, a $50 American Express gift card, and will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win a free drone.