Infocomm 2016: A Video Conferencing Professional’s Guide

This is going to be a great year for Infocomm, we can feel it. Not only will Vyopta be in Vegas, but there are going to be so many opportunities to learn from the best in the unified communications & collaboration industry. However, if you didn’t know, Infocomm is the largest A/V event in the world. Yes, it’s a blast, but it can be a bit “noisy” for video conferencing professionals. There are too many sessions to count and everyone is going to try and grab a little of your time.

We’ve been doing some heavy research for you. In this post you’ll find a list of sessions we’ve hand picked specifically for video conferencing professionals.

I know, I know. We’re so thoughtful.

Reserving Your Sessions for Infocomm 2016

If you have not registered for the event and started reserving sessions that interest you, get going! Sheesh. 

IMCCA Tuesday Session You Can’t Miss

There is a lot of great session happening Tuesday, but in our research, one stood out above the rest. If you are going for the learning experience and want to come back to work having learned something worth sharing, IMCCA has a program on Tuesday, June 7th that might blow your mind.

SESSION: IST03 – The IMCCA Unified Communication and Collaboration Workshop

Date: Tuesday, June 7th

Time: 8:00am – 3:30pm

Quick Description: This workshop includes a panel of industry experts and dozens of seminars on topics in video collaboration, including;


  • Visual Collaboration and the Internet of Things
  • Audio for Conferencing
  • Unified Communications Environment Design
  • The Huddle Room – How to Find the Right Technology Solutions
  • Planning for BYOD and CYOD in Future UCC Infrastructure


Check out more details on this workshop before registering since it will pretty much take up your entire day. To register for this session, browse Infocomm sessions and events. Select “Tuesday June 7th” from the tab navigation. Again, using the search is a little wonky. Try “Control + F” on your PC or “Command” + “F” on your Mac.


Wednesday Sessions for Video Conferencing Professionals

SESSION: IS23 – Microsoft’s Skype for Business and the Quest for Legacy Video Interoperability

Date: Wednesday, June 8th

Time: 12:30 – 2:00

Quick Description: The title says it all. This session, hosted by Pexip’s Jordan Owens, is going to be a great one for IT professionals who are new to video conferencing and want to understand interoperability challenges organizations face with Skype for Businesses (S4B).


SESSION: IS81 – The Workplaces of Tomorrow

Date: Wednesday, June 8th

Time: 2:15 – 3:15

Quick Description: If you are a video conferencing professional caught in the middle of designing and building a video environment to support a large remote workforce this session may offer some much needed context to help you understand the problems video can help solve in the enterprise.


SESSION: IS96 – Unified Communications Environment Design

Date: Wednesday, June 8th

Time:  2:30 – 4:30

Quick Description: Walk-through the latest and greatest steps of designing the perfect UC environment. According to the description, you will learn everything from how the latest and greatest immersive conference rooms are built, to interoperability with room system technologies.


Thursday Lunch & Learns on the State of UCC

SESSION: UCCL02 – The State of UCC Lunch and Learn: End Users Speak Their Minds

Date: Thursday, June 8th

Time: 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Quick Description: Attend the State of UCC Lunch and Learn and listen to industry leaders share their thoughts and experience. This panel includes:


David Danto – AV, Collaboration, IoT, Multimedia, Video and UC Technology Leader


Mike Bartholomy – Senior Manager Information Security, Western Union

James Basler – Senior VC Engineer and Designer, IAC

Frank Culotta – President, SYMCO and Director, InfoComm

Michael Duda – Program Manager AV Developments, Google

David Maldow – Founder & CEO, Let’s Do Video

Larry Satterfield – AVP Global Enterprise Video Specialist Sales, Cisco


This panel of experts will discuss whether the current state of UCC a failure or a success and the different perspectives industry analysts, vendors and end users have currently, the shift to cloud VC solutions, VCaaS, and more. This sounds like a session you won’t want to miss.

SESSION: IS86 – The Huddle Room – How to Find the Right Technology Solutions

Date: Thursday, June 8th

Time: 2:15 to 3:15

Quick Description: For any video conferencing or A/V professional building out video enabled huddle rooms in the enterprise, this will be a great session to check out. Huddle rooms are one of the biggest topics in video conferencing right now, so you won’t want to leave Vegas without a few nuggets of information to take home with you on this topic. This is a recommended session from David Maldow, CEO and Founder ofLet’s Do Video.


As you know, there are a ton of great sessions at Infocomm, we just think these are some of the best that should make your schedule. Also, be sure to make time to swing by and pick up your free t-shirt at the Vyopta booth. We’d love to see you! We’ll be located on the Innovations Showcase floor near the north entrance! We want you to “Make Data Great Again” for video conferencing and UC.