Create your 2020 tech vision at our Tech Studios Tour!

What new technologies should you be considering for 2020?

Come see the latest A/V and connectivity solutions at this special event. Get ideas for your upcoming projects and learn something new!

Thursday, October 10, 10 am to 2 pm

Integrated Building Systems, 950 Michigan Ave., Columbus OH 43215


What’s the venue? The Tech Studios at Integrated Building Systems are idea-inspiring showrooms featuring A/V, security, and other IT systems.

Who should come? Anyone involved in planning technology projects: business owners and managers, IT teams, project managers, architects, furniture vendors, interior designers, construction managers, and more.

What will you see? Touchscreen panels, digital signage, room scheduling, wireless collaboration, virtual reality...we'll showcase all of it and more.

Is there a fee? No, there’s no fee for any activity. Lunch is free, too! RSVP for any one or all of the day’s events. Registration is required, and space is limited for seminars — so sign up early to claim your spot!


on the agenda:

demonstrations, seminars & more!

+ LIMITED SEATING for Seminars! Sign up early to claim your spot!

* AIA members earn 1.0 LU/HSW credit for Seminars, 1.5 LU/HSW credits for the Tech Showcase

10 AM Registration Opens

10:30 AM Demonstrations & Seminars

Choose from these seminars:

"Ready to pass this fire-code test? Emergency Responder Radio Systems"* — by Chip Chapman, RCDD, President, Integrated Building Systems — In an emergency, reliable communication inside a building is mission-critical for first responders. That’s why fire and building codes require all new construction of commercial and multi-tenant-residential buildings to provide adequate indoor radio coverage for emergency services personnel. Learn the national, state, and local requirements for Emergency Responder Radio Systems (ERRS), including radio-frequency (RF) testing, design, and installation. Get an inside look at ERRS projects in Central Ohio, including the new National Veterans Memorial Museum and the Buggyworks building.

"A/V in an Information Technology World"* — by Joe Cornwall, CTS-D, CTS-I, A/V Technology Evangelist, Legrand AV Division — Convergence is a modern manifestation of the fourth industrial revolution - a trend of automation and data exchange including cyber-physical links, the Internet of Things, edge computing, and the merger of audible, visual, and kinesthetic communication. This presentation tells the story of the convergence of audiovisual, interactive, and network technologies in a unique, high-energy, and entertaining manner that provokes new perspectives and invites the participant to reconsider the future of A/V. It will examine the path we're traveling and explore the impact of emerging technologies. Is 4K important to the enterprise, education, and business application? Will smartphones define the next generation of A/V system design? What will the A/V industry look like five years from now?

OR, see demonstrations in the Huddle Space and Conference Room

11:30 AM TO 1:30 PM Tech Showcase & Lunch

See demonstrations & special exhibits throughout the Tech Studios* — presented by Crestron, LG Electronics, Newline Interactive, and Legrand, including:

  • Newline-Interactive X6, 65” 4K Collaboration Panel

  • HuddleShot conferencing camera from Vaddio

  • Sound masking

  • Crestron room controls

  • Sennheiser panel microphone for audio conferencing and portable conference phone system

  • Kramer VIA wireless collaboration and presentation

  • Screen size selection

  • Oculus Rift virtual reality

Enjoy a progressive lunch, with buffet options in each exhibit space!

12:30 PM Seminars

Choose from:

“Image Resolution and the Acuity of Human Vision – What We Can See and What We Can’t”* — by Joe Cornwall, CTS-D, CTS-I, A/V Technology Evangelist, Legrand AV Division —In 2016 a new, scientific standard for calculating screen size and resolution for A/V installations was introduced, just in time to usher in a new era in A/V design. Gone are the days when we could rely on the “4/6/8 rule.” With 4K and UltraHD changing our expectations and advanced video systems become mainstream, we will need to adopt a different perspective for selecting displays for A/V installations. Where is 4K needed? When is 1080p enough? How big does the screen really need to be in that classroom, conference room, huddle space or presentation venue? Before you design, install or purchase your next system you need to participate in this eye-opening session!

TBA — Evan Peterson, Senior Account Manager, Commercial Display Group, LG Electronics USA, Inc.

1:30 PM Desserts & Door Prizes