The start of the New Year also marks the start of the InfoComm
Roundtables! As a relative InfoComm newbie, I felt as if this event would help me better understand our members and their roles in the AV industry. Fortunately, the roundtable tour began near Washington D.C., in nearby Herndon, so this gave me the opportunity to attend my first roundtable.
In about 15 minutes on the bumpy back roads of Fairfax, I found myself at the Washington Dulles Marriott at Worldgate.
Shortly after I arrived to the roundtable, we all settled in the meeting room as we prepared for Peggy O’Keefe’s presentation on project management. Her presentation, titled Love, Addiction, and Product Management – A Manager’s Guide to Maintaining Balance, gave us insight on the perils of becoming too involved and obsessive with a project and how it can harm the outcome of a project. I found the presentation to be fascinating; she was very enthusiastic and raised many good points that can also be applied to my field of work.
After the last presentation, the participants broke up and began the networking portion of the event. Although I was on photography duty, I took advantage of the opportunity to connect with industry members and ask our members about our social media activities.
I found this event to be a valuable experience, as it gave me a first-hand opportunity to meet the InfoComm membership and learn more about our industry. Looking forward to attending another one soon!