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ISE reveals more details of professional development programme ahead of 2020 event

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Integrated Systems Events, creator of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the largest AV and systems integration show in the world, has unveiled the professional development programme for next year’s event, under the umbrella title ‘Learn. Discover. Be Inspired.’

Integrated Systems Europe 2020’s professional development programme will take place across five days of keynotes, conferences, masterclasses, workshops and presentations. The schedule will feature more than 200 leading experts from a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas.

Integrated Systems Events has worked alongside AV industry bodies such as AVIXA and CEDIA, as well as media partners and independent organisations in order to produce a packed programme under the title, ‘Learn. Discover. Be Inspired.’

The programme includes an opening address as well as 13 conferences across five days in the Hotel Okura and RAI Amsterdam, organised by ISE, AVIXA, CEDIA and media partners.

There will also be a four-day training programme from CEDIA, AVIXA FlashTracks (on Stand 13-N110) and CEDIA Talks (on Stand 1-E20). In addition to this, there is a full programme of free thought leadership sessions on the Main Stage in Hall 14 (sponsored by Shure).

Special guests

Duncan Wardle, a consultant to Disney who previously served as the company’s Head of Innovation and Creativity, will give the opening address on Monday 10 February. This presentation, called ‘Think Different’ will look at fostering creativity and innovation by inspiring employees.

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Integrated Systems Events will also welcome the Hon. Mrs Àngels Chacón to the event, who will address the AVIXA Women’s Council on Wednesday 12 February on the Main Stage. She will also take part in the Hola Barcelona! Event in the Forum on Friday 14 February.  Chacón is Minister of Enterprise and Knowledge in the Catalan Government.

Experts from AVIXA and CEDIA

On Monday 10 February, CEDIA’s Cybersecurity Workshop will take place, led by Jeff Sonnleitner, a professional network and security instructor.  He is a Network Specialist and Information Security Instructor at Moraine Park Technical College, Wisconsin and has more than 35 years’ experience in the subject.

Business advisor, President of North of 10 Advisors and Chairman of the AVIXA Board of Directors, Jeff Day will be speaking on Tuesday 11 February at an AVIXA FlashTrack session. This will take place on  Stand 13-N110 and is called ‘AV Wellness Trends – Must Know Applications and their Impacts create Real World Opportunity for Integrators and End Users’. Day will also chair an AVIXA panel discussion the following day, entitled ‘The Experience Revolution – How Content and Experience Change Everything in a Brand Activated World!’, on the Main Stage.

Key speakers

Other notable speakers leading sessions during the event are:

  • Aryanour Djalali -award-winning architect, founder and CEO of DNA Barcelona Architects. He will deliver a keynote at the Smart Building Conference on Monday 10 February entitled ‘Smart Nature, Smarter Buildings’.
  • Rossano Giachino -Control Centre Manager at CERN since 2008. He will speak at the inaugural Control Rooms Summit ISE on Tuesday 11 February.
  • Hilary McVicker – VP of Business Development at The Elumenati. She will give the keynote address at the XR Simmut ISE on Tuesday 11 February, entitled ‘Immersive XR and Pushing Creative Boundaries’.
  • Alexandra Hussenot -founder and CEO of Immersionn and the UK lead for Women in Immersive Technologies. She will give a main stage talk on Wednesday 12 February called ‘Surrounded! How Immersive Technology Dominates the Experiential Market’.
  • Glenn Kelly – Head of Production at The Imaginarium Studios. He will present a session on the main stage entitled ‘Mixed Reality in Theatre Productions’.

New show features

ISE 2020 will also include two new show features. VR at ISE will take place in Hall 14 and showcases two different interactive VR exhibits. Two Digital Projection Multiview VR systems will be demonstrated, each of which allows up to three people to view and interact with a stereoscopic 3D virtual model. Each person sees the object from their own viewpoint.

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Alongside this will be an immersive VR theme park ride, designed and run by Lightspeed Design, which will take attendees on an interactive fantasy ride through aquatic environments.

Spectacular projection mapping will be seen every evening on the RAI’s Elicium building, to be enjoyed by attendees and locals alike. The projection will be produced by ISE and the RAI, supported by seven technology partners.

A compelling line-up

Mike Blackman, Managing Director of Integrated Systems Events, said: “I’m very pleased to acknowledge the role of AVIXA, CEDIA and our many content partners in producing such a compelling line-up for ISE 2020. Added to this, the Elicium projection mapping and the VR at ISE feature are two more opportunities for our attendees to ‘Learn. Discover. Be Inspired’.”

“‘Learn. Discover. Be Inspired’ is more than a tag line. For an AV professional, it must be at least a career plan, if not a life commitment,” said AVIXA Chief Executive Officer Dave Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD. “We are proud to have been part of the organising team that brings these brilliant leaders to the ISE stages and implore you to experience as much of them as you can while you’re there.”

Tabatha O’Connor, CEDIA Global President and CEO, said: “With the technology market continually evolving, it’s important for professional development to reflect this and stay ahead of change.

“We’re thrilled to be able to contribute to ISE’s comprehensive professional development programme at ISE 2020, which provides attendees with full, varied and high-quality training across a range of industry topics taught by experts. Whatever the level or role of attendees within the industry, there’s something for everyone at ISE.”

More details are available on the ISE website at A record-breaking 81,000 people travelled from afar to visit the RAI in Amsterdam for ISE 2019.

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