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Commercial Integrator Kicks Off 40 Under 40 Nominations!

Published: June 4, 2024
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Editor’s Note: This article on Commercial Integrator’s 40 Under 40 was originally published on May 30, 2024. Since then, we updated it on June 4, 2024.

It’s time once again for the Commercial Integrator 40 Under 40, #avtweeps!

Our single most popular, most highly anticipated annual feature, the 40 Influencers Under 40, kicks off its 2024 nomination process today! The nomination deadline will be Friday, July 12! But don’t delay and miss your chance to nominate a worthy #avtweeps superstar! Nominate today!

Two years ago, we made a BIG change, and that change proved so successful that we decided to stick with it permanently. Yes, we will continue to accept nominations from within the vendor and distributor community. Those nominations, of course, complement the longstanding eligibility of integrators, consultants, programmers and technology managers. So, as you consider your nominations, remember this: The biggest industry influencers from your vendor and distributor partners also qualify!

Underpinning this change is a recognition of the wealth of young talent who are driving commercial AV manufacturers and distributors to new heights. Simultaneously, these young influencers are raising our consciousness about issues like meeting equity, diversity/inclusion and affirming company culture.

So, nominate your favorite #avtweeps today! Don’t wait until the last minute! Use this form: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7869593/CI-40-Under-40-Nomination-Form-2024. And please remember this: Past years’ honorees are NOT eligible to be honored again. We want to honor an entirely new group of superstar influencers this year!

To qualify, nominees must be 39 years of age or younger as of September 1, 2024. Self-nominations, while not rejected outright, are discouraged and unlikely to be successful. Instead, please nominate a peer, a colleague, a partner or a friend.

Commercial Integrator 40 Under 40 is Hugely Popular

The Commercial Integrator 40 Under 40 has grown dramatically in prominence since its debut in September 2014. In the intervening years, it has become CI’s single most popular annual feature. Each year, subscribers and website visitors love to see who among their peers and colleagues graces our front cover.

Befitting CI’s digital-first approach to journalism, we incorporated an extensive video component into the 40 Influencers Under 40 two years ago. Our editors asked honorees how they got into AV or IT, as well as what they love most about the industry. If you’d like to check out their comments, scope out our YouTube channel and search for “40 Under 40.”

A Clean Slate

The 40 Influencers Under 40 nominating process has the clean slate this year. That means we will not be reviewing pools of past nominees. Please use the nominating form to submit all worthy, qualifying candidates, even if they were nominated in past years but not selected. We’ll consider each nominee’s merits with fresh eyes, considering everything they’ve accomplished since last year’s judging period.

This year’s honorees will appear online throughout the month of September, as well as in the September 2024 print issue of Commercial Integrator + Security Sales & Integration.

Nominate a worthy #avtweeps superstar by Friday, July 12, HERE.

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