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AVIXA Partners with Digital Signage Federation on Event-Based Education

Digital Signage Federation will bring its education content to AVIXA trade shows and events in the aftermath of end of the Digital Signage Expo.

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AVIXA has partnered with the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) to bring digital signage education content to the association’s trade shows and events.

AVIXA will announce details later this month on events when and where DSF will bring its content for both virtual and in-person events.

The Digital Signage Federation is a not-for-profit organization that supports digital signage professionals through education, certification, networking and additional advocacy.

Digital signage is expected to grow from $31 billion in 2020 to $42.7 billion in 2025, a compound annual growth rate of 7.5%, according to AVIXA’s 2020 AV Industry Outlook and Trends Analysis (IOTA) report released this summer.

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This is driven “by the increasing demand for on-premise and out-of-home communications, especially to support new security and health protocols,” according to AVIXA research.

“Partnering with the Digital Signage Federation will enrich AVIXA’s educational programs immensely,” said AVIXA CEO David Labuskes in the joint announcement. “The organization provides a wealth of knowledge in this thriving pro AV solution.

“We’re looking forward to collaborating with the DSF to bring extraordinarily beneficial insight to AV professionals at AVIXA events,” he said.

“AVIXA’s events are an ideal setting for the DSF to bring its educational program—their audiences are full of AV professionals eager to learn about emerging technologies and solutions,” said Brian Gorg, executive director of Digital Signage Federation, in the joint announcement.

“We have been at the forefront of bringing digital signage expertise across many different platforms for the last decade, and we can’t wait to explore this exciting world with the AVIXA audience,” he said.

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AVIXA Partners with Digital Signage Federation

The collaboration between AVIXA and the DSF “will help bridge the gap created for the digital signage community” by the dissolution of Exponation, which produced the Digital Signage Expo.

The partnership between AVIXA and the Digital Signage Federation “demonstrates both organizations’ commitments to supporting digital signage professionals and the larger channel serving them,” according to the joint announcement.

AVIXA will be extending the options for DSE 2020 exhibitors to use a maximum of 25% of their lost deposits toward an AVIXA event with up to 100% credited across the portfolio of events through the end of 2021.

Individuals who made advance payments for DSE trade show registration and conferences may apply those deposit dollars as credits toward the InfoComm 2021 education program.

“AVIXA is dedicated to supporting the pro AV industry — especially during hardships,” said Labuskes in the joint announcement.

“Although we clearly cannot reimburse these lost out-of-pocket monies for DSE exhibitors and registrants, we can certainly offer our platform’s value at a discount to help the industry on its road to recovery,” he said.

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