NSCA, the not-for-profit association representing the commercial-integration industry, announced the keynote speaker lineup for its 25th annual Business & Leadership Conference (BLC). The conference, of course, will be held on Feb. 28 to March 2, 2023, at the Four Seasons Dallas at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas.
NSCA adds that BLC has become the industry’s most notable platform for executive-level education and networking. The event thus brings hundreds of executives together annually to share stories, learn from other leaders and hear about new ways to embrace technology and motivate employees. This upcoming conference will also mark the 25th anniversary of BLC. Indeed, it is occurring at a time when integration companies need support more than ever amid a changing — and challenging — market.
According to NSCA, BLC 2023 keynotes reveal effective leadership strategies. These include:
- Finding Focus in a World of Chaos by Dave Crenshaw
- Don’t Sell Yourself Short by Chuck Wilson and integration industry vets
- Cultures of Innovation by Tatyana Mamut, PhD
- Financial Leadership in 2023 & Beyond by Robert “Cujo” Teschner
- Leading with Courage and Confidence by Dr. Ivan Joseph
- The Secrets to Crushing Competition Regardless of Price by Ian Altman
- Economic Outlook 2023 and Beyond by Dr. Chris Kuehl
“BLC has always been about helping integration companies strategize for future success,” says Chuck Wilson, NSCA CEO. He continues, “Turmoil is nothing new to the integration community — and neither is NSCA’s role in helping integrators through it. This event is one of the few places where integration leaders can discuss the industry’s distinct obstacles, and the 25th anniversary of BLC will be the perfect opportunity for the industry to come together to strategize for future success.”
First-time BLC attendees may also apply for a Randy Vaughan Founder’s Award to receive free registration. However, to qualify, applicants must be in a management or decision-making role at a commercial integration firm. Applications for the award are now available and due by Dec. 16, 2022.
Attendees are also encouraged to register for the annual NSCA Education Foundation Industry Charity Golf Outing at the TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas on Feb. 28, 2023. This event kicks off the Business & Leadership Conference every year. Additionally, it helps the NSCA Education Foundation raise funds for programs such as Ignite and PASS K-12.
NSCA adds that BLC 2023 sponsors include ADI, Atlas Sound/IED, Belden, Biamp, D-Tools, Herman Integration Services, IntelliSee, Legrand AV, Lencore, Pro-Tech Management, QSC, Sennheiser, Sharp/NEC, Shure, Skykit, Solutions360, Sonance, Sony, TD Synnex and West Penn Wire. BLC’s endorsements also include Commercial Integrator, PSA Security and USAV.
NSCA members can attend for $899 through Dec. 31; on Jan. 1, 2023, the price increases to $999. Moreover, non-members can attend for $1,499. View registration details now.
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