By PSW Staff • April 17, 2014 NSCA has announced two new additions to its upcoming Integration Business Survival Conference & Technology Showcase slated May 15-16 in Chicago: the attendance of CompTIA and the ability to earn RU (renewable units). CompTIA will be present to clear up confusion about the many IT certifications invading the integration industry. This session will help attendees make sense of the industry’s numerous IT certifications, as well as discover which certifications are necessary. Attendees will also learn how to use CompTIA’s Certification Roadmap to determine which certifications are right for their organizations. The impact of IT convergence on the industry is only getting stronger – the Integration Business Survival Conference helps integrators head down the right path. And, attendees with CTS certifications will earn 11.5 RUs by attending the conference. The RUs are available through courses such as: —Analog to Digital: Problems and Solutions —Wireless Mic Solutions for Corporate AV —10 Things You Can Do to Help Profitability —Creating an Efficient Service Department —Design Considerations for Mass Notification and Emergency Communications —The New Rules of Customer Engagement —Managing and Billing for RMR This first regional Integration Business Survival Conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago North Shore in Skokie, IL. Two additional conferences are scheduled for September 15-16 in Atlanta and November 6-7 in Phoenix. By offering this event in three regions, NSCA gives integration firms the education they need – without a big financial commitment or too much time spent away from the office. The Integration Business Survival Conference & Technology Showcase was developed based on NSCA member requests for intimate learning environments that offer adequate time for networking, questions, and direct interaction with manufacturers. In small, focused groups, attendees will learn how to thrive when their customers demand more, technology keeps changing, government regulations threaten the industry, and costs continue to escalate. The Technology Showcase offers hands-on displays and demos of the latest technology offerings from leading manufacturers, such as Kramer, Shure, Lencore, Lightware, Solutions360, Herman, West Penn Wire, and RDL. Instead of traveling across the country to walk a big exhibit floor, IBSC attendees will network with and learn from a handful of leading manufacturers that have news and updates to share – all while staying close to home. Registration for the two-day event is $249 for NSCA members and $399 for non-members. Registration includes access to the Technology Showcase, manufacturer training, business education, and all networking events. For more information about the sessions, registration, or sponsorships, contact NSCA at 800-446-6722 or visit www.nsca.org/ibsc. NSCA Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Business Education Engineer Events NSCA Technician Trade Shows Training · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Live Sound International brings you information on a wide range of pro audio topics. Stay up-to-date, get expert tips, industry news, new products and technologies delivered. Discover how to make smart use of today’s sound technology, Subscribe Today!