Amherst, N.Y. - Stampede
Presentation Products, a leading pro A/V distributor, has become a Cornerstone
Partner of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
In doing so Stampede president
Kevin Kelly said in a statement that it is the first distributor of
professional audio/video solutions to ever become a designated Cornerstone
Partner of the AIA.
"As architects increasingly play a
larger role in determining the best technology solutions for builders,
designers, developers and property owners, the education offered to them has to
increase as well," Kelly said. "Through this new Cornerstone Partnership
with the AIA, we will be able to offer architects comprehensive courses that
count toward their continuing education credits."
Through the AIA Cornerstone
Partnership program, building product manufacturers, trade associations and
service providers provide valuable continuing education resources to AIA
members. In return, each partner company receives turnkey solutions from the
AIA that supplement its marketing efforts to the more than 83,000 AIA members
AIA members are required to
accumulate a number of continuing education credits each year as part of their
membership, and Stampede is now submitting training content from its Big
Book of AV sessions for evaluation and approval as continuing education
Stampede has designated an
hour at the beginning of each Big Book of AV Tour solely for members of the
architectural community. The Architects Power Hour will run from noon to 1 p.m.
at each stop of the tour, and will allow architects to meet one-on-one with the
exhibiting pro A/V manufacturers.
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