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Stampede’s ‘Big Book’ Tour Goes To Boston

Amherst, N.Y. — Stampede’s 2014 Big Book of AV tour will dock at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston on April 17.

“We’re putting added emphasis on presentation and training sessions at the Boston tour stop,” Stampede Presentation Products’ president and COO Kevin Kelly said.

“As the spring tour has progressed, we’ve received more requests from our dealers for more hands-on, information-rich sessions that can help them build their businesses,” he added.

Boston participants can expect to learn plenty from industry veteran Paul Dragos, who will present “Sony Unified Communications and Video Conferencing Fundamentals for the ProAV Market.” The presentation will unveil Sony Video Conferencing, MediaPointe streaming, Automated Workflow process for content management and Radvision United Communications.

The event will also feature a stimulating afternoon talk with Jim Feldman, change management expert at Shift Happens, who will walk attendees through a path to not only manage change, but also create it. He will modify the focus from process to results and linear problem solving to creative problem solving.

There will also be two seminars that offer an informative look on innovative new technology in education. The first course, “Tablets in the Education Market,” presented by Brawn Consulting and sponsored by Samsung will provide a new take on digital signage displayed in classrooms. The course will also introduce Smart School technologies and how this will help solve problems in overcrowded classrooms.

A second seminar, “Collaboration in the Corporate and Education Setting,” presented by David Heeg, distribution sales manager at Christie Digital, will update attendees on the latest technology in presentation and multi-site meeting management.

Stampede is also offering a hefty training session lineup with a variety of conferences on different Pro AV and Consumer topics.

Attendees will receive a $500 Stampede Credit on orders more than $5,000 that are placed before April 13 (limit to one credit per Stampede account). Other giveaways include a 0.5 CTS RU Credit, a $100 gift card for attending a training session, and a $50 gift card for attending the show. Every attendee will also be entered into a drawing to win a 42-inch LG LCD HD television.

For more information about each event and to register to attend, dealers should go to