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Mar 1, 2008 12:00 PM

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Beginning in the fall of 2008, NSCA will debut a new educational event designed specifically with your technicians, installers, design consultants, and sales representatives in mind. NSCA TechWeek, sponsored by InfoComm, will feature education and certification programs from NSCA University and InfoComm Academy, manufacturer training, and a limited number of tabletop exhibits. This trade-only event will be exclusive to the professional audiovisual channel and electronic systems integrators. For more information, check


NSCA will host many of your favorite must-attend NSCA Expo events at this year's InfoComm show. We'll also offer our full slate of industry educational courses, NSCA member activities, and more. Join us for our industry golf tournament, member breakfast, Drunk Unkles concert, and ExpoJam. Take advantage of valuable attendee and member resources available at the NSCA Zone.

NSCA membership is even better than ever. NSCA members still get free entrance to the tradeshow and educational discounts as well. Plus, you can access NSCA resources year-round.


The NSCA Education Foundation will host its popular golf tournament June 17 at InfoComm 08 at the Rhodes Ranch Golf Course in Las Vegas. The event will continue to expand its charitable giving. In addition to supporting the NSCA Education Foundation's educational efforts, money raised will help fund the research efforts of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the education efforts of the International Communications Industry Foundation.

For additional information, visit or call (800) 446-6722.


NSCA members continue to prove how the NSCA-endorsed SystemsPlus Insurance Solutions program saves them money on surety, property, and casualty insurance premiums.

“We would recommend SystemsPlus to any company in the industry,” says Ray Bailey, president of Lone Star Communications . “They reduced our insurance costsin excess of 13 percent. They have been extremely responsive and timely to all of our needs and assisted tremendously during the transition from our previous carrier.”

Don Lanier, owner of Pearl Productions, also found great savings and service with SystemsPlus. “The people at SystemsPlus were extremely easy to work with and provided excellent service at fantastic rates,” he says.

SystemsPlus Insurance Solutions was created specifically for NSCA members.

For additional information about the benefits of membership, visit


Students have another month to apply for scholarships through the NSCA Education Foundation. The NSCA Education Foundation will award five $1,000 scholarships to students for tuition in a college or technical school program. In partnership with the NSCA Education Foundation, Bosch Communications Systems will offer two $2,500 scholarships this year in memory of Robert Bosch.

Any high school senior or college student with at least a 2.0 GPA, who is pursuing a career in electronic systems, is eligible to apply for the NSCA scholarship; students with a minimum 2.5 GPA may apply for the Bosch scholarships.

Scholarship awards may be used for tuition at any accredited, post-secondary institution. Applications are due April 18, and winners will be announced by July 3.

Students interested in the following fields are encouraged to apply for the scholarship: acoustics, audio, automation and control systems, AV, communications, data networks, digital signage, information technology, interactive display, life safety, lighting, telephony, or video.

For more information about the NSCA Education Foundation or to download a scholarship application, visit

For more information about NSCA, visit or call (800) 446-6722.

NSCA Calendar of Events

March 10-11

Project Management of Systems Projects Old Bridge, N.J.

March 26

Electrograph Display Technology Experience (DTE)
Anaheim, Calif.

April 9

C-EST Exam application deadline for Minneapolis

April 14

C-EST Review Package deadline for Las Vegas

April 28

C-EST Online Review begins Las Vegas

April 28 - 29

C-EST two-day Onsite Review Minneapolis

April 29

Project Management for Owners Anaheim, Calif.

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