It’s almost time for UBTech 2017, the annual conference and tradeshow on higher education technology leadership. This show, which runs June 12–14 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, highlights emerging trends in IT and AV technologies, and their applications across campus to improve institutional and student success.

You can find HARMAN Professional Solutions at Booth #311, where we are demonstrating all of the new HARMAN higher education solutions being exhibited at the show, including classroom and presentation solutions, networked AV, scheduling, campus audio, video walls, huddle spaces and more. Stop by our UBTech Event Site to get discounted show registration, and book a tour and demo.

During the show, Mark Henkin, Senior Sales Engineer at HARMAN Professional Solutions, will host a session titled “Designing AV Systems for Your Active Learning Classroom.” This session is designed to teach you how to best plan and design the ideal active learning classroom space. It is scheduled for Tuesday, June 13 at 4:20 p.m. in Congressional A+B.

In preparation for the event, I reached out to Jessica Cardenas, Education Marketing Manager for HARMAN Professional Solutions, to get some inside details on the show.

[SKD]: What are the major trends in the education market for 2017? How are things changing/growing?

[JC]: The major trends in education are definitely technology focused. The real driver is how technology can maximize ease of use while remaining cost effective. Some of the innovations we are seeing include ways to make campuses completely centered on collaboration, comfort and knowledge-based environments. Finally, a big buzzword for education is IoT, where we’re seeing much excitement and energy.

[SKD]: What can guests expect to see at HARMAN’s UBTech booth this year?

[JC]: This year at the HARMAN booth, our focus is on displaying complete system solutions in a way that reflects the situations educators face every day on a campus and in a classroom or huddle space. Ultimately, our focus is on how we can make the spaces interactive and fun while facilitating learning.

[SKD]: What sets HARMAN apart when it comes to education technology, and how are we showing that off in the booth?

[JC]: HARMAN Professional Solutions is a complete turnkey solution provider. We have industry-leading technologies from best-in-breed brands across audio, video, lighting and control, and you’re going to see that this year at UBTech. Ultimately, HARMAN is all about innovation and ease of use, and backed by simplified implementation and great support. I think when you see it all come together at the conference, it really shows.

 [SKD]: Is there anything in particular that you’re excited about for UBTech?

[JC]: I’m really excited to give a completely different take on what end users face, where they can actually see it in live form! I probably shouldn’t mention it, but we also have an announcement coming with a HUGE promotion geared for Education end users, so I’m very excited for everyone to learn more about that.

Thank you to Jessica for taking time to speak with us! To get all the details from the show, be sure to follow our HARMAN Professional Solutions social media channels. We’ll have daily updates, product announcements and exclusive content on LinkedIn and Twitter.

See you at the show!

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