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Visual Communications Industry Group, VCI-Group, Expands Annual Event Training Curriculum to Accommodate Membership Growth

May 16, 2012 | Hogan Keyser
logo_vci_group.jpga 46 percent increase in membership results in two new training sessions to be hosted by COMPASS Business Solutions

Minneapolis, Minnesota May 16, 2012
-- The Visual Communications Industry Group, (VCI-Group), today announced a 46 percent increase in principal membership over the last year and as a result has added two interactive training sessions to be hosted by COMPASS Business Solutions at the upcoming Annual Conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa in Monterey, CA. The two sessions; Usage & Adoption Planning, and CVE (Certified Video Engineer) Exam Update will be held on October 22 and 24th respectively.

Usage & Adoption Planning will be held on October 22 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm and will discuss ways to help individuals develop a plan for driving usage and adoption of visual communication technologies within their organizations. Participants will be provided with a workbook to help them organize U&A program activities.

CVE Update will be held on October 24 from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm and will help participants understand what they need to know to pass the Certified Video Engineer exam. The focus of this session will be on recent technology updates. Individuals with a previously earned CVE will find this session particularly informative.

Stephen Demmings, President of the VCI-Group, said, "the addition of these training segments were in part driven by the increase in our membership along with our focus on education. The driving force of the VCI-Group is to provide continuing education, while also providing a peer networking vehicle for users in the conferencing and collaboration industry. In addition to providing access to programs and "hot-off-the-press" news and information, VCI-Group's mission is to educate conferencing professionals. Our membership continues to grow as IT professionals and videoconferencing managers across North America come to learn about our mission, vision and education programs."

The VCI-Group is the knowledge-sharing community that shapes the Visual Communications Industry. The VCI-Group is a community comprised of end-users and vendors focused on videoconferencing, telepresence, Unified Communications and/or collaboration technology. Membership consists of individuals from organizations that make visual communications purchasing decisions or recommendations and create implementation strategies, and/or support the technology.

The Visual Communications Industry Group (VCI-Group) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to working to influence the development of Industry-based standards for multimedia collaboration technologies and applications, to improve industry products and services, and to facilitate the exchange of information among its members.

Compass Business Solutions is a learning company focused on helping people use and support video communication and telepresence technologies to improve their business. Their training sessions follow a best practices approach to optimize all aspects of video usage and support

VCI-Group will hold their 2012 event from October 22-24, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa in Monterey, CA, USA. Membership and event information can be found at

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