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July 3rd, 2012

For 21st-century technology pros, the summer is convention season! Here are two important events taking place in California this month.

iTVfest + Pop Con LA

iTVfestThe first Pop Con LA (Popular Culture Convention) will be an integral part of this year’s ITVfest (International Television Festival) at the Los Angeles Convention Center, being held from Thursday, July 5th through Sunday, July 8th. Pop Con comprises a multitude of activities and interests from fashion, comic books and movie memorabilia to fine art, music (live bands), industry panels and film screenings.

Need an affordable way to “multiply your presence” at this event? If you’re short on (human) staff, you can rent interactive kiosk units, park them in well-traveled spots and collect contact information from all the attendees you don’t see at your booth. And you may miss a lot of them, what with screenings of Superman II and Blade Runner, a Star Trek panel with Tim Russ (Tuvok from Star Trek: Voyager) and such celebrity guests as Billy Dee Williams, Michael Biehn, Bruce Boxleitner, Margot Kidder and others.

The Opening Night Red Carpet Party will be held at the trendy ICON LA Ultra Lounge on Thursday night, July 5th (across the street from the Convention Center). The next couple of days you and your team will be plenty busy, so remember the iPads or the tablet PC rentals so you can stay in touch via WiFi. Wrapping things up on Sunday night, July 8th, are the ITVfest/STTV Awards. For details and tickets, go to PopConLA.com.

SEMICON West 2012

SEMICON West 2012SEMICON West 2012 will take over the entire Moscone Center in San Francisco for three days, Tuesday, July 10th through Thursday, July 12th. This year’s conference has a “show within a show” dubbed “Extreme Electronics” that will focus on high-brightness LEDs, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and plastic electronics (flexible or rigid materials with electronics “printed” on them).

SEMICON West will keep you updated on the new materials and technologies that are powering electronics to new heights of performance, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.  To reach decision-makers, consider creating a digital welcome sign on one of our plasma display rentals at your booth. In fact, with the special Extreme Electronics show emphasizing “synergies” and “inter-connectivity,” a multimedia presentation using audio visual (AV) equipment rentals might be indicated, too.

With LEDs, MEMS and plastic electronics the new frontier in consumer electronics, firms must overcome manufacturing challenges that hamper the development of innovative products. If your company has a product or service that contributes to lower-cost solutions for lighting, sensors, consumer devices and/or displays, grab an iPad rental for each of your conference team members and get thee to Moscone on time!

Call or e-mail an experienced Account Executive and we’ll brainstorm a solution (or two, or three) for your upcoming conference, corporate presentation or big post-production project. Know what you need? Visit our Quick Rental Quote form and you’ll be on your way in minutes!

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