CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, Jan. 20, 2015 – The NSCA Education Foundation and WAVE (Women in AV) are proud to announce the names of three aspiring female business leaders who were granted scholarships to attend the 17th annual Business & Leadership Conference (BLC) in Tampa, FL, on Feb. 26-28.
Kelly Perkins from AVI Systems in Minneapolis; Christa Bender from Applied Video Technology Inc. in Kimberton, PA; and Maria Cody from AVDB Group in Tempe, AZ, will all be attending BLC this year to learn and network with more than 300 electronic systems integration leaders.
Thanks to the time and talents of the Drunk Unkles (and NSCA members in the New York area who volunteered and sponsored two Drunk Unkles gigs last year), the NSCA Education Foundation was able to raise enough money to provide these three scholarships for the 2015 NSCA Business & Leadership Conference. Sponsors that made the 2014 Drunk Unkles events possible include AV Services, Advanced AV, B&A, FSR, iVCI, Listen Technologies, Sapphire Marketing, Sennheiser, Symco, Synnex, Verrex Corp., and West Penn Wire.
According to Chuck Wilson, executive director for the NSCA Education Foundation, “NSCA received many excellent nominations for these scholarships. But these three women stood out to our judges because they demonstrate the type of leadership we need in our industry. I’m particularly excited for them to join us for Liz Wiseman’s keynote. Her topics align with the goals of our Foundation to help build our next generation of leaders.”
The 2015 NSCA Education Foundation Industry Charity Golf Outing will also be held in conjunction with the 17th annual BLC. Sponsors include:
- Host Sponsor: Accu-Tech
- Shirt Sponsor: Chief Manufacturing
- Breakfast Sponsor: Atlona
- Tee Sponsor: Herman ProAV
- Cart Sponsors: Communications Specialists Inc.; Da-Lite; Listen Technologies
To register for BLC or sign up for the charity golf outing, visit www.nsca.org/blc or call 800-446-6722.
About the NSCA Education Foundation
The mission of the NSCA Education Foundation, a 501c(3) charitable organization, is to advance educational opportunities by providing scholarships and awards to assist existing professionals and those pursuing careers within the low-voltage electronic systems integration industry. The Foundation is committed to the growth of the industry by providing access to the best education and latest techniques available. The NSCA Education Foundation promotes and engages current and future electronic systems integrators in educational experiences to enhance the growth, professionalism and business skills needed in the electronic systems industry. For information regarding additional opportunities to support the NSCA Education Foundation, please visit www.nscafoundation.org.
Women in AV establishes a multi-faceted approach to educating, supporting, encouraging, and inspiring women in the audiovisual industry through collaboration, research, mentoring, and networking opportunities. The Women in AV Group will promote the growth and performance of women by empowering women to feel recognized, respected, productive, and important to the AV industry. For more information, visit www.womeninav.com.