TEC 2018 Call for Presentation Now Open

WESTMINSTER, CO –  June 26, 2017– PSA, the world’s largest security and systems integrator cooperative, today announced the call for presentations for the TEC 2018 annual conference will be open June 26– August 4, 2017.  Proposals can be submitted at www.psatec.com/cfp.

TEC, presented by PSA, is the premier education and networking event for all professional systems integrators in the security and audio-visual markets. TEC features industry leading education and certification programs, networking, and dedicated exhibit hours designed to advance the skills and expertise of industry professionals nationwide. This premier training venue is open to all industry professionals and is designed to meet the educational needs of all employees within an integrator’s organization. TEC 2018 will be held at the Sheraton Downtown Denver in Denver, CO on March 12-16, 2018.

The education program will deliver sessions tailored to physical security and audio-visual integrators focused on emerging technologies, critical issues in the industry, and tool development to augment attendees’ knowledge needed to continue to drive these industries forward. Sessions will be selected that serve a variety of disciplines including business management, sales and marketing, HR and recruiting, project management and operations, and installation and service.

Proposals are welcome for both certification programs and general education sessions for the security and audio-visual markets. All sessions must be unbiased and minimize commercial references and overt branding. Submissions are evaluated based on topic relevance, speaker expertise, and originality of the content. Additional guidelines are available within the call for presentations submission tool.

Accepted and approved presenters will receive complimentary registration to TEC 2018 and will have the opportunity to solidify their reputation as an industry resource and subject matter expert while expanding their own professional network and gaining access to strategic partnerships. PSA does not pay honoraria or expenses for accepted proposals.

Submissions will be accepted until August 4, 2017. To submit a proposal or for more information about TEC 2018 visit www.psatec.com/cfp.

About PSA 

PSA is the world’s largest security and systems integrator cooperative, owned by the most progressive integrators throughout North America. Combined, PSA members boast over 300 branch locations, employ nearly 6,000 security industry professionals and are responsible for over $3.5 billion annually in security, fire and life safety installations. PSA’s mission is to empower its owners to become the most successful systems integrators in the markets they serve. PSA brings this mission to life by partnering with industry leading product and solution providers, delivering unparalleled education and training programs and by offering a variety of distinctive services that can enhance any company’s operations. Learn more at www.psasecurity.com.

Media Contact 

Kim Garcia
Director of Marketing
PSA Security Network
Office: 303-450-3467

Education Contact 

Anthony Berticelli
Director of Education
PSA Security Network
Office: 303-450-3461

“Better Than Ever” TEC Featured New Pro-AV Parnership, Cybersecurity, RMR, and More

According to Robbie Danko, marketing manager for LVC Companies Inc. (formerly Low Voltage Contractors), this year’s PSA TEC, held May 9-11 in Westminster, Colo., was the best she has seen yet. “My general impression was it was bigger than it has ever been. I met more new people this year than in previous years. The quantity and quality of people there was better than I have ever seen it.”

[TEC] is one of the most valuable events we have because it is a captured environment. It is a selected group of people, even though they may be competitors. Relationships where we help each other and learn from each other in a non-combative setting are very worthwhile. – Bert Bongard, president of LVC Companies Inc.

With over 100 exhibitors (16 percent of them new to the event), more than 100 sessions and a sold-out event spread over several hotels, PSA made the decision to move the event to a bigger venue next year, said Bill Bozeman, president and CEO of PSA Security Network. TEC 2018 will take place March 12-16, 2018 at the Downtown Denver Sheraton.

As usual, TEC officially opened with a Monday evening cocktail reception. One of the things integrators most enjoy about events like this is the networking opportunity, said Bert Bongard, president of LVC Companies Inc. “[TEC] is one of the most valuable events we have because it is a captured environment,” he said. “It is a selected group of people, even though they may be competitors. Relationships where we help each other and learn from each other in a non-combative setting are very worthwhile.”

This year’s keynote presentation followed on Tuesday morning and featured a topic PSA has been at the forefront of pushing out to the industry — cybersecurity. Matthew Rosenquist, cybersecurity strategist for Intel Corp., spoke on “Cybersecurity Risks and Recommendations — Where Your Focus Needs to Be.” Bozeman said he was pleased this year that cybersecurity is not only accepted by the industry and PSA members, but that they are also starting to see opportunities as well.