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NEPA Expo returns to educate

Newly developed technological products or ideas will be the focus of second annual and free event.

WILKES-BARRE – The Northeastern Pennsylvania Tech Expo is returning for a second year.

The inaugural exposition, which combined vendor displays of new audiovisual and information systems technology along with free education/information sessions, drew dozens of exhibitors and 250 curious industry professionals.

That was enough encouragement for organizers to schedule a second act that will take place Wednesday at King’s College.

The educational sessions include 30-minute seminars given by six different companies throughout the day.

Companies will showcase newly developed products or ideas. This year, show co-sponsor Vistacom will hold a seminar on high definition in the educational field.

Many vendors also set up demo gear for attendees to try out, while answering questions about their products. No sales take place at the event.

Destiny Heimbecker, Vistacom assistant marketing director, said vendors include Dell, Visix, AMX, Panasonic and Crestron.

Raymond Pryor, managing director of user services at King’s, said there is virtually something for everyone because the event showcases a broad technological spectrum. This year, already registered attendees include technology professionals from hospitals, universities, businesses and school systems from much of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and other states.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for not only educational institutions, but businesses, and even students,” Pryor said. “Trying to bring all of this technology into one location, it shows that this area can be innovative.”

Currently, the event is one of the largest technology expos in the region, he said.“It brings a lot of energy to our technical staff and to our campus. … I’m hoping that that energy will carry over into the community,” Pryor said.

IF YOU GO

What: NEPA Tech Expo

When: Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: King’s College

Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre

Cost: Free, lunch included

Info: www.nepatechexpo.org/

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