Wednesday, March 17, 2010

VCI-Group Newly Formed

The newly formed Visual Communications Industry Group (VCI-Group) is a prominent force within the conferencing and collaboration market. The group formerly aligned with Polycom, Inc., and called the Polycom User Group, was formed to provide a vehicle for peer-to-peer information sharing, education, and to influence industry standards.

VCE-Group has two membership categories. The first is the Principle membership which is open to individuals who are users of conferencing and collaboration products and services. This membership provides all member benefits, including an online resource center, attendance at virtual educational events, discounts for VCI-Group in-person events and offerings from strategic partners, use of the electronic mailing list to discuss issues with other members, and help to gain access to industry leaders.

Alliance memberships are open to vendors, dealers, or consultants who supply collaboration technologies, products and/or services, or complementary products or services. Alliance members have the opportunity to exhibit, sponsor, and present at both in-person and at virtual events. They also have access to electronic newsletters and web postings and a company listing in the buyers guide, and more.

The VCI-Group will hold their 2010 Annual Conference October 3-6 2010 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The event will feature exhibits with a variety of industry vendors, cutting-edge educational sessions, and valuable networking opportunities. Attendees will leave with real-life best practices to take back to their companies, beneficial feedback, and new relationships with decision-making users within the industry.

For more information about the VCI-Group, membership or for further details on the 2010 Annual Conference, go to or email Erin Helland at, or call 1-(952)-928-4665.