Universities from Around the World Compete for Most Innovative Higher Education Technology Installations RICHARDSON, Texas – June 3, 2013 – The University Business Leadership Institute and Innovation Award sponsor AMX® are proud to announce the Global Education Alliance's 13 finalists for the 2013 AMX Innovation Awards produced by the University Business Leadership Institute and being held during UBTech 2013. This exclusive awards program recognizes higher education institutions for their use of technology in improving the campus experience and learning environment effectiveness. The growing popularity of the Innovation Awards was apparent this year with a sharp increase in entries originating from outside the United States. Competing submissions were reviewed by a judging panel made up of the University Business Leadership Institute, as well as media and AV industry experts. The Global Education Alliance and the University Business Leadership Institute congratulate the 2013 Innovation Award Finalists: (bullet) Bentley University – Waltham, MA, USA James Cook University – Smithfield, QLD, Australia Penn State University – Smeal College of Business – University Park, PA, USA Queensland University of Technology – Brisbane, QLD, Australia Stanford University – Stanford, CA, USA The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey – Galloway, NJ, USA Temple University – Philadelphia, PA, USA Temple University – Fox School of Business – Philadelphia, PA, USA Texas A&M University – College Station, TX, USA University of Georgia – Athens, GA, USA University of Houston (Downtown) – Houston, TX, USA University of Ottawa – Ottawa, ON, Canada University of Queensland – Brisbane, QLD, Australia "The ongoing commitment by AMX to improve higher education through innovative practices in AV/IT integration is helping campuses throughout the world offer excellent learning opportunities to increasing numbers of students," said Dan Kinnaman, President of Professional Media Group and Publisher of University Business magazine. "We are pleased to have the opportunity to promote this achievement, and to join with AMX at UBTech 2013 in recognizing the winners of this year's Innovation Awards." The Innovation Award winners will be announced Monday June 10, 2013 during the UBTech Conference Grand Opening at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. 2013. Award winners will receive a combined total of $100,000 MSRP of AMX equipment for wins in the following four award categories:(bullet) Automation and Control Initiative – For the most innovative use of automation and control systems in learning environments. Collaboration Initiative – For the most innovative collaboration practices in higher education. Sustainability Initiative – For the most innovative and cost-effective, sustainable practice in higher education. International Initiative – For the most innovative use of AV technology in a higher education institution outside the United States. To learn more about the 2013 AMX Innovation Awards, the world-class universities who have deployed AMX solutions, and how AMX solutions are being implemented in higher education, visit the AMX Innovation Awards Spotlight Site. If you are attending this year's show, we look forward to seeing you at the AMX booth #201 at UBTech and at the Innovation Awards.
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