Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Stampede Announces Cornerstone Partnership With The American Institute Of Architects

Underscoring its position as North America’s leading ProAV distributor, Stampede Presentation Products, Inc. today announced that it has become a Cornerstone Partner of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).  In doing so, according to company President Kevin Kelly, Stampede is the first distributor of professional audio-video solutions to ever become a designated Cornerstone Partner of the AIA. 

“As architects increasingly play a larger role in determining the best technology solutions for builders, designers, developers and property owners, the education offered to them has to increase as well,” Kelly emphasized today.

“Through this new Cornerstone Partnership with the AIA, we will be able to offer architects comprehensive courses that count toward their continuing education credits. No other distributor of professional audio and video solutions can make this claim and it’s one more reason why architects can turn to Stampede for both product and education solutions that meet their needs.”

Through the AIA Cornerstone Partnership program, building product manufacturers, trade associations, and service providers provide valuable continuing education resources to AIA members. In return, each partner company receives turnkey solutions from the AIA that supplement its marketing efforts to the more than 83,000 AIA members year-round.

AIA members are required to accumulate a number of continuing education credits each year as part of their membership, and Stampede is now submitting training content from its Big Book of AV sessions for evaluation and approval as continuing education credits.

Further proving its commitment to helping educate architecture professionals, Stampede has designated an hour at the beginning of each Big Book of AV Tour solely for members of the architectural community.  The Architects Power Hour will run from noon to 1 p.m. at each stop of the tour, and will allow architects to meet one-on-one with the exhibiting ProAV manufacturers.

About The American Institute of Architects
For over 150 years, members of the American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct to ensure the highest standards in professional practice. Embracing their responsibility to serve society, AIA members engage civic and government leaders and the public in helping find needed solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit

About Stampede
Known for its value-added distribution, Amherst, NY-based Stampede is the leading distributor of presentation equipment including LCD/DLP projectors and flat panel displays. Stampede provides a complete range of brand name presentation equipment to a variety of audio/video, computer, and home theater resellers and integrators in the United States, Canada and Latin America. These resellers rely on Stampede for value-added services in distribution, marketing and solution- based sales. Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” an 816-page catalog and companion website ( providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 5,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, log onto


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