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Posted on October 21, 2020

Changeable Signs in Changing Times: Best Practices in Regulating EMCs

PlannerWebinar_111920_sponsored-01-01Webinar: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT
Credits: 1 AICP CM


Electronic message centers (EMCs) are an innovative way for businesses and communities to connect with the public, but these kinds of signs often raise aesthetic, safety and enforcement concerns for local officials. Community leaders and stakeholders often need to work together to find the proper balance in treating EMCs, while following the latest legal developments.

Join this ISA webinar on November 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm ET for practical guidance and case studies on regulating EMCs and leveraging the benefits this technology brings, while promoting community values during these difficult times.

Register to participate in this webinar using the form below. The cost to participate is:

  • Individual Registration: $25
  • Company Registration: $50 (Teams working virtually? Want employees in multiple locations to have access to the webinar? This new company registration provides your employees with a unique URL.)

This program will be moderated by James Carpentier, AICP with the International Sign Association, and led by experts Todd Messenger, JD MPA with Fairfield and Woods, P.C., Wendy Moeller, FAICP with Compass Point Planning, and Kenny Peskin with the International Sign Association. Read the full biographies here.

Plus, participants will receive copies of ISA’s Night-time Brightness Recommendations and the Sign Research Foundation’s executive summary report on Digital Signage & Traffic Safety: A Statistical Analysis, a total value of $29.98.

Webinar registration form below supports the following browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 and Safari.

Questions? Contact ISA's James Carpentier at or 480.773.3756.

David Hickey, VP Advocacy

David Hickey
VP, Advocacy

James Carpentier, AICP

James Carpentier, AICP
Director, State & Local Goverment

Kenny Peskin

Kenny Peskin
Director, Industry Programs @signcodeguy


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