CEDIA Expo 2021, the platform where residential technology integration, designers and construction professionals connect, learn, and engage announces registration is open. CEDIA Expo begins August 31, 2021, with pre-show conference sessions and show floor programming running September 1-3, 2021 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN.
CEDIA Expo is expected to attract over 10,000 home integration professionals and 300 exhibitors, including Crestron, Elan, Harman, Legrand AV, LG, Lutron, Samsung, Savant, Snap AV/Control 4, URC, and Yamaha among many others.
“It’s hard to believe, but we’re closing in on two years since the last in-person CEDIA Expo and now — more than ever — we know there’s a need for community, connection, and getting back to business,” says Emerald Group Vice President, CEDIA Expo & the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), Jason McGraw. “We’re all eager to connect again on a human level and get back to face-to-face events as we celebrate everything we value as a community together again.”
CEDIA Expo 2021 Show Floor Programs
CEDIA Expo 2021 will expand on popular existing activations, as well as introduce new programs and partnerships including:
The CEDIA Expo Smart Stage returns in 2021 as the core destination for insights, celebrations, and connections at CEDIA Expo. Seventeen panel discussions, programs, and award ceremonies will be held throughout the three days of the show. Topics range from Resimercial solutions including Work from Home, “Main Street”/Light Commercial, multi-family housing, as well as Design & Construction, Wellness, and Business Intelligence.
TechStarter, Powered by the Launchpad
The newly branded “Launchpad” exhibit area will celebrate the TechStarter Program introduced in 2019. TechStarter offers new-to-market Launchpad exhibitors the opportunity to pitch their business models to C-suite executives and compete to be one of the “TechStarter FIVE”. The program will culminate with a TechStarter award ceremony on the Smart Stage naming the brand with the most promising business model.
Innovation Hub – “Hottest New Spaces Connect with Coolest Brands”
The INNOVATION HUB is a new content-rich program feature on the CEDIA Expo show floor. Three different hosts will introduce exhibiting brands who will present case studies, sharing 20 minute takes on the newest residential technology applications.
Topics will include:
- Outdoor Living
- Resimercial/Work from Home/Home Office
- Home Theatre
- Smart Water
IMCCA Strategic Programming Partner
The Interactive Multimedia & Collaborative Communications Alliance (IMCCA) brings insights and subject matter experts to a variety of CEDIA Expo 2021 activations including on the CEDIA Expo Smart Stage and Innovation Hub. Topics will be centered on the exponentially growing Work from Home (WFH) segment “resimercial” technology needs and opportunities. Additionally, IMCCA will host technology demonstrations of home office communications solutions on the show floor.
CEDIA Conference Programming
CEDIA will expand on its education initiatives at CEDIA Expo and Conference by offering a wide range of education topics and customizable education planning for integrators to take their career to the next level. This year’s All Access CEDIA Training Pass opens access to over 100 courses, with subject matter ranging from the highly technical to the business-oriented, and learning opportunities geared for those new to the industry, seasoned pros, and everyone in-between. Some 50 classes will be available on-demand from August 31 – September 30, 2021, through the On-Demand CEDIA Training Pass, which also includes select, highlighted classes recorded from the in-person conference.
“CEDIA Education is a cornerstone of CEDIA Expo and we’re proud to offer our robust slate of educational opportunities that meet learners where they are and help them elevate their skill set,” says CEDIA Senior Vice President of Education and Training Samantha Ventura. “We’re all ready to get back to business and the rigorous courses offered in-person and on-demand will help set integrators up for success and explore new avenues of professional and personal growth.”
CEDIA Keynote – Welcome Dr. Poppy Crum
Dr. Poppy Crum, Chief Scientist at Dolby Sound and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University, will present the keynote, “The Future of Storytelling,” on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 5:30 pm at the Indiana Convention Center. Visionary futurist and neuroscientist, Crum bridges the gap between technology and insightful effective human interaction. Her remarks are sure to inspire attendees to think about ways immersive technologies enhance our experiences and interactions in the world.
CEDIA Expo Health & Safety Plan
Safety, security, and health are always our top priority. Stay up to date with CEDIA Expo’s Health and Safety plan. (And check out our interview with Jason McGraw, Group Vice President, CEDIA Expo & KBIS, Emerald, where he talks about how the organization plans to keep attendees and exhibitors safe at CEDIA Expo.)
CEDIA members will receive free show floor access. Additionally, CEDIA members will save $500 on CEDIA Education offerings with the All-Access CEDIA Training Pass.
Click here to register for CEDIA Expo, September 1-3 at the Indiana Convention Center. Non-CEDIA members should register before July 9 to receive Super Saver prices for show floor and training passes.
See also: CEDIA Expo 2021: Together At Last