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CEDIA Expo Unveils Future-Focused Conference Program

CEDIA Expo Conference 2023 features 90+ sessions strengthening business practices and technical skillsets in response to emerging trends.

New York, NY (June 1, 2023) – CEDIA Expo, the leading event for integrated residential systems technology and solutions, announces expanded educational programming for CEDIA Expo 2023. Curated by CEDIA, the global membership association for the home technology industry, CEDIA Expo Conference features over 90 sessions, half of which are brand new.

“The pace of change is accelerating,” said Mandy Beckner, vice president of education and training for CEDIA. “This year’s conference program is designed to prepare business owners and technical professionals to navigate the shifting landscape. Our world-class instructors will tackle hot topics ranging from network security and artificial intelligence to business succession planning and dealing with a recession.”

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Business leaders will benefit from the expanded business and project management tracks, including sessions on:

  • Compensation best practices and maximizing profitability from Navigate Consulting’s Brad Malone.
  • Sustainable growth and exit strategy planning from Leslie Shiner, owner of The Shiner Group.
  • Advanced project documentation from Michael Cogbill, principal of REV2 Consulting.

Integrators can also advance their skillsets with technical training, hands-on workshops and certification preparation courses. Highlights include:

  • The return of CEDIA’s hands-on rack building workshop.
  • An immersive audio system design workshop based on the newly defined CEDIA/CTA Recommended Practice-22, led by CEDIA Fellow Peter Aylett of Officina Acustica, Adam Pelz of Bespoke Cinemas and Integration and Ben Goff of Cinema Lusso.
  • In-depth exploration of changes to the 2023 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) led by Michael Cogbill and CEDIA director of technical education Ken Erdmann.

The conference is also designed to help the integration community understand how emerging technologies will impact their work and create new opportunities.  This year’s program features cutting-edge sessions on content technologies, network protocols, blockchain security and accessible and biophilic design, as well as sessions dedicated to the fast-growing lighting and resimercial markets.

Conference attendees will receive expert guidance on how these trends are reflected by the exhibition. Two of CEDIA’s highest-rated instructors, Rich Green, founder of Rich Green Design, and Michael Heiss of M. Heiss Consulting, will present a “Pre-Game” session offering their insights into what to expect from the show floor. Then, in the Friday “Post-Game” session, they’ll return to discuss their show highlights and recommend “must sees” for the final day of the exhibition.

“The CEDIA conference program sessions and the exhibition show floor complement each other to provide unparalleled industry knowledge, allowing attendees to discover new trends and business opportunities,” said Jason McGraw, CTS, group vice president for CEDIA Expo, Commercial Integrator Expo and KBIS, Emerald. “More than ever, attendees need the latest education, information and new product knowledge to expand their businesses and professional skill sets. Everything they need can be found at CEDIA Expo 2023.”

The CEDIA All-Access Training Pass offers unlimited access to the entire CEDIA Expo Conference program. CEDIA Members save up to $500 on conference education, and all attendees who register by July 16 will receive significant early bird discounts.

CEDIA Expo Conference takes place September 6 – 8, 2023 in Denver, CO. To view the CEDIA Expo Conference schedule and register for CEDIA Expo, visit Keep up with the latest news from CEDIA Expo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


CEDIA® is the global membership association that serves the home technology industry through advocacy, connection, and education. Founded in 1989, CEDIA fights for the rights and interests of its members in governmental bodies around the world, gathers industry professionals worldwide, and creates the training, standards, and certifications that ensure the industry excels and attracts new workers. CEDIA co-owns Integrated Systems Europe, the world’s largest AV and systems integration exhibition, and founded CEDIA Expo, the world’s largest annual residential technology show. Today, over 30,000 CEDIA members deliver home technology solutions that enrich our lives. Learn more about CEDIA at

About CEDIA Expo

CEDIA Expo, owned by Emerald Expositions, is THE platform where residential technology integrators, designers and construction professionals connect, learn and engage. CEDIA Expo brings together thousands of home tech pros and hundreds of exhibitors to the leading event for smart home technology. CEDIA Expo 2023, which will be co-located with the newly introduced Commercial Integrator Expo, will take place September 6–9, 2023, in Denver, CO. For more information, please visit

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