CEDIA Breaks Ground on New Global Headquarters

Today CEDIA broke ground on its new global headquarters in Fishers Indiana. CEDIA staff and leadership were joined by Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness and representatives of architecture firm American Structurepoint and Mayer Najem construction for the ceremony.

“We are incredibly excited about this next chapter for CEDIA,” said Dennis Erskine, CEDIA Chairman. “The new global headquarters will be a wonderful facility for staff and members alike that truly represents the best our industry has to offer.”

The new CEDIA headquarters, which was announced in June, will be 40,000 square feet on three floors and is expected to cost $13.7 million dollars. CEDIA plans to occupy 30,000 square feet, which will include staff office space, as well as a world-class training facility and an experience center. Ten thousand square feet will be made available for tenants.

“CEDIA staff and volunteers have been hard at work with the teams at American Structurepoint and Mayer Najem on all the planning aspects for our new building and we are very excited to be starting construction,” said Tabatha O’Connor, CEDIA Acting President and CEO.

The new CEDIA headquarters will be built on a plot of land at 106th street and Kincaid Avenue in Fishers Ind. Fishers has become a popular area for tech-focused companies to put down roots, and has been named as one of the Best Places to Live by Money Magazine (2017), Time (2016), and Niche (2017) and was honored as Indiana’s 2016 Community of the Year.

The current building timeline estimates that the association will be able to occupy the space in November of 2018. Since 2003, CEDIA has leased a space on the northwest side of Indianapolis at 71st and Georgetown Road The organization will remain at this location until the new headquarters is ready for occupancy.

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CEDIA members interested in providing products and technical expertise to fully integrate the new global headquarters should contact newhq@cedia.org

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Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..