CEDIA Expands Education Initiatives at CEDIA Expo and Conference

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Alpharetta, Ga.) — July 20, 2021 —CEDIA Expo, the platform where technology integrators, designers and construction professionals connect, learn, and engage, kicks off the CEDIA Education Conference on August 31, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana. The leading residential technology event is pleased to bring over 10,000 connected technology professionals together with 300+ exhibitors at one of the first 2021 in-person events supporting the technology sector.

CEDIA will expand on its education initiatives at the 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 the doors 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 as well as seasoned pros, and everyone in-between.

“CEDIA Education is a cornerstone of CEDIA Expo and we’re proud that CEDIA is bringing forward a robust slate of educational opportunities that meet learners where they are and help them elevate their skill set,” says CEDIA Expo VP Jason McGraw. “The conference programming was curated by the CEDIA education team with input from key CEDIA volunteers. The CEDIA education team has extensive experience in the adult education field – with nearly 80 years of experience between all of them.” The education conference is vital to keeping the show relevant and valuable in our rapidly changing industry landscape, we’re excited to see how attendees respond to these new offerings.”

In addition to the in-person conference, CEDIA is committed to providing Professional Development opportunities for those unable to attend. Over 50 classes will be available on-demand from August 31 – September 30, 2021, which will include select, highlighted classes recorded from the in-person conference.

CEDIA Certification will be offering testing onsite in Indianapolis on September 1-2, 2021.

“CEDIA Education at CEDIA Expo will showcase a powerful array of learning and professional growth offerings for integrators and our friends in allied trades. The opportunity to enhance your skills while building a bigger network and taking in the latest and greatest technology couldn’t come at a better time,” says CEDIA Senior Vice President of Education and Training Samantha Ventura. “The rigorously-vetted, industry-crafted courses will challenge learners at all levels to boost their skillset by featuring a wide range of topics for both technical and business growth. The All Access CEDIA Training Pass unlocks some 100 in-person classes and dozens of on-demand options to tailor your experience based on the courses that are right for you. We’re thrilled to have our industry partners return to business together and confident our lineup of courses will deliver value toward whatever your learning objectives may be.”

Course Highlights:

 Business Focus

Building Business Value Through Recurring Revenue

Tuesday, August 31: 9:00a.m.-10:00a.m.

Instructor Name: Ryan Conway

Decreasing revenues and profits from hardware have made it more important than ever to create a reliable and recurring stream of revenue based on your services. This course will explain how building recurring revenue streams into your business will strengthen your business today, prepare you for potential downturns, and add significant value tomorrow.


25 Ways to Increase Profits

Wednesday, September 1: 10:00a.m.–1:00p.m.

Instructor Name: Leslie Shiner

As an integrator, profits must be based on a process. This course focuses on the five key areas of your business to ultimately strengthen your sales, improve your job processes, and increase your profitability. Participants will leave with a list of 25 ways to implement cost savings measure, efficiency tools, and financial strategies for their company.


Creating a High-Performance Culture

Wednesday, September 1: 2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.

Instructor Name: Jason Griffing

 It’s a puzzle as old as business itself—why do some teams perform at a level far greater than the sum of their parts while others fail to meet their potential? The answer to this question may lie in one word—culture. According to one Harvard study that looked at 200 businesses, a strong culture increased net income by a staggering 756% over a period of eleven years! This course will look at ways to improve your company’s culture and in turn increase your net income.


Technical Focus

Retrofit Installation

Tuesday, August 31: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Instructor Name: Steven Rissi

Master the “Three P’s” of retrofitting: planning, patience, and practice, as well as the tools and tricks of the trade to ensure a great experience for both you and your customer. This course focuses on addressing the challenges of installing equipment and cable in an existing home. Learn how to plan and organize a retrofit project that minimizes impact to the home; how and where to use specific tools for making holes, pulling wires, and creating openings; and how to implement retrofit techniques in different settings.


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Introduction to Crestron Home

Wednesday, September: 1 11:00a.m.–12:30p.m.

Here is everything you need to make your first and every one of your Crestron Home projects a success. Learn how to configure systems using the power of Crestron Home. We will highlight the “Works with Crestron Home” document and go through the primary products you would spec for a Crestron Deployment. Lights, shades, audio, video, climate, door stations, and others will be discussed.


Wellness in the Home – A Technology Insight

Wednesday, September 1: 1:00p.m.–2:30p.m.

Instructor Name: Michelle Guss

 This course will examine the value propositions that are critical to this expanding segment of our industry. Wellness is a new “thing” to a lot of integrators; however, not a foreign concept to homeowners. Let’s bridge the gap to show how integrators can provide that service. We will explore great new opportunities including technologies such as using tunable lighting to maintain circadian cycles indoors, and advanced air remediation to improve the quality of air.


WFH / WTF – Working From Home, What’s The Future?

Thursday, September 2: 9:00a.m.–10:30a.m.

Instructor Name: Richard Sasson

2020 was ……… Our attention turned to Working From Home (WFH), but how does this change home technology? What do we need to consider going forward? What is the future of this new landscape?


Additional CEDIA Education

Attendees can browse the online session schedule and sort by session track, session type, and day.

Click here to register for CEDIA Expo 2021.

About CEDIA Expo

CEDIA Expo, owned by Emerald Expositions, is THE platform where residential technology integrators, designers and construction professions connect, learn, and engage. CEDIA Expo brings together thousands of home tech pros and over 300 exhibitors to the leading event in smart home technology. CEDIA Expo 2021 will take place September 1-3 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, please visit

About Emerald

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CEDIA® is the global industry association and central touchpoint for companies that design, manufacture, and integrate residential technology. With a keen focus on education, workforce development, and industry standards, CEDIA delivers market intelligence through proprietary research and fosters community with industry partners, consumers, and connected stakeholders. Learn more at