CEDIA Expo Announces Smart Stage and Innovation Hub Programming

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CEDIA Expo announced the programming schedule for the Smart Stage and the Innovation Hub. The Smart
Stage and the Innovation Hub will focus on relevant industry-wide topics, emerging technologies and trending market segments for the residential technology industry.

The Smart Stage, sponsored by Nice/Nortek Control, will feature panel discussions from technology experts covering a range of tips, including IoT trends, business management, voice activation, the impact of technology on architecture and design and many others. Jason Knott of CE Pro will commence the Smart Stage Programming with the State of the Industry. Knott will be joined by a panel of industry experts, including Hank Alexander of HTSN, Daryl Friedman of CEDIA, Richard Glikes of Azione Unlimited, Jim Pearse of ProSource and Jon Robbins of HTSA. The Smart Stage will include other discussions, including “A Builder, a Designer and an Integrator Walk Into a Bar,” “Managing the Supply Chain Crisis,” “Why Amazon is Good for Your Business,” and “What to do About the Skilled Labor Shortage?” For details on the Smart Stage,  visit

The Innovation Hub, a programming feature focused on emerging technologies and industry-trending presentations from show exhibitors, will include topics focused on resimercial, work from home, outdoor living, lighting, security solutions and others. The Innovation Hub is focused on curated application case studies to help illuminate new business and technology areas for attendees. A few presentations at the Innovation Hub include “Post-Pandemic Collaboration,” “Welcome Home to Wellness,” “HDMI 2.1 and 8K Training with AVProEdge,” and “The 1-800 Number is Dead – How to Give Customers the Product Experience They Want”. For details on the Innovation Hub, please visit

Programming sessions for the Smart Stage and the Innovation Hub are included in the attendee
pass. Individuals interested in attending CEDIA Expo 2022 from Sept. 29 -Oct. 1, 2022, in Dallas, TX, can register online.