Registration Opens for CEDIA Business Xchange

Registration for CEDIA’s 2018 CEDIA Business Xchange is now open. This year’s event, hosted at The Camby in Phoenix, Ariz. from May 16-18, offers attendees an opportunity to discuss their biggest challenges with other industry leaders, develop new strategies for success and hear directly from experts around this year’s focus: Design Thinking, a process to solve problems faster and better.

Developed by the Stanford (Design) d.school, Design Thinking is a framework for understanding challenges and developing solutions from the users’ perspective. It’s used all over the world by the most innovative thinkers and companies, including Disney, Apple, and Samsung just to name a few.

The sessions are hands-on and interactive and will be presented by Michael Shanks, a senior faculty member at Stanford University in Technology Science, Urban Studies, and in the Center for Design Research, the research arm of Stanford’s d.school, along with esteemed CEDIA members Rich Green, Rich Green Design and Peter Aylett, Archimedia. 

Business Xchange will also feature an Emerging Trends Forum, presented by CEDIA’s Technology Council. This intensive workshop explores how both consumer and technology trends will affect the home technology professional’s business in the coming years. This session will be a dynamic precursor to the Design Thinking workshop. 

Attendees can save $150 by registering before March 28. Additional information about the 2018 CEDIA Business Xchange can be found here.