CEDIA Adds Christine DeJoy as Vice President of Communications

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CEDIA, the global association for the home technology industry, announced Tuesday that it has hired Christine DeJoy as vice president of communications. DeJoy has over 21 years of communications and public affairs experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. A former U.S. network television publicity and marketing specialist, she spent most of the last […]

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CEDIA Announces 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award and CEDIA Fellow Winners

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CEDIA announces Carol Campbell as the recipient of the 2022 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award and Peter Aylett, CIT, ESC-D, ESC-N as the 2022 CEDIA Fellow. The Lifetime Achievement Award, now in its 30th year, recognizes an individual who has demonstrated innovative and visionary leadership in the technology design and installation industry. Nominations are submitted by industry professionals and evaluated on […]

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CEDIA Announces Finalists for 2022 CEDIA Awards

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CEDIA announced the finalists for the 2022 CEDIA Awards in the Americas region. Judged by a panel of industry experts, the CEDIA Awards “celebrate projects, products and individuals exemplifying innovation and excellence in the residential electronics systems industry.” The 2022 Home Technology finalists in the Americas region are: Admit One Home Systems (Edina, Minnesota, U.S.) […]

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Are You A New ProAV, HomeAV or UCC Company — Consider The Launchpad at CEDIA Expo

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CEDIA Expo just announced “The Launchpad.” The Launchpad creates “a necessary platform for new companies to introduce their brand and technology to the residential technology industry.” The Launchpad is designed to highlight brands that have been in business for less than three years and have never exhibited at CEDIA Expo. CEDIA Expo introduced The Launchpad […]

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CEDIA’s IST Certification Is Now Accredited Via ANSI

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CEDIA announced that the Integrated Systems Technician (IST) certification has earned third-party accreditation certification in accordance with the global ISO/IEC 17024:2012, “General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons.” The IST certification joins the Cabling and Infrastructure Technician (CIT) as CEDIA’s second ISO/IEC 17024-accredited standard. The conformance process was overseen by the ANSI National Accreditation […]

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CEDIA Announces Greg Durkin as Keynote Speaker at CEDIA Expo 2022

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CEDIA, the global trade association for the home technology industry, today announces Greg Durkin, founder and CEO of Guts+Data, as the keynote speaker at CEDIA Expo 2022. Durkin will speak about invaluable opportunities for integrators in the fast-evolving digital media landscape in “Entertainment Evolution 2022: Content Overload.” The proliferation of content, streaming platforms, and hardware has […]

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CEDIA Expo 2022 Keynote: Guts+Data Creator Greg Durkin to Explore Integrators’ New Role in Content Curation, Entertainment Technology

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FISHERS, IND., June 22, 2022 – CEDIA, the global trade association for the home technology industry, today announces Greg Durkin, founder and CEO of Guts+Data, as the keynote speaker at CEDIA Expo 2022. Durkin will speak about invaluable opportunities for integrators in the fast-evolving digital media landscape in “Entertainment Evolution 2022: Content Overload.” The proliferation of content, […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1141: CEDIA Is Exactly 100 Days Away — Here’s What’s Happening

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Gary caught up with CEDIA’s Jason McGraw to talk all about this year’s expo. The 2022 show will take place Sept. 29 – Oct. 1. By the way, it’s no longer just a home tech conference. Since being acquired by Emerald Expositions, CEDIA Expo has added work-from-home and resimercial and wellness categories — plus it signed a […]

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RoseWater Energy Group Adds Four New Rep Firms to Its Sales Team

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RoseWater Energy Group just announced the addition of four new rep firms to the sales team. “With the power reliability issues that virtually every luxury homeowner faces, energy management and storage is becoming a critical product category for integrators. The reps who understand this new marketplace are taking notice and reaching out to us,” said […]

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CEDIA Announces New Webinar Series To Explore Residential Energy Trends, Integrator Opportunities

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CEDIA, the global association for the home technology industry, today announces “House of Power,” a free two-part webinar series exploring residential energy trends and business opportunities for integrators. The global webinars will be held on June 29 and July 13. Each session will include a welcome from CEDIA Senior Director of Technology and Standards Walt […]

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CEDIA Releases Integrated Home Market Analysis, Finds US Integrated Home Market Exceeds $20 Billion

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CEDIA released the Integrated Home Market Analysis in partnership with leading market research firm, Ancrage Consulting LLC. The results highlight the strength and stability of the estimated $20.1B integrated home market. Respondents were surveyed online from August to October 2021 and asked to report on revenue figures from the last 12 months and provide projections […]

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CEDIA Expo Welcomes Back IMCCA as Strategic Programming Partner for September Expo

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CEDIA Expo will welcome back IMCCA (Interactive Multimedia & Collaborative Communications Alliance), the preeminent voice of the unified communications and collaboration industry, as a strategic programming partner for the Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, 2022, CEDIA Expo in Dallas, Texas. The IMCCA will bring insights and subject matter experts to various CEDIA Expo 2022 activations, […]

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CEDIA Partners with Kohler to Provide US Members with Discounts, Benefits and Access to ASR Program

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CEDIA announced a partnership with Kohler which will give CEDIA members in the U.S. access to exclusive discounts and benefits. CEDIA members in priority markets will also get early access to Kohler’s Authorized Service Rep (ASR) program, connecting them directly to new customers. “CEDIA’s members fulfill a crucial need for Kohler as they expand their […]

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CEDIA Announces David Weinstein as Chair of Board of Directors, Names 2022 Executive Committee Officers

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The CEDIA board of directors announced the unanimous election of David Weinstein as its new chair and listed new officers that will serve as its 2022 executive committee. The appointments are as follows: David Weinstein, chairperson: vice resident, residential sales at Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. He is responsible for product specification and sales across Lutron’s […]

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CEDIA Recognizes 2021 CEDIA Awards Winners of the Americas Region, Highlights Global Honorees and Manufacturers

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During a virtual ceremony commemorating the finest work in home technology integration, CEDIA announced the winners of the 2021 CEDIA Awards in the Americas region as well as global honorees and manufacturers. The virtual show was supported by headline sponsor Savant, Lifetime Achievement sponsor Snap One and associate sponsors Lutron, Sonos and Somfy. Winning projects in the […]

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CEDIA Hires Amanda Beckner as Vice President of Education and Training

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CEDIA, the global trade association for the home technology industry, announced that it has hired Amanda Beckner, CTS, as vice president of education and training. Beckner has over two decades of experience in association management, learning program development, and the audiovisual industry. As vice president of learning at AVIXA, she led the digital transformation of […]

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The Rumors Are False: CEDIA Is Not Merging With AVIXA, Appoints Daryl Friedman As CEO

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CEDIA has named Daryl Friedman as global president and CEO. He will assume the role on Nov. 29, 2021. Friedman has spent more than 30 years in nonprofit leadership roles and has overseen membership, advocacy, industry relations and the technical wing for the 25,000-member Recording Academy. The Academy, known globally for the GRAMMY Awards, represents […]

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CEDIA Opens Registration for 2021 US Tech Summits

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CEDIA has opened registration for the 2021 U.S. Tech Summits. These free, one-day events feature opportunities for the industry to meet face-to-face, attend informative seminars on upcoming technology and future trends and see updated product offerings from manufacturers. The summits begin next week and will take place throughout Q4. The 2021 U.S. Tech Summits include: […]

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CEDIA Announces 2021 Award Finalists

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CEDIA, the global trade association for the residential integration industry, announced the 2021 CEDIA Award finalists. The CEDIA Awards recognize integrators in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. CEDIA Award winners will be honored in ceremonies for their respective regions on Nov. 11, 2021. The awards presentation for the Americas region will be broadcast […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1061: Watch CEDIA’s VP of Education Samantha Ventura’s Last Video Interview

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Samantha Ventura, CEDIA’s longtime head of education, is leaving after creating the industry’s first high-end residential educational certification program. In fact, she created two of them! Why is she leaving, what is she going to do and what is the future of CEDIA in education? Watch!  Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1055: For CEDIA, the Education Must Go On!

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Even if there were no in-person CEDIA Expo (Sept. 1-3, 2021), the education and certification department at CEDIA (the association) would still be delivering education. Show or no show, thanks to CEDIA’s Samantha Ventura, CI education and training is alive and well in the residential AV market with CEDIA hosting classes for live attendees, live virtual attendees and prerecorded on-demand sessions. […]

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The No-BS Video Interview with CEDIA Expo’s Jason McGraw — And, a Kind (and Perfect) Message to Exhibitors and Attendees

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There’s probably no one fielding more complaints, confusing calls or questions in the market today than Emerald’s CEDIA Expo VP Jason McGraw. Is CEDIA happening? Can we get a refund if we pull out? Are masks required? Do I need to bring proof of vaccination if I attend? Will anyone show up? Why isn’t Emerald canceling CEDIA? […]

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Who’s In, Who’s Out: CEDIA Expo 2021

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As we acknowledge the ever-changing impact COVID-19 and its variants have on our industry, our editorial team seeks to keep an updated list of what companies and audiovisual groups we can expect to see at CEDIA Expo 2021. Rather these manufacturers and exhibitors are in-person, hybrid or virtual, we plan to keep this article updated […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1049: CEDIA Expo Is One Month Away, and Here’s Why You Should Be Excited to Go in Person

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Gary spoke with CEDIA Expo’s Jason McGraw to get all the details on the upcoming show — Sept. 1-3 2021 — in Indianapolis. This will be the largest tech show since February 2020 and includes an all-new category of products: Resimercial AV tech for the home. This is a huge growth opportunity for both residential […]

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CEDIA to Kick Off 2021 Expo With Education Conference

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CEDIA Expo kicks off the CEDIA Education Conference on Aug. 31, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The residential technology event plans to bring over 10,000 people together with over 300 exhibitors at one of the first 2021 in-person events supporting the technology sector. CEDIA will expand on its education initiatives at the […]

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CEDIA Expo Announces ‘Launchpad’ for Residential Tech Brands to Share Innovations

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CEDIA Expo has announced the newly branded “Launchpad,” – where the newest residential technology brands share their innovations. Formerly, Innovation Alley, The Launchpad is designed to highlight brands that have been in business for fewer than three years and have never exhibited at CEDIA Expo. In addition, CEDIA Propel brands will also be participating in […]

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ISE 2021: Wendy Griffiths of CEDIA Details Importance of In-Person Events for Gordon Dutch

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London-based AV consultant Gordon Dutch and Wendy Griffiths, the VP of engagement and global development and from CEDIA, met up to discuss the returning normality of live events and the need for in-person professional gatherings. View it below: CEDIA Expo is gearing up in Indianapolis as well as the CEDIA Tech Summit in London. Wendy […]

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CEDIA Expo 2021 Opens Live Show Registration

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The first live trade show for 2021, CEDIA Expo 2021, has opened registration! CEDIA Expo begins Aug. 31, 2021, with pre-show conference sessions and show floor programming running Sept. 1-3, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. CEDIA Expo is expected to attract over 10,000 home integration professionals and 300 exhibitors, including Crestron, Elan, Harman, […]

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The ISE Barcelona Numbers Are In — Smiles All Around!

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ISE Live & Online (June 1 and 2) closed its doors at the Fira de Barcelona after a successful two-day physical exhibition, with face-to-face attendees perusing about 55 booths, in-person keynotes and roundtables as well as a concurrent ISE Digital program. You can find rAVe’s coverage of ISE 2021 in Barcelona here. “This event is […]

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Integrated Systems Europe 2021: Digital Conference Recap

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Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) came to us both in-person and digitally this year. ISE 2021 took place in-person at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona on June 1 and 2. You can find a short intro to ISE 2021’s schedule here. In addition to the in-person event, the show was streamed live online via a […]

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CEDIA Partners With the Powerhouse Alliance for Training Program Expansion

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The PowerHouse Alliance and CEDIA have partnered to expand the availability of CEDIA’s in-person training programs. As one of the first CEDIA Education Partners in the industry, the PowerHouse Alliance 11 distributor members are committed to hosting in-person CEDIA Training courses at over 55 locations across the U.S. beginning in Q4 of 2021. “Dealers want […]

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