Associations Focus: CEDIA Celebrates 20 Years of Excellence

CEDIA is proud to announce that 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of CEDIA and its commitment to excellence in serving the electronic-systems industry. 1/01/2009 7:00 AM Eastern

Associations Focus: CEDIA Celebrates 20 Years of Excellence

Jan 1, 2009 12:00 PM

CEDIA is proud to announce that 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of CEDIA and its commitment to excellence in serving the electronic-systems industry. Since its inception in 1989, CEDIA has provided top-ranked educational conferences, certification, and industry professional training focused on the installation and integration of residential electronic systems. CEDIA members are certified under a strict ethical code designed to improve their business standards as well as provide exceptional service to their clients. As the industry and technology continues to change and advance, so too does CEDIA and the scope of its services offered. CEDIA not only stays on top of industry trends, but it also has continued to provide its members with the education and training essential to the success of their businesses.

CEDIA's dedication to providing its members with relevant programming and continual education has led to the beginning of such programs as e-Learning and Crosspoint, which allow industry professionals the opportunity to both learn more and share their knowledge via online formats. These web-based systems provide easily accessible information and education for electronic systems contractors to advance their businesses from the comfort of their own homes.

While the last 20 years have produced plenty of challenges and positive memories, CEDIA is excited to continue its trend of excellence for the next 20 years and beyond. With numerous events already on the horizon for 2009, CEDIA is sure to celebrate its anniversary with another year full of extraordinary programming. For more information on upcoming CEDIA events, please visit

CEDIA Expo 2009 in Atlanta will be a celebration of all things past and present that have made CEDIA a trusted and useful source of information for more than 3,500 member companies. Make plans to join CEDIA in celebrating its 20th anniversary at CEDIA Expo 2009. For more information, please visit


Time is running out for you to renew your CEDIA membership in 2009. Renewing your membership has been made easy and convenient. All you have to do is visit and follow the instructions. All membership renewals are due soon, so don't hesitate — renew today.

If you are not a current CEDIA member but you are interested in becoming a member and receiving full member benefits, visit


March 4-7, Carefree Resort & Villas, Carefree, Ariz.

CEDIA Management Conference is designed to help improve your business from the bottom up. From Shareholder to Stakeholder: Building Teams with Vision and Purpose is one of the Strategic Management Forum topics offered this year at the conference. Facilitated by Gigi Dryer of Sonance and Steve Firszt of Fast-Forward Business Coaching, this exciting and educational forum will explore what elements are necessary to own a successful business, not simply a job.

Learn how to build a team full of empowered employees who are dedicated to help your company achieve its goals. In this dynamic workshop you are taught how to attract — and keep — the right people. Time is spent explaining the importance of goal setting and sharing as well as the benefits of a regular review process.

Designed for business owners and senior-level managers, CEDIA Management Conference will help you lead your company to new levels of success. Join other professionals at the magnificent Carefree Resort & Villas in Carefree, Ariz., for a unique blend of educational sessions, dynamic presenters, group discussions, and priceless networking opportunities.

For more information or to register, please visit


April 1-4, 2009, Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

CEDIA's Electronic Lifestyles Forum welcomes professionals from four different industries to the Big Easy with one important goal in mind, and that is to create more profitable projects for all partners through cross-industry collaboration.

For the first time at Electronic Lifestyles Forum, CEDIA University education will be offered onsite. The main course available to participants at Electronic Lifestyles Forum is ESCR 131: Creating Business Connections. This course explores the limitless opportunities available when professionals come together to work toward a common goal. Discover how planning ahead during the beginning phases of a project can improve the bottom line for everyone at the completion of the project. Give your customers the dream homes that they desire.

Do not miss this opportunity to expand your business and your network. Registration is open now. For more information, please visit or contact Director of Industry Outreach Dave Chic at

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