Your CEDIA EXPO 2011 To-Do List

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Your CEDIA EXPO 2011 To-Do List

Aug 16, 2011 12:36 PM

Plan a Visit to the Future Technology Pavilion

The CEDIA Future Technology Pavilion at CEDIA EXPO 2011 will offer insight into the technologies attendees need to learn about now to be profitable later. The Future Technology Pavilion was the buzz of the tradeshow floor at CEDIA EXPO 2010. The 2011 pavilion will raise the bar in simulating a future home environment, with rooms focused on technologies for the kitchen, bath, bedroom, garage and office. With the latest innovations from Crestron, Purdue University, Grandcare, and more, a visit is a must. The Future Technology Pavilion is open during tradeshow hours. Learn more at

Cast Your Vote for the Attendees’ Choice Award

The Attendees’ Choice Award competition returns this year, giving you a chance to voice your opinion on the industry’s best products. A full list of the competing products will be posted on August 1 at Voting for the Attendees’ Choice Award will be open September 7-10. Electronic systems contractor attendees will be able to cast their vote online at The winner will be announced at the Electronic Lifestyles Awards Banquet Saturday, September 10 during CEDIA EXPO.

Advance Your Business

CEDIA EXPO offers multiple opportunities for you to advance your business, from education and training to networking. CEDIA EXPO will help you prepare to take advantage of every overlapping technology in the home.

  • CEDIA University Courses – CEDIA brings you 30 new and revised courses this year as well as a brand-new course selection tool and the return of the Members’ Only Education Pass. Education is the key to surviving and thriving in this industry. Make sure your schedule includes some of CEDIA University’s top course titles.
  • Manufacturer Product Training - CEDIA EXPO hosts a wide variety of manufacturer product training, giving you the opportunity to gain experience with new products and earn CEUs. For a full list of training sessions, check out the virtual registration brochure at
  • Connect & Network – CEDIA EXPO is the leading residential electronic systems industry tradeshow. Use this time to network with other professionals and make needed connections to keep your business on top. Don’t forget to download the CEDIA EXPO app, which will connect you to the latest updates on events and schedules so you won’t miss a beat.
  • CEDIA Annual Keynote Breakfast – Learn tips to help your business thrive in the “new normal” economy at the CEDIA EXPO Annual Keynote Breakfast on Friday September 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Hear from Tim Costello, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Builder Homesite, Inc., and New Home Technologies, LLC, as he discusses how the new normal affects every aspect of the economy and the building industry. This presentation examines the drivers of the new normal, their effect on the building industry, and how we can find opportunities to help us thrive in this new economic landscape.

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Your CEDIA EXPO 2011 To-Do List

Aug 16, 2011 12:36 PM

Join in the Old School vs. New School Showdown

You’ve been following the back-and-forth on Twitter through the summer; join the CEDIA Old School and New School teams for the final debate. Find out who rules, Old School or New School. Both the good-old-day and young blood practices, vision, and outlook will be challenged. The final debate is free to attend. Keep space in your schedule open on Friday, September 9 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. for the final debate.

Attend the Electronic Lifestyles Awards Banquet

Wrap up your week at CEDIA EXPO with class at the Electronic Lifestyles Awards Banquet. Join your peers at the Indiana Roof Ballroom and celebrate technology and design excellence with the movers and shakers in the electronic systems industry.

Cocktail Reception: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Banquet & Dinner: 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

You can add a banquet ticket to your registration at

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