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The List: CEDIA 2018 Parties, Receptions, Special Events - UPDATED AGAIN

CE Pro's running list of the hot networking events at CEDIA Expo 2018, including receptions, happy hours, parties and special events. Keep checking back.

The List: CEDIA 2018 Parties, Receptions, Special Events - UPDATED AGAIN
CEDIA Expo 2018 parties, receptions, happy hours, special events and other happenings on CE Pro's THE LIST.

Julie Jacobson · August 31, 2018

We all love the technology and educational events at CEDIA Expo, but many dealers and manufacturers come for the networking. Join your smart-home peers at these parties, receptions, happy hours and special events at CEDIA 2018. 

Please send us any additional events -- whether private or open -- that should be included in this list. Standard educational activities won't be included ... unless they include food and/or drink. 

Keep checking back, as CE Pro will continue to update THE LIST®.

Register FREE for CEDIA Expo Using CE Pro's Special Promo Code:  EXIV840604.


Wed., Sept. 5

Register for free (limited time)

5:30 - 6:30 pm - CEDIA Keynote, John Penney, 20th Century Fox

  • Room 20A, San Diego Convention Center
  • All welcome

5:30 - 7:00 pm - Azione Party 

  • Roy's at Marriott Marquis
  • Private

6:00 - 8:00 pm - HTSA/HTSN Cocktail Reception

  • The Smoking Gun, 555 Market St.
  • Private, RSVP/invitation required

7:00 - 10:30 pm - CEDIA Awards (ceremony and dinner, 8:00 - 9:30 pm)

  • Petco Park
  • Tickets required - $150 (purchase when registering for CEDIA Expo)

On the Showfloor

CEDIA TALKS
Booth #1527

Free to all attendees, join CEDIA for CEDIA Talks in booth 1527 to hear from top industry minds on critical topics affecting the home tech industry today and what to expect tomorrow. Only 20 minutes long, CEDIA Talks will offer crucial insights on emerging trends, new technologies, and strengthening business practices.

SMART STAGE

TechBites - Brief elevator pitches from select exhibitors

TechTalks - Hosted by CE Pro, technology experts share insights on the future of the home-tech industry.

Thursday, Sept. 6

9:00 am - 6:00 pm - Showfloor open

12:00 - 1:00 pm - HDMI Lunch & Learn with Jeff Boccaccio

4:00 pm - ProjX360 Reception

  • Booth #3653 

4:00 pm - Salamader 25 Year Reception

  • Booth #1219
  • $25,000 giveaway
  • All welcome

4:00 - 6:00 pm - AudioControl Reception

  • Booth #2937
  • Serving local microbrews and supporting local charity Queen of Hearts, dedicated to fighting human trafficking
  • All Welcome

4:00 - 6:00 pm - Google/Nest Reception

  • Booth #5617
  • Dealers and partners welcome

4:30 - 6:00 pm - MartinLogan 35th Anniversary Reception

  • Sound room 1 (SR-1)
  • Partners and friends, RSVP requested

5:00 - 7:00 pm - Cocktails & Q&A with Sonos CEO Patrick Spence 

  • The Sonos Hideout, 704 J St.
  • Q&A begins promptly at 5:20 pm, moderated by CEDIA board member Healther Sidorowicz of Southtown Audio Video
  • All welcome (first come, first serve; capacity 150)

5:00 - 6:00 pm - CE Pro BEST Awards, Beer & Wine Reception

  • Smart Stage on the showfloor
  • Recognizing top products and installations for 2018
  • All welcome

5:00 - 7:00 - Parasol Dealer Appreciation

  • Union Kitchen & Tap, 333 Fifth Ave.
  • Private, RSVP

5:30 - 7:00 pm - Bourbon & Brownies

  • Design Connection Pavilion on the showfloor
  • Private (tickets required) for design community

5:30 - 7:00 pm - HomeTech.fm Happy Hour

  • The Field Irish Pub, 544 Fifth Ave.
  • All welcome, but not necessarily free, please RSVP

6:00 - 7:30 pm - ABB Smarter Home Cocktail Reception

  • Hard Rock Hotel, 207 5th Ave.

6:00 - 8:00 pm - Transformative Engineering & Future Ready Solutions Party

  • Mission Brewery in the old Wonder Bread Factory, 1441 L Street
  • Catered by celebrity chef Richard Blais
  • RSVP

6:30 - 9:00 pm - ProSource Reception 

  • Hard Rock Hotel Rooftop, 207 Fifth Ave.
  • Private, RSVP

6:45 pm - Frank Says So - Sony Diamond Dealer Event

  • Stone Liberty Station, 2816 Historic Decatur Rd.
  • Transportation provided to and from Gaslamp district
  • Private

7:00 - 10:00 pm - Control4 Dealer Party

  • Hilton Bayfront Outdoor Promenade 
  • Private, invitations required at the door

8:00 - 11:00 pm - Samsung & Harman Partner Reception

  • Altitude Sky Lounge & Bar, 660K Street
  • Private, invitation-only, RSVP 

9:00 - ??? - Integration Pros Party

  • BarleyMash, 600 5th Ave.
  • Open (buy your own drinks)

6:00 pm - 8:00 pmTransformative Engineering and Future Ready Solutions Pre-Party Party 

  • Mission Brewery, 1441 L Street
  • Private, invitation-only

Follow CE Pro's coverage of CEDIA Expo 2018.

Friday, Sept. 7

9:00 am - 6:00 pm - Showfloor open

11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Women in Consumer Technology Luncheon

  • San Diego Convention Center Ballroom
  • Featuring Lisa Loeb
  • Tickets required ($40 non-members, $35 members)

12:00 - 1:00 pm - HDMI Lunch & Learn with Jeff Boccaccio

2:00 - 3:00 pm -- Dana Innovations Studio Open House

  • Buses depart at 2 pm, 2:30 pm and 3 pm for open house at Dana Innovations Studio. Return buses at 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm. Integrators must register.

3:00 pm - D-Tools 20th Anniversary Reception

  • D-Tools booth #2614
  • Sponsored with SnapAV, Access Networks, TDG Audio
  • All welcome

4:00 pm - Salamader 25 Year Reception

  • Booth #1219
  • $25,000 giveaway
  • All welcome

4:00 - 6:00 pm - Origin Acoustics Reception

  • Booth #3024
  • All welcome

6:00 - 9:00 pmSonnen Launch Party

7:00 - ??? - Just Add Power Party, with Luxul and Peerless AV

  • House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave
  • Tickets available at Just Add Power booth $5344

7:00 - 10:00 - OneVision Partner Night

  • OneVision Airbnb
  • Invite only

Saturday, Sept. 8

8:30 am - 12:30 pm - Dana Innovations Studio Open House

  • Buses depart between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm for open house at Dana Innovations. Departures from the Dana Innovations Studio back to Downtown San Diego will be hourly from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Integrators must register.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Showfloor open

Keep checking back for more happenings, and send us info on your CEDIA 2018 special events



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  About the Author

Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Email Julie at jjacobson@ehpub.com

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