Conference: September 4-7, 2018
Expo: September 6-8, 2018
Location: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
What is CEDIA Expo?
CEDIA Expo is an annual residential A/V trade show that, "brings together more than 20,000 home tech pros and 500+ exhibitors to the leading event in smart and home technology," according to the event's website.
The event also features many educational and training opportunities, including the ability to "create a customized training program" for both individuals and businesses.
Why go to CEDIA Expo 2018?
The annual three-day trade show and educational event is an excellent way to meet with other CE pros, see the latest smart and home technology, and receive some valuable training.
The 2018 show, "will see the development of a Smart Stage on the show floor. Tech Bites will launch in 2018 and will provide easy access to new products hitting the market. Tech Talks will also utilize the Smart Stage and give attendees a platform to listen to TED-like talks from industry leaders," according to the event's website.
According to the CEDIA Expo event page, "Over 40 exhibitors will be showcasing their products for the first time in 2018."
Getting Around CEDIA Expo 2018
Here are a few tips to make your CEDIA Expo trip a positive experience:
- Plan ahead–Know each day's schedule ahead of time, and consider making a spreadsheet detailing visits and appointments.
- Split up–If you are going as a group, it might be smart to split up so that you can see as much of the show floor as possible. Then reconvene and figure out what deserves extra attention.
- Consult the map–Download the CEDIA Expo map and either print it out and keep it with you, or make sure it's on your phone for easy navigation.
- Go late–If time is a factor, consider coming towards the end of the show. Manufacturers have more time to give individualized attention as the expo winds down.
The CEDIA Expo website also hosts an area where you can book your hotel in advance, and see the bus shuttle schedule, which has routes from the listed hotels to the expo center.
We're Looking for Your BEST Projects
Don’t miss your chance to enter to win a 2019 BEST Projects Award. We’ll be announcing winners at a special Gala event at CEDIA EXPO. We can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this year! Enter your projects now.
Latest CEDIA posts
July 18, 2019 Enter now for the 2019 BEST (Best Electronic Systems Technologies) Product Awards to have your project honored during gala reception at CEDIA Expo 2019. The final deadline is July 19.
July 18, 2019 Enter now for the 2019 BEST (Best Electronic Systems Technologies) Project Awards to have your project honored during gala reception at CEDIA Expo 2019. The final deadline is July 19.
July 15, 2019 Long-time industry veteran Mitch Klein has been named a 2019 CEDIA Lifetime Award recipient.
July 10, 2019 New wellness-related categories are entering the smart-home channel via CEDIA Expo, showcasing IAQ, water purification, hydrotherapy, HVAC zoning and more.
July 03, 2019 The CE Pro All-Star band includes Jim Garrett from Harman, Tim Bigoness from D-Tools, Camila Ballario from Leon Speakers, Mitch Klein from Z-Wave and Dave Silkin from DSG Distributors.
July 03, 2019 Sam Cavitt, founder and CEO of Paradise Theater, will present three courses at CEDIA Expo 2019 that are designed to differentiate the luxury private cinema market.
July 03, 2019 Jamie Briesemeister and Peter Cook will guide a group of 20 design professionals around the CEDIA Expo 2019 showfloor and exhibits this year.
June 25, 2019 Key industry manufacturers, reps, integrators, consultants and press are tapped to judge the 2019 CE Pro BEST Awards @ CEDIA Expo.
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