The CEDIA Expo, an event for integrated residential systems technology and solutions, has announced an expanded educational programming schedule for CEDIA Expo 2023.
Curated by CEDIA, the global membership association for the home technology industry, CEDIA Expo Conference features over 90 educational sessions for 2023’s schedule, half of which are brand new.
“The pace of change is accelerating,” comments Mandy Beckner, vice president of education and training for CEDIA.
“This year’s conference program is designed to prepare business owners and technical professionals to navigate the shifting landscape. Our world-class instructors will tackle hot topics ranging from network security and artificial intelligence to business succession planning and dealing with a recession.”
CEDIA Expo 2023 Educational Sessions Cover a Wealth of Topics
The global trade group points out that business leaders will benefit from the expanded business and project management tracks, including sessions on:
- Compensation best practices and maximizing profitability from Navigate Consulting’s Brad Malone.
- Sustainable growth and exit strategy planning from Leslie Shiner, owner of The Shiner Group.
- Advanced project documentation from Michael Cogbill, principal of REV2 Consulting.
The CEDIA organization also notes that integrators can advance their skillsets with technical training, hands-on workshops and certification preparation courses through sessions that include:
- The return of CEDIA’s hands-on rack building workshop.
- An immersive audio system design workshop based on the newly defined CEDIA/CTA Recommended Practice-22, led by CEDIA Fellow Peter Aylett of Officina Acustica, Adam Pelz of Bespoke Cinemas and Integration and Ben Goff of Cinema Lusso.
- In-depth exploration of changes to the 2023 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) led by Michael Cogbill and CEDIA director of technical education Ken Erdmann.
The conference is also designed to help the integration community understand how emerging technologies will impact their work and create new opportunities. This year’s educational programming features sessions on content technologies, network protocols, blockchain security and accessible and biophilic design, as well as sessions dedicated to the fast-growing lighting and resimercial markets.
Conference attendees will receive expert guidance on how these trends are reflected by the exhibition. Two of CEDIA’s highest-rated instructors, Rich Green, founder of Rich Green Design, and Michael Heiss of M. Heiss Consulting, will present a “Pre-Game” session offering their insights into what to expect from the show floor. As part of the Friday “Post-Game” session, Green and Heiss will return to discuss their show highlights and recommend “must sees” for the final day of the exhibition.
“The CEDIA conference program sessions and the exhibition show floor complement each other to provide unparalleled industry knowledge, allowing attendees to discover new trends and business opportunities,” states Jason McGraw, CTS, group vice president for CEDIA Expo, Commercial Integrator Expo and KBIS, Emerald.
“More than ever, attendees need the latest education, information and new product knowledge to expand their businesses and professional skill sets. Everything they need can be found at CEDIA Expo 2023.”
The CEDIA All-Access Training Pass offers unlimited access to the entire CEDIA Expo Conference program. CEDIA Members can save up to $500 on conference education, and all attendees who register by July 16 will receive significant early bird discounts.
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