CEDIA 2016 is your place to THINK BIG – from world-class training, to the innovative solutions that are driving the future of the industry – there is no other show that will help you power your company forward. Follow these 5 simple steps to get your company on track to attend CEDIA 2016 and even save a little money in the process!
1. Register for CEDIA 2016
Registration for CEDIA 2016 – hosted in Dallas September 13-17, 2016 – is open! Visit www.cedia.net/register to start the registration process. The process is easy and you can access your registration at any time to add more training or after-hours events to your schedule.
Are you trying to decide which members of your team get to attend the show? It can be tricky to pick who is in and who is out, but check out Redi Systems’ (Manhattan, KS) process for deciding who gets to go to CEDIA.
Pro Tip: Looking for a way to save some $$? Hit up a manufacturer or better yet one of the #CEDIATweeps for a guest pass code that will get you and your team on the show floor for free. CEDIA also offers savings on training for companies that are bringing multiple team members.
2. Book Your Travel Arrangements
Both member and non-member housing is now open! Contact our friendly housing representatives at CEDIAhousing@conventionmanagers.com to start booking your rooms. You can find a list of hotel rates and locations here.
According to CheapAir.com you’ll get the best deal on a flight 54 days out – so plan ahead!
Pro Tip: CEDIA has negotiated discounts with Delta, United Airlines, and Virgin America as well as Super Shuttle, Avis, Hertz, and Advantage Rent A Car. Click here to get the discount codes.
3. Plot Your Training
CEDIA offers the largest selection of industry training at the show – from all day workshops to manufacturer product training – CEDIA 2016 is THE place to gain the technical and business skills you and your employees need to stay competitive.
CEDIA training starts on Tuesday with some highly sought-after courses and workshops like CEDIA’s top rated COI Train the Trainer Course and the Home Cinema for Designers workshop. Check out the current schedule of training here. Be sure to book your spot in training early, popular courses fill up fast.
Pro Tip: If you plan on taking multiple courses, consider purchasing the CEDIA training pass which allows you to take as many courses as you can fit in your schedule for a flat price of $529
4. Map Out the show floor
You’ve got three full days to meet with manufacturers, seek out new products and solutions and get your questions answered. Make the most of your time by checking out the exhibitor list and setting appointments with those must see manufacturers.
It can be easy to overschedule, so make sure to leave yourself some breaks to grab food or put up your feet. The CEDIA BIG lounge can be your little respite from the hustle and bustle of the show floor.
Pro Tip: Leave some time in your schedule to simply wander the floor – check out the companies that are new to the industry in Innovation Alley, visit the two-channel experience and don’t hesitate to stop and ask questions – trust us exhibitors want to talk to you about their products and solutions.
5. Decide Where You’ll Go After Hours
CEDIA 2016 will be here before we know it! Early bird savings of 25% on registration and training is available until July 22. Register today!