5 Can’t-Miss Education Topics at CEDIA Expo 2019

Integrators who do not take at least one technical course at CEDIA Expo 2019 in Network Security, Wellness, A/V-over-IP, LED Lighting or Home Theater Demo will likely be falling behind their peers.

5 Can’t-Miss Education Topics at CEDIA Expo 2019

Miss taking classes at CEDIA Expo 2019 in these key areas at your own peril.

This year's CEDIA Expo kicks off in a little over a month and with more than 125 classes. CEDIA is taking a moment to highlight five education topics that will take center stage at this year’s CEDIA Expo. CEDIA Expo 2019 will run from September 10-14 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

CEDIA has listened to our members as well as industry stakeholders and worked diligently to assemble educational offerings at CEDIA Expo that match current needs and address future technology demands,” says director of technical training Steven Rissi.

“Half of this year's courses are new and the returning subjects have been thoughtfully curated to continue CEDIA's mission as the leading source of education and certification for the industry. We also worked hard to bring our entire New Hire Track of classes to Expo, making it a one-stop-shop for someone wanting to have their new technicians learn everything they can, with both lecture based and hands-on learning experiences, within the cost of the training pass.

Whether attendees have years of experience or are new to the industry, CEDIA Expo has tons of valuable classes for everyone,” says Rissi. 

CEDIA Expo 2019 Hot Topics You Should Not Miss 

Miss taking classes in these five areas at your own peril:

Network Security

As the Internet of Things environment continues to evolve, integrators and professionals in related fields need to be hands-on when it comes to locking down residential networks.

Several courses at CEDIA Expo, including Properly Securing a Residential Network: Methods and Best Practices and Remote System Access: Methods, Security and Best Practices Learning Lab” will build attendees abilities in the complicated but critical world of network security.

Health and Wellness in the Home

How to tackle health and wellness in the home is an incredibly popular topic among industry insiders and CEDIA education is offering multiple courses on this topic—notably, A Healthy Home Starts with HVAC,Smart Home for Good: Technology Benefits at Every Stage of Life,” and Smart Seniors Seminar: How Technologies are Keeping Seniors Safer, Smarter and out of Assisted Living—deal with topics seeing significant demand from customers.

Audio/Video Over IP Infrastructure

The methods of distributing video in commercial and residential applications keep shifting and a number of courses offered at CEDIA Expo will help integrators keep current and work toward what's next. AV-over-IP Methods, Formats, and System Design will explore compression codes and standards, network speed and latency implications, HDR, and infrastructure and system design best practices.

Tailoring Network Performance with VLANS and QoS Learning Lab will offer advanced network performance tools for residential applications to help learners enhance their understanding of achieving optimal network performance with multiple devices and programs, building on students' working knowledge.

LED Lighting

LED technology—from sources to controls—is rapidly changing and gaining prominence. Stay ahead of the curve with courses including Fundamentals of Control Systems,” which will take a deep dive into a range of user interfaces and emphasize understanding to help designers meet client needs for common and complex tasks.

Additional courses dealing with LED lighting will focus on user experience and the potential impact of DirectLED and microLED display systems.

The Art of the Home Theater

This year's CEDIA Expo will offer several unparalleled learning opportunities for home tech professionals looking to raise the bar on home cinema projects. The CEDIA Home Cinema Design Masterclass—featuring Imaging Science Foundation founder Joel Silver, Grimani Systems President Anthony Grimani, and TK Theatres and RAYVA founder Theo Kalomirakis—will provide an in-depth examination of several high-level topics for veteran integrators.

The Becoming a Cinema Sommelier course will focus on the unique position the high-end private cinema industry finds itself in and what opportunities it presents for integrators.

The full list of CEDIA Expo 2019 training can be found here.  CEDIA Expo is the largest annual residential technology show with some 20,000 home technology professionals and more than 500 exhibitors. The event runs September 10-14. CEDIA Education will be offered four days and the Exhibit Hall floor will be open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Register for CEDIA Expo and dozens of classes at cediaexpo.com.