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Full Lineup of CEDIA Talks Unveiled

CEDIA 2017 will Include 12 CEDIA Talks from Top Industry Minds
INDIANAPOLIS (August 15, 2017) – CEDIA has unveiled the full lineup of CEDIA Talks, which give attendees critical insights on emerging trends, new technologies, and best business practices. These 20-minute sessions will all be hosted in the CEDIA Booth (#3635) and are free to all attendees.
“CEDIA Talks have become a big part of our overall program at the CEDIA show and I think the reason for their continued popularity is two-fold: One, they are easy to fit into an otherwise busy schedule, all you need is 20 minutes; and two, the content covered in CEDIA Talks is second only to CEDIA training. We’ve got some of our best CEDIA instructors and industry visionaries providing insight,” said Dave Pedigo, CEDIA VP of Emerging Technologies.
Twelve CEDIA Talks will take place over Thursday, September 7 and Friday, September 8. The lineup for these free 20-minute sessions is as follows:
Thursday, September 7
What Virtual and Augmented Reality Mean to Home Technology Professionals
Speaker: Rich Green, Rich Green Design
10:30 a.m.
Don’t Miss the GAFA Opportunity
Speaker: Bruno Napoli, Krika
11:00 a.m.
Be Bold, Be Different, Take a Gamble: The Art of Guerrilla Marketing for the CEDIA Channel
Speaker: Joe Whitaker, The Thoughtful Home
11:30 a.m.
The History of the Smart Home: Twenty Years of Poor User Experiences
Speaker: Miles Kingston, Intel
12:30 p.m.
Fear the Dark Side, Do Not! Expand Your Empire with Lighting Controls
Speaker: Sam Woodward, Lutron
1:00 p.m.
Analog Aging in a Digital Age
Speaker: Laura Mitchell, LMC
1:30 p.m.
Delivering a Compelling Home Control Offering: What MUST That Look Like in Three Years?
Speaker: Mitchell Klein, Z-Wave Alliance
2:00 p.m.
Friday, September 8
How to Work with the Design/Build Community
Speaker: Jay Miller, Acoustic Innovations
11:00 a.m.
The A to Z of A(ugmented)
Speaker: Peter Aylett, Archimedia
1:00 p.m.
Why Do My LED Lamps Flicker When Dimming? And How to Achieve Success!
Speaker: Sam Woodward, Lutron
1:30 p.m.
Finding Friction: Profit By Orienting Your Business Around Customer Pain Points
Speaker: Henry Clifford, Livewire
2:00 p.m.
Brand Evangelism Online: Have You Gone Fully Digital
Speaker: Laura Mitchell, LMC
2:30 p.m.
Full descriptions for each CEDIA Talk can be found under the special events section at www.cedia.net/show. CEDIA 2017 will be hosted at the San Diego Convention Center September 5-9, tradeshow floor open September 7-9. Registration is open at www.cedia.net/show.
CEDIA is the international trade association and central touch point for 3,700 member companies who design, manufacture, and install technology for the home. CEDIA is committed to helping members at every level set a pathway to prosperity by offering industry-leading education, training, and certification; delivering market intelligence through proprietary research; providing opportunities to foster community within the channel, and cultivating awareness with industry partners and consumers. CEDIA founded the largest annual residential technology show, now in its 28th year, and co-owns Integrated Systems Europe, the world’s largest AV and systems integration exhibition. CEDIA members deliver technology solutions that allow people to have their best moments in life from the comfort of their own home. Life Lived Best at Home. To learn more about CEDIA, visit www.cedia.net.

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