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CEDIA Expo Schedule
Tuesday, August 31
9 a.m. to 5 p.m -
CEDIA Education
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. -
CEDIA Expo Keynote,
Dr. Poppy Crum
Wednesday, Sept. 1
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. -
CEDIA Education
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. -
Exhibit Hall Open
11 a.m. - CE Pro
BEST Awards
4 p.m. - TechStarter
strating best-practice
setups for home offices
New Health & Safety
Guidelines Announced
Emerald, the owners of the
CEDIA Expo (and of CE Pro),
has also issued new health
and safety guidelines for its
in-person events for 2021
and specifically for CEDIA
Expo based on new guidelines
from the Centers for
Disease Control (CDC) and
local guidelines from both
the state of Indiana, City
of Indianapolis and Indiana
Convention Center.
The new requirements are:
Attendees who are not
fully vaccinated must
wear a face mask at all
times.
Attendees who are fully
vaccinated are encouraged
but not required
to wear masks.
Masks will also be
provided at the event if
needed.
Temperature checks will
not be required before
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4:30 p.m. - CE Pro
Home of the Year Awards
5 p.m - CEDIA Awards
5:30 p.m. - CE Pro
All-Star Band
Thursday, Sept. 2
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. -
CEDIA Education
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. -
Exhibit Hall Open
Friday, Sept. 3
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -
Exhibit Hall Open
entering
The updated requirements
aim to abate any consternation
among attendees and
put the focus squarely back
where it should be: getting
integrators back to business
with the latest products and
education at the event.
The show kicks off with
visionary futurist, neuroscientist,
and Dolby Laboratories
Chief Scientist Dr. Poppy
Crum will provide the keynote
address, " The Future of Storytelling, "
Tuesday, August 31.
Crum builds technologies
that leverage human physiology
to improve the ways we
interact with the world. Her
remarks are aimed to inspire
smart home integrators to
think about how new technology
and products create
new human experiences and
ways of storytelling.
CEDIA Expo 2021 registration
is open and CEDIA
members can save $500 on
CEDIA Education offerings
with the All-Access CEDIA
Training Pass.
Jon Robbins, executive director of HTSA, says members
are expecting double-digit increases in 2021.
AS PART OF THE Home Technology Specialists of America
(HTSA) virtual spring conference, HTSA's executive director
Jon Robbins reported that the buying group's members
navigated the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic
with 17.5% sales growth in 2020, despite " really difficult "
months of March and April. And he noted that members are
optimistic for double-digit increases for 2021.
" It is interesting times, obviously. In 45 years, I thought
I had seen everything in this crazy industry, but wow... the
last year has really been mind-bending to say the least, " says
Robbins. The HTSA Spring Conference was a virtual event
that replaced a planned in-person event set to take place in
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
" A year ago at this time we were all kind of looking at
each other and saying, 'Alright... what's this pandemic going
to bring with people closing their businesses and not able
to send technicians into clients' homes.' It was concerning.
We did not know where it was going to go.
" Who knew that our industry would actually benefit from
some of the really unfortunate circumstances that took
place? " Robbins asks rhetorically.
Robbins reported that through February, among HTSA
members that had reported, overall sales were up approximately
22%, which he called " amazing. "
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17.5% Growth During
Pandemic
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