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Ask the Expert: Audio and Acoustics
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT
New Topic Category: Audio Track: Business Owner, Project Manager, Sales/Customer Relations, System Designer, Technician ...
anthony, audio, Business Owner, customer relations, Expert, gerry, Grimani, Lemay, Project Manager, sales, System Designer, Technician
NewTopic Category: AudioTrack: Business Owner, Project Manager, Sales/Customer Relations, System Designer, TechnicianClass: NewModeratorGerry Lemay, Home Acoustics AlliancePanelistAnthony Grimani, PMI Engineering As part of the CEDIA Ask the Experts Series, this session will allow you to connect with and submit questions to industry veterans that can help you learn and solve problems related to real-world applications of audio systems and acoustic treatments. This open forum will allow participants to ask questions in real time to our CEDIA Subject Matter Experts which will be answered on a first come, first serve basis.
CEDIA Education Public New Session
Need to Build Your Client a Home Recording Studio? Here's How to Start Like a Pro…
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT
Beginner Track:System Designer Ability Level: Beginner Topic Category: Systems Engineering Class: New Instructor ...
Beginner, Geoff, Meads, System Designer, Systems Engineering
BeginnerTrack:System DesignerAbility Level: BeginnerTopic Category: Systems EngineeringClass: NewInstructorGeoff MeadsPresto Audio Visual Ltd. So, your client wants to be the next Steven Tyler, Kayne West, or Tim McGraw? Wouldn't we all?! Recording a multi-Grammy award winning album at home is now a reality (just ask five-time Grammy winner Billie Eilish). What does it take to construct, wire, and commission a recording studio in a client’s home that will ensure maximum creativity and deliver a release-ready recording? This deep-dive course is written and presented by a life-long recording artist who wrote, performed, and produced a No.1 selling album on the UK Country Chart from home. Explore everything from acoustic environment, technical requirements, and naming conventions to room types, signal flows, and processes that power a great modern recording space.
CEDIA Education Public Beginner Session
Topgrading: How Dealers Can Immediately Improve Hiring and Employee Retention
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT
Intermediate Track: Business Owner Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Human Resources Class: New ...
Baker, Business Owner, Callis, Human Resources, Intermediate, Jr., Ron, Tina
IntermediateTrack: Business OwnerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Human ResourcesClass: New Co-InstructorTina BakerOne FireflyCo-InstructorRon Calls, Jr.One Firefly Hire rockstars and improve employee retention by giving yourself an advantage from start to finish in the employee lifecycle. One Firefly – a marketing and design agency that works with tech professionals – will showcase how they and their partners have implemented the Topgrading methodology. Topgrading is billed as delivering a hiring success rate of 85% for organizations that use it.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Architectural Cinema: Deliver Premier Results for Projects at the Highest End
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM EDT
Advanced Track: Sales/Customer Relationships Ability Level: Advanced Topic Category: Home Cinema Class: New ...
Advanced, Bishop, Home Cinema, John, Sales/Customer Relations
AdvancedTrack: Sales/Customer RelationshipsAbility Level: AdvancedTopic Category: Home CinemaClass: NewInstructorJohn Bishopb/a/s/ Bishop Architectural-Entertainment Services Create a home cinema experience the way the director intended through this deep dive into Architectural Cinema principles and emerging practices. Examine a simplified design process, a new proof-of-performance benchmarking methodology, and scoring systems similar to The Wine Spectator or a Concourse d’ Elegance exotic car event. The class will feature examples of completed rooms with budgets ranging from under $100,000 to seven figures.
CEDIA Education Public Advanced Session
Change in the Workplace: Let's Do Better
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM EDT
Intermediate Track: Business Owner Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Human Resources Class: Returning ...
Business Owner, Human Resources, Intermediate, Samantha, ventura
IntermediateTrack: Business OwnerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Human ResourcesClass: ReturningInstructorSamantha VenturaCEDIA Change can be difficult in all facets of life -- especially in the workplace. Even for those who enjoy new challenges and fresh perspectives, change is often accompanied by frustration, watercooler dissent, and overall griping. This course delves into the struggles leaders face when trying to implement change. Participants will learn the differences between change and transition -- focusing on the three stages of change -- and explore the best ways to guide employees through the process. The course provides immediate, practical takeaways to promote better acceptance of change within the workplace.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
How to Develop Business Processes That Work
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM EDT
Beginner Track: Business Owner Ability Level: Beginner Topic Category: Strategic Planning Class: New Instructor ...
Beginner, Business Owner, Jason, Sayen, Strategic Planning
BeginnerTrack: Business OwnerAbility Level: BeginnerTopic Category: Strategic PlanningClass: NewInstructorJason SayenLK & Associates This class will show attendees how to develop a business process from the initial design stages and explore how to list the steps to documentation and implementation. There will also be a workshop session allowing attendees to participate and create their own business processes through group discussion. We will show participants how to document the processes, analyze for efficiency and improvement, and examine how to implement the processes into their business.
CEDIA Education Public Beginner Session
5 Tips to Create an Outstanding Employee Experience
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDT
Intermediate Track: Business Owner Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Human Resources Class: Returning ...
berg, Business Owner, Courtney, Human Resources, Intermediate
IntermediateTrack: Business OwnerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Human ResourcesClass: Returning   InstructorCourtney BergCourtside Consulting, LLC Turnover is costly, which makes it even more important to keep your employees. Creating an outstanding employee experience is essential to retention. This class will teach participants how to create that employee experience by taking a journey through the Employee Life Cycle. We will discuss the framework to improve hiring, firing, and managing employees in your organization. You will learn the steps in the Employee Life Cycle and the best practices to create an employee experience that increases retention, employee satisfaction, productivity, and profitability. You will learn easy-to-use steps of hiring, onboarding, coaching, disciplining, and firing employees. Suggested audience: business owners, managers, human resources professionals, and trainers.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Energy Management Solutions Have Invaded the Home
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDT
Beginner Track: Sales/Customer Relations Ability Level: Beginner Topic Category: Client Experience Class: New ...
Beginner, Client Experience, Michael, Nagaraj, Patrice, Sales/Customer Relations, Samuels, Varun, Wajsgras
BeginnerTrack: Sales/Customer RelationsAbility Level: BeginnerTopic Category: Client ExperienceClass: NewModeratorPatrice Samuels, Parks AssociatesPanelistsVarun Nagaraj, BidgelyMichael Wajsgras, Constellation Energy Energy management technology has worked its way deeper into homes, creating opportunities for savvy integrators. More than just smart thermostats, energy management solutions are entering a new phase in the home and this session will introduce you to crossover uses to help you attract new consumers.
CEDIA Education Public Beginner Session
5G: Everything You Need to Know, but Were Afraid to Ask
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDT
Intermediate Track: System Designer Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Research and Development Class: ...
Heiss, Intermediate, Michael, Research & Development, System Designer
IntermediateTrack: System DesignerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Research and DevelopmentClass: ReturningInstructorMichael HeissM. Heiss Consulting 5G is more than just the next version of mobile communication, it’s a truly transformative technology enabler and its rollout will raise as many questions as it will provide solutions. With the potential to make everything talk to everything else, the application impact will touch VR/AR, autonomous vehicles, industrial and medical devices, and much more. CEDIA Fellow Michael Heiss will give you the background you need to prepare for 5G and what you need to know to include it in your networking and device tool kit.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Home Recording Studio Acoustics and Design
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: System Designer Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Audio Class: Returning ...
audio, Gavin, Haverstick, Intermediate, System Designer
IntermediateTrack: System DesignerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Audio  Class: ReturningInstructorGavin HaverstickHaverstick Designs Grammy-nominated albums are being written, recorded, produced, and mastered within personal studios every year. Whether being used by a professional musician or a hobbyist, the ability to create high-end recording studios inside your client’s home is not only possible, but it can be done without sacrificing quality. This course will discuss the acoustical considerations for recording studio design -- both sound quality and sound isolation -- as well as detailed acoustical principles and case studies showing each step of the process.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Cybersecurity Panel: Cybersecurity and Privacy in the Smart Home
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM EDT
Beginner Track: Business Owner Ability Level: Beginner Topic Category: Business Operations Class: New Moderator ...
Beginner, Bjorn, Business Operations, Business Owner, Cogbill, Jensen, Joe, Joseph, Kolchinsky, Maniscalco, Michael, Mike, Topinka
BeginnerTrack: Business OwnerAbility Level: BeginnerTopic Category: Business OperationsClass: NewModeratorMike Maniscalco, Pytheas EnterprisesPanelistJoseph Kolchinsky, OneVisionPanelistJoe Topinka, CIO MentorPanelistMichael Cogbill, Rev2 ConsultingPanelistBjorn Jensen, WhyReboot A panel of smart home and cybersecurity experts touch on why cybersecurity and privacy in the home is more important than ever, common threats to your client systems, best practices for protection and liability and legal concerns.
CEDIA Education Public Beginner Session
Executing on Client Care Programs: Strategic Considerations and Industry Best Practices
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: Business Owner Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Strategic Planning Class: New ...
Business Owner, Intermediate, Rissi, Steven, Strategic Planning
IntermediateTrack: Business OwnerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Strategic PlanningClass: NewInstructorSteven RissiCEDIA Historically, the residential technology industry has leaned on what may be considered a project-based model involving designing and installing systems for clients, receiving a check for the labor and equipment, and then moving on to the next project. Today, we must acknowledge that we live in a services-based culture where tech giants like Netflix, Apple, Amazon, and others have shifted clients' expectations about paying for an ongoing experience. Integrators are shifting business models to align with this new reality and finding success offering ongoing support to clients that ensures a high-quality experience (AND cash flow) long after the project is complete. During this session, attendees will learn about some essential elements of a successful client care program as well as key busines model and execution method considerations.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Gerente de Proyecto la importancia de esta Gerencia
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: Spanish Ability Level: Intermediate Class: Returning Instructor Enrique Granados ...
Business Owner, Enrique, Granados, Intermediate, Project Manager, Spanish
IntermediateTrack: SpanishAbility Level: Intermediate Class: ReturningInstructorEnrique GranadosInteliksa Conocimientos para gestionar un proyecto con habilidades profesionales es parte de este curso .El entendimiento de la mano de obra para tener el budget adecuado, asegurar y conocer la calidad yel funcionamiento delos productos en todas las etaps del proyecto para maximizar ganancias.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Future Technologies: The Inside Scoop From Silicon Valley
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: System Designer Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Research & Development Class: ...
Green, Intermediate, Research & Development, Rich, System Designer
IntermediateTrack: System DesignerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Research & DevelopmentClass: ReturningInstructorRich GreenRich Green Design This always-popular class will provide a completely new perspective on stampeding technologies, their importance, and how they can make you more profitable. With a focus on what is coming a few years down the road (and beyond), Rich Green will explore new technologies that will be emerging from the secret labs of Silicon Valley.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Warning! Avoid These 10 Simple Things That Can Put You Out of Business
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: Project Manager Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Project Management Class: New ...
Intermediate, Leslie, Project Management, Project Manager, Shiner
IntermediateTrack: Project ManagerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Project ManagementClass: New InstructorLeslie ShinerThe ShinerGroup You work hard to make your business a success... It would be a shame to have a simple mistake put you out of business. This class arms you with a checklist of 10 items you need to focus on to keep your business afloat. Topics include insurance, internal controls, change order management, customer deposit management and more.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
User Experience Panel: Grace in Design
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: System Designer Ability ...
Andy, Baldwin, Brad, Hamm, Hoffman, Hopkins, Intermediate, IT Networking, Jason, Oster, Russ, System Designer, Will
Intermediate Track: System DesignerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: IT NetworkingClass: New  Moderator Will Hopkins, Intrinsic Group Limited Panelist Brad Baldwin, Control4 Panelist Andy Hamm, Savant Panelist Russ Hoffman, URC Panelist Jason Oster, Crestron Home The systems integration industry is heavily driven by the experience that companies are able to provide to the end user as they interact with technology throughout their day. The final user experience is critical to long term client satisfaction as well as the perceived value that integrating technology provides. With client expectations consistently being pushed higher by technology giants like Apple, Google, and Amazon, getting the experience right is paramount to a successful business. Join our panel of industry experts to discuss critical areas of interface design that can support an outstanding user experience. Topics covered will include trends in voice control, industrial design, wellness, scalability and more!
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Reference Level Cinema Audio - Defining The Paradigm
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM EDT
Advanced Track: System Designer Ability Level: Advanced Topic Category: Audio Class: New Instructor Peter ...
Advanced, audio, Aylett, Peter, System Designer
AdvancedTrack: System DesignerAbility Level: AdvancedTopic Category: AudioClass: NewInstructorPeter AylettHTE For years, as long as screen channel speakers were able to reproduce 105db at the reference listening position, many have given these systems a "Reference Level" badge. As part of its standards efforts, CEDIA is currently working with The CTA to update the current Home Theater Audio Recommended Practice and as part of the update, will be introducing objectively measurable levels of system performance. This course will outline these new "Performance Levels" and focus on some of the performance criteria and metrics that make up Reference Level performance beyond simply sound pressure level. Suitable for anyone involved in the engineering and sales of high performance entertainment spaces (including manufacturers, integrators and calibrators), this course will introduce the most disruptive new element of the CEDIA/CTA CEB22 Multi Channel Audio Room Design Recommended Practices.
CEDIA Education Public Advanced Session
Ask the Expert: Using Social Media and Digital Marketing to Grow Your Business
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM EDT
Educational Track: Business Owner, Project Manager, Sales/Customer Relations, System Designer, Technician Topic Category: ...
Bjorkquist, Brett, Business Owner, Canon, Expert, JJ, Matt, Montgomery, Project Manager, Sales & Marketing, Sales/Customer Relations, System Designer, Technician
EducationalTrack: Business Owner, Project Manager, Sales/Customer Relations, System Designer, TechnicianTopic Category:  Sales & MarketingClass: NewCo-InstructorBrett Bjorkquist, KaleidescapeCo-InstructorJJ Canon, Digital Delight Co-Instructor Matt Montgomery, TYM As part of the CEDIA Ask the Experts Series, this session will allow you to submit questions to industry veterans that can help you learn and solve problems related to growing your business by creating an effective social media presence to attract more business.
CEDIA Education Public Educational Session
Content Services and Technologies Update
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: System Designer Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Research & Development Class: New ...
Heiss, Intermediate, Michael, Research & Development, System Designer
IntermediateTrack: System DesignerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Research & DevelopmentClass: NewInstructorMichael HeissM. Heiss Consulting From devices to providers, there are a lot of confusing combinations and acronyms out there when it comes to content. Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting) has been doing the legwork for you, and he’ll break it down in a manner that can help you ensure your clients are happy.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Empresa de Automatizacion-Consejos
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: Spanish, Technician, Business Owner Ability Level: Intermediate Class: New Instructor ...
Business Owner, Intermediate, Mauricio, Mejia, Spanish, Technician
IntermediateTrack: Spanish, Technician, Business OwnerAbility Level: IntermediateClass: NewInstructorMauricio MejiaHomeTech Con este entrenamiento recibiras diferentes guias que han funcionado en empresas de automatizacion y tecnologia y varios consejos para tomar decisiones y tener un enfoque claro en su negocio
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Deathmatch: Video Transport Technologies
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM EDT
Intermediate Track:System Designer Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Video Class: New Moderator ...
David, Gabi, Intermediate, Iselli, Kevin, Meyer, Peters, Robertson, Shriki, Stuart, System Designer, Video
IntermediateTrack:System DesignerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: VideoClass: NewModeratorDavid Meyer, CEDIAPanelistKevin Iselli, CrestronPanelistKevin Peters, InneosPanelistStuart Robertson, Sound LivingPanelistGabi Shriki, Valens Semiconductor This panel discussion assembles leading experts in HDMI, HDBaseT, AV-over-IP, and optical fiber to discuss the pros and cons of each technology for AV extension and distribution. New video formats like HDR and 8K highlight the need for increased bandwidth, but compression could come in and save us all the trouble. Is the matrix switch better, or should AV be on a configured network? And if so, what speed? Is light better than electrical wire? What about image and sound quality, compatibility, and the need for a future upgrade path? This panel, moderated by CEDIA’s David Meyer, resident subject matter expert on HDMI, will address these challenges and more.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Getente de Projectos - Amdminstración y metas con proyectos AV
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: Spanish, Project Manager Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Project Management Class: New ...
Intermediate, Lina Maria, Project Management, Project Manager, Spanish, Villa Betancourt
IntermediateTrack: Spanish, Project ManagerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Project ManagementClass: NewInstructorLina Maria Villa BetancourtAudio Concept En este curso tan especifo y completo de Gerente de Proyectos, Lina Maria compartira experiencias exitosas y revisará con detalle los estandares de PMI en la Gerencia con la documentacion que es necesaria para obtener el procedimiento de seguimiento y venta final de cada proyecto.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
The Secret to Winning With Architects
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: Sales/Customer Relations Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Sales & Marketing Class: ...
Intermediate, Randy, Sales & Marketing, Sales/Customer Relations, Stearns
IntermediateTrack: Sales/Customer RelationsAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Sales & MarketingClass: NewInstructorRandy StearnsD-Tools, Inc. Many system integrators struggle to gain the attention of architects and even fewer win their hearts. Like with most things in business and life, the secret is knowing and playing to your audience. This course dissects the psychographic makeup of architects and explores their business processes and priorities. The goal is to ultimately provide attendees with the key to unlocking a steady stream of new business.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
New Power Amp Technologies and Solutions
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: System Designer Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Audio Class: New Instructor ...
audio, Intermediate, Lu, System Designer, Xiaozheng
IntermediateTrack: System DesignerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Audio  Class: NewInstructorXiaozheng LuLuxi Electronics Corp. The audio product category has been around for more than a century, but new technologies are always emerging. This presentation will review audio basics, power amplifier classes (like Class A, Class AB, Class D, and the new Super Class D technologies), as well as examine new conference room and classroom solutions. New solutions enabled by Super Class D power amps will make installations easier, systems sound better, and reduce costs. The presentation will also cover audio product specifications, gain structure settings, power amp and speaker choices, and placements.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Experto en 4K
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: Spanish Ability Level: Intermediate Class: New Instructor Sergio Gaitan   GME ...
Gaitan, Intermediate, Sergio, Spanish
IntermediateTrack: SpanishAbility Level: IntermediateClass: NewInstructorSergio GaitanGME Electronics Se un experto en 4K, sus características y los elementos necesarios para entender su funcionamiento y aplicarlo a tus proyectos.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Spatial Computing
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: System Designer Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Research & Development Class: New ...
Development, Green, Intermediate, research, Rich, System Designer
IntermediateTrack: System DesignerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Research & DevelopmentClass: New SessionInstructorRich GreenRich Green Design Spatial Computing, which includes Augmented Reality, is positioned to be "the single most important development in the history of technology” – and it’s only a few years away. Influential integrator and thought leader Rich Green of Rich Green Design will provide valuable insight on the revolutionary effects on your business, as well as potential impacts on entertainment, assisted living, user interfaces, and much more. This class will dive into new developments in AR, VR, MR, XR and AI.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
The Power of Breakeven Analysis
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: Business Owner Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Finance Class: New Instructor ...
Business Owner, Finance, Intermediate, Leslie, Shiner
IntermediateTrack: Business OwnerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: FinanceClass: NewInstructorLeslie ShinerThe ShinerGroup There are only three paths to increase profits: spend less, charge more, or do more work. A breakeven analysis can help you determine which path will work best for you and help you make crucial decisions. Particpants in this course will play the "what-if" game to forecast the consequences of changes in overhead, margin, and sales volume. This session will help you understand how to avoid the mistake of confusing markups with the margin you achieve and answering the question: if you sell more, will you make more?
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Integrating Custom Voice Control for the Whole Home
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM EDT
Beginner Track: Business Owner Ability Level: Beginner Topic Category: Client Experience Class: Returning ...
Alex, Beginner, Business Owner, Capecelatro, Client Experience, Gill, Tim
BeginnerTrack: Business OwnerAbility Level: BeginnerTopic Category: Client ExperienceClass: ReturningCo-InstructorAlex CapecelatroJosh.aiCo-InstructorTim GillJosh.ai Our voices can command more and more interactivity in the home and the demand for voice control-enabled technology (lighting, shading, media devices, and more) is rapidly evolving and growing. Learn to evaluate today's voice control options, understand current capabilities and limitations, and take a close look at real world installations.
CEDIA Education Public Beginner Session
Cybersecurity para Técnicos
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: Spanish, Technician Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Networking Class: Returning ...
Adan, Cadena, Intermediate, networking, Spanish, Technician
IntermediateTrack: Spanish, TechnicianAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: NetworkingClass: ReturningInstructorAdan CadenaRepresentaciones De Audio, SA DE CV Sabemos que Cybersecurity threat son reales pero que tanto tenemos que saber dentro de la tecnologia para instalar en la casa de nuestros clientes el mejor systema de seguridad para este tipo de ataques? Platicaremos a acerca de las diferentes estadisticas e introduciremos metodos y accesorios para tener la mejor seguridad y proveer e instalar el mejor systema de seguridad con sus servicios profesionales. Como bonus tambien daremos tips de seguridad para sus empleados trabajando desde casa.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
New Tools and Approaches for Professional and Home Recording Studio Design
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: System Designer Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Audio Class: New Instructor ...
audio, Intermediate, Molho, Sergio, System Designer
IntermediateTrack: System DesignerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Audio  Class: NewInstructorSergio MolhoWSDG While the growing adoption of “Laptop Recording Technology” has recently gained attention, the demand for acoustically-isolated and precisely-tuned studios endures. Today’s recording studios – be they small Control Room/Live Room studios in private homes or offices or 2,000-square-foot professional studios – offer owners and clients an abundance of options. This presentation will describe and illustrate a variety of recently-completed home and professional recording studios. The facility’s essential components remain the same: provide ideal recording and listening services and allow for total isolation.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
HDMI 2.1 Update 2020
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: System Designer Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Video Class: New Instructor ...
David, Intermediate, Meyer, System Designer, Video
IntermediateTrack: System DesignerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Video  Class: NewInstructorDavid MeyerCEDIA This course takes a distilled look into the key technologies and applications that are starting to emerge from HDMI 2.1 in 2020, and what they mean to AV system designers and specifiers. Topics include: eARC; Fixed Rate Link; 8K & HDR video; Quick Frame Transport and gaming modes; compression; new cables; and some insight to the new CEB28 recommended practice.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Find, Hire, and Keep Your Next Rockstar
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM EDT
Beginner Track: Business Owner Ability Level: Beginner Topic Category: Human Resources Class: Returning ...
Amanda, bryant, Canon, Find, gaskins, Hire, ian, Janeen, JJ, Joe, Rissi, Samantha, Steven, ventura, whitaker, wildman
BeginnerTrack: Business OwnerAbility Level: BeginnerTopic Category: Human ResourcesClass: ReturningModeratorSamantha Ventura, CEDIAPanelistIan Bryant, CEDIAPanelist JJ Canon, Digital DelightPanelistJaneen Gaskins, G.A.S.K.I.N.S. CharityPanelistSteven Rissi, CEDIAPanelistJoe Whitaker, Thoughtful IntegrationsPanelistAmanda Wildman, TruMedia Who DOESN'T have trouble finding good people? Learn from a group of innovators who have figured out the tricks to identifying great talent and using creative ways to onboard and keep those rockstars. 
CEDIA Education Public Beginner Session
Ahorro energetico de los Sistemas de Automatización en Elementos Protección Solar
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 7:30 PM - 8:20 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: Spanish, Technician Ability Level: Intermediate Class: New Instructor Julio Camacho Somfy ...
Camacho, Intermediate, Julio, Spanish Technician
IntermediateTrack: Spanish, TechnicianAbility Level: IntermediateClass: NewInstructorJulio CamachoSomfy Protección Solar Dinámica, descubre las propiedades de confort térmico y visual de los principales elementos en una fachada así  como los beneficios de la especificación conjunta de cristales y elementos de protección solar automatizados
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
From Technician to Manager
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 7:30 PM - 8:20 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: Technician Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Project Management Class: Returning ...
Holland, Intermediate, Project Management, Raymond, Technician
IntermediateTrack: TechnicianAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Project ManagementClass: ReturningInstructorRaymond HollandJobe Systems This course will explore the career transition to a manager and discuss key techniques to become an effective manager. Participants will outline a personal action plan that they can use in the office.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Elevating Lighting Scenes Through a Great User Experience
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 7:30 PM - 8:20 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: System Designer Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Lighting & Shades Class: New ...
Intermediate, Lighting & Shades, Ridenour, Robert, System Designer
IntermediateTrack: System DesignerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Lighting & ShadesClass: NewInstructorRobert RidenourSterling Home Technologies Lighting control systems require careful programming to benefit homeowners and you’re in position to provide the expertise. This class will examine design strategies that enhance usability and showcase streamlined implementation and client acceptance. Because we know simple, obvious operation is neither simple nor obvious to achieve.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
AV-over-IP: What, Why & How
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 7:30 PM - 8:20 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: System Designer Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Video Class: Returning ...
David, Intermediate, Meyer, System Designer, Video
IntermediateTrack: System DesignerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: VideoClass: ReturningInstructorDavid MeyerCEDIA Distributing video over an IP network is quickly gaining preference over matrix or splitter-based distribution systems. This course delves into some of the most important aspects of AV-over-IP: what distinguishes it from other technologies, when you might need it, requirements for the Ethernet network and speed, and developments in compression codecs & standards to deal with advancements in UHD & HDR video and immersive audio.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Working Remote: Tools and Best Practices for Decentralizing Your Workforce
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 8:30 PM - 9:20 PM EDT
Beginner Track: Business Owner Ability Level: Beginner Topic Category: Human Resources Class: Returning ...
Beginner, Bruce, Business Owner, Human Resources, Reed
BeginnerTrack: Business OwnerAbility Level: BeginnerTopic Category: Human ResourcesClass: ReturningInstructorBruce ReedCloud9 Smart Integrators identify finding and keeping talent as one of their biggest business challenges. What employees may not realize is the surprising number of roles at a typical integration company that can be filled by remote employees. This course will review those roles, discuss software tools and best practices that help keep order, and share advice on maintaining good company culture and peace of mind when you're in the same room each day. This course is designed for owners looking for remote talent and remote workers looking to improve working practices, stay connected, and optimize work/life balance.
CEDIA Education Public Beginner Session
Value-Added Network Systems Designs That Work Within Budget
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 8:30 PM - 9:20 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: System Designer Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Networking Class: New ...
Intermediate, Iselli, Kevin, networking, System Designer
IntermediateTrack: System DesignerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: NetworkingClass: New InstructorKevin IselliCrestron Electronics In this course, you’ll learn how to specify cost-conscious network solutions that will work reliably and effectively. From single switch application to core/distribution/access, networks do not have to be confusing to be effective.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Bluetooth vs. WiFi en altavoces de techo
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 8:30 PM - 9:20 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: Spanish Ability Level: Intermediate Class: New Instructor Juan Tamayo International Sales ...
Intermediate, Juan, Spanish, Tamayo, Technician
IntermediateTrack: SpanishAbility Level: IntermediateClass: NewInstructorJuan TamayoInternational Sales Aprenda en este curso tanto la tecnologia como las mejores prácticas trabajando con WiFi para instalaciónes de altavoces en techo de uno o varios espacios y al mismo tiempo cuando incrementar el alcance, la velocidad y la capacidad de Bluetooth 5 de los altavoces en sus proyectos.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Fiber For Builders: Upselling Optics into Builder Projects
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 8:30 PM - 9:20 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: Technician Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Infrastructure Class: New Instructor ...
Cameron, Infrastructure, Intermediate, Smith, Technician
IntermediateTrack: TechnicianAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: InfrastructureClass: NewInstructorCameron SmithTechLogix Networx Fiber optics are required for ultra high-definition video and the modern connected home. However, convincing custom and production builders to update their cabling packages can be difficult. This class explains why fiber is required for AV and internet, what type of fiber should be integrated and where it is commonly run, and how to communicate modern bandwidth needs to builders and consumers.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Window Covering: It's All About the Design - Luxury in Motion
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 9:30 PM - 10:20 PM EDT
Beginner Track: Sales/Customer Relations Ability Level: Beginner Topic Category: Lighting & Shades Class: New ...
Beginner, Grytten, Kris, Lighting & Shades, Sales/Customer Relations
BeginnerTrack: Sales/Customer RelationsAbility Level: BeginnerTopic Category: Lighting & ShadesClass: NewInstructorKris GryttenHartmann & Forbes There's a lot to learn about window coverings beyond traditional rollers. For example: did you know that Roman shades account for 90% of what the design world sells to your clients? While function is important, the beauty of the design often dictates a customer’s ultimate selection. In this course, you’ll understand why and how to successfully partner with architects and designers to provide your client the best in automated window coverings.
CEDIA Education Public Beginner Session
Challenges of HDR Video
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 9:30 PM - 10:20 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: System Designer Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Video Class: New Instructor ...
David, Intermediate, Meyer, System Designer, Video
IntermediateTrack: System DesignerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: VideoClass: NewInstructorDavid MeyerCEDIA High Dynamic Range (HDR) video is fast becoming the new normal for premium video content and presentation, but it’s not without its installation challenges. In the words of Joel Silver, founder of ISF, “The biggest challenge with HDR is getting it to turn on!” This course explores the essentials of HDR: the formats, HDMI requirements and bandwidth implications, and the viewing environment that are all crucial for successful HDR system design and deployment.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
Wash, Rinse, Repeat: Standardizing the Sales Process
Tue, Sep 15th, 2020 9:30 PM - 10:20 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: Business Owner Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Sales & Marketing Class: Returning ...
Business Owner, Intermediate, Ridenour, Robert, Sales & Marketing
IntermediateTrack: Business OwnerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Sales & MarketingClass: Returning InstructorRobert RidenourSterling Home Technologies Standardizing sales procedures with a well-documented, repeatable process saves time, reduces errors, adds profit, and decreases stress. This class focuses on processes and ways to streamline the steps from obtaining the lead to post-sale follow-up. See proven methods and learn how to build your own process based on your needs - whether you’re a team of 1 or 100.
CEDIA Education Public Intermediate Session
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AV Design & Documentation
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM EDT
Intermediate Track: Business Owner Ability Level: Intermediate Class: New Instructor Keith Jones designflow ...
Business Owner, Documentation, Intermediate, Jones, Keith
IntermediateTrack: Business OwnerAbility Level: IntermediateClass: NewInstructorKeith Jonesdesignflow Understanding project documentation and its role in the installation process is key to a successful project. While many technicians dread "paperwork," the ability to read, process, and understand all key documents within a project is vital. The course will help attendees understand the design process and how it fits into the bigger picture of the project process, as well as what documentation is required at each key phase.
Intermediate Session
Government Affairs Panel: A Discussion on Legislation's Impact on the Residential Technology Industry
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM EDT
Advanced Track: Business Owner, Project Manager, Sales/Customer Relations, System Designer, Technician Ability Level: ...
Advanced, Business Owner, Chris, Chuck, Darren, Heaton, Joseph, Lee, Project Manager, Reaman, Sales/Customer Relations, System Designer, Technician, Wilson
AdvancedTrack: Business Owner, Project Manager, Sales/Customer Relations, System Designer, TechnicianAbility Level: AdvancedClass: NewModeratorDarren Reaman, CEDIAPanelistsChris Heaton, Electronic Security AssociationJoseph Lee, CiscoChuck Wilson, National Systems Contractors Association Join us for an engaging discussion with an industry-leading expert panel as they discuss key legislative topics facing the residential technology industry. Topics include: low-voltage licensing, electrical licensing, and emerging technology topics. Legislative activity related to the residential technology industry increased in 2019 and has slowed in 2020 because of the global pandemic, but has not gone away. As the nation reopens, legislators are going back to work on measures that impact residential integrators and their businesses. The panel will provide insight into the landscape, challenges and opportunities for emerging technologies, and discuss why it is important to be involved throughout the legislative process.
Advanced Session
HDBaseT: New Solutions & Recommended Practices
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM EDT
Intermediate Track: System Designer Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Video Class: Returning ...
David, Intermediate, Meyer, System Designer, Video
IntermediateTrack: System DesignerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Video  Class: ReturningInstructorDavid MeyerCEDIA HDBaseT has for years been the go-to technology for the long-length extension and distribution of HDMI. But with ever-growing demands on bandwidth for UHD and HDR video, and the alternative of AV-over-IP for distribution, where does this leave HDBaseT? This session will take a look into the new HDBaseT 3.0 specification, a comparison of official vs proprietary interim compression solutions, HDR compatibility, and emerging video distribution trends.
Intermediate Session
Introduction to Conference Room and Presentation Technologies
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT
Beginner Track:System Designer Ability Level: Beginner Topic Category: Systems Engineering Class: New Instructor ...
Beginner, Rissi, Steve, System Designer, Systems Engineering
BeginnerTrack:System DesignerAbility Level: BeginnerTopic Category: Systems EngineeringClass: NewInstructorSteven RissiCEDIA The CEDIA 2019 Size and Scope Survey shows 95% of integrators have performed work in commercial buildings, with the largest sector of opportunity reported as conference rooms. While this space offers significant potential for business growth and development, it also includes challenges that are different from those of the traditional residential market. During this session, participants will explore the use of technology in modern conference spaces and review the most common applications of technology for different room types. The course will cover key equipment and components used in various applications, as well as recommendations for successful user experiences when working with corporate clients.
Beginner Session
Audio Set-Up y Calibración - Primera Parte
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT
Intermediate Track: Spanish, System Designer Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Audio Class: Returning ...
audio, Intermediate, Lina, Lina Maria, Maria, Spanish, System Designer, Villa Betancourt
IntermediateTrack: Spanish, System DesignerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: AudioClass: ReturningInstructorLina Maria Villa BetancourtAudio Concept Esta es la segunda parte del curso de Audio Set-up y Calibración dentro de un entorno de cine en casa. Este curso cubre la segunda parte C) Verificación y D) Calibración. Veremos prácticas de sonido para conexiones del sistema, funcionamiento del equipo de calibración de audio e interpretación de datos y acústica de la sala.
Intermediate Session
Create Lasting Change
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT
Intermediate Track: Business Owner Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Strategic Planning Class: New ...
Business Owner, Cook, Griffing, Intermediate, Jason, Justin, Strategic Planning
IntermediateTrack: Business OwnerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Strategic PlanningClass: NewCo-InstructorJustin CookOneVision Resources Co-Instructor Jason GriffingOneVision Resources Keeping current in our rapidly-evolving industry requires your business to stay dynamic, constantly adapting to meet new challenges. Whether you’re thinking of moving into new product categories, implementing a new piece of business software, or making organizational design/process shifts, driving lasting change in your business is incredibly difficult. In this class, you’ll come away with proven strategies to drive meaningful changes in your business. We’ll cover how you can leverage behavioral science principles to lower stress and improve the results of your change initiatives -- and ultimately improve your bottom line.
Intermediate Session
Ask the Expert: Video Performance and Distribution
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM EDT
Educational Track: Business Owner, Project Manager, Sales/Customer Relations, System Designer, Technician Topic Category: ...
Business Owner, Joel, Matt, Murray, Project Manager, Sales/Customer Relations, Silver, System Designer, Technician, Video
EducationalTrack: Business Owner, Project Manager, Sales/Customer Relations, System Designer, TechnicianTopic Category:  VideoClass: NewModeratorJoel SilverImaging Science Foundation, Inc. (ISF)PanelistMatt MurrayAVPro As part of the CEDIA Ask the Experts Series, this session will allow you to connect with and submit questions to industry veterans that can help you learn and solve problems related to real-world applications of video display performance and signal distribution. This open forum will allow participants to ask questions in real time to our CEDIA Subject Matter Experts which will be answered on a first come, first serve basis.
Educational Session
The Power of Light Tech Talk
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
We're shining a light on the future of connected lighting and design. Learn how to create functional spaces with dedicated ...
Tech
We're shining a light on the future of connected lighting and design. Learn how to create functional spaces with dedicated lighting and shading techniques, outdoor applications, and biophilic principles. Tom Doherty, ModeratorDirector, New Technology Initiatives, HTSAProfessional Career spans 40 years in the Consumer Electronic Industry which Tom says has encompassed everything from 8Tracks to Apps. Over this career Tom has consistently been prescient in identifying niches that promise and deliver growth. While starting out in consumer electronic retail sales he saw...Read MoreDavid WarfelFounding Designer, Light Can Help YouDavid Warfel is an overly sensitive, marginally materialistic, pseudo-tree-hugging Midwestern farm boy turned lighting designer. His hyper-sensitivity means he dims everything including his dashboard, and his marginal materialism means he loves high quality light fixtures, elegant controls, and French...Read MoreSean WeinerGeneral Manager, Bravas Baltimore Sean Weiner is currently the General Manager of Bravas Baltimore, the nation’s largest luxury residential smart home integration firm. Prior to joining Bravas, Sean was the president of Starr Systems Design, an electronic systems and electrical contracting firm located in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated...Read MorePaul WilliamsGeneral Manager of Product Management & Growth, GE Lighting, a Savant CompanyPaul Williams is the General Manager of Product Management and Growth for GE Lighting, a Savant company where he is charged with reimagining lighting solutions from America’s most trusted lighting brand. With a deep focus on the connected home and the company’s C by GE brand, Paul leads the...Read More
Tech Talks
Design Uncut: Home Tech Top 10: Products Designers Need to Know
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM EDT
Technology in the home. Some clients know what they want, others don't and others think they're against too much technology but ...
Beginner, design, designer, integration, integrator, technology
Technology in the home. Some clients know what they want, others don't and others think they're against too much technology but may be looking at the wrong product. Interior design professionals need to know which products to think about and how to help their clients look at technology in terms of the benefits and solutions it can offer. Co-hosts KMB Communications CEO and Chief Strategist Katye McGregor Bennett , Modenus Media CEO Veronika Miller and special guests Jamie Briesemeister, Ed Gilmore and Brad Hintze will review some of the best products and explain how to find the ideal integration partner during this session of Design Uncut.Veronika MillerFounder, MODENUS MediaA former kitchen, bath and interior designer with a background in multi-national brand marketing, Veronika Miller works today with a focus on forging connections between influencers, specifiers and brands and on helping brands gain visibility in a busy digital landscape as CEO of Modenus Media and consultancy M2 Connect.Modenus Media is internationally known for its design directory Modenus.com; its influencer outreach and brokerage programs BlogTour and Designhounds, its event platforms Modenus Talks and the Design Milk X Modenus Talks Lounge and the weekly Facebook Live Webcast Design UnCut in the Kitchen + Bath Industrry Group on Facebook. Veronika is also the co-developer of retail/showroom promotion platform DesignLINK.When she is not scouring the globe for design trends or leading tours and events at international design destinations, Veronika can be found enjoying her historical home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.Katye McGregor BennettFounder, KMB Communications, Inc.A 25+ veteran of the AV industry, Katye (McGregor) Bennett is a multi-faceted residential and commercial AV communications professional. As CEO of KMB Communications, one of the audio-visual industry’s premier PR, social media, copywriting, and content development firms, Katye leads a talented team serving brands such as Access Networks, AtlasIED, Brilliant AV, Buday's, D-Tools, HTA, Leon, OneVision Resources, Rayva, Screen Innovations, Slayman Design & Slayman Cinema, Torus Power, and Zappiti.Katye is also the host of two podcasts Connecting Tech + Design and AV Trade Talk, and is co-host of Design UnCut with Veronika Miller of Modenus. She has also made guest appearances on AVNation's Resi-week and podcasts by the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association), and others. When she's not in the office with a phone on each ear or a mic in front of her, Katye can be found on the yoga mat or hiking, paddle boarding, rafting, snowboarding, or cooking, sipping wine, and otherwise enjoying the Montana mountain life with her husband John and dog/KMB mascot, Jackson.Jamie BriesemeisterCEO / Sales & Marketing Director, Integration ControlsJamie Briesemeister is a co-founder and the current CEO of Integration Controls, a company that simplifies the experience of entertainment, ambiance, comfort, and peace of mind through design-oriented, connected technology solutions. While Jamie navigates ongoing business development and sales, her passion is in education and bringing teams together, especially those in design/build environments. She is an active Board member and volunteer for the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), and as a CEDIA Outreach Instructor (COI), she offers CEUs and other educational sessions for architects and interior designers. Jamie is a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the American Society of Interior Designers, where she volunteers within the St. Louis chapter to promote collaboration, camaraderie, and inclusion of technology in the designed environment. She has spoken on numerous panels, taught classes, and has presented at KBIS/IBS, NARI’s Big 50, and more. While technology is her business, Jamie does not profess to be a ‘techie’ and prefers spending time in her garden, on bike rides, hiking, or yoga. Brad HintzeSenior Director, Product MarketingControl4Brad is a creative marketing professional with an obsession for technology and business. His extensive career has primarily focused on building valuable tech products and services through engaging with customers, developers, and partners. Brad currently directs all product marketing efforts and strategy for Control4, the worlds largest smart home automation company which offers connected solutions for Entertainment, Smart Lighting, Comfort and Security. Prior to Control4, Brad led all PPC marketing efforts for Finch, a company providing a platform for managing PPC campaigns that were optimized for revenue and profit, not clicks. Previously as VP of Marketing at MokiMobility, Brad helped businesses engage with their customers by creating a new category of mobile solutions that secured, managed and monitored iPad and Android tablets used as mobile point-of-sale, kiosks, digital signage, field tools and more.Prior to that, Brad spent over 5 years leading marketing efforts for technology start-ups Kynetx and Bungee Labs, which spanned web-based products for both consumer user experiences and developers. Ed GilmoreOwnerGilmore's Sound Advice, Inc.In 1988 Edward Gilmore, a professional classical musician, began a parallel career as an audio consultant to a leading Architectural and Interior Design firm which included designing, bidding out and overseeing projects. By 1991, having learned the intricacies of custom installation, Gilmore formed his own full service company, Gilmore’s Sound Advice, Inc. (GSA)Having been involved in the industry since the advent of audio distribution, the infancy of home theater, witnessing the evolution of the “smart” home and residential control systems, affords Gilmore a broad historical perspective of the industry. Taking a practical approach to the constant myriad of new technology developments, GSA offers clients options that range from 2-channel high end audio to Immersive home theater, to app based whole house integration and automation-complete with the latest digital streaming and virtual assistant technologies. We offer remote access for client convenience, system monitoring, maintenance and support.For many years, Gilmore’s Sound Advice strictly adhered to a word-of-mouth recommendation policy to insure the company’s commitment to superior installation and unsurpassed client support. This policy was directly responsible for an impressive, high profile client resume. With the move to an 8,000 square foot facility in 2016, Gilmore created one of the most unique showroom and event spaces in New York City. Additionally, increased work space allows GSA staff to rack build, program and test all systems before they leave the facility. This includes the ability to qualify dimming capabilities of LED lighting fixtures as a courtesy to lighting designers and architects.An active member of CEDIA, HTSA and HTA, a commitment to ongoing education and certification underscores GSA’s commitment to provide clients with an informed assessment of the industry’s best available options and practices.Gilmore’s continuing involvement in live musical events at concert halls and recording studios further assures the client that, with this unique perspective, Gilmore’s Sound Advice, Inc. will always provide a superior sounding system regardless of aesthetic, design, or budgetary concerns.
Design + Connection
Process Process Process: Best Practices
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM EDT
Intermediate Track: Business Owner Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Operations Class: Returning ...
Business Owner, Crawford, Eric, Intermediate, Operations
IntermediateTrack: Business OwnerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Operations  Class: ReturningInstructorEric CrawfordThe Loop Technologies Tired of not having clear direction on how to build a successful business by leveraging proven, successful processes? Maybe you’re questioning some systems and processes and whether they are the right path for your organization? Learn from colleagues and a degreed Process Engineer on the best, most efficient processes for peak client experience and profitability. This class will help you convert your job into a business. New this year: defined time for breakout sessions and experience sharing so you can hit the ground running when you get back to your shop.
Intermediate Session
Early Stage Documentation - A Winning Strategy for Beginning
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM EDT
Intermediate Track: Business Owner Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Documentation Class: New ...
Business Owner, Dennis, Documentation, Intermediate, Macleod
IntermediateTrack: Business OwnerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: DocumentationClass: NewInstructorDennis MacleodSymbol Logic Developing a business process that includes early stage documentation will help companies of all sizes convert more prospects to clients and improve team efficiency. However, implementing the necessary changes can disrupt your existing processes and could be expensive to implement. This class will illustrate successful examples of early-stage documentation, including floor plans, wire lists, and block diagrams. The instructor will also discuss the ways you can incorporate the process into your business right now. This course is appropriate for owners, managers, sales designers, and leadership staff.
Intermediate Session
Remote System Access Methods, Security and Best Practices
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM EDT
Intermediate Track: Technician Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: IT Networking Class: Returning ...
Holmes, Intermediate, IT Networking, Nathan, Technician
IntermediateTrack: TechnicianAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: IT Networking  Class: ReturningInstructorNathan HolmesAccess Networks Remote access capability and remote programming of control systems can greatly reduce resource-draining repeat service calls. This class offers a hands-on approach to learning about different methods of remote access, as well as proper implementation techniques. Learn about configuration, troubleshooting, and port forwarding and translation. This course is part of the CEDIA pathway to mastering the network and earning the CEDIA Electronic Systems Certified Networking Specialist (ESC-N) Certification. Before attending this class, students should have a working knowledge of IP addressing and subnetting, basic router configuration and port forwarding, basic CLI commands troubleshooting, IP device configuration (changing addresses, gateways, subnets, and ports), and WAN/LAN basic routing principles.
Intermediate Session
Taking Advantage of Social Media for Manufacturers and Dealers in the Custom Electronics Industry
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDT
Beginner Track: Sales/Customer Relations Ability Level: Beginner Topic Category: Sales & Marketing Class: New ...
Beginner, Bull, Lindsay, Sales & Marketing, Sales/Customer Relations
BeginnerTrack: Sales/Customer RelationsAbility Level: BeginnerTopic Category: Sales & MarketingClass: NewInstructorLindsay BullLegrand | AV Taking full advantage of social media marketing can be a difficult challenge in our niche industry. In this course, integrators and manufacturer marketing professionals will learn how to capitalize on social media as a marketing resource. We'll start with the very basics--how to create your own social platforms--and work our way up to letting you in on the secrets of what makes Luxul's and TYM's social media marketing successful!
Beginner Session
Audio Set-Up y Calibración - Segunda Parte
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDT
Intermediate Track: Spanish, System Designer Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Networking Class: Returning ...
Adan, Cadena, Intermediate, networking, Spanish, System Designer
IntermediateTrack: Spanish, System DesignerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: NetworkingClass: ReturningInstructorAdan CadenaRepresentaciones De Audio, SA DE CV Explore la compleja ciencia de la calibración de audio dento de un entorno de cine en casa. Esta es la primera parte A) Introducción B) Set-up con conecciones. Conozca el buen diseño del sistema de audio y los conocimientos necesarios para escuchar con eficacia, utilizar correctamente el equipo de calibración de audo de cine en casa.
Intermediate Session
Independent Living and Wellness Innovations
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDT
Beginner Track: Business Owner Ability Level: Beginner Topic Category: Client Experience Class: New Moderator ...
Beginner, Business Owner, Client Experience, Elizabeth, Lainie, Muller, Parks
BeginnerTrack: Business OwnerAbility Level: BeginnerTopic Category: Client ExperienceClass: NewModeratorElizabeth Parks, Parks AssociatesPanelistLainie Muller, Alarm.com Customers are increasingly seeking answers on how adaptive technology can make aging in place a more appealing solution for customers and caregivers. This class will help you understand advances in independent living, detailing Internet of Things and smart home solutions that can deliver cost savings and personalized care, while ensuring a safe environment.
Beginner Session
Next Stage Documentation - A Winning Strategy for Finishing
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM EDT
Intermediate Track: Business Owner Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Documentation Class: New ...
Business Owner, Dave, David, Documentation, Intermediate, Macleod, Tkachuk
IntermediateTrack: Business OwnerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Documentation  Class: NewInstructorDave TkachukSymbol Logic Set the stage for a successful project with the Early Stage Documentation class. This session will focus on a process that will take your company to the next level. Learn the importance of having concise and accurate documentation to support your team in all phases of work. See why using the block diagram, detailed schematics, and racks elevations are key to a winning strategy for finishing. Taught by an award-winning CEDIA integrator, the class will use documentation examples and provided an effective approach to implementing the process into your business. This course is appropriate for owners, managers, sales designers, and leadership staff.
Intermediate Session
Exploring ResiMercial Opportunities
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EDT
Resi-mercial design has grown from a trend to a legitimate design movement, providing new opportunities for your business. ...
commercial, corporate, design, integration, integrator, resi-mercial, residential, Resimercial, Tech
Resi-mercial design has grown from a trend to a legitimate design movement, providing new opportunities for your business. Learn how residential integrators are moving into the corporate space and earning recurring revenue through ongoing support with help from experts. Tom LeBlanc, ModeratorDirector of Industry Outreach and Media Channels, NSCATom LeBlanc, NSCA's director of industry outreach and media channels, has supported the integration market since 2003. As editorial director of Commercial Integrator from 2010 to 2019 and in various roles at CE Pro before that, he specialized in developing content to help integration firms improve their businesses. At NSCA, LeBlanc is focused on sharing NSCA success stories and resources aimed at improving members' businesses.Aaron CowdenCEO & Founder, Fusion Audio + VideoAaron Cowden started Fusion Audio + Video at 23 during his senior year in college along with two of his best friends. Their office for the first year was a small empty room in his home. While building a business by day and going to college at night he graduated from USC Upstate with a degree in Computer...Read MoreDavid PhelpsDirector, Smart Signage Product Marketing, SamsungDavid is the Director of the Large Format Display (LFD) category at Samsung. He and his team are focused on providing full solutions across many different enterprise verticals including Retail, Corporate, Education and Stadiums. Samsung holds a dominant #1 share position in LFD thanks to their wide product portfolio featuring Flip2, Pro TV and Terrace along with the more traditional large screen signage solutions. David has been with Samsung since he graduated from Virginia Tech in 2005 and spent the first 13 years on the retail business in TV and IoT product marketing. He is in the process of expanding his family which currently includes his wife, their cat, dog and 1 year old son.
Tech Talks
The Transformational Leader: Strategies for Effective Leadership in the Workplace
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: Business Owner Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Human Resources Class: Returning ...
Business Owner, Human Resources, Intermediate, Samantha, ventura
IntermediateTrack: Business OwnerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Human ResourcesClass: Returning InstructorSamantha VenturaCEDIA Strong leadership requires a deeper understanding of the many facets of the workplace. From dealing with challenging employees to learning how to effectively communicate with everyone on staff, a good leader sets the tone for the culture of the entire organization. Learn how to be an effective leader within your workplace by discussing leadership styles, issues in the workplace, soft skill development, and common challenges leaders face every day. You will leave with immediate, practical takeaways you can use to promote a healthier culture within your own workplace.
Intermediate Session
Dealing With Direct LED Displays and the Display World of the Future
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM EDT
Intermediate Track:System Designer Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Research & Development Class: ...
Heiss, Intermediate, Michael, Mike, Research & Development, System Designer
IntermediateTrack:System DesignerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Research & DevelopmentClass: ReturningInstructorMichael HeissM. Heiss Consulting After years of being dominated by projection and video walls, the display world is about to make its first major shift in large screen presentation technologies in many years. DirectLED and microLED display systems are now within our reach. Will they replace projection? How flexible are they? What are the important things to know about specifying, installing, and maintaining them? This presentation by CEDIA Fellow and long-time CEDIA presenter, Michael Heiss, will help you answer those questions and more so that you may assess where this new form of display screen fits into your business.
Intermediate Session
Success With Virtual Assistants
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM EDT
Intermediate Track: System Designer Ability Level: Intermediate Topic Category: Systems Engineering Class: New ...
Alex, Capecelatro, Green, Intermediate, Rich, Richard, System Designer, Systems Engineering
IntermediateTrack: System DesignerAbility Level: IntermediateTopic Category: Systems EngineeringClass: NewCo-InstructorAlex CapecelatroJosh.aiCo-InstructorRich GreenRich Green Design Alexa, tell Google to ask Siri if Josh can start some entertainment. Ugh, Virtual Assistants can be a blessing but using them is not always predictable or easy. Join industry legends Alex Capacelatro, founder and CEO of Josh.ai, and Rich Green, award winning instructor and Silicon Valley integrator on a journey through the exploding field of voice interaction with virtual assistants.
Intermediate Session
Ask the Expert: The Importance of Adding Process to Your Growing Business
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM EDT
Educational Track: Business Owner, Project Manager, Sales/Customer Relations, System Designer, Technician Topic Category: ...
Business Owner, Expert, Grubb, Jamie, jesse, Michael, Mike, Project Manager, Propp, Sales & Marketing, Sales/Customer Relations, Silva, System Designer, Technician
EducationalTrack: Business Owner, Project Manager, Sales/Customer Relations, System Designer, TechnicianTopic Category:  Sales & MarketingClass: NewCo-InstructorMike Grubb, Legrand | AVCo-InstructorJamie Propp, Tech DadCo-InstructorJesse Silva, The Pave As part of the CEDIA Ask the Experts Series, this session will allow you to submit questions to industry veterans that can help you learn and solve problems related to utilizing effective processes to profitably grow your business.
Educational Session
Ask the Expert: Network Performance and Configuration
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM EDT
Educational Track: Business Owner, Project Manager, Sales/Customer Relations, System Designer, Technician  Class: ...
audio, Business Owner, Expert, Holmes, Lemay, Nathan, Project Manager, Sales/Customer Relations, Shawn, System Designer, Technician
EducationalTrack: Business Owner, Project Manager, Sales/Customer Relations, System Designer, TechnicianClass: NewModeratorNathan Holmes, Access NetworksPanelistShawn Lemay, Sound & Theater As part of the CEDIA Ask the Experts Series, this session will allow you to connect with and submit questions to industry veterans that can help you learn and solve problems related to real-world applications of wired and wireless local area networks. This open forum will allow participants to ask questions in real time to our CEDIA Subject Matter Experts which will be answered on a first come, first serve basis.
Educational Session
Women in Consumer Technology 12th Annual (Virtual) CEDIA EXPO Luncheon
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM EDT
Program — The New Normal – Why Technology + Design-Build Teams are Essential! For the past couple of years, we have watched ...
consumer, covid, COVID-19, design, design-build, Event, luncheon, pandemic, Tech, technology, women
Program — The New Normal – Why Technology + Design-Build Teams are Essential! For the past couple of years, we have watched how the CEDIA channel and the influencers in the design-build community have struck up a winning combination. But, what we recognize now in hind-site is that what the teams offered was a “nice to have” targeting an elitist audience. The New Normal – in today’s unprecedented global pandemic, the real-life value of what these teams offer is in fact essential to businesses; both executives and employees and families; parents, students and living in place seniors all striving for the essence of human connection that has been ripped out from under our feet. Enter technology on a completely different plane than ever before. Our panelists will tell their stories about the real challenges facing their clients and creative solutions to address their needs. Q&A to follow.Danielle Karr, ModeratorArchitect & Designer Program Senior Manager, Control4Danielle Karr is the Architect and Designer Program Senior Manager as well as the Certified Showroom Program Senior Manager, Marketing at Control4, where she connects with interior designers and architects to explore and shape the future of smart homes and the professional design industry.Molly N. SwitzerPrincipal Designer & Owner, Molly N Switzer Designs, LLCUUpon graduating in 2008 I took a job with an interior remodel company in a design and sales position. The economy forced the closure of the company less than a year after I started, and I was learned to rely upon the connections made with the NKBA to convince a local fabricator to hire me on at a part time basis....Read MoreJaime BriesemeisterCEO, Sales & Marketing Director, Integration Controls LLCJamie Briesemeister is a co-founder and the current CEO of Integration Controls, a company that simplifies one’s experience with entertainment, ambiance, comfort, and peace of mind through design-oriented, connected technology solutions. While Jamie navigates ongoing business...Read MoreCarol CampbellFounder, Women in Consumer TechnologyFor more than 25 years Carol Campbell has been a driving force in the consumer electronics industry. A well recognized and respected expert in advancing the art of home theater interiors and marketing technical products and luxury goods to women, Ms. Campbell utilizes her considerable experience and...Read MoreAshley SprengnetherAssociate Show Director, CEDIA Expo, Emerald XAshley is the Associate Show Director over CEDIA Expo at Emerald X and has been part of the planning, organizing, and executing of the event for the past 12 years. Each September, she looks forward to bringing the residential technology community together, through the CEDIA Expo platform, to network with old and new colleagues, learn, and discover new products. Michelle LueckCongratulations to our Volunteer of the Year 2020 – Michelle Lueck, VP of Strategy & Execution for The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC) Michelle Lueck is a passionate industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in consumer technology retail. Michelle started her professional career as an elementary school teacher, a job that taught her lessons she uses daily in working in the Consumer Technology industry, including COURAGE and PERSISTENCE. She has served in various business development roles for both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. As a Buyer for Circuit City, she managed everything from Imaging to Video Services. During her time at DISH Network, she served as GM of National Accounts, where she built a portfolio of new business with key online and brick-and-mortar retailers. Since 2013, Michelle has been supporting the growth of strategic partnerships with leading brands and retailers in her role as VP of Strategy & Execution for The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC). She’s an advocate for professional and personal growth (you really can have it all!) and for creating an environment for supporting women’s success in CT.
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Rise of the Home Office Tech Talk
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
The home office is one of fastest growing frontiers for connected tech in the home. How we work has changed and even when the ...
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The home office is one of fastest growing frontiers for connected tech in the home. How we work has changed and even when the effects of the pandemic subside, many will have discovered that they no longer need to be in a formal office setting to get their best work done. Join us for this session and you'll gain the insight on the best gear, set up, sound management, lighting and more.  Jason Knott, ModeratorChief Content Officer, CE Pro / Commercial Integrator / Security Sales & Integration / Campus SafetyJason Knott is chief content officer for Emerald Expositions’ electronics brands: CE Pro, Security Sales & Integration, Commercial Integrator, Campus Safety, and MyTechDecisions. He has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990. He has served as editor-in-chief of CE Pro since 2000...Read MoreDave RainesFounder, President & CEO, OsbeeDave founded Osbee Industries, Inc. in 1996 while attending New Rochelle High School. A true entrepreneur and technology visionary since childhood, he initially focused on the home sector, installing wireless data networks in his friends' and neighbors' homes in and around the Westchester, New York...Read MoreWill GilbertCo-Founder, Think Simple Think Simple was started in the early 2000s with my two partners doing all of the on-site work ourselves. We were quoting, running cable, cutting speaker holes, programming, while at the same time growing the business to where it is today with 80 employees. My personal background is in...Read More
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5G Ecosystem
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
Faster, better, louder. A 5G ecosystem is on its way in, fueling the future of connected design through IoT, AI, and the ...
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Faster, better, louder. A 5G ecosystem is on its way in, fueling the future of connected design through IoT, AI, and the cloud. Here's what you need to know about designing spaces for the future. Let our panel bring you up to speed on regulatory issues, product innovations, and logistics of what 5G means for your business.  Walt Zerbe, ModeratorSr. Director of Standards & Technology, CEDIAWalt Zerbe is the Senior Director of Technology and Standards for CEDIA with over 30 years of experience in the industry working primarily in product development and product strategy for audio manufacturers such as Legrand (Nuvo) and Russound. In addition, Zerbe has volunteered in many roles...Read MoreJoe WhitakerThe Thoughtful Home St. LouisWith over 20 years of experience in home systems installation and design as well as being an award-winning product designer and inventor, Whitaker is a current member of the CEDIA board of directors (first elected in 2013). He is also an active member of Industry press as well as sitting on many product award judging panels. Whitaker is currently the principal of the integration firms thoughtfulintegrations.com. Thoughtful Integrations operates in St. Louis, MO and Dallas, TX.Tom HernandezVice President, Sales & Operations, RSRFTom Hernandez is the Vice President of Sales and Operations for RSRF cellular DAS solutions. In 2013, Hernandez was recruited as the general manager for a cell-boosting eCommerce website called RepeaterStore.com (later rebranded as Waveform.com). Hernandez soon realized the need for...Read More
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TechBites + Virtual Happy Hour
Wed, Sep 16th, 2020 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
TechBites is back and this year we're shaking it up! At the 2020 CEDIA Expo virtual experience, ten of the coolest tech ...
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TechBites is back and this year we're shaking it up! At the 2020 CEDIA Expo virtual experience, ten of the coolest tech brands will go head to head in a new competition-style event. Grab your favorite happy hour refreshment on September 16 at 5:00 pm (EST) and watch as we unveil their latest product offerings with three-minute videos followed by a quick Q&A. At the end of these fast-paced presentations, the winning brand will be revealed. Who will be the "Brand with the Biggest Bite?" Congratulations to Brilliant!Participating brands: Savant Home Brilliant Smart Home Access Networks HDBaseT Alliance DISH Bond Home Audinate AudioControl Home Audio
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Loop into Wellness
Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT
With our industry and world recovering from COVID-19, the CI channel provides wellness services that can help people and businesses bounce back and remain healthy. Integration firms are seeing an influx of requests for improved ...
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With our industry and world recovering from COVID-19, the CI channel provides wellness services that can help people and businesses bounce back and remain healthy. Integration firms are seeing an influx of requests for improved HVAC, water and air purification and voice control instead of a traditional entertainment system. Hear from top industry experts on how to leverage the wellness conversation to grow your client services and maximize project profit.Jon Strassner, ModeratorLEED AP, Director, Industry Partnerships, ASIDJon Strassner, LEED AP, serves as director, Industry Partnerships, ASID. Before joining the Society, Jon worked with Humanscale for 22 years, serving as vice president of Workplace Strategy and Industry Relations, Canadian sales director, and North American director of A&D. A LEED...Read MoreJan VitrofskyFounder, HEDSouthFor 30 years Jan Vitrofsky has been the catalyst that simplifies complex innovations into personalized solutions for his customers. Few professionals comprehend and deliver smart, integrated technology with Jan’s passion and vision. With the drive and experience he acquired while working in the...Read MoreBrad MontgomeryCreative Director, TYM HomesBrad is award-winning visual artist who enjoys making brands look their best. Experienced in design, photography, live event production, and film, he uses these mediums to “dress brands for the job they want”. In 2013 he joined his brother’s company, Tym, as their Creative Director and now serves as the cinema...Read MoreGreg BarrettProduct Manager, USAI LightingGreg Barrett, Product Manager with USAI has over a fifteen years in the lighting and controls industry, Greg has an extensive background in both entertainment and architectural lighting with experience in many facets of the industry including Lighting Design, Lighting System Sales, and Product...Read More
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DesignTV with SANDOW: NKBA Live: Designing the Home of the Future
Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Interior Design’s NKBA Live: Designing the Home of the Future Cindy Allen, Interior Design editor in chief, and special guest Suzie Williford, NKBA EVP & CSO, hear from Matthew Emmi and co-founder of OneButton technology ...
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Interior Design’s NKBA Live: Designing the Home of the Future Cindy Allen, Interior Design editor in chief, and special guest Suzie Williford, NKBA EVP & CSO, hear from Matthew Emmi and co-founder of OneButton technology firm, and John Spencer from Selldorf Architects on their NYC based projects. In partnership with the NKBA, we dive into integrating design and technology for the most luxurious homes and clientele.Cindy Allen, ModeratorEditor in Chief, Interior DesignCindy Allen is widely lauded as one of the most influential advocates for the interior designprofession. With almost two decades as editor in chief of Interior Design, Allen champions the industry, promoting both the giants of design and its rising stars... Read MoreMatthew EmmiCo Founder, OneButtonMatt Emmi is the founder of OneButton - a New York and Los Angeles based technology integration and design firm. With Matt’s background in Physics, and his business partner Michael in Art and design they deploy technology in residential and commercial spaces, in a user centric manner that defies convention and aims to delight occupants. OneButton has been awarded five Lutron Excellence awards in the past five years. Outside of OneButton Matt can be found flying Drones as an award winning Aerial Cinematographer who produced the short Burning Man : The Build.John SpencerAssociate and Studio Director, Selldorf ArchitectsJohn Spencer is an Associate and Studio Director at Selldorf Architects, having joined the firm in 2013. He has over 25 years of experience in the architectural field, including time spent running his own residential design practice. John has worked on multiple cultural, institutional, and residential projects including ground-up new construction and historic renovations while at Selldorf. He is currently Project Manager for two complex townhouse renovations in Manhattan. He also managed 10 Bond Street, a new 34,000 sf condominium in New York City’s landmarked NoHo neighborhood and the multi-phased Luma Arles project, a large contemporary arts center in southern France. Other recently completed projects include the Mesa at Amangiri, a collection of 36 villas connected to the Aman Resort in Utah, and The Mwabwindo School, a completely off-the-grid primary school in Zambia which created local employment in the region through its construction and provides a gathering space for the whole community with its large canopy roof. Mr. Spencer received his Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from Syracuse University.Suzie WillifordEVP & CSO, NKBA Suzie Williford has more than 25 years of experience in business development and sales in the kitchen and bath space. Suzie’s extensive track record includes positions as Vice President of Sales for two kitchen and bath companies, the most recent of which had multiple locations serving both the trade and consumer markets. She has diverse knowledge of all kitchen and bath product categories, as well as our industry’s distribution and supply chain. Her comprehensive knowledge of the association model and governance stems from 10 years of service on the NKBA Board of Directors, including her role as 2009 NKBA President. Since joining NKBA’s headquarters operations in 2012, she oversees the Marketplace (which includes the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, KBIS, founding partner of Design & Construction Week), Governance and Leadership Communications sectors, where she plays a key role in volunteer communications and relations. She is also responsible for establishing domestic and international industry relationships in order expand the reach of NKBA as a brand in North America and abroad.
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The Great Outdoors
Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT
The connected home technology industry has grown exponentially in the outdoor living space. Exterior spaces present new opportunities to expand your business; learn what you need to know about taking tech outdoors to achieve ...
connected home, connectivity, outdoor, Tech, technology
The connected home technology industry has grown exponentially in the outdoor living space. Exterior spaces present new opportunities to expand your business; learn what you need to know about taking tech outdoors to achieve whole home connectivity.Arlen Schweiger, ModeratorExecutive Editor, CE ProArlen Schweiger is executive editor of CE Pro and former managing editor of sister publications Commercial Integrator and Security Sales & Integration. Arlen has been covering the custom electronics industry since 2006 and contributes installation features, business profiles, manufacturer news and product reviewsGreg MatthewsOwner/Lead Designer, Luxury IlluminationGreg Matthews comes from a diverse background including being a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, professional photographer & A/V systems integration business owner. He's taken his knowledge and love for horticulture and combined it with his past experiences to refocus on outdoor lighting &...Read MoreJeff GaleaPresident/Founder, Boca Tech & AutomationJeff graduated from General Motors Institute (Kettering University) with a BS in Electrical Engineering. As Chief Technology Officer for GM/EDS in Boca Raton, Jeff developed operating system software on Intel and PowerPC platforms and was co-inventor on US Patent 6,118,428 involving the...Read MoreJan EdenOperations Manager, Atlantic Control TechnologiesJan Erik Eden currently serves by day as the Operations Manager for the Custom Integration firm Atlantic Control Technologies in Annapolis, MD. He aims simply to support the fantastic team at Atlantic and help facilitate their successes. These include being a foundational member of the Guild...Read MoreDaniel YaceyHead of Product Marketing, Lifestyle TV, SamsungDan leads Samsung’s Lifestyle TV business and is focused on redefining the role of TV for consumers. He is responsible for the go-to-market and growth strategy for products such as The Frame, The Terrace, The Sero, and The Serif, and has been an key part of Samsung’s digital transformation by scaling it’s DtC...Read More
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NKBA Brave New Business: Connected Living
Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
Dive into the Connected Living portion of the most recent NKBA research, which outlines how homes are becoming places of automation and intuition. Hear how lighting, open plan environments, easy access from room to room, and ...
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Dive into the Connected Living portion of the most recent NKBA research, which outlines how homes are becoming places of automation and intuition. Hear how lighting, open plan environments, easy access from room to room, and whole home technology is influencing design and our relationship with our home.Molly N Switzer, AKBDPrincipal Designer & Owner, Molly N Switzer Designs, LLCUpon graduating in 2008 I took a job with an interior remodel company in a design and sales position. The economy forced the closure of the company less than a year after I started, and I was learned to rely upon the connections made with the NKBA to convince a local fabricator to hire me on at a part time basis....Read MoreMike ChorneyPresident, LaScalaMike Chorney – President, La Scala Integrated Media located in Vancouver, BC. Known for its top reputation for integrating technology where people live, work and play. The company is 31 years old with 25+ employees. Members of excellence with CEDIA* for 27 years and the most awarded company in the America’s within the CEDIA membership. Prior to joining La Scala, Mike Chorney had launched the service departments for Best Buy and Future Shop in the Canadian Markets. Within 2 years of inception these departments were running with an annual sales revenue of $250 Million and exceptional margin. After 11 years with Best Buy, Mike ran the Canadian division for Sonance, the inventors of the inwall/inceiling speaker, doubling their sales in 2 years. Moving to La Scala in 2013 as Vice President was tasked to merge 2 business’s as they moved through an acquisition. After 6 months Mike was appointed to the president position. For the past 6 years, La Scala has grown and expanded into new business sectors which include commercial spaces, high rise condominiums but staying very true to our historical core with private high-end residential homes. Largest project - $100Million private vacation property – working on it nowCoolest project – Roller Coaster audio engineering for Warner Bros. (world fair 2020)Coolest commercial job – McLaren car dealership. 2017Quoted saying…Just because you have a pantry full of ingredients, it doesn’t make you a master chef. Success is a decision. Failure is for those who can’t decide. Bill Darcy, ModeratorCEO, NKBABill Darcy is CEO of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), a forward-thinking trade organization serving the $150 billion kitchen and bath industry. It owns the premier trade event in this space, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), and serves nearly 50,000 members.Darcy joined NKBA in 2006 and quickly rose to become CEO.In 2014, Darcy orchestrated a collaboration between the NKBA and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), creating Design & Construction Week (DCW) — the co-located show that joined KBIS and NAHB’s International Builders’ Show (IBS). Darcy has pioneered several key cross-industry initiatives. To stem the critical shortage in craftsmen and skilled labor, Darcy created NKBA NextUp, which supports education and builds interest in kitchen and bath industry skilled trades, and he sits on the Operating Committee of the Skilled Labor Fund.He also established the NKBA Thirty Under 30 program, which focuses on emerging young professionals.Darcy has redefined what it means to be a trade association, and positioned the NKBA as the authority on all things residential kitchen and bath.
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Smart Water: Healthy Water in the Smart home
Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
A common mistake by trade professionals and homeowners alike is overlooking the impact of water quality on overall health and wellbeing. An added layer of knowledge on the newest connected purification products is imperative to ...
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A common mistake by trade professionals and homeowners alike is overlooking the impact of water quality on overall health and wellbeing. An added layer of knowledge on the newest connected purification products is imperative to answer client questions and concerns. Learn from a panel of industry experts while they discuss the future of water filtration and tech integrated treatment systems. John Robinson, ModeratorCo Founder and Partner, Mazarine VenturesJohn Robinson is a Partner at Mazarine Ventures which is a seed and venture capital group entirely focused on technology innovations that address water or wastewater, including water in the built environment. John has been in water for 12 years and has worked across most technology verticals and nearly every end-user market from agriculture to buildings, industry, and utilities. John is passionate about early-stage investing in water, and even though Mazarine recently launched a later stage growth fund, he intends to remain active in pre-seed and seed investing where he thinks most exciting investment opportunities are. Jeffrey JensenKeto AICameron LippertCEO, Sage WaterCameron Lippert co-founded PowerTech Water in 2014. He is currently leading the implementation of PowerTech Water’s business development and financing strategy. Dr. Lippert previously served as the Chief Science Officer of LastCall Ventures, LLC where he was the co-developer of the Faveo™ and La Vida™ brand of products and oversaw product development and commercialization efforts leading to the products being sold in over 700 stores across three countries.Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Cameron managed R&D and technology development & demonstration projects totaling $4.5 million at the Center for Applied Energy Research. He has 30 publications and patents in the fields of catalyst development, electrochemical energy storage, water treatment devices, and wastewater chemistry. Cameron received his BS in Biochemistry from Eckerd College and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology.Johnny PujolCEO, SimpleLabGiving you the power of 1000 environmental health testing labs in your home.
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Securing the Future Home
Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM EDT
Home security starts at the front door but it doesn’t stop there. We’re at the threshold of a new era of home safety, from smart monitoring, connected locks and building client confidence for 5G and AI products. Hop into this ...
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Home security starts at the front door but it doesn’t stop there. We’re at the threshold of a new era of home safety, from smart monitoring, connected locks and building client confidence for 5G and AI products. Hop into this session and learn how to leverage these emerging systems to increase your customer offerings and grow your business – all with security in mind.Brad Russell, ModeratorDirector of Connected Home, Parks AssociatesBrad leads Parks Associates’ connected home team, exploring leading-edge issues converging in the connected home—smart home devices and services, residential security, home networking, IoT data privacy and security, data-driven applications, and platform services. Brad’s custom research...Read MoreLuis RodriguezVice President, WOW MediaMichael McEnaneyEditorial Director, Dealerscope, Connected Design, CE WeekMichael McEnaney is a veteran technology journalist with over 20 years experience covering consumer electronics and imaging tech as well as launching, editing/writing content, selling and marketing a variety of publications and websites. He is currently the Editorial Director at CT Lab Global Media.
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Connecting Skilled Trades
Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM EDT
A lack of awareness for careers within the integration industry and a shrinking availability of skilled workers are creating business challenges. Join us for an inspired and informed discussion with experts who are changing ...
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A lack of awareness for careers within the integration industry and a shrinking availability of skilled workers are creating business challenges. Join us for an inspired and informed discussion with experts who are changing attitudes and making a difference in attracting a new generation of workers to the custom integration industry.  Samantha Ventura, ModeratorVice President, Education and Training, CEDIASamantha Ventura currently serves as the Vice President of Education and Training at CEDIA. Samantha directs, manages, and provides global leadership in all instructional and academic systems within CEDIA’s education programs. She also plans, develops, and oversees the curriculum development and...Read MoreKristopher QuaaleIntegrator, Integrated Lifestyles Inc. Kristopher Quaale is a member of the Sales and Design team at Integrated Lifestyles, a Dallas-based customaudio/video integration company. Prior to working at Integrated Lifestyles, he spent 9 years as a banddirector at schools in Leander, Plano, and Keller. Kris holds a Master of Music degree with a specialization inwind conducting from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Music Education degree ininstrumental music from Texas Christian University. Kris prides himself on being detail oriented andproviding the best customer service possible. When he is not making clients’ lives easier and more enjoyablethrough technology, Kris enjoys spending time with his two golden retrievers, PoBoy and Roux, watching asmany sporting events as possible, podcasting, and being outside.David WhitneyDirector of Certification, CEDIADavid Whitney is the Director of Certification at CEDIA and is responsible for the development andoperation of CEDIA’s professional certification program. He has been with CEDIA for eight years andworked in membership and education prior to his role in Certification. David works with the CEDIACertification Commission and other volunteer committees to build and maintain certifications that arerespected, relevant and accessible to professionals in the residential integration industry. David ispassionate about providing current and aspiring technology professionals with tangible resources tosupport the growth of their career and business. He is an active member of the Institute forCredentialling Excellence.David has a bachelor’s degree in International business from Taylor University and a Masters ofNonprofit Administration from the University Notre Dame. Prior to working at CEDIA, he spent 7 yearsliving and traveling extensively in Asia where he worked as a project manager for a non‐profitdevelopment organization.
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#CEDIAStrong Scholarship Fund Benefit Concert Featuring the CEPro All-Star Band
Thu, Sep 17th, 2020 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
The CE Pro All-Star Brand will be making a return engagement with a virtual concert to conclude our last day! We invite you to sit back, crack open your favorite beverage, and jam out with the band. During the concert you'll ...
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The CE Pro All-Star Brand will be making a return engagement with a virtual concert to conclude our last day! We invite you to sit back, crack open your favorite beverage, and jam out with the band. During the concert you'll have an opportunity to learn more and donate to the CEDIAStrong Scholarship Fund, CEDIA's new initiative that will award annual education grants to up and coming home technology talent.
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