AVAD, LLC, Van Nuys, Calif., a distributor of custom home electronics products, will host six, two-day Designer Boot Camps at several AVAD locations nationwide through November.

The six, two-day workshops are for technicians who design home integration systems and who are looking to take the next step in their careers. CEDIA certified instructor Todd B. Adams will lead each of the workshops, teaching attendees how to design their own complex residential electronics systems to maximize performance. Adams, a veteran speaker and systems designer, is president of DIpartner.com and author of three books on residential electronics system design.

2006 CEDIA Designer Boot Camp Schedule:
September 16 - 17
CEDIA EXPO, Denver

October 3 - 4
CEDIA Training Facility, Indianapolis

October 16 - 17
AVAD, Austin, TX

October 23 - 24
AVAD, San Jose, CA

November 7 - 8
AVAD, Raleigh, NC

November 13 - 14
AVAD, Avon, OH

Workshop topics include how to develop an engineering design philosophy, create a cable specification plan, generate a system design using block diagrams, lay out a system design on floor plans, create programming specifications and how to perform a project-needs analysis.

The two-day Designer Boot Camp costs $995. To register for a boot camp in your area, contact Erin Reynolds at (800) 669-5329 ext. 159 or ereynolds@cedia.org. Registration is also available at www.cedia.org/education.

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