Registration for CEDIA EXPO 2014 has opened offering a full schedule of training and after-hours events as well as early bird discounts. The 2014 event will be hosted at the Colorado Convention Center Sept. 10-13, with a heavy focus on progressive industry training. 110 CEDIA training sessions will be available at the show; of those sessions 48 are new covering hot topics such as 4K, telemedicine, security, networking, and more.
“CEDIA EXPO covers all facets of business for home technology professionals from product training and emerging trends to networking with peers and discovering new business strategies. We are excited to offer all our attendees a 360° integrated experience,” said Don Gilpin, executive director and COO.
CEDIA is also rolling out a new entry-level certification that covers the broad scope of the residential electronics system industry and opens the doors to more than technicians and designers getting certified, the organization announced.
“The new CEDIA Gateway certification is intended for anyone who wishes to demonstrate their general knowledge of the residential electronics system industry,” said Jeff Gardner, director of Certification & Workforce Development. “In addition to serving as a foundation for higher level certification, the Gateway certification will elevate the level of knowledge needed by all team members in a home technology company.”
Review sessions for the Gateway and EST II certification exams will be available at CEDIA EXPO, as well as certification exams for the CEDIA Gateway Certification, EST II Certification, Designer Certification, and Residential Networking Specialist Certification.
In addition to the new courses and new certification, more than 45 exhibitors will be making their debut at CEDIA EXPO. Other show floor highlights include Rookie Row, High Performance Audio Rooms, and the New Product Launch Pad.
Attendees ready to start planning can use a new live, searchable, dynamic schedule that can be accessed outside the registration system. This new feature provides real-time updates for CEDIA Training, events, and manufacturer product training. Attendees may also get their CEDIA EXPO questions answered throughout their registration process with the live chat function.
Registration for CEDIA EXPO 2014 is open at www.cedia.net/expo. Individuals may save 40 percent on registration fees until July 18. Attendees looking to take full advantage of the training offered can purchase a CEDIA Training Pass for $359, which allows them to register for as many courses as they can fit in their schedule. After July 18, the price for a CEDIA Training Pass increases to $599. For more information, visit www.cedia.net/expo. Follow @CEDIA and #CEDIA14 for the latest CEDIA EXPO 2014 updates.