CEDIA said its upcoming EXPO, scheduled to take place Oct. 14 to 17 in Dallas, is the epicenter of the future home experience — providing attendees the opportunity to prepare and understand the trends that will drive the future of the industry and their business. The vision of the future extends from the opening keynote, to the show floor, to the classroom, and beyond, the association described.

“We always want attendees to leave CEDIA EXPO empowered and excited to take the next step forward for their company. For some companies that might be taking on a new product line; others may look to implement new business practices with the help of a training course,” said Larry Pexton, CEDIA chairman. “Regardless of where a company currently finds itself, CEDIA EXPO is the place to find inspiration for the future.”

CEDIA EXPO will offer 101 training courses and more than half are new. Beyond the new courses, this year attendees also have an easier way to select courses based on their role within their company and the industry. New training pathways outline suggested course selections including what steps can be taken to prepare pre-show. Example pathways include: Visionary, Designer, Rookie Tech, and Network Guru. Attendees are encouraged to book courses now as many are expected to sell out.

The show floor is another area where attendees can find inspiration to be future-focused. In addition to special focus areas for security, two-channel audio, and high-performance audio rooms, 101 exhibitors are set to make their CEDIA EXPO debut this year. 

CEDIA EXPO will conclude with a showcase of industry achievement representing the future home experience at the CEDIA Awards Celebration. The event will honor the best and most innovative residential technology solutions in the custom installation industry. Top integrators and manufacturers will receive awards for their achievements. Tickets may be purchased through the CEDIA EXPO registration system. 

Registration for CEDIA EXPO 2015 is open at www.cedia.net/expo. Early bird savings of 25 percent off on training and registration are available until August 21. Follow @CEDIA and #CEDIA15 for the latest CEDIA EXPO 2015 updates.