New to this year’s CEDIA Expo is the A Day of Discovery conference. Technology Designer Magazine will host this free all-day event on Thursday, Sept. 7, for qualified design-build professionals, including architects, builders, designers, property developers and realtors. This learning and networking technology-meets-design event will take place at the Four Seasons Ballroom in the Colorado Convention Center during CEDIA Expo.

Day of Discovery Agenda

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast Networking
Coffee bar, pastry and fruit buffet.

9:50 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
Introduction and Welcome
Event emcee David Santiago; opening remarks by Daryl Friedman, CEDIA CEO

10:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Intelligent Lighting and Automated Window Treatments
Smart lighting can enrich a project and plays into the growing trend of wellness. This sessions will cover everything from circadian rhythm to scene setting.

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Clutter-Free Walls and the Homeowner Experience
Join us for a look at the latest design trends in keypads and touch screens that allow homeowners to set their desired scene with the touch of a button.

11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Indoor/Outdoor Entertainment
Discover what’s trending in appliances and lighting for interior and exterior spaces that are durable for the outdoors and that consider the natural landscape.

12:05 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Health, Wellness and Safety
We’ll explore how architecture, design and technology work together to create healthier indoor environments and how today’s modern performance homes incorporate health, wellness and safety.

12:50 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Performance Home ROI
This session will discuss the value the performance home brings to design-build professionals, look at the impact today’s needs have on the marketplace.

1:15 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Networking Luncheon Hosted by Sponsor(s)

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Guided tours of the CEDIA Expo Show floor (groups of 10 or less)
Attendees can choose two tours:
Home Automation Control Systems; Keypad and Interface Design ; Intelligent Lighting; General Technology Tour; Window Treatments; Energy Management/Infrastructure; Indoor/Outdoor Entertainment; AirBnB Technologies

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Evening Networking Party Opportunities
Sponsors of the event will invite attendees to their evening events.