Features and EVENTS | CEDIA Expo



CEDIA Expo 2021 welcomes back popular show features as well as NEW must-sees.

Check back soon for the 2022 lineup!

New! Innovation Hub

The Innovation Hub will feature emerging brands and presentations over two days. Three different hosts will kick off programming where brands share case studies highlighting the hottest new residential technology spaces. Topics will be focused around emerging trends such as Resimercial, Work From Home, Outdoor Living, Lighting, Security and Wellness.

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The Launchpad

The Launchpad, previously Innovation Alley, to find the newest products and services hitting the market that will help boost your business. Meet with companies never before seen at CEDIA Expo such as Orro, PerListen, Monitoreal, Autoslide and many more.

And back for a second year, TechStarter, aims to elevate these up-and-coming exhibitors within the Launchpad.

This “Shark Tank” style program gives five brands the opportunity to pitch their business and technology strategies to three VIP industry veterans, participate in a panel discussion on the CEDIA Expo Smart Stage, interview time with members of the media, and one brand will be selected to win a prize package valued at $5000.

The TechStarter panel discussion will take place Wednesday, September 1 at 4 PM on the CEDIA Expo Smart Stage.

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Smart Stage

Back by popular demand, the Smart Stage will showcase two full days of inspiring and educational talks from connected technology experts sharing insights into what the future holds for the custom integration industry. Take a deep dive into multiple trending topics such as the latest in resimercial: light commercial, outdoor lighting, work from home, home theaters, design/build, and wellness.

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Manufacturer Product Training

Manufacturer product training gives you direct access to industry professionals, for free! You can add sessions to your pass during registration. Manufacturer Product Training admittance will operate on a first come first serve basis onsite.

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Design + Connection Program

The program, which made its debut at CEDIA Expo 2018, will feature multiple programs and networking opportunities throughout this year’s Expo.

The Design + Connection program will include guided booth tours that will take place on the show floor Thursday, September 2. We will also have panel discussions on the Smart Stage, followed by a networking event to help foster relationships and conversations between technology and design professionals. 


Check out not-to-miss events at CEDIA Expo 2021! All taking place within the Indiana Convention Center. 


Visionary futurist, neuroscientist, and Dolby Laboratories Chief Scientist Dr. Poppy Crum will provide the keynote address, “The Future of Storytelling,” on Thursday, September 2. Crum builds technologies that leverage human physiology to improve the ways we interact with the world. Her remarks will inspire smart home integrators to think about how new technology and products create new human experiences and ways of storytelling.

CEDIA Awards

Join CEDIA on the Smart Stage on Wednesday, September 1 starting at 4:30pm for what is sure to be a fun evening celebrating the very best of all our industry has to offer.

Women in Consumer Technology Luncheon

Join Women in Consumer Technology Thursday, September 2 at 11:30am for the 13th annual Women in Consumer Technology Luncheon. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased during registration.

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CEPro Awards

Join CEPro on the Smart Stage Wednesday, September 1 for the BEST Awards. Join CEPro at 11:00am for the CEPro Best Product Awards and again at 4:00pm as they recognize the top projects from 2021.

Now in their 13th year, the CE Pro BEST (Best Electronic Systems Technologies) Awards recognize the products that will guide the future of the entire residential integration industry. The awards cover 32 different categories of equipment in audio, video, control, networking, business management software, tools, wellness and more. The entries are judged by an expert panel of industry professionals and are among the most prestigious in the industry.