Features and EVENTS | CEDIA Expo



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

New! Innovation Hub

The Innovation Hub, in partnership with the IMCCA, the preeminent voice of the unified communications and collaboration industry, will feature brands and programming focused on emerging industry trends such as work from home, resimercial, design+connection, outdoor living, security and lighting.

IMCCA will also host a showcase Model Home Office on the show floor demonstrating best-practice set-ups to achieve ideal professional home offices. This is your chance to see and hear from brands that are taking the residential technology industry to new limits.

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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 a $2,500 cash grand prize will be awarded to the top overall brand.

The TechStarter panel discussion will take place Thursday, September 2 on the CEDIA Expo Smart Stage.

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Smart Stage

Back by popular demand, the Smart Stage will showcase three 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. Please note due to the latest CDC social distancing guidelines, we are currently operating under a limited room capacity. Registering for a manufacturer product training session does not guarantee your seat onsite. 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. 

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

 Opening Keynote

Visionary futurist, neuroscientist, and Dolby Laboratories Chief Scientist Dr. Poppy Crum will provide the keynote address, “The Future of Storytelling,” on Tuesday, Aug. 31. 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.

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. 

CEPro Awards

Join CEPro on the Smart Stage Thursday, September 2 for the BEST Awards. Join CEPro at 11:00am for the CEPro Best Product Awards and again at 4:30pm as they recognize the top projects from 2021.

CEDIA Awards

Join CEDIA on the Smart Stage on Thursday, September 2 starting at 5:00pm for what is sure to be a fun evening celebrating the very best of all our industry has to offer.

CEPro All-Star Band

The band is back! Join us at the Smart Stage starting at 5:30pm on Thursday, September 2 to network, grab a beer and jam out with the band.