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Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) Partners with CEDIA Expo to offer Biggest Ever “Tommapalooza 2021 Training Event”

Aug 2, 2021

Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) Partners with CEDIA Expo to offer Biggest Ever “Tommapalooza 2021 Training Event”
The All-Industry Education Day Takes Place September 1, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center Focused on Lighting Design Training

(Alpharetta, GA) August 2, 2021 – CEDIA Expo, the leading event for the residential systems integration industry announces a programming partnership with Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), bringing its biggest “Tommapalooza” Industry Education Day to the show. Named for Tom Doherty, a co-founder of CEDIA and 2001 Lifetime Achievement recipient, Tom is the creator of the “learning festival” and produced by the HTSA’s education team. This event is part of a yearlong series of HTSA’s educational initiatives. As the Director, New Technology Initiatives for HTSA, Tom has continued to see a need for training initiatives around specialty market segments like lighting design and fixture sales and the newer areas of health and wellness. Tommapalooza” curated learning festival is an ideal solution.

“We are very excited to host Tommapalooza 2021 at this year’s CEDIA EXPO,” shares Jason McGraw, Emerald’s Group Vice President CEDIA Expo/KBIS. “We wanted to create a significant lighting educational opportunity at the upcoming CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis. By partnering with HTSA, we’re expanding the value of the show with HTSA’s remarkable lighting and business content for all CEDIA Expo attendees.”

“All year long, HTSA’s education team develops programs for HTSA members to drive their success in the technology business,” said Tom Doherty, HTSA Director of New Technology Initiatives. “CEDIA Expo is an event that occurs only once a year, and we are excited to be able to give something back to the greater industry. Let’s all learn together.”

Tommapalooza 2021 will host an Industry Education Day including lighting design training delivered by Peter Romaniello, IALD, as well as offering a keynote speaker to kick off the day – “Changing Perceptions and Leveraging Advanced Technologies in Preparation for a More Autonomous Tomorrow.” The event will be held on Wednesday, September 1st at the Indiana Convention Center in meeting Rooms 204, 205, 206, and 207 and are open to all industry attendees.

Topics include:

    HDR10 Ecosystem Workshop
    Elevating Your Home Theater into Screening Rooms
    Winning Over Architects
    Health and Wellness Sales Strategies
    Lighting and Integration: Where and How Do I Start?
    Successfully Selling Lighting
    Delivering Lighting Design to Your Clients – 3 Approaches
    Lighting Fixture Supply strategies with Custom Home Builders

Tommapalooza Keynote Speaker

The Industry Education Event will be headlined by speaker Mike Wimmer. Who recently made the news, worldwide when he graduated from both high school and college in the same week—as a 12-year-old. His work in artificial intelligence and machine learning has already gained the attention of the military and, to date, he has completed six contracts with the United States Special Operations Command, receiving numerous awards for his efforts. His keynote, “Changing Perceptions and Leveraging Advanced Technologies in Preparation for a More Autonomous Tomorrow,” is sponsored by Crestron Electronics. The presentation will take place Tuesday, August 31 at 4:30pm in the Sagamore Ballroom in the Indiana Convention Center.

“We are extremely proud to partner with Emerald to dramatically expand our educational program offerings at CEDIA Expo 2021,” said Jon Robbins, Executive Director of Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA). “When two great organizations like Emerald and HTSA combine their resources to deliver great content, all show attendees, and the industry overall, benefit.”

Registration Required

All CEDIA Expo attendees are welcome to take part in the “Tommapalooza 2021” Industry Education Day events. Registration is required. Click here to read more about the event and view the upcoming schedule for Tommapalooza 2021.

Click here to register for CEDIA Expo, September 1-3, 2021 at the Indiana Convention Center

About CEDIA Expo

CEDIA Expo, owned by Emerald Expositions, is THE platform where residential technology integrators, designers and construction professions connect, learn, and engage. CEDIA Expo brings together thousands of home tech pros and over 300 exhibitors to the leading event in smart home technology. CEDIA Expo 2021 will take place September 1-3 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. For more information, please visit cediaexpo.com.

About Emerald

Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. As true partners, we at Emerald strive to build our customers’ businesses by creating opportunities that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. With over 140 events each year, our teams are creators and connectors who are thoroughly immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. For more information, please visit www.emeraldx.com.

About HTSA

Home Technology Specialists of America, Inc. (HTSA) is an international trade consortium of the finest residential technology retail and custom integration specialists across the U.S. and Canada. HTSA members design, specify, install and service the finest premium, high performance technology solutions for the residential and commercial channels. Today’s sophisticated networked systems demand a highly trained, professional installation specialist. Whether it’s smart home automation, dedicated media rooms & theaters, lighting fixtures & systems, or high-res whole-house AV networks – HTSA members will professionally interface products and integrate sub-systems with compelling designs for the home, at the office, or on the go. Based in Chicago, IL, HTSA is proudly member-owned and offers industry-best programs with the leading technology brands. With a renowned team of brilliant educators on staff who create unparalleled proprietary educational programs, HTSA is instrumental in driving the success of all consortium members. To learn more about HTSA, see: www.htsa.com; or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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