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Inaugural Design Connection Tours Booth Stops Announced

Aug 22, 2018

Alpharetta, GA – (August 21, 2018) – Today, CEDIA Expo announces the featured exhibitor booths for the inaugural Design Connection Tour series September 6 and 7 during CEDIA Expo 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center. Tour participants — designers, architects and remodelers — will be escorted around the show floor to learn about the latest technology innovations for the intelligently connected built environment. 

The following brands will be featured stops on the first-ever Design Connection Tours:

Day 1:




Josh AI  


JBL Synthesis


Origin Acoustics


The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) 

Day 2:


Leon Speakers

Origin Acoustics 


Screen Innovations 

Nexus 21 




Noon Home 


Integrator tour guides Joe Whitaker of The Thoughtful Home and David VanWert of VanWert Technology Design hand-selected these brands to share relevant industry knowledge with design and construction professionals who are eager to collaborate on current and future projects.

“It is exciting to see our loyal CEDIA Expo exhibitors and attendees taking full advantage of this singular opportunity to make these industry-critical connections,” says Brian Pagel, senior vice president Emerald Expositions. “The Design Connection Tours are all about two industries coming together to share expertise that allows them to go above and beyond client expectations in the realm of design and technology integration.”

“Architects, builders, and developers have the same goal as technology integrators: to finish each project with a satisfied client,” says Control4 Senior Vice President of Marketing Susan Cashen. “Technology should support a home’s stylish design and atmosphere, rather than diminish it. We believe there is essential connection between the aesthetic of a home and the technology it encompasses; the two should blend seamlessly and effortlessly to elevate the overall design and create a more inviting and comfortable lifestyle for its homeowners. For us, being a part of CEDIA’s Design Connection Tours helps us support our goals to further align design and technology in this industry.” 

To see the designers, architects and builders participating in the Design Connection, program click here

Click here to learn more about the Design Connection program.

About CEDIA Expo

CEDIA Expo powers the disruptors, innovators and integrators in the intelligently connected built environments by providing the only platform for discovery and collaboration. More than 20,000 home technology professionals and more than 500 exhibitors convene each year for the leading event in connected technology and connected built environments. CEDIA Expo is the place for system integrators to experience new products and breakthrough innovations first and to access targeted training in technology integration. CEDIA Expo 2018 takes place September 6–8 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California.