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CEDIA Expo Plans Robust Stage Programming for September Show

Aug 13, 2019

Thought-Leading Panels, Product Trends & Industry Award Ceremony Add Excitement to CEDIA Expo Show Floor

Alpharetta, GA (August 13, 2019) — CEDIA Expo announces the non-stop programming taking place on the CEDIA Expo Smart Stage, Sept. 12-14 at the Colorado Convention Center. Through a variety of panel discussions, exhibitor product-pitches and two awards ceremonies, the Smart Stage will be a hub for attendees, media and exhibitors on the CEDIA Expo show floor.

Stage programming includes:


TechTalks features a series of inspiring and educational talks from connected technology experts sharing insights into what the future holds for the custom integration industry.


TechBites returns to the CEDIA Expo featuring 10 brands, for one day only. Live on the CEDIA Smart Stage, selected brands will have just three minutes to present their latest innovation or service followed by a two-minute Q&A session.


On Sept. 12th, leaders of the industry will travel from booth to booth in Innovation Alley, taking in “Shark Tank” style pitches from brand spokespeople. Top brands will be named to the TechStarter FIVE and will receive a host of perks and prizes to elevate their new businesses to media, attendees and customers. The program will culminate with a TechStarter panel discussion on the Smart Stage.

CE Pro BEST Product and Project Awards

Launched in 2009, this is the 10 year anniversary of the CE Pro Product Awards. The winners are chosen by a panel of industry experts, integrators and editors. Criteria includes creativity, innovation, incorporated equipment, obstacles overcome, aesthetics and lifestyle benefits.

The CE Pro BEST Project Awards (formerly Electronic Home of the Year Awards) launched in 2006. The project awards recognizes the best residential installers within the professional installation industry. Gold, silver and bronze winners in all 21 categories will be selected by a seasoned panel of judges.

CE Pro All-Star Band

The band is reuniting for a one-night only event on the Smart Stage following the CE Pro BEST Project Awards. The CE Pro All-Star Band is uniquely made up of talented musicians from the custom electronics industry. Click here to see who is performing.

See below for the full schedule of events:

DAY 1 – Thursday, Sept. 12

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: TechTalk: Google Nest

 Welcome to the Helpful Home: How Google Nest Is Transforming Connected Living

 Presented by: Michelle Turner, senior director, Google Smart Home Ecosystem

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: CE Pro BEST Product Awards

12:00 p.m. – 1:30- p.m.: TechBites

1:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.: TechTalk: Savant

Bring Personalized Wellness & Energy Independence to your Clients with New Technologies

Speaker: JC Murphy, executive vice president, Savant & Racepoint Energy

2:20 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.: TechTalk: Z-Wave Alliance

 Hot New Z-Wave Solutions and Opportunities to Grow Your Business

 Presented by: Mitchell Klein, executive director, Z-Wave

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.: TechTalk: Women in Consumer Technology

 Technology + Design-Build Teams = Winning!

 Presented by: Carol Campbell, publisher, Women in Consumer Technology

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: CE Pro BEST Project Awards

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: CE Pro All-Star Band

DAY 2: Friday, Sept. 13

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: TechTalk: Vivint

 Future of Smart Home as a Service and the Impact to Home-Tech Pros

Presented by: Julie Jacobson, founding editor, CE Pro & Todd Santiago, executive vice president, Vivint

10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.: TechTalk: Brilliant

Opportunities to Grow Your Business with the New Standard in Smart Home for Pros and Home Builders

Presented by: Aaron Emigh, CEO, Brilliant

10:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.: TechTalk: CEDIA

 CEDIA: Members of Excellence Panel

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: TechTalk: Sonnen

 Energy Automation: Growing Your Business with an Emerging, New Category

 Presented by: Duane Paulson & Jessica Weiss, Sonnen

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: TechStarter

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: TechTalk: Samsung

 Luxury Living: How Samsung Display Technology Delivers on Design

Presented by: Chris Simpson, Samsung & Arlen Schweiger, managing editor, CE Pro

2:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.: TechTalk: Harman

 How to Maximize the Low-frequency Performance in a Multichannel Audio System

3:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.: TechTalk: Sound United

 Maximizing Your AV Receivers’ Smart Remote Management Capabilities

 Presented by: Arlen Schweiger, managing editor, CE Pro

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: TechTalk: LumaStream

 Powering the Future

 Presented by: Jason Knott, editor-in-chief, CE Pro

DAY 3: Sat., September 14

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: TechTalk: SimPRO

 Challenges in Switching to Cloud-Based Software: Myths vs. Reality

 Presented by: Glenn Nott, president, SimPro

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: TechTalk Nortek

The transformational impact of the Cloud and Artificial Intelligence in automation and control of homes and commercial spaces

Presented by: David Kaplan

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: TechTalk: CABA

 CABA Connected Home Roadmap 2019 Research Report

 Conrad McCallum, communications director, CABA

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.: TechTalk: CT Lab

 How Integrated Tech Brings Wellness, Security and Safety to All Homes.

 Presented by: Karl Champley, CLIPP

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.: TechTalk: Parks Associates

 The Rise of Voice Control in the Connected Lifestyle

 Presented by: Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Connected Home, Parks Associates

CEDIA Expo registration is now open! Click here for attendee registration.

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About CEDIA Expo

CEDIA Expo is the event that’s making smart homes genius. More than 20,000 home technology professionals and over 500 exhibitors convene each year for the leading event in connected technology. CEDIA Expo is the place for system integrators to see new products and breakthrough innovations first and access targeted training in technology integration. CEDIA Expo 2019 takes place September 10-14 at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO.

CEDIA Expo is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2018, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 7 million NSF of exhibition space.