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FAQS

General

I need help registering. Who do I contact?

CEDIA Experience: (864) 342-6278

International registrants, please call 847-996-5814

cedia@experient-inc.com 

When will I receive my badge?

Badges are not mailed. Bring your registration confirmation email to pick up your badge at the Registration Counters in the Hoosier Lobby outside Hall H/I.

Onsite registration hours are:

  • Sunday, 8/29: 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Monday, 8/30: 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Tuesday, 8/31: 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday, 9/1: 7:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday, 9/2: 7:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday, 9/3: 7:00am-12:00pm
Will there be wheelchair access at the convention center?

The Indiana Convention Center is an ADA-compliant facility. Most entrances into the convention center are fully accessible. Accommodations for persons with disabilities include Braille signage, restrooms, accessible ticket counters, designated parking, and wheelchair availability. Wheelchairs for use inside the facility are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the security dispatch office (317) 262-3350. A government issued picture ID is required as a deposit for the wheelchair. Wheelchairs may not be removed from the facility. A fee will be imposed for any wheelchairs not returned.

How do I get to the convention center if I'm driving?

Driving directions can be found on the Indiana Convention Center site.

Where can I book a hotel?

Hotel information can be found here

When is CEDIA Expo 2022?

CEDIA Expo 2022 is scheduled for September 29 – October 1, 2022 in Dallas, TX. We’ll keep you informed as details come together and plans become actions.

Attendee

What are the CEDIA expo hall hours?

The expo hall is open September 1-2 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and September 3 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Who exhibits?

Whatever you are looking for — system integration, home entertainment, home energy, security, access control, home automation — CEDIA Expo has the new you need. Find a comprehensive collection of technology and breakthrough innovation with nearly 500 exhibiting companies showcasing new products revolutionizing the connected home. 

When can I register onsite?
Sunday 8/29/2021 8:00am-6:00pm
Monday 8/30/2021 7:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday 8/31/2021 7:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday 9/1/2021 7:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 9/2/2021 7:00am-5:00pm
Friday 9/3/2021 7:00am-12:00pm
What does the expo-only pass include?

The expo-only pass includes:

  • Exhibit Hall access September 1-3 
  • CEDIA Expo Opening Keynote
  • CEDIA Talks
  • All sessions on the Smart Stage
  • All Manufacturer Product Training Sessions
  • All sessions on the Innovation Hub stage
What type of identification is needed to pick up my badge?

You will need your photo ID to retrieve your badge. Pick up your badge at the Registration Counter onsite in the Hoosier Lobby outside Hall H/I.

What are the education and certification policies?

You must register for each class you plan to attend. All sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are not on the class roster, you are not permitted in the classroom. Changes are permitted online or onsite to other sessions that are still available. Attendees may transfer to other eligible classes free of charge if utilizing the CEDIA Training Pass.

If you are more than 15 minutes late to a class, your seat is not guaranteed. After 15 minutes, you are considered a no-show and your seat may be given to a wait-listed individual. No refunds will be given for no-shows.

Course schedules are subject to change. If a course is cancelled, your fee for that course will be refunded at the time of the cancellation. If a change in the course schedule results in your inability to participate in a selected class, your fee for that course will be refunded.

CEDIA Education registration fees are refundable for cancellations made by August 1st and non-refundable thereafter.  This includes All Access CEDIA Training Pass, certification exam testing, and/or education purchased al a carte.

How do I register?

Stay tuned for CEDIA Expo 2022 registration details. 

Who should attend CEDIA Expo?

CEDIA Expo brings together home tech pros and exhibitors to the leading event in smart and home technology.

Can I take photographs during the show?

Show Management is respectful of the time and resources utilized by each exhibitor and speaker in the research and development of new and exciting products for the consumer technology marketplace. To protect our exhibitors and speakers, unauthorized photography or video recording is not allowed on the Expo Floor or in Conference Session rooms at CEDIA Expo without first obtaining prior written permission from show management and owner of the subject. Violators will be ejected from the show and could be denied entry to future CEDIA Expo events and/or be prosecuted.

Can I bring my child to the show?

For security and safety, children under the age of 18, including infants, are NOT allowed on the show floor at any time during the CEDIA trade show, including move-in and move-out. Proof of age is required on show site. CEDIA reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone under the age of 18.

Are COVID-19 tests available near the Convention Center?

Yes! There are several testing sites near the Convention Center. 

Exhibitor

Who are the CEDIA Expo approved vendors?

a2z – Official Show Planner/Floorplan Vendor
SmartSource – A/V & Computer Rentals
Shepard – Official Decorator
onPeak – Official Housing Vendor
Experient – Official Registration Vendor
Reach Marketing – Exclusive List Vendor

How do I register my exhibitor booth personnel?

Stay tuned for CEDIA Expo 2022 registration details. 

Can I set up my own booth?

Please refer to the exhibitor manual.

Are there restrictions to how I construct my booth?

Please refer to the CEDIA Expo 2021 exhibitor kit.

Where do I ship my booth materials?

Advance Warehouse Shipment (August 2 – August 25)
Exhibiting Company & Booth No.
CEDIA EXPO 2021
Shepard Exposition Services c/o TF Logistics
4430 Stout Field North Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46241

Direct Shipment to Show Site (Begins August 27)
c/o Shepard Exposition Services
Exhibiting Company & Booth No.
CEDIA EXPO 2021
Indianapolis Convention Center
100 S Capitol Ave Hall A‐K
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Review the complete exhibit kit for more details.

How do I order items for my booth (i.e., carpet, electrical, furniture)?

Items can be ordered through the online exhibit kit or using the forms in the downloadable exhibit kit.

What equipment and services are included with my booth?

Please refer to the CEDIA Expo 2021 exhibitor kit online or downloadable PDF.

How do I find out if my booth meets all regulations?

Exhibitors should first reference the booth guidelines for your type of booth as well as the Hanging Sign & Graphics Guidelines (if you qualify and will have a hanging sign) in the CEDIA Expo 2021 Exhibitor Service Manual.

How do I update my exhibitor listing?

Please access your Exhibitor Console to make changes. Questions? Feel free to reach out to your Account Executive for guidance.

Can I provide samples of food and/or beverage in my booth?

Exhibitors may distribute sample food and/or beverage products ONLY upon written authorization. All Exhibitors intending to serve sample-sized portions of food and/or beverages manufactured by the exhibiting company MUST apply for authorization from Centerplate. This information is required and must be faxed to Centerplate at least three weeks prior to the event date.

 

 

When can we break down our booth?

Setup and dismantle hours can be found in the CEDIA Expo 2021 Exhibitor Service manual.

What insurance coverage do I need and who should be listed as additional insured?

ALL EXHIBITORS ARE REQUIRED TO SECURE GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE AND CARRY PROOF OF INSURANCE TO SHOW SITE! You must submit your insurance documents online through your Exhibitor Portal or you may submit your COL’s directly to derrick.nelloms@emeraldx.com. 

How do I get an International Visa letter of invitation?

Visa letters can be requested during the registration process. If you are having trouble securing your Visa letter, please contact cediaexh@experient-inc.com or Customer Service toll free at 800-465-5514. International #, please call 847-996- 5814. 

Where do I book my housing?

Hotel room blocks will open April 30th for Top 40 exhibitors and May 10th for remaining exhibitors. View hotel information.

When is the exhibitor kit available?

The exhibitor kit is now available! View online or download the PDF version.

Are COVID-19 tests available near the Convention Center?

Yes! There are several testing sites near the Convention Center. 

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