CEDIA changes plans for numerous events and awards in light of pandemic

CEDIA has announced multiple changes to some of its key events and timelines for the rest of the year as a result of the current global pandemic disruption.

These alterations will affect the CEDIA Awards celebrations for all regions, CEDIA Award entry deadlines for all regions, and the CEDIA Leadership Conference. 

CEDIA Awards projects & product entries
The entry deadline for all three CEDIA Awards programmes (EMEA, Americas, Asia Pacific) is now Monday 1 June 2020. This deadline includes entries for integrators and manufacturers/trade suppliers. 

CEDIA member integrators and manufacturers can continue submitting entries through the new, more streamlined awards platform, which can be accessed here.

For manufacturers and trade suppliers, entries for the 2020 CEDIA Best New Products Awards and Product Hall of Fame programmes, including hardware and software categories, are being accepted here

CEDIA Awards celebrations
The location and date for the CEDIA EMEA Awards is yet to be finalised for later in the year. 

The CEDIA Awards celebration for the Americas region has been moved to take place in conjunction with CEDIA Expo in Denver, Colorado in September 2020.

The organisation is currently looking at new options for the CEDIA Asia Pacific Awards celebration, as Integrate 2020 has been cancelled. 

CEDIA will share any details about the regional award celebration when they are available.

CEDIA Leadership Summit
Originally planned to take place alongside the CEDIA Americas Awards event in Chicago in June, the CEDIA Leadership Summit has been cancelled this year. 

“While we were incredibly excited about the programming we were building for the CEDIA Awards and Leadership Conference, it seems unlikely that travel to an event of this nature would be possible for a majority of our members at this time or in the near future,” commented Giles Sutton, CEDIA senior vice president of industry engagement.

“For members who are looking for ways to connect and learn during this challenging time, I would encourage you to check out the wide variety of webinars, financial sessions, and roundtable discussions that CEDIA is hosting.”
 

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