CEDIA celebrates 30th anniversary with grand opening of new Global Headquarters
CEDIA held a grand opening in Indianapolis for its new Global Headquarters on Thursday (28th). The event saw hundreds of CEDIA members, sponsors, volunteers, and founders come together to celebrate the opening and the 30th anniversary of CEDIA.
In total, 250 people attended the $14 million CEDIA Global Headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. The state-of-the-art facility includes office space, a world-class training facility, and an experience centre featuring some of the latest in-home technology and showcases the expertise of CEDIA members.
CEDIA’s global president and CEO, Tabatha O’Connor said: “CEDIA’s 30th anniversary and the debut of our global headquarters provided the perfect backdrop and a unique opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our members and the truly global impact of the organisation. Attendees represented all eras of CEDIA's success and all facets of support for CEDIA. We'd like to extend a special thank you to the dozens of sponsors whose generous contributions to our building are helping us drive forward our mission to support residential integrators everywhere.”
Some of the building sponsors involved in the new headquarters include Barco; Calibrations, Inc; CinemaTech; Control4; Crestron; D-Tools; Dish Network; Draper; Epson; Fortress Seating; ICE Cable; Josh AI; Ketra Lighting; Kohler; Kordz; Legrand AV; Lutron; Luxul; Meridian; Procella; QSC; Samsung; Shure; Sonance; Sonos; Stewart Filmscreen; Sunbrite; Torus Power; Triad; and Trinnov.
“We're all part of a global organisation that has grown beyond anything we could've imagined in the late-1980s,” said CEDIA Board chairman Dave Humphries during the grand opening event. “Now, we're at the leading edge of custom integrated home technology. This building represents aspirations of those member companies around the world. It is a testament to how far the residential technology industry has progressed. There is a vibrancy in this building, an energy that comes from the people who are involved in the mission of innovation every day. You can feel it when you walk through the door.”
CEDIA has several events and initiatives happening throughout the year including the CEDIA Expo on 10-14 September in Denver, dozens of in-person and online training opportunities, and a new CEDIA Awards Celebration & Leadership Conference on 24-25 July in Chicago.