CEDIA unveils full line-up of ’˜CEDIA Talks’ for San Diego

CEDIA has announced the complete line-up of ‘CEDIA Talks’ to take place at its upcoming expo in San Diego this September.

A series of 20-minute presentations will exploring emerging trends, new technologies and best business practices from speakers from across the residential industry will take place at the CEDIA booth (3635) during the show from 7 September to Friday 8 September, 2017.

“CEDIA Talks have become a big part of our overall program at the CEDIA show and I think the reason for their continued popularity is two-fold: One, they are easy to fit into an otherwise busy schedule, all you need is 20 minutes; and two, the content covered in CEDIA Talks is second only to CEDIA training,” commented Dave Pedigo, VP of emerging technologies at the organisation.

"We've got some of our best CEDIA instructors and industry visionaries providing insight."

The CEDIA ‘Talks’ line up is as follows:

Thursday 7th September


What Virtual and Augmented Reality Mean to Home Technology Professionals

Speaker: Rich Green, Rich Green Design


Don't Miss the GAFA Opportunity

Speaker: Bruno Napoli, Krika



Be Bold, Be Different, Take a Gamble: The Art of Guerrilla Marketing for the CEDIA Channel

Speaker: Joe Whitaker, The Thoughtful Home


The History of the Smart Home: Twenty Years of Poor User Experiences

Speaker: Miles Kingston, Intel



Fear the Dark Side, Do Not! Expand Your Empire with Lighting Controls

Speaker: Sam Woodward, Lutron


Analog Aging in a Digital Age

Speaker: Laura Mitchell, LMC



Delivering a Compelling Home Control Offering: What MUST That Look Like in Three Years?

Speaker: Mitchell Klein, Z-Wave Alliance


Friday 8th September


How to Work with the Design/Build Community

Speaker: Jay Miller, Acoustic Innovations



The A to Z of A(ugmented)

Speaker: Peter Aylett, Archimedia



Why Do My LED Lamps Flicker When Dimming? And How to Achieve Success!

Speaker: Sam Woodward, Lutron



Finding Friction: Profit By Orienting Your Business Around Customer Pain Points

Speaker: Henry Clifford, Livewire



Brand Evangelism Online: Have You Gone Fully Digital

Speaker: Laura Mitchell, LMC


Full descriptions for each talk can be found on the CEDIA website. All sessions are free to attend for CEDIA attendees.

CEDIA 2017 will be take place at the San Diego Convention Centre from 5 to 9 September. The tradeshow floor will open from 7 to 9 September. Registration is open at www.cedia.net/show.