First Time Attendees

Top Tips From Past Attendees

  1. Make a plan! The show can be overwhelming with the number of exhibitors, courses, and other events. So review the exhibitor listings and show offerings, and make a plan (and appointments) in advance! (Hint: Use the a2z show planner for scheduling, and it will automatically sync with your mobile app onsite!)
  2. Bring business cards. You’ll meet a lot of new faces, so make sure to bring plenty to hand out.
  3. Attend at least one Manufacturer’s course. They are free to all show attendees and will provide unique insights.
  4. Attend at least one social event. CEDIA Expo happens only once a year, so make the most of your time there.
  5. Go to the keynote! And attend CEDIA Talks in the CEDIA booth. They’re free to all attendees, and unique industry information will be presented that you may not find anywhere else.
  6. Wear really (really) comfortable shoes. The floor is big, and you don’t want to miss walking the full floor because your feet are sore.
  7. Drink plenty of water! All the walking and after hours parties will be much more enjoyable if you stay hydrated.
  8. Book your hotel in the show official hotel block. Show management negotiates the best rates, and shuttle buses to and from the convention center will make traveling easier on your wallet!
  9. Don’t forget to eat! Bring a protein bar if you need to, but you’ll have long days that require good energy.
  10. Have fun! Drink free beer. Meet cool people. Walk away with cool swag. CEDIA 2018 is your show. Immerse yourself in the explosion of connectivity!