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2018 CEDIA Talks Line Up Announced

July 12th, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS - (July 11, 2018) - CEDIA has announced the full lineup of CEDIA Talks, the popular 20-minute sessions that dive into hot topics with some of the industry’s best and brightest. All CEDIA Talks are free to attend and will be hosted in the CEDIA Booth (#1527) at CEDIA Expo 2018. 

“CEDIA Talks have become a staple for CEDIA Expo attendees – it is easy to pop into the CEDIA Booth and learn about some of the emerging trends, technology, and business practices that could be a game changer for the industry,” said Dave Pedigo, CEDIA VP of Emerging Technologies.  

Twelve CEDIA Talks will take place over Thursday, September 6 and Friday, September 7.
The lineup for these free 20-minute sessions is as follows:
September 6

11:00-11:20 a.m.              
What Does Autonomous Vehicle Tech Mean to You?
Peter Aylett, President & CTO, Archimedia  

11:30-11:50 a.m.              
What The Hell Is A 'Blockchain'? Busting The Lid On The Future Of Money
Geoff Meads, Managing Director, Presto
 
12:00-12:20 p.m.      
Leaving your Company with a Voice that Lives Long After the Sale 
Joe Whitaker, Co-Owner & President, The Thoughtful Home 

12:30-12:50 p.m.              
ATSC 3.0 is Here: Why This Matters to You
Michael Heiss,Principal Consultant, M. Heiss Consulting  

2:00-2:20 p.m.   
How AR and VR are Impacting Design and Why It’s Great News for the CEDIA Channel
Jonathan Law, President, REAL AV 
   
2:30-2:50 p.m.   
Multi-Dimensional Light
Sam Woodward, Customer Education Leader, Europe and Africa, Lutron 

September 7

11:00-11:20 a.m.              
Improving Your Service Area with Virtual Locations and Local Phone Numbers
Rusty Deeble, Owner, Digital Installers 

11:30-11:50 a.m.              
The Wellness Movement: What Science Says about Lighting, Audio, Air Quality, VR, and More
Julie Jacobson, Founding Editor, CE Pro & EH Publishing
 
12:00-12:20 p.m.              
Robots in the Home: AI Gets Physical
Rich Green, Owner, Rich Green Designs 

12:30-12:50 p.m.              
The Human Factor 
Heather Sidorowicz, President, Southtown Audio Video 

1:00-1:20 p.m.   
Why You Should Add Fiber to Your Electronics Diet 
Buzz Delano, Director of Business Development, Celerity Technologies    

CEDIA Expo will be held Sept. 4-8 at the San Diego Convention Center. The show floor will be open September 6-8. Attendees can register for the show and browse the events schedule and course offerings at www.cediaexpo.com.  
 
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About CEDIA

CEDIA is the global trade association and central touch point for 3,700 member companies who design, manufacture, and install technology for the home. CEDIA is committed to helping members at every level set a pathway to prosperity by offering industry-leading education, training, and certification; delivering market intelligence through proprietary research; providing opportunities to foster community within the channel, and cultivating awareness with industry partners and consumers. CEDIA founded the largest annual residential technology show, now in its 28th year, and co-owns Integrated Systems Europe, the world's largest AV and systems integration exhibition. CEDIA members deliver technology solutions that allow people to have their best moments in life from the comfort of their own home. Life Lived Best at Home. To learn more about CEDIA, visit www.cedia.net.