FAQs

General

Wheelchairs and mobile scooters are not available within the San Diego Convention Center but can be ordered and delivered to the San Diego Convention Center upon request:

Mobility Source
2060 Logan, Suite A
619-234-9505

*Free delivery/pick-up within San Diego.
www.wheelchairsource.com

You will pick up your badge and lanyard onsite at the Registration counters inside the San Diego Convention Center. If you need to register onsite or need to make changes to your registration, you can do this onsite at the Registration counters outside Lobby D.

Please click here for driving and parking information.

CEDIA Expo partners with various hotels in the San Diego area with preferred pricing for CEDIA Expo attendees. The official housing provider is onPeak. Book your hotel here.

CEDIA Expo will take place September 4-8 in San Diego. Training classes run from September 4-8 and the show floor is open September 6-8. Exhibit hours are as follows:

  • Thursday, Sept. 6: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 7: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 8: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Attendee

DateTime
Thursday, September 69:00am – 6:00pm
Friday, September 79:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, September 89:00am – 5:00pm

Please click here to see prices.

Photography and video recording is NOT permitted in the exhibit hall except by the Official Show Photographer or an approved Exhibitor Appointed Photographer. A security hotline will be provided to report violators.

Registration for CEDIA 2018 is non-refundable. This includes trade show floor only passes, training passes, a la carte training, certification exams, and special events. However, registrants unable to attend may send a substitute by bringing the registrant’s confirmation letter to the onsite registration counters at the San Diego Convention Center to receive a badge for admission.

You may register onsite, but please note there is a price increase. Click here to see the pricing schedule.

Whatever you are looking for — system integration, home entertainment, home energy, security, access control, home automation — CEDIA Expo has the new you need. Find a comprehensive collection of technology and breakthrough innovation with more than 500 exhibiting companies showcasing new products revolutionizing the connected home. Check out the floor plan here!

The show floor only pass includes:

  • Keynotes
  • Access to the show floor (Sept. 6-8)
  • CEDIA Talks throughout the show
  • TechBites
  • TechTalks
  • Manufacturer Product Training

A valid photo ID and business card for the company that you registered under is required to enter the trade show.

You must register for each class you plan to attend. All sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are not on the class roster, you are not permitted in the classroom. Changes are permitted online or onsite to other sessions that are still available. Attendees may transfer to other eligible classes free of charge if utilizing the CEDIA Training Pass.

If you are more than 15 minutes late to a class, your seat is not guaranteed. After 15 minutes, you are considered a no-show and your seat may be given to a wait-listed individual. No refunds will be given for no-shows.

Course schedules are subject to change. If a course is cancelled, your fee for that course will be refunded at the time of the cancellation. If a change in the course schedule results in your inability to participate in a selected class, your fee for that course will be refunded.

No refunds will be issued due to conflicts with manufacturer product training or non-CEDIA sponsored events.

You must be 18 years or older to register and attend. Show management reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone under the age of 18. Proof of age is required on show site.

If you install, design, recommend, service, manufacture or sell home technology, CEDIA Expo is for you.

  • Technology Integrators
  • IT Professionals
  • Electricians
  • Security Providers
  • Manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Technicians
  • Installers
  • Business Owners
  • Manufacturer Representatives
  • Architects
  • Designers
  • Builders

Exhibitor

a2z – Official Show Planner/Floorplan Vendor
Sheppard – A/V & Computer Rentals
Sheppard – Official Decorator
onPeak – Official Housing Vendor
Experient – Official Registration Vendor
Reach Marketing – Exclusive List Vendor

California is NOT a “right-to-work” state.  The installation and dismantling of prefabricated displays comes under the jurisdiction of the Painters Decorators Union. Union Labor is available to assist in the installation and dismantling of exhibit booths. However, one (1) full-time exhibiting company employee may work without tools for thirty (30) minutes on the installation (move-in) and thirty minutes (30) on the dismantle (move-out) without union labor. Exhibitors are not permitted to use tools of any type (screwdrivers, hammers, electric drills, power saws, etc.) on booths of any size. Exhibitors may handle and set out the products they manufacture; however, all background materials – display boards, back drops, stands – anything products are displayed upon, attached to or made part of and laying of floor tile and carpets must be installed by union labor. If union labor is needed, exhibitor personnel may work alongside of the union on a one to one basis. The Teamsters have jurisdiction over all unloading and reloading of materials. The union also has jurisdiction over the operation of all material handling equipment –this includes all dollies and hand trucks. Exhibitors may carry only what 1 person can manage in one trip, using no equipment. No hand carried items may come through the loading dock. Current union jurisdiction precludes hotel personnel from delivering material to exhibit booths. Please note that tipping union personnel is prohibited.

All direct to show site deliveries must first check in at the Marshaling yard before being dispatched to the San Diego Convention Center.

Marshalling Yard Address (Truck Driver  Check-In):
2387 Faivre Street
Chula Vista, California 97900

Show Site Address (Include on Shipping Label):
[Exhibiting Company Name & Booth #]
c/o Shepard Exposition Services
CEDIA Expo
San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, California 92101

**The San Diego Convention Center will be closed on Sunday, 9/2 – please ensure your deliveries do not ship to this location on this date**

Advanced Warehouse Dates – August 9th – August 27th (additional surcharges apply after August 27th)
Advanced Shipments Address:
[Exhibiting Company Name & Booth #]
c/o Shepard Exposition Services
CEDIA Expo
Shepard Exposition Services
6855 Calle De Linea
San Diego, California 92154

Please contact Shepard to order booth furnishings, labor or rigging services. If you need assistance, please call our Customer Support Center at 702-507-5278 or lasvegas@shepardes.com.

Basic Rental Space will include 8’ high black backwall drape and 3’ high black sidewall drape as well as a 7” x 44” identification sign for all inline booths. Corner booths and endcap booths will not receive 3’ high black side drape if their ends are exposed to an aisle. Island booths will not have pipe and drape or an identification sign included. All booths do not come with flooring although it is required for CEDIA 2018. Please ensure you either bring in your own flooring for your space or you may order flooring through Shepard. Please contact Shepard to order booth furnishings, labor or rigging services. If you need assistance, please call Shepard’s Customer Support Center at 702-507-5278 or e-mail them at lasvegas@shepardes.com. Electricity is also not provided. Please contact Edlen Electrical Services to place your electrical order SanDiego@edlen.com or call 619-525-5468.

Exhibitors should first reference the booth guidelines for your type of booth as well as the Hanging Sign & Graphics Guidelines (if you qualify and will have a hanging sign) in the CEDIA Expo 2018 Exhibitor Service Manual, available end of April 2018.

Centerplate holds to exclusive rights to all food and beverage within the San Diego Convention Center. This exclusive agreement prohibits exhibitors or other event participants from bringing food, beverage, alcohol, or private label bottled water into the SDCC without written approval of Centerplate. In order to provide samples of food or beverage within your booth space, you must be the manufacturer or manufacturer’s representative if the product being sampled. The below criteria must also be followed:

  1. Product must be germane to the Show
  2. Food samples are restricted to 2-ounce portion
  3. Beverage samples (must be non-alcoholic) are restricted to 4 fluid ounce portion

If the exhibitor meets the above criteria, simply submit the Booth Sampling/ Waiver Authorization form for approval and fax it directly to 619-525-5858.

All booths must remain set until 5:00 pm on Saturday, September 8.

ALL EXHIBITORS ARE REQUIRED TO SECURE GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE AND CARRY PROOF OF INSURANCE TO SHOW SITE! You must submit your insurance documents online through your Exhibitor Portal or you may submit your COL’s directly to Nicole@CEDIAExpo.com.

Visa letters can be requested during the registration process. If you are having trouble securing your Visa letter, please contact cediaexh@experient-inc.com or Customer Service toll free at 800-465-5514. International #, please call 847-996-5814.

Registration is open! Please click here to register.

Please click here to view the Marketing toolkit.

The Marketing toolkit is a free resource to help you make the most of CEDIA Expo 2018. For paid promotional opportunities, view the sponsorship and advertising opportunities here.

Exhibitor Console is your one-stop shop to:

  • Maintain your online/print directory listing
  • Purchase digital upgrades to your online listing
  • Access CEDIA Expo Connect, your leads and outreach tool
  • Book your hotel rooms
  • Access the exhibitor service kit
  • Register your booth staff
  • Order lead retrieval
  • View invoices and payment information
  • Download your free custom eBooth promotion widget for your website or blog

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CEDIA Expo sends monthly exhibitor updates to help exhibitors stay informed throughout their preparations for CEDIA Expo. View past updates here.