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Smart Home Technology Conference

Tuesday 31 January - Friday 2 February
Time: Various
Location: CC1

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CEDIA is offering over 65 hours of professional development within its three-day conference, covering topic areas such as technical installation and design, business excellence, and future trends; all through the lens of home technology integration

While session places can be purchased individually, a CEDIA Conference Pass allows entry to any of the sessions that take place on Tuesday to Thursday.

Audio is one of the key themes of the Conference. The intensive RP22 Audio and Room Design Recommended Practice Workshop will return, focusing on the four objective levels of performance that will define the immersive experience. Delegates will work in small groups to apply what they have learned.

A series of seminars will focus on the management, design and implementation of bass in private entertainment spaces. These sessions will discuss theory, engineering, and implementation and offer key takeaways for integrators to apply to projects. These courses can be completed as a series or taken individually.

Tuesday 31 January - Friday 2 February
Time: Various
Location: CC1

Conference Programme

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10:30
  1. CC1.1
    Future Technology Trends
    This course will provide Insights into the future of technology and how it will impact system design and CEDIA businesses. Gain long-term perspective on technology and business trends affecting our businesses.
  2. CC1.2
    Wi-Fi 6 Next Generation Networks
    This course explores how next generation WiFi technologies and new standards have been designed to address some of the basic wireless networking issues and provide High Efficiency Wi-Fi.
  3. CC1.4
    Design Methodology
    How high standards in world-leading smart-building design help build your reputation: An experience and knowledge-based methodology delivered by CEDIA Instructors Kelly Ashforth & Keith Jones for business owners & system designers alike.
12:30
  1. CC1.1
    Maximising Your Projects Potential – The benefits of integrating AV with BMS controls
    Learn about the benefits of integrating AV with BMS in residential projects and gain practical takeaways to level up your own projects.
  2. CC1.2
    The Future of Power in the Home
    This course will cover the distribution and utilization of electrical power and examine the requirements of various appliances and electrical loads in the home. Discussion will include revolutionary new powering technologies and their possible future impact in the home.
  3. CC1.4
    Good Lighting Doesn’t Just Happen… It’s Designed
    Explore how to use different lighting techniques to create beautiful lighting designs.
14:30
  1. CC1.1
    How to Optimise the Video System and the Room For HDR
    Joel Silver of ISF describes HDR as “the biggest thing to happen to video since the introduction of colour”. But with it comes plenty of challenges for the system designer... This class discusses these challenges and more, both technical and about the room, with some insight into the upcoming CEDIA/CTA Immersive Video Design recommended practice.
  2. CC1.4
    Integrator of 2027: Business Design Workshop
    Peter and Rich will guide you through a workshop that might very well change your business plan! 
16:30
  1. CC1.1
    Subwoofer Room Gain - The Science and Engineering of Using It To Your Benefit
    Room gain is significant in small rooms at bass frequencies. This course will discuss the theory behind room gain, and then explain how to calculate it for use in engineering designs.
10:30
  1. CC1.2
    The Future is Analog: Slow Technology and the Rediscovery of Humane Living
    FAKE. Is this our fate? In today’s upside down world of fake news, social media addiction and AI distorted realities, what can a person do to fight back?
12:30
  1. CC1.1
    Managing Subcontractors in Today's Gig Economy
    The pandemic has certainly changed the way businesses function and employee expectations. Are you struggling to maintain a work force? Are you leaning towards using more subcontractors instead of employees?
  2. CC1.2
    Infrastructure and AV Cabling to Facilitate Changing Needs
    Infrastructure cabling is fundamental to any integration project. It’s the bedrock of CEDIA certification with the ANSI-accredited Cabling and Infrastructure Technician (CIT). But this course is not a prep session for CIT, rather it is an insight and interactive group discussion around today’s applications and changing requirements for infrastructure cabling.
  3. CC1.4
    The Double Bass Array - Next Generation Bass
    The concept of the double bass array (DBA) is not new, though it is not widely understood and even more rarely implemented.
14:30
  1. CC1.1
    How to Communicate to Architects and Interior Designers
    In this course, we'll explore how to connect effectively with architects and interior designers - from CPDs and customer service to sales, marketing and partnership strategies.
  2. CC1.2
    Video Technologies Roundup
    The UHD video ecosystem can be complex. There are plenty of interrelated parts, wrapped up in what feels like even more marketing terms. But what does it all mean to the integrator, and what are the key points in system design to optimise today’s video experience?
  3. CC1.4
    The Power of Breakeven Analysis
    There are only three paths to increase profits - spend less, charge more, or do more work. A breakeven analysis can help you determine which path will work best for you.
16:30
  1. CC1.1
    Design and Implementation of Infra Bass in Private Entertainment Spaces
    Infra bass is defined as frequencies below 20Hz down to single digit Hz numbers. This course will introduce participants to the importance of considering infra bass as critical to delivering truly immersive experiences, then go on to explain both how to design and implement effective infra bass systems.
  2. CC1.2
    Wellness in the Home
    Learn about the smart home technologies that can support health & wellness in the home and how, when they work in sync with one another, the entire home can improve the way we live and work at home.
10:30
  1. CC1.3
    The 3 P's of Being a Design Professional Project Partner
    Position yourself in front of Architects, Interior Designers & Builders as the expert and yourself as their Smart Homes Project Partner. In order to gain credibility and promote our incredible industry as a profession that design professionals can work with to enhance their clients lifestyles.
  2. CC1.2
    Your Website in 2023 - Is It Ready?
    Your website is your most powerful marketing asset. This session will provide a complete checklist for building and maintaining a profitable website, covering subjects such as Design, Content Management, meta data, SEO, blog writing, connecting social media and much more.
  3. CC1.1
    Creating an Exit Strategy
    Explore how an systems integration owner can successfully retire. The two primary exit strategies will be discussed, along with the important questions each owner must answer to make the best decision based on his unique needs and wants.
  4. CC1.4
    Emerging Trends and Opportunities in Hospitality
    In this session we’ll explore the most recent hotel industry trends and initiatives that will drive the technology solutions in the hotels of the future to create a new experience as well as new opportunities for dealers.
12:30
  1. CC1.4
    Room Acoustics for Better Bass
    Designing room acoustics that allow systems to deliver excellent bass across multiple seating locations, whilst not over-absorbing high and midrange frequencies, is probably the most difficult thing to achieve in small room acoustics.
  2. CC1.2
    Preparing for Timing-Aware Networking
    This course explores the basis, scope, and direction of synchronous and deterministic networks in the home, including what the terms mean and what differentiates a network that is timing-aware versus one that is not.
  3. CC1.1
    Designing Enabling and Supportive Homes with Smart Home Technologies
    This session will help integrators understand the unique needs of older and disabled clients, guide them through the challenges these clients face, and help integrators use their existing skillset to design personalised, sustainable, and easy to use solutions for their clients.
14:30
  1. CC1.4
    Optimising Immersive AV for Gaming and eSports
    In recent years gaming and esports have become the leading form of AV entertainment in the world. But gaming is also the most technically demanding of any source content — it’s the only one that’s inherently uncompressed and real-time, requiring the highest bandwidth with UHD HDR video and the fastest and/or variable frame rates.
  2. CC1.2
    Designing Private Video Studios
    Rich will take you through essential design best practices and share some exciting real world examples. Give it a try, you might find great opportunity here.
  3. CC1.1
    RP22 Immersive Audio System Design Recommended Practice Workshop
    CEDIA/CTA RP22 is a comprehensive update of the CTA/CEDIA CEB22 Recommended Practice from 2009. It discusses and defines objective performance targets for audio system and room design across all private entertainment spaces. Created and peer reviewed by a group of around 40 experts from around the world, and created under ANSI guidelines, when released it will be the definitive reference on the subject, and is product and format agnostic.
16:30
  1. CC1.4
    New Lighting Technologies: The Future Of Lighting Is Exciting
    A look into new technologies and applications which integrators can use to make their projects dazzle.
  2. CC1.2
    Growing Your Business Without Growing Out of Business: Making Major Steps While Maintaining Margins
    This session will discuss why, as a home technology professional, you can’t grow slowly and steadily, but have to make incremental jumps. Discover the cause of the growth plateau and why it occurs in this industry.
10:30
  1. CC1.1
    Cabling & Infrastructure Technician (CIT) Certification Review
    This fast-paced review is a broad-based refresher for individuals preparing for the CEDIA Cabling and Infrastructure Technician (CIT) Certification exam.
  2. CC1.2
    Integrated Systems Technician (IST) Certification Review
    This fast-paced review is a broad-based refresher for technicians preparing for the CEDIA Integrated Systems Technician (IST) Certification exam.